Spain car market: July 2012 down 17%. Qashqai market leader!

The Spanish car market in July was in line with the negative expectations confirming the market as one of the worst in the word. Light commercial market is heavily dropping as well, with year to date sales in July at 49.131 units, down 25.1% from last year.

The local manufacturers association (Anfac) projected the full year 2012 market at 750.000 units, while we are more pessimistic, with focus2move.com full year forecast at 730.000 units, down 9% from last year.

In July, the market leader, Volkswagen was struggling with 5.727 sales and a share of 8.8%, down 0.4 points of share from the previous month and 0.7 from the first half, while Renault posted a great month and was second with 5.363 sales and 8.2% of share, up 0.1 points from previous month and 0.8 from the first half.

Seat confirmed the recent recovery, following the awful start of the year, and was second in the month with 5.263 sales and 8.1% of share, flat from the first half. Behind. Peugeot was 4th in the month defending the 2nd position in the year to date, ahead of Citroen.

July was negative for Ford, Opel, Nissan, Hyundai, Fiat and BMW and positive for Toyota, Mercedes and Kia.

In the table below, the best-selling 20 brands, ordered by year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Jul

Ytd Jul

2011

Q1

Jun

Q2

I Half

Jul

Ytd Jul

1

Volkswagen

5.727

43.662

8,9%

9,3%

9,2%

9,7%

9,5%

8,8%

9,4%

2

Peugeot

5.217

37.944

7,9%

7,9%

7,9%

8,5%

8,2%

8,0%

8,2%

3

Seat

5.263

37.641

9,1%

7,8%

8,8%

8,4%

8,1%

8,1%

8,1%

4

Citroen

4.695

37.051

7,3%

8,0%

8,3%

8,2%

8,1%

7,2%

8,0%

5

Ford

4.588

35.405

8,0%

8,2%

7,1%

7,2%

7,7%

7,0%

7,6%

6

Renault

5.363

34.817

7,9%

6,6%

8,1%

8,2%

7,4%

8,2%

7,5%

7

Opel

4.570

34.204

7,2%

6,9%

8,2%

7,9%

7,4%

7,0%

7,4%

8

Audi

3.600

25.034

4,7%

5,3%

5,7%

5,5%

5,4%

5,5%

5,4%

9

Toyota

3.409

23.490

4,8%

5,4%

4,2%

4,6%

5,0%

5,2%

5,1%

10

Nissan

3.006

23.447

4,9%

5,6%

5,5%

4,7%

5,1%

4,6%

5,1%

11

Hyundai

2.894

18.153

3,5%

4,0%

3,1%

3,6%

3,8%

4,4%

3,9%

12

BMW

2.041

16.139

3,5%

4,0%

3,2%

3,1%

3,5%

3,1%

3,5%

13

Mercedes

2.074

14.014

2,9%

3,1%

2,5%

2,9%

3,0%

3,2%

3,0%

14

Kia

2.033

11.667

2,4%

2,6%

2,0%

2,3%

2,4%

3,1%

2,5%

15

Fiat

1.294

11.385

2,0%

2,5%

2,6%

2,5%

2,5%

2,0%

2,5%

16

Chevrolet

1.446

10.443

2,2%

2,2%

2,0%

2,3%

2,3%

2,2%

2,3%

17

Skoda

1.334

10.254

2,0%

2,3%

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

2,0%

2,2%

18

Dacia

1.433

9.823

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

2,3%

2,1%

2,2%

2,1%

19

Mini

703

5.046

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

20

Land Rover

591

4.292

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Nissan Qashqai was market leader, in spite of the 1.940 sales represented a share of 3.0%, down 0.7 points from previous month. Indeed, the usual market leader, the Seat Ibiza, dropped at 3.0% of share selling 10 units less than Qasquai, losing 1.5 points of share from June, when sales were heavy pushed to maximize the first half performance. Did you heard about self-registrations methods?

In July Megane confirmed the third position with 1.862 units and a share of 2.9%, down 0.4 points from June.

Volkswagen Polo and Golf were 4th with 1.593 sales and 2.4% of share, followed by Citroen C4 and Seat Leon few units below.

