The Dacia Sandero is #1 in 24 Spanish provinces in 2018.
We have come across Top 15 models rankings for each of the 51 Spanish provinces (all 50 official + Ceuta). This is a level of detail we had never been able to access before, so even though it is 2018 data, it is well worth a new article. The first observation when detailing these charts by province is how varied the best-sellers are and how different the rankings are compared with the national order. As a reminder, in 2018 the best-selling models in the whole of Spain were, in order, the Seat Leon, Seat Ibiza, Nissan Qashqai, Dacia Sandero and Renault Clio. Instead, the best performing nameplate in the province rankings is by far the Dacia Sandero, ranking #1 in no less than 24 provinces and inside the Top 5 in 40 out of 51 provinces. In comparison, the three models ranking above it in the national charts do as follows: the Seat Leon tops 7 provinces and scores 23 Top 5 finishes, the Seat Ibiza isn’t able to top any province and can only muster 11 Top 5 finishes and the Nissan Qashqai tops 3 provinces and scores 15 Top 5 finishes.
The provinces of Spain
An additional 13 nameplates manage to rank #1 in at least one province, a testimony to how diversified the Spanish provincial rankings are. The Peugeot 3008, #8 nationally, is the most impressive with 3 province wins in Cuenca, Segovia and Toledo among 22 Top 5 finishes. The Ford Kuga – #31 nationally (Guipuzkoa and Valencia) and Jeep Renegade – #66 nationally (Albacete and Zaragoza) are the only other models managing two province wins in 2018. Then we have 10 nameplates scoring one province win: the Fiat 500X (Navarra), Hyundai i20 (Illes Baleares), Jeep Compass (Avila), Opel Corsa (Alicante), Peugeot 2008 (Salamanca), Peugeot 308 (La Rioja), Renault Megane (Valladolid), Renault Scenic (Palenca), Suzuki Jimny (Lugo) and VW Polo (Las Palmas).
The Jeep Renegade is #1 in Albacete and Zaragoza.
Note the national Top 2 (Seat Leon and Ibiza) only occurs once in all 51 provinces – a pretty staggering fact: in Madrid. People living near a car factory tend to purchase cars of the brand manufactured there, as illustrated by the Top 5 being 100% Renault in Valladolid, 4 Seats ranking in the Barcelona Top 5 and 3 Fords in the Valencia Top 5. Other interesting results include Fiat monopolising the podium in Navarra (500X, 500 and Panda), Jeep placing the Renegade and Compass at 1 and 2 in Albacete, Dacia scoring a similar 1-2 in both Cáceres and Lleida (Sandero and Duster) and Renault in Palenca (Scenic and Megane). Peugeot monopolises the Top 2 in Segovia (3008, 2008) and Toledo (3008, 308), places 4 models in the Toledo Top 5 (3008, 308, 2008 and 208) and 3 in the Salamanca Top 5 (2008, 3008, 308).
Full Year 2018 Top 15 models for each 51 Spanish province below.