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Spain July 2022: Ford (+47.7%), Dacia (+16.6%) impress in market down -12.5%

The Ford Kuga is up to #5 in Spain in June.

The market depression continues in Spain with new car sales down another -12.5% year-on-year in July to 73,378 units, the steepest fall since last March. This an especially poor result as July 2021 was already down -28.9% on the year prior. The year-to-date volume now stands at 481,135 units, down -11% on the same period in 2021. In July, Private sales follow the market at -12.1% to 31,330 while company sales swim upstream at +2% to 31,035 units. Sales to rental companies continue to freefall at -38.9% to 11,013. Year-to-date, private sales are off -1% to 208,462, company sales up 2.3% to 202,625 and rental sales down an abysmal -47% to just 70,048 vs. 132,104 a year ago. Looking at sales by region, Canarias (+4%) and Baleares (+1.2%) are the only ones in positive with Madrid down -9.1% and Cataluña off -16.9%.

Toyota (+0.9%) edges up to retain the brands top spot for the second month in a row and the third time this year, cementing its YTD leadership at 9.1% share. Hyundai (+7.1%) stays in 2nd place and advances to #4 year-to-date while Kia (-12.4%) follows the market at #3 and accelerates to the same position YTD. Volkswagen (-19.6%) is in trouble but keeps its 4th place and still ranks #2 year-to-date. Peugeot (-12.6%) rounds out the Top 5 ahead of Dacia (+16.6%) once again in outstanding shape and scoring the biggest gain in the Top 10. Below, Renault (-3.9%) resists but Seat (-50.1%) is hit full frontal and ranks #6 YTD vs. #1 over the Full Year 2021. Citroen (-20.5%) and Opel (-19.7%) also fall faster than the market. Outside the Top 10, notice Lynk & Co (+1426.3%), MG (+329%), Alfa Romeo (+82.1%), Ford (+47.7%), Cupra (+36.3%), Mercedes (+24%) and Audi (+11.6%) all in great shape.

Model-wise, the Dacia Sandero (-9.7%) is up one spot on June to snap its first Spanish pole position since last November with 3.2% share. It climbs from #6 to #3 in the YTD charts as a result. The Opel Corsa (+9.6%) is up 17 ranks on last month to #2 but still ranks at a lowly #19 so far this year. The Hyundai Tucson (-9.1%), #3 in July, retains the YTD top spot, extending its lead over the #2, the Seat Arona (-43.7% for the month) to almost 1,000 sales. The rest of the Top 10 models completely ignore the market decline and all post positive results. The Peugeot 2008 (+44.4%) is up 7 ranks on June to #4, the Ford Kuga (+416.7%) is up 66 to #5, the Toyota Yaris (+10.6%) is up 14 to #6, the Fiat 500 (+84%) is down one to #7, the Citroen C4 (+7.8%) is estimated to climb 27 spots to #8, the Renault Captur (+50.8%) is down four to #9 and the Kia Stonic (+7.3%) up three to #10, its first Spanish Top 10 finish.

Previous month: Spain June 2022: Dacia breaks ranking and share records, places Sandero and Duster on podium, Hyundai Tucson new #1 YTD

One year ago: Spain July 2021: Kia (+1.1%), Opel (+10.7%) defy market down -28.9%, Dacia Sandero #1

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