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Spain October 2022: Dacia Sandero topples Hyundai Tucson, MG ZS up to #12, sales up 11.7%

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

The Spanish new car market lodges a third straight year-on-year gain in October at +11.7% to 65,966 sales. Keep in mind October 2021 was down -20.5% on the year prior however. The year-to-date volume is now down -5.8% to 666,247 units. Looking at distribution channels, private sales once again trail the market at +0.4% to 31,184 and 47.3% share vs. 52.6% in October 2021, company sales rise 22.1% to 29,598 and 44.9% share vs. 41.1% a year ago and sales to rental companies surge 39% to 5,184 and 7.9% share vs. 6.3% last year. Year-to-date, private sales edge down -0.5% to 294,910 and 44.3% share vs. 41.9% over the same period in 2021, company sales are up 7.1% to 284,534 and 42.7% share vs. 37.6% and rental sales sink -40.1% to 86,803 and 13% share vs. 20.5% last year. Sales by region show La rioja (+35.7%), Canarias (+24%), Aragon (+22.2%) and Madrid (+18.9%) managing the biggest gains.

In the brands ranking, Toyota (+64.3%) fires all guns blazing to return to the top spot it holds year-to-date at 9% share. Leader last month, Kia (+4.8%) is knocked down to #2 while Hyundai (-13.7%) is in difficulty year-on-year at #3 (it topped the charts a year ago) but beats its YTD share at 7.6% vs. 7.5%. Hyundai also overtakes Volkswagen (+20.4% year-on-year) in the YTD charts at #3. Citroen (+26.3%) is up two spots on September to #5 with Audi (+53.6%) and Mercedes (+43.9%) delivering the largest year-on-year improvements in the remainder of the Top 10. Renault (+12.2%) edges past the market while Seat (+6.9%) underperforms once again but is in positive and back in the Top 10 at #9. This is a horrible year for Seat, down -32.1% YTD to #6 brand whereas it ranked #1 over the Full Year 2021. Peugeot (-35.1%) is the worst performer in the Top 10 while below, Fiat (+51.7%) and Skoda (+37.7%) impress and MG (+1094.8%) shoots up to a record #18.

Model-wise, the Dacia Sandero (+11.2%) topples the Hyundai Tucson (-12.2%) but the latter remains comfortably in the YTD lead with a 2,260 unit advantage. The Kia Sportage (+65.2%) stays in third place with 2.1% share with the Citroen C3 (+36.5%) and the Toyota C-HR (+38.1%) rounding out the Top 5. Four of the next five models outrace the market with the Citroen C3 Aircross (+120.9%) faring best followed by the Opel Corsa (+88.1%), Fiat 500 (+46.1%) and Hyundai Kona (+14.3%). The Toyota Corolla (-4.6%) is in trouble at #8. Just outside the Top 10, the MG ZS (+4124%) posts a surreal year-on-year uptick to shoot up 51 spots on last month to a record 12th place. #1 over the Full Year 2021, the Seat Arona (-6.4%) rallies back up 40 ranks on September to #13.

Previous month: Spain September 2022: Hyundai Tucson leads, Renault Arkana up to #2, sales up 12.7%

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

Full October 2022 Top 50 all brands and Top 295 all models below.

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