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Spain February 2015: Seat Ibiza hits highest share in one year

Seat Ibiza Spain February 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Seat Ibiza is back atop the Spanish models ranking.

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Another spectacular month for new car sales in Spain with sales up 27% both in February to 87,192 registrations and year-to-date to 155,809 units, in both cases the best scores since 2010. Seat reclaims ownership of its home market in a very assertive way this month with no less than 10.7% share thanks to sales up 57% on a year ago, also bypassing 2014’s leader Volkswagen year-to-date to establish itself in pole position with 9.3% of the market, up 49% on 2014. Opel is up two spots on January to get back to the third step of the podium it held over the FY2014, Renault is up 33% but down to #5, Nissan up 74%, Kia up a huge 132% to #9, Mercedes up 43%, Mazda up 41%, Jeep is up 7-fold to 751 sales and #20, Mitsubishi up 110%, Lexus up 85% and Porsche up 80%.

Opel Mokka Spain February 2015. Picture courtesy auto10.comThe Opel Mokka smashes its Spanish monthly ranking record to #13.

In the models ranking, the Seat Ibiza spectacularly reclaims the pole position it lost in 2014, reaching its best market share at home since March 2014 at 4.8% and 4,153 sales. This score enables the supermini to also climb into first place year-to-date, overtaking the 2014 leader its big sister the Seat Leon, also very strong at 3,669 units and 4.3% and adding up to 5,936 sales after two months vs. 6,310 for the Ibiza. The VW Polo (+6) and Golf (-1) round out the Top 4 with the Renault Megane and Dacia Sandero stable behind and the Opel Astra making a reappearance inside the Spanish Top 10 at #10.

Jeep Renegade Spain February 2015The Jeep Renegade misses the Spanish Top 50 for 10 sales.

Further down, the Opel Mokka is up a fantastic 19 spots on January to smash its monthly ranking record at #13 (previous best: #21 last November), the Fiat Panda is up 21 ranks to #14, the Audi A3 remains 17th, the Fiat 500 is up 6 to #20, the Citroen C4 Cactus down two to a still excellent #22, the Peugeot 2008 up 7 to #23 vs. #34 for the Renault Captur, the Seat Altea is up 34 to #33, the Nissan Pulsar back up 20 to #38, the Kia Carens up 21 to #39, the Mini up 11 to #41 and the Jeep Renegade is already knocking at the Spanish Top 50’s door, up 57 spots on January to #52. Finally, we welcome the Fiat 500X in the ranking at #106 with 181 units sold.

Previous month: Spain January 2015: Seat Leon #1 with VW Golf in tow

One year ago: Spain February 2014: Seat Leon triumphs

Full February 2015 Top 45 All-brands and Top 277 All-models below.

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