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Spain 2005: Renault Megane repeats at #1 only 645 above Ford Focus

The Renault Megane remains the best-selling vehicle in Spain in 2005.

Spanish car sales edge up 0.6% in 2005 to a new record 1.495.566 units, 1.529 million according to Aniacam. Renault (-2.9%) holds onto the brands top spot for the 20th time in the past 21 years at 12.3% share, comfortably above Citroen (+1.7%) while Ford (-3.7%) overtakes Peugeot (-5.2%) to climb onto the podium. Below, Seat (+0.2%), Opel (-3.8%) and Volkswagen (+5.4%) hold onto their 2004 ranking while Toyota (+22.9%) and Audi (+13.4%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 and Mercedes (+12.2%) breaks into it at #10. Citroen (+10.2%) keeps the lead of the LCV brands ranking above Renault (+10.4%) and Nissan (+7.1%).

The Peugeot 307 ranks #3 in Spain in 2005.

The Renault Megane (-8.7%) manages to repeat at #1 by a smidge: only 645 sales above the Ford Focus (+4.4%) with both nameplates holding just 4.4% share, illustrating the intense fragmentation the Spanish new car market is currently undergoing. The Peugeot 307 (-7.9%) is knocked down to #3, the Seat Ibiza (-3.2%) remains at #4 and the Opel Astra (+16%) jumps 4 spots on 2004 to return inside the Top 5.

The Citroen C4 breaks into the Spanish Top 5 in both January and April.

The Renault Scenic (+8.9%) advances to a best-ever 6th place, the new Citroen C4 ends its first full year in market at a fantastic 7th place, peaking at #5 in January and April and thanks to a new generation the Seat Leon (+7.6%) breaks into its home Top 10 for the first time at #9, peaking at #3 in October and December.

The Seat Leon peaks at #3 in October and December 2005.

The Citroen Xsara Picasso (+5.4%) also enters the Top 10 at #10, the Peugeot 407 shoots up 96% 12 spots to #13, reaching a best-ever 6th place in April and the Toyota Corolla breaks into the monthly Top 10 for the very first time in Spain this year, in August and December. The Renault Kangoo (+5.4%) remains the best-selling LCV in Spain ahead of the Citroen Berlingo (+18%) and Peugeot Partner (+17.4%).

Full 2005 Top 50 All-brands, Top 270 All-models, Top 40 All LCV brands and Top 125 All LCV models vs. Full 2004 figures and every monthly Top 20 models below.

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