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Spain 2001: Peugeot 206 new leader in record market above 1.4 million

Peugeot 206 Spain 2001 Peugeot 206

The Spanish new car market resumes its record run in 2001 with registrations up 3.7% to 1.410.170 units, a new all-time high eclipsing the previous best set in 1999. No surprise atop the brands ranking: Renault (+2.2%) dominates again at 12.6% share ahead of Opel (+13.5%) up 3 spots to #2, Peugeot (+6%) up one to #3, Seat (-6.3%) and Citroen (-1.6%). Below Ford (+8.6%), Volkswagen (+13.7%) makes it 7 carmakers above 100.000 sales this year, a record. Mercedes (+35.8%), Audi (+21.2%) and BMW (+15.9%) post the largest gains in the Top 12. Citroen (-5.9%) remains the #1 LCV brand above Renault (-3.2%) and Nissan (-20.1%).

The models ranking has a brand new leader: the Peugeot 206 (+10.6%) up 3 spots on 2000 and leapfrogging past the Citroen Xsara (-5.6%) and Seat Ibiza (-5.9%). The Ford Focus (+13.8%) is up two spots to #4, overtaking the Opel Astra (+1.6%) and Renault Megane (-14.3%). Note the Top 6 best-sellers are fit within roughly one percentage point of market share. The Opel Corsa (+33.7%) and VW Golf (+27.7%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while the Renault Scenic (+22.5%) breaks into the Top 10 for the first time and the Citroen Xsara Picasso (+7.5%) is up two to #16. The Peugeot 307 is the best-selling new launch at #21. The Renault Kangoo (+36.7%) reclaims the LCV crown off the Citroen Berlingo (+0.9%) as the Peugeot Partner (+43.8%) leaps onto the podium.

Full 2001 Top 50 All-brands, Top 230 All-models, Top 35 All LCV brands and Top 120 All LCV models vs. Full 2000 figures below.

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