Car sales in march, falling 0.7%, the first drop in 28 months

SEAT León

The SEAT Leon continues to lead the market of passenger cars

The market of new cars has led to an unstoppable rate over the past two years. Specifically, there has been an increase of sales during 28 months, although this month march 2016 is the first to experience a fall of 0.7%. It is not at all something troubling, and the industry blames the Holy Week. However, sales have been very good, with 111.512 units registered. In the first nine months of the year, the growth with respect to 2015 is 6.9%.

In the channel of particular growth has been imperceptible, improving the sales of the previous year, by 0.3% in 51.057 units. The companies have grown 10% to 28.125 units, while the alquiladoras take the negative part and descuadran statistics sales of new cars in march 2016, with its drop of 9.7% and 32.330 units.

SEAT Ibiza Cupra 2016Continuing the trend of February, march the sales quota of the engines of gasoline has reached 40.5%, while the hybrid and electric have stayed with 2.3% of the market, leaving 57.2% remaining engines to diesel. In 2016, gasoline cars are having more acceptance than ever and in the first quarter, representing nearly 40% of the market share.

Opel has returned to be placed to the head of the market of passenger cars in march of 2016. The German brand seems to have overtaken this position to brands such as Volkswagen and SEAT. Peugeot has been the second best-selling brand in Spain, while highlighting the good month of Kia entering the ninth position in the Top 10. For models, the SEAT Leon and Ibiza hold the leadership followed by the Opel Corsa, Nissan Qashqai and Dacia Sandero. the Volkswagen Golf and Polo remain relegated to positions lower in the list.

opel-corsa-90cv-easytronic-prueba-1Top 10 brands in march 2016:

  • Opel: 9.298
  • Peugeot: 8.494
  • Volkswagen: 7.755
  • SEAT: 7.749
  • Renault: 7.128
  • Nissan: 6.838
  • Citroën: 6.747
  • Ford: 5.779
  • Kia: 5.664
  • Toyota: 5.379

Top 10 models march 2016:

  • SEAT Leon: 3.609
  • SEAT Ibiza: 3.281
  • Opel Corsa: 2.898
  • Nissan Qashqai: 2.591
  • Dacia Sandero: 2.567
  • Peugeot 308: 2.523
  • Volkswagen Polo: 2.485
  • Peugeot 208: 2.243
  • Volkswagen Golf: 2.224
  • Renault Clio: 2.072

Source – Aniacam

article car sales in march, falling 0.7%, the first drop in 28 months has been originally published in Current Motor.