Registrations in Spain fell 19 percent in November compared with the same month in 2019, as a resurgence of the coronavirus depressed spending and partial lockdowns affected business in a number of areas.
There were 75,708 passenger vehicles registered in the month, which had 21 selling days, one more than in November 2019, according to the industry association ANFAC.
Results varied widely among brands, with DS, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz among those that increased sales in November. DS sales jumped 69 percent, Jeep registrations rose 3.9 percent, Alfa Romeo sales were up 4.5 percent, Mercedes-Benz gained 1.3 percent and Land Rover grew by 0.2 percent.
Brands with the biggest declines included Opel, down 45 percent; Ford, down 37 percent; and Seat, down 29 percent. Seat was edged out for the monthly sales title by Peugeot, even though Peugeot sales fell by 12 percent but still outperformed the market. Citroen sales declined by 19 percent.
Sales were down in all channels, with private registrations down 24 percent, sales to rental companies down 35 percent and business sales down 7.6 percent.