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Spain November 2019: Toyota C-HR, Corolla, Ford Kuga break ranking records in market up 3.9%

The Toyota C-HR is up to a record 4th place in Spain in November.

New car sales in Spain progress by 3.9% year-on-year in November to 97.173 units, the 2nd largest November volume in the past 12 years below 2017 (104.756), leading to a year-to-date tally down -3.2% to 1.193.642, the 2nd largest 10 month-volume since 2009 below just last year. Once again private sales (-6.9%) weight the market down at 54.172 units and 55.7% share vs. 62.2% in November 2018, whereas company sales (+24.6%) surge to 29.177 and 37.4% share vs. just 31.2% a year ago and rental sales grow 8.7% to 6.651 and 6.8% vs. 6.5%. The year-to-date situation is similar with private sales down -9.2% to 566.704 and 47.5% share vs. 50.6% over the same period in 2018, company sales up 5.1% to 401.037 and 33.6% vs. 31% and rentals down -0.5% to 225.900 and 18.9% vs. 18.4%.

The Top 3 best-selling brands are the same as in October and year-to-date but in a different order in November. Homegrown carmaker Seat (-0.1%) reclaims the top spot for the first time since last July and the 6th time this year, knocking Peugeot (+0.4%) down to #2 while Volkswagen (+0.5%) remains at #3 and is now threatened by Toyota (+19.3%) just as Citroen (-2.1%) rounds up the Top 5. Kia (+26%) posts the largest gain in the Top 14 and scores its highest market share since October 2018 at 6%. Porsche (+599%), Tesla (+314.3%), Subaru (+119.8%), Lexus (+66.4%), Audi (+46.8%), Mazda (+46.6%), Land Rover (+43.9%), Jaguar (+30.3%), DS (+20.7%), BMW (+19.4%), Skoda (+14.5%) and Dacia (+12.1%) also shine further down.

Model-wise, the Seat Leon (+21.3%) is back in the pole position for the first time since last May and the third time this year, enough to secure the YTD top spot above the Dacia Sandero (+23%) which has held the monthly #1 ranking 5 times in 2019. The Nissan Qashqai (+8.7%) remains in the third spot it also holds year-to-date just as the hero of the month, the Toyota C-HR (+37.4%) shoots up 34 ranks on October to land at a record-breaking 4th place, eclipsing its previous best of #6 hit in September 2018. The Seat Arona (+5.4%) rounds out the Top 5 as it does YTD while the Toyota Corolla is up one spot on last month to reach a record 6th place. The Ford Kuga (+84%) also breaks its Spanish ranking record at #7, slicing in two its previous best of #14 established just last month. The Hyundai Tucson (+28%) hits its highest position since December 2017 at #8 and the Citroen Berlingo (+63.5%) breaks into the Top 10 for the first time.

Previous month: Spain October 2019: Dacia Sandero reclaims lead, Kia Xceed shines in market up 8.4%

One year ago: Spain November 2018: Arona (+84%), Ateca (+43%) push Seat up 16% in market down -10.8%

Full November 2019 Top 50 All-brands and Top 280 All-models below.

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