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New car sales in Spain are up 4.5% year-on-year this month to post the highest September score since 2007 at 83.720 units. The year-to-date total is now up 6.7% to 938.171 sales, the highest after 8 months since 2008 (948.286). While rental sales are down 4.8% to 4.467, it’s business sales that pull the market up at +8.3% to 30.158 while private sales are up 3.2% to 49.095. Year-to-date, private sales edge up 2% to 471.678 and 50.3% share vs. 52.6% a year ago, business sales are up 14.2% to 267.070 and 28.5% share vs. 26.6% in 2016 and rental sales are up 8.9% to 199.423 and 21.3% share vs. 20.8% a year ago.
In the brands ranking, Renault is up 11% to a very dominant 8.6% share, distancing Peugeot up 3% to 7%, Volkswagen down a harsh 19% to 6.7% and Seat up 10% to 6.5%. As a result, Renault moves from #4 to #2 year-to-date, bypassing Volkswagen and Opel, up just 2% to #5 in September. Nissan (+11%) and Toyota (+10%) are the other double-digit gainers inside the Top 10 just as Ford struggles at -11%. Below, notice Hyundai up 10%, BMW up 16%, Fiat and Volvo up 17%, Mitsubishi up 23%, Suzuki up 29%, Alfa Romeo up 52% and Jeep up a whopping 105%.
The Nissan Qashqai already enjoys the benefit of its facelift by taking the lead of the Spanish models ranking for the first time since November 2013 with sales up 22% year-on-year to 2.9% share, and now ranking #4 year-to-date. The Renault Mégane is up 10 spots on August to a splendid 2nd place overall and deliveries up 40% on September 2016. The VW Golf (-3%) rounds up the podium above the Seat Leon (-7%) while the YTD leader, the Seat Ibiza, is relegated to 5th place in spite of sales up 9%. #1 in August, the Dacia Sandero is down to #7 this month but still up 24% year-on-year.
The Seat Ateca is up 66% to break into the Spanish Top 10 for the second time after last March and hit a record 9th place. Notice also the Peugeot 3008 up 10-fold on September 2016 and 14 spots on last month to #15, the Fiat 500X up 103% to #21, the BMW X1 up 68% to #27 and the Mercedes GLC up 43% to #36. Among other recent launches, the Opel Crossland X is up 16 ranks on August to #63, the Citroen C3 Aircross is up 132 to breaks into the Top 100 for the first time at #98, the Opel Grandland X lands at #141, the Seat Arona is up 28 spots to #183, the Kia Stinger arrives at #203 and the McLaren 720S at #282.
Full September 2017 Top 45 All-brands and Top 285 All-models below.