Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from business and car rental companies.
Monthly registrations increased to 92,653, marking the best result for November since 2007, the ANFAC industry association said on Thursday.
Sales to individual customers only grew by 3.9 percent despite high discounts, while business and rental sales jumped by 29 percent and 43 percent respectively following the strength of Spain's economy, which is on course to grow more than 3 percent this year.
Among Volkswagen Group brands, core VW brand volume increased by 21 percent, Skoda sales were up 13 percent and Seat sales jumped 37 percent as the Leon and Ibiza were second and third best-selling model of the month after the Renault Megane.
Renault's registrations jumped 43 percent, while Dacia sales fell 15 percent.
All PSA Group brands had a bad November, after a similarly negative October. Peugeot volume decreased by 2 percent, Citroen sales were down 1.9 percent and DS registrations dropped 36 percent.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had good results with Fiat brand sales increasing by 44 percent and Jeep sales gaining 42 percent. Alfa Romeo sales rose 31 percent as its Giulia sedan hit the market with 88 units registered in November.
Hyundai sales increased 20 percent while Kia's volume fell 12 percent. Toyota brand sales grew 11 percent, Suzuki volume increased by 24 percent, while Mazda sales dropped 6.7 percent.
Ford sales were down 0.7 percent, while Opel gained 0.9 percent.
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German premium carmakers outperformed the market, with BMW Group showing particularly excellent results. BMW brand sales jumped 70 percent and Mini registrations grew 50 percent. Other rivals trailed, with Audi volume increasing by 27 percent and Mercedes-Benz sales rising 19 percent. Jaguar registrations more than doubled to 375 cars while Land Rover sales were down 9 percent.
Eleven-month registrations were up 11 percent to 1.05 million.
"An enormous promotional effort by carmakers and dealers has resulted in an average discount of over 4,000 euros per vehicle, closely related to the 'Black Friday' campaigns that have largely allowed us to save the month," Jaume Roura, president of the Faconauto dealerships, said in a press release.