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Spain February 2022: Seat and Arona back in charge in market up 6.6%

The Seat Arona is the best-selling vehicle in Spain in February.

New car sales in Spain climb up 6.6% year-on-year in February to 62,103 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 4.2% to 104,480 units. However keep in mind February 2021 was down -38.4% on the year prior. Private sales surge 29.1% to 29,898 and 48.1% share vs. 39.7% a year ago, company sales are up 8.7% to 28,389 and 45.7% share vs. 44.8% in February 2021 and rental sales sink -57.7% to 6.1% share vs. 15.5% last year. Year-to-date, private sales advance 22% to 51,465 and 49.3% share vs. 42.1% over the same period in 2021, company sales are up 6.9% to 47,584 and 45.5% share vs. 44.4% last year and rental sales implode -59.9% to 5,431 and 5.2% share vs. 13.5% a year ago. The best performing provinces in February include Baleares (+107.3%), La Rioja (+84.4%), Canarias (+79.5%), Andalucia (+22.4%), Comunidad Valenciana (+22.3%) and Galicia (+21.7%) and Murcia (+17.1%). Cataluña is up 11.4% and Madrid down -5.4%.

Over in the brands ranking, local carmaker Seat (+16.3%) is back up five spots on January to reclaim the top spot it held over the Full Year 2021, while Toyota (+24%) is knocked down to #2 but remains very dynamic and stays in the YTD pole position with 10.5% share. Peugeot (-18.6%) is in difficulty year-on-year but the comparison set of February 2021 was particularly high (10.6% share). Kia (+55.7%) continues to impress  alongside sister brand Hyundai (+47.3%), Ford (+34.8%) and Mercedes (+18.8%) in the remainder of the Top 10. Renault (-17.8%), Volkswagen (-2.5%) and Citroen (-0.1%) disappoint with losses. The gains are rarer further down, with Cupra (+90.1%) still gearing up at #18 and MG (+881%), Honda (+237.7%), Tesla (+179.3%), Ssangyong (+77.9%), Mazda (+45.5%), Mini (+33.7%) and Porsche (+28.6%) among the best performers.

Hurtan Albaycin

Model-wise, the Seat Arona (+95.1%) almost doubles its sales year-on-year to return to the pole position it held over the Full Year 2021. Seat manages a 1-2 with the Ibiza (+88.2%) in equally sensational form, up 28 spots on January to #2, its highest ranking at home since May 2021. Leader last month, the Toyota Corolla (+32.4%) drops to a still very impressive third place overall, while still clutching onto the Year-to-date top spot. The VW T-Roc (+44.4%) equals its highest ever ranking at #4, also hit in June 2021. The Toyota C-HR (+38.9%) is down three spots on January to #5, still way above the #12 it commanded over the FY2021. Excellent showings also for the Peugeot 3008 (+23.8%), Citroen C4 (+186.2%) and Hyundai Tucson (+24%) meaning the entire Top 8 shows at least double-digit growth. #1 a year ago, the Peugeot 2008 (-25.3%) falls to #9 but ranks #3 YTD. The Cupra Formentor (+115.9%) is up two spots on last month to a new record #12 while the Toyota Yaris Cross is down 9 to #15, still the best-selling recent launch in Spain above the Renault Arkana (#30), VW Taigo (#64) and Dacia Jogger (#83). Finally, notice the appearance of the Hurtan Albaycin in the ranking with 1 sale.

Previous month: Spain January 2022: Toyota smashes share record, places Corolla #1, C-HR #2, Yaris Cross #6

One year ago: Spain February 2021: Peugeot 2008 scores first ever win in market down -38.4%

Full February 2022 Top 55 All-brands and Top 285 All-models below.

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