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Spain October 2015: Peugeot leads, Hyundai Tucson up to #15

Hyundai Tucson Spain October 2015. Picture courtesy itempo.noHyundai Tucson

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Spanish new car sales slow down their growth this month to just +6% yet deliver the best October score since 2009 at 80.675 registrations. The year-to-date total now stands at 869.725 units, up 21% on 2014 and here too the strongest result since 2009. Peugeot surprises and takes the lead of the brands ranking off Volkswagen thanks to sales up 23% to 6.561 for a 8.1% market share vs. 6.363 and 7.9% (+1%) for the German manufacturer. Renault (-15%) remains in third position above Opel, Seat, Citroen and Ford. Nissan surges 27%, Mercedes is up 29%, Mazda up 48%, Land Rover up 29%, Smart up 5-fold thanks to the arrival of the Forfour and a very warm welcome to the new gen Fortwo (+277% to #64), Suzuki up 147%, Jeep up 137% and Jaguar up 71%.

Peugeot 308 Spain October 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frPeugeot is the most popular manufacturer in Spain this month.

Over in the models ranking, the Seat Leon cements its leadership thanks to sales up 19% to 2.465 and 3.1% share, above its little sister the Seat Ibiza at 2.169 and the VW Polo at 2.071, reproducing the year-to-date podium. Below the Dacia Sandero up two spots on September to #4 despite sales down 1%, the Peugeot 308 soars 37% to #5 overall vs. #12 year-to-date, partly justifying Peugeot’s pole position in the brands ranking along with the 208 up 45% to #8 and the 2008 up 48% to #12. The Opel Astra is up 44% to #7, the Hyundai Tucson is up a further 13 spots on last month to break into the Spanish Top 15 – becoming the brand’s best-seller in the country for only its 2nd full month of sales, the Renault Kadjar is up 30 to #25, the Nissan Pulsar up 26 to #35, the Mazda CX-3 is up 8 to #78, the Mercedes GLC up 23 to #90, Suzuki Vitara up 34 to #94 and the Honda HR-V up 25 to #110.

Previous month: Spain September 2015: Seat Leon resumes domination

One year ago: Spain October 2014: Renault Mégane and Clio on top

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