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Spain November 2021: Dacia Sandero tops market down -12.3%

The Dacia Sandero is the best-selling vehicle in Spain in November.

The Spanish new car market drops -12.3% year-on-year in November to 66,399 units, a contained fall in the current European context. However the fall widens to -28.7% when comparing with pre-pandemic November 2019. The year-to-date volume is now up 3.8% year-on-year to 773,396 units but off -33% on the same period in 2019. Looking a different distribution channels, private sales edge down -11.1% to 34,436 units and 51.9% share vs. 51.1% a year ago, company sales match the market at -12.4% to 28,733 and 43.3% share, unchanged on a year ago and rental sales tumble down -22.9% to 3,230 and 4.9% share vs. 5.5% in November 2020. Year-to-date, only private sales are in negative at -11.9% to 330,823 and 42.8% share vs. 50.4% over the same period in 2020, whereas company sales edge up 4.7% to 294,310 and 38% share vs. 37.7% a year ago and rental sales surge 67.1% to 148,263 and 19.2% share vs. 11.9% in 2020.

In the brands ranking, Peugeot (-4.5%) signs its third win of the year after February and March, reaching 8.7% share vs. 7.7% so far this year. Leader for the first time last month, Hyundai (+24.6%) posts another very strong score, missing out on a repeat at #1 for just 72 sales and 8.6% share vs. 6.6% YTD. Toyota (+10.9%) is also very solid and steps up one spot on October to #3. Kia (+8.7%) is down one to #4 while Renault (-16.4%) struggles at #5. Citroen (+11.6%) is the only additional gainer in the remainder of the Top 10, just as the year-to-date leader, Seat (-36.8%) freefalls at #8. Dacia (-7.9%) manages to lose less ground than the market unlike Volkswagen (-27.7%) and BMW (-22.2%). Further down, Tesla (+550.9%), Cupra (+308.5%), Mitsubishi (+41.1%), Porsche (+24.4%) and Alfa Romeo (+6.2%) stand out with rare gains. Among newcomers, Lynk & Co is up three spots on last month to #31 and MG is up two to #33.

Model-wise, the Dacia Sandero (-2.4%) delivers its third monthly victory for the year at 3.4% share vs. 2.4% year-to-date where it remains #3. The Hyundai Tucson (+52.4%) secures another fantastic result in 2nd place overall, a rank it also holds year-to-date. The Peugeot 2008 (+29.6%) drops two spots on last month but still posts an outstanding result at 3% share vs. 2.2% so far this year. The Toyota Corolla (+16.1%) advances one rank to #4 wit the Peugeot 208 (+57.9%) up five to #5. The Toyota C-HR (+23.1%) is up 9 spots to a fantastic 6th place, distancing the Nissan Qashqai (-5%) up one and the VW T-Roc (+11.8%) up 11. Still leader year-to-date, the Seat Arona (+6.3%) is stuck at a paltry 9th spot. Notice also the Citroen C4 (+926.7%) at #13, the Cupra Formentor (+374.1%) equalling its ranking record at #15 (also hit last May) and the new Toyota Yaris Cross up 27 ranks on last month to a record #20.

Previous month: Spain October 2021: Hyundai #1 for the first time, Peugeot 2008 leads in market off -20.5%

One year ago: Spain November 2020: Sales stuck at -18.7%, Peugeot leads, Cupra lands for good

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