Leading car models registrations in Spain 2018

During 2018, the most registered passenger car models in Spain were SEAT Leon and SEAT Ibiza, both exceeding 30 thousand registrations. The Spanish car brand saw a significant increase in sales over the last years, with the number of registrations amounting to over 107 thousand in 2018.

The slump of diesel engines

According to the latest studies, Europe has been experiencing a shift in consumer behavior when purchasing a car. Sales of diesel models have been recording a downtrend since 2013 in all European countries, whereas hybrid and electric cars are still trying to find their way into the European market. Norway had the highest share of electric car sales in 2017, followed by Iceland.

Germany car models less popular in Spain

Three Volkswagen models made it into this ranking: the Polo, Golf and Tiguain. The German car manufacturer VW Group held the largest market share of passenger cars in Europe as of February 2019, taking up 24.4 percent of the total market. German car brands also appeared on a list of most expensive passenger cars, perhaps explaining why they did not top Spain's sales ranking.

Number of passenger cars registered in Spain in 2018, by model

Number of new registrations
Seat Leon34,890
Seat Ibiza31,474
Nissan Qashqai31,275
Dacia Sandero31,121
Renault Megane29,081
Renault Clio28,798
Volkswagen Polo28,170
Volkswagen Golf27,101
Peugeot 300822,887
Opel Corsa22,847
Peugeot 200822,669
Fiat 50021,313
Citroen C320,803
Peugeot 20820,742
Ford Focus20,649
Volkswagen Tiguan20,586
Peugeot 30820,415
Seat Arona19,368
Renault Captur19,356
Hyundai Tucson18,393
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January 2019



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