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Spain March 2013: Opel Corsa surprise leader

Opel Corsa Spain March 2013Opel Corsa

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The Spanish car market is definitely stuck in recession: down another 14% year-on-year in March to 72,711 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 180,846 units, down 11% on 2012 and only just above the figure for March alone in 2006 (174,091)… It seems that these days in Spain being #14 one month is the key to lead the market the following month: after the VW Polo in February, the Opel Corsa is up 13 spots to take control of the Spanish models ranking in March with 3,216 sales and 4.4% share.  This means Spain has had a different model topping its sales charts for the last 7 months: the Renault Megane in September, Renault Clio in October, Nissan Qashqai in November, Peugeot 208 in December, Dacia Sandero in January, VW Polo in February and Opel Corsa in March! Talk about a volatile market…

Nissan Qashqai Spain March 2013The Nissan Qashqai is now #1 year-to-date in Spain…

The Nissan Qashqai is back up 5 spots to a familiar second place at 2,713 units and 3.7% share, enabling it to brilliantly take the lead year-to-date with 5,946 sales and 3.3%. The Seat Leon now benefits fully from the new model and is up to #3 at 2,619 units and 3.6% and #2 year-to-date. The Renault Clio continues to impress at #4 while the Seat Ibiza is weak again at #6. #1 each year since 2009, the Ibiza has now been kept out of the monthly pole position since last June… Notice also the Ford Fiesta up 17 spots to #7, Nissan Juke up 15 to #18 and the Fiat 500L up 8 to #35 and beating the Fiat 500 for the 2nd month in a row.

Seat Leon Spain March 2013Seat Leon

Further down, the Citroen C-Elysee is on track to break into the Top 50 next month, up 5 spots to #52, the Volvo V40 is up 11 to #60, both the Citroen DS4 and Skoda Rapid break into the Top 100 for the first time at #92 and #94 respectively, the Mercedes CLA lands directly at #110 with 101 sales and the Opel Adam is up 67 ranks to #125.

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