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Spain March 2011: Seat Ibiza leads, Leon #5

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Seat Leon

The Spanish car market is still not feeling too good, down 29% in March at 88,396 units. The year-to-date figure stands at 208,151 registrations, down 27% on 2010.

The Seat Ibiza leads the way for the third month in a row, albeit with a slightly lower 3.6% share. The 3 following models stand within 52 sales: the Renault Megane, up 4 spots at 2,762 units, Ford Fiesta, up 7 spots at 2,725 and the Nissan Qashqai, stable at 2,710.

Excellent month for the Seat Leon in 5th position with 2,645 sales and a 3% share. Other great performers include the Audi A3 at #13, the Seat Exeo at #21, the new gen Nissan Micra at #30, and the Peugeot 508, up 33 spots at #40 with 647 sales and 0.7% share.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Spain February 2011: Ibiza #1, Focus & Polo strong

March 3, 2011 2 comments

Ford Focus

Difficult times for Spanish car sales, down again in February at -28% and 66,120 registrations. The Seat Ibiza keeps the pole position but drops to 3.8% share at 2,539 sales. A very volatile market sees the Ford Focus jump up 9 spots to #2 at 2,233 sales and 3.4% (concessions are starting to receive the new generation), and the VW Polo gain 13 spots to #3 with 2,166 sales and 3.3%.

The Nissan Qashqai drops to 4th and the VW Golf stays 5th. The Citroen C4, helped by the new gen, is back in the Top 10, whereas the BMW 1 Series delivers a brilliant 14th place and the Fiat Punto is in very good shape at #15.

Full Top 60 Ranking Table below.

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Spain January 2011: Seat Ibiza #1, Exeo in Top 20

February 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The Spanish car market is struggling at -24% in January with 53,632 registrations. The Seat Ibiza regains its #1 spot at 4.4% whereas the Nissan Qashqai, although droping 1 spot at #2, continues to see its share progress at 3.8% this month. The Peugeot 207 is 3rd at 3%.

The Seat Exeo breaks into the Top 20 for the very first time in its own country at #17 with 767 sales and 1.4% share. The Nissan Juke gains 10 spots vs. December at #24 with 593 sales and 1.1% and the Peugeot 508 does its very first appearance on Best Selling Cars in 42nd position with 405 sales and 0.8%, a promising score.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below.

Seat Exeo

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Spain December 2010: Qashqai #1! Ibiza leads in Full Year

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The Spanish market is struggling in December at -24% and 68,942 sales, however the 2010 total is up 3% at 982,015 registrations.

This month the Nissan Qashqai leads the Spanish market for the very first time with 2,356 sales and 3.4%. This exceptional performance caps off a stunning year for the Japanese crossover: it finishes #2 at 30.050 sales (3.1% share), up 22%.

The Seat Ibiza, #2 in December, is the best selling car in Spain for the 2nd year in a row at 39,905 sales (4.1% share), down 2%. The Renault Megane is #3, ahead of the Peugeot 207 (both at 3%), VW Golf and Seat Leon (both at 2.6%).

December Top 50 and Full Year 2010 Top 80: see below.

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Spain November 2010: Qashqai now #2 year-to-date!

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The Spanish car market is down 26% year-on-year in November at 64,515 registrations, but still up 6% year-to-date.  No surprises at #1, the Seat Ibiza is still the best selling car in Spain at 3.7% this month.

The Nissan Qashqai’s strong performance at #2 with 2,093 sales and 3.2% enables it to pass both Peugeot 207 and Renault Megane in the year-to-date rankings to land a well deserved 2nd place overall (27,694 sales, 3%). The Opel Astra is also extremely solid this month in 3rd  with 2.7%.

Also to be noticed is the best-ever 11th position of the Hyundai i20 (1.9%), the Dacia Duster at #12, still very strong with 1.9% after a stint in the Top 10 last month, and the Nissan Juke coming in at #35 with 1%.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Spain October 2010: Duster in Top 10

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s a very weak month for car sales in Spain at 61,366 units, a drop of 38% compared to October 2009. The year-to-date figure is however still ahead of 2009 by 9% at 848,555 registrations.

The best performer this month is the Dacia Duster. Doing even better than in France, it racks up 1,228 sales to come at #10 with 2% market share. Another outstanding feat by the Romanian brand.

The Seat Ibiza stays on top at 3.4% ahead of the Renault Megane (3.1%) and the Nissan Qashqai (3%). 207, Golf and Astra follow.

Other strong performers this month are the Ford Kuga in 20th (852 sales), the Mitsubishi ASX in 44th (468 sales) and the Nissan Juke in 45th (448 sales).

Full Top 50 ranking table below.

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