July sales ended with 73,378 sales, down 12.5% from a year ago. This month is slower for private buyers, as the holidays begin and their purchases have slowed by 12.1%, to 31,330 units. This means that in the cumulative, individual customers were achieved with 210,645 cars and this figure is 1% lower than a year ago, in the first half of the year was still positive.
The Dacia Sandero is the hero of the private market and has been for eight consecutive years, because it is a vehicle that adapts in terms of equipment and price to the needs of the Spaniards. In July, it regained first place thanks to its 2,368 registrations, which is 9.7% less than a year ago.
In its third generation and only a few months after receiving its new visual identity, the Sandero has undergone a radical transformation compared to its predecessor. Now, diesel engines are disappearing to make way for gasoline and LPG, it uses the same platform as the Renault Clio and Captur and makes a qualitative leap in terms of finishes. Its price starts at 11,800 euros.
Only 231 units behind the leader, the Opel Corsa takes silver, with 2,132 registrations, or 9.6% more. The Stellantis subcompact has been manufactured in Spain for 40 years and has already racked up more than 14 million sales. Its sixth generation is the first to be manufactured after the merger of the PSA and FCA groups and has already accumulated 7,377 registrations this year.
The Zaragoza plant has been hit by a shortage of semiconductors, and has been forced to shut down several times over the past 12 months, but the surge in registrations in July suggests backlogs are reaching buyers. The Corsa starts at 17,150 euros.
The new king of SUVs, the Tucson has been favored by the supply available to Korean semiconductor companies, since they haven’t had to halt production as much as Western manufacturers. In the case of the Tucson, since its launch in 2004, it has already accumulated 7 million registered units worldwide.
In 2022, it’s rare for a manufacturer to offer as many powertrains as Hyundai in the Tucson, which offers 48-volt gasoline and diesel mild-hybrid versions, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids, as well as traditional combustion engines. . It is on sale from 27,675 euros.
Dacia Sandero – 2,368
Ford Kuga – 1,762
Renault Captur – 1.553
In the ranking by brand, Toyota won out over the others, with 6,446 registrations, or 0.9% more. Behind her, Hyundai, with 5,914 (+7.1%) and Kia closing the podium with 5,653 sales, or 12.4% less.