The new Peugeot 208 was 10th in the month, with 1.475 units. The Volkswagen Polo, in strong difficulties, was sold in only 1.390 units, with a share of 1.9%, down 2.1 points from previous month.

The month was very positive for the Renault Clio, 10th with 1.409 units and for the Peugeot 208, 11th with 1.294.

In the table below, the best-selling 40 models, ranked for the year-to-date position:

Rank

Model

Jul

YTD Jul

May

Jun

I Half

Jul

YTD Jul

2011 Ranking

1

Seat Ibiza

1.930

17.668

2,6%

4,5%

3,9%

3,0%

3,8%

1

2

Nissan Qashqai

1.940

14.839

2,5%

3,7%

3,2%

3,0%

3,2%

2

3

Renault Megane

1.862

14.035

4,0%

3,3%

3,0%

2,9%

3,0%

3

4

Volkswagen Polo

1.593

12.957

4,0%

1,9%

2,8%

2,4%

2,8%

6

5

Volkswagen Golf

1.593

12.615

2,7%

3,2%

2,8%

2,4%

2,7%

5

6

Opel Corsa

1.360

12.503

3,0%

3,2%

2,8%

2,1%

2,7%

9

7

Citroen C4

1.528

11.616

1,9%

2,4%

2,5%

2,3%

2,5%

13

8

Peugeot 308

1.146

10.322

2,1%

1,8%

2,3%

1,8%

2,2%

12

9

Seat Leon

1.525

10.265

2,4%

2,4%

2,2%

2,3%

2,2%

4

10

Peugeot 207

980

10.142

1,9%

1,3%

2,3%

1,5%

2,2%

8

11

Ford Fiesta

898

9.682

1,8%

1,7%

2,2%

1,4%

2,1%

11

12

Ford Focus

1.283

9.488

2,0%

2,5%

2,1%

2,0%

2,0%

7

13

Citroen C3

1.118

9.290

2,0%

2,4%

2,0%

1,7%

2,0%

18

14

Citroen C4 Picasso

1.115

8.393

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

15

15

Opel Astra

190

8.121

2,0%

1,8%

2,0%

0,3%

1,7%

10

16

Renault Clio

1.409

7.796

2,0%

1,9%

1,6%

2,2%

1,7%

14

17

Ford C-Max

1.044

6.715

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

1,6%

1,4%

24

18

Renault Scenic

1.155

6.574

1,7%

1,7%

1,4%

1,8%

1,4%

17

19

Toyota Auris

900

6.454

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

19

20

Hyundai ix35

1.047

5.942

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

1,6%

1,3%

31

21

Audi A3

688

5.562

1,3%

0,9%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

22

22

BMW 1-Series

432

5.390

0,9%

0,7%

1,2%

0,7%

1,2%

27

23

Seat Altea

916

5.384

1,6%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

1,2%

21

24

Opel Insignia

778

5.350

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

20

25

Dacia Sandero

751

5.196

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

38

26

Toyota Yaris

800

5.176

0,9%

0,7%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

37

27

Audi A4

848

5.132

0,9%

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

25

28

Volkswagen Passat

746

5.124

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

16

29

Fiat 500

566

4.902

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

57

30

Skoda Fabia

614

4.777

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

28

31

Hyundai i30

835

4.711

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

23

32

Kia Sportage

900

4.675

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

1,4%

1,0%

35

33

Nissan Juke

709

4.667

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

32

34

Volkswagen Touran

735

4.600

0,9%

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

54

35

Mercedes C Class

610

4.487

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

26

36

Peugeot 3008

424

4.299

1,6%

0,8%

1,0%

0,6%

0,9%

34

37

Peugeot 208

1.294

4.287

2,1%

2,0%

0,7%

2,0%

0,9%

new

38

Audi A1

505

4.177

0,9%

1,4%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

46

39

Peugeot 5008

554

3.951

0,7%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

36

40

Fiat Panda

318

3.813

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,5%

0,8%

64

41

VW Touran

414

3.791

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

48

42

Dacia Duster

436

3.650

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

29

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