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Spain Full Year 2022: Toyota, Hyundai Tucson score first wins in weakest market in 9 years

The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling vehicle in Spain in 2022.

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The Spanish new car market drops -5.4% year-on-year in 2022 to 813,396 registrations which is the lowest annual volume since 2013 (723.936). December sales are down -14.1% to 73.927 units as the market was handicapped by difficulties in transporting vehicles to dealerships. Over the Full Year, private sales resist a little better than the market at -1.7% to 366,364 units while company sales gain 4.1% to 348,144. Sales to rental companies tumble down -35.1% to just 98,888. Looking at regions, Madrid (-6%) follows the market and holds a mammoth 42.1% share of the total volume at 342,413 units, while Cataluña (-8.1%) is down to 101,724 sales, Andalucia (-5.1%) registers 82,022 units and Comu. Valenciana (-4.2%) resists at 71,023. Regions posting a year-on-year improvement are Canarias (+22.5%), Baleares (+17.8%) and Ceuta y Melilla (+2.4%).

The brands ranking is completely reshuffled this year. Leader in 2021, homegrown Seat (-30.2%) loses over 20,000 sales and falls to 6th place overall while the #2 brand last year, Peugeot (-18.6%) is down to #5. In contrast, Toyota (+17.9%) climbs two spots to score its first ever annual win in Spain. In fact the podium is entirely composed of Asian brands for the first time in Spanish history. Kia (+10.7%) is up four ranks to #2 and Hyundai (+3.5%) up two to #3. Volkswagen (-4.6%) stays in 4th place overall. Mercedes (+8.3%), up two spots to #10, and Dacia (+2.5%) are the additional gainers in the Top 10. Renault (-12%) and Citroen (-8.3%) fall faster than the market but hold onto their 2021 ranking at #7 and #8 respectively. Below, notice MG (+825.1%) up to #23, Lynk & Co (+435.9%), Tesla (+43.3%), Alfa Romeo (+28.3%), Cupra (+21.5%) and Porsche (+14.8%) all up significantly.

Model-wise, the Hyundai Tucson (+3.4%) manages its first ever win and becomes the first Asian model to top the annual Spanish charts. The Dacia Sandero (+1.8%) is also up one spot on 2021 to #2, both models toppling last year’s leader the Seat Arona (-20.4%). The Toyota Corolla (+0.1%) advances one rank to #4 with the VW T-Roc (+3.8%) up three to #5. The Fiat 500 (+0.4%) is up four to #6, the Toyota C-HR (+6.5%) up five to #7 and the Kia Sportage (+49.1%) up 16 to crack the Top 10 at #9 thanks to a new generation. Reversely the Peugeot 2008 (-19.6%) and Citroen C3 (-11.5%) suffer. The Toyota Yaris (+23.2%) shines at #12 while the Toyota Yaris Cross (+352.1%) spends its first full year in market at #16. The Seat Leon, best-seller in 2019, is down -50.3% and 27 spots to #34…

Previous year: Spain 2021: Seat Arona and Hyundai Tucson top market edging up 1%

Two years ago: Spain 2020: Dacia Sandero ends 12 consecutive years of Seat domination in market down -32.3%


Full Year 2022 Top 65 all brands and Top 385 all models vs. Full Year 2021 figures below.

Full December 2022 Top 50 all brands and Top 285 all models below.

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