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This is a new update on BSCB, a quick look at what the most popular car brands are in Barcelona, the country’s second largest city after Madrid, with 1.454.000 inhabitants, where new car sales are reportedly up 8% in 2017. Aniacam data shows new car sales in Cataluña where Barcelona is located are up 6.9% year-on-year in 2017 to 191.731 units vs. +9.7% and 403.616 for Madrid, so the figure for Barcelona itself should be slightly less. In any case, whereas it ranks #2 nationally, the stand-out leader in Barcelona is homegrown Seat with a gap of almost 5.000 units over the #2, Volkswagen. Toyota brilliantly takes the third step of the podium vs. #8 in Spain overall, distancing Peugeot, Nissan (#5 vs. #9) and the poor performer in town: Renault, down from #1 nationally to a paltry 6th place in Barcelona. If Ford (#7) and Kia (#10) repeat their national ranking, Audi and Fiat replace Opel and Citroen inside the Top 10.
Full Year 2017 Top 10 brands ranking with volumes vs. Spain Full Year 2017 volumes below.