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Spain June 2015: Seat Leon back in charge

Seat Leon Spain June 2015. Picture courtesy Seat Leon is back to #1 year-to-date at home.

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Bolstered by the extension of scrappage scheme, new car sales in Spain are up an impressive 24% year-on-year to 111.893 registrations, the best June score since 2010 and 2nd best since pre-recession 2008. This brings the 2015 tally halfway through the year to 558.544 units, up a reassuring 23% on 2014. Volkswagen remains the best-selling manufacturer in the country thanks to sales up a beautiful 31% year-on-year, ending past Renault (-8%) at 9.967 units vs. 9.908 with both carmakers holding a 8.9% share of the Spanish market. Ford (+44%), Opel (+23%) and Seat (+22%) follow. Further down, Kia (+68%) is up 5 spots on May to #8, while Nissan, Mazda (+57%), Skoda (+61%), Land Rover (+63%), Mitsubishi (+117%), Smart (+255%) and Jeep (+358%) all frankly outperform the market.

Opel Zafira Tourer Spain June 2015The Opel Zafira Tourer shoots up to #17 this month in Spain.

Over in the models ranking, the Seat Leon reclaims the pole position it held over the FY2014, both in June with 3.642 sales and 3.3% and year-to-date at 19.545 units and 3.5% vs. 19.385 for the Seat Ibiza, also at 3.5% of its domestic market. The Leon distances the VW Polo in June, enabling the latter to climb to #3 year-to-date above the VW Golf. Ford shines in the Top 10, placing the Fiesta at #5 (+11 on May) and the Focus at #7 (+5). The Renault Captur is up 7 ranks to #11, the Opel Zafira Tourer up a huge 49 spots to #17, the Citroen C4 Cactus up 14 to #20 and the Skoda Fabia up 19 to #23. As far as recent newcomers are concerned, the Renault Kadjar edges up 3 spots to #86, the Mazda CX-3 is up 47 to #135 and the Jaguar XE up 14 to #172. We also welcome the Opel Karl at #188.

Previous month: Spain May 2015: Seat Ibiza and Leon cross over again

One year ago: Spain June 2014: Renault up 50% to lead with 12% share

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