New-car sales in Spain fell 69 percent to 37,644 in March, hit by the government-imposed lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Registrations by rental companies fell 75 percent, demand from private customers dropped 68 percent and fleet sales to companies declined 67 percent, according to industry association ANFAC.
Sales of all categories of electrified vehicles fared better than the market average, although their registrations were still down by double-digit figures.
Sales of battery-electric cars declined 44 percent. Registrations of plug-in hybrid vehicles were down 22 percent and full hybrids dropped by 26 percent.
Sales of gasoline-powered cars dropped 74 percent for a 55.2 percent market share, down 7.9 percentage points from March 2019. Registrations of diesel-powered vehicles were down 68 percent for a 24.8 percent share, 2.1 percentage points lower than March 2019.
Sales of all alternative fuel vehicles, including full-electric and hybrid models plus vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas, dropped by 38 percent but raised market share to a record 20 percent.
Winners and losers
Some volume brands managed to keep the monthly decline under the 69 percent market drop.
Tesla had one of the best performances with a 37 percent drop in registrations.
Sales of Seat vehicles fell 46 percent while Hyundai's registration dropped by 47 percent. Toyota sales were down 48 percent.
Mercedes-Benz and Porsche saw registrations decline by 52 percent. Kia's registrations fell 60 percent.
Within the Volkswagen Group, the VW and Skoda brands posted 68 percent declines.
Within the PSA Group, Opel registrations dropped 86 percent, Peugeot sales slumped 79 percent and Citroen was down 78 percent.
Renault brand sales were down 73 percent, while sister brand Dacia suffered a 72 percent decline.
Within the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group, Fiat fell 78 percent, Jeep registrations were down 77 percent and Alfa Romeo dropped 75 percent.
Ford sales fell 82 percent.
Among premium automakers, BMW sales fell 80 percent and Audi sales were down 76 percent.
Through March, Spanish registrations are down 31 percent to 218,705.