New-car sales in Spain fell 73 percent in May to 34,337 vehicles, as a government-imposed lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic was eased from May 11.
The relaxation resulted in a smaller drop than in April, when registrations plunged 97 percent to 4,163 units.
Sales to private customers dropped by 66 percent in May and fleet sales declined 64 percent, while sales to rental companies fell 93 percent, according to industry association ANFAC.
Sales to rental companies "are paralyzed by the tourism lockdown, although they could recover in June," ANFAC said.
Registrations of plug-in hybrid cars increased 12 percent to 749 units, while sales of full-electric cars were down 63 percent and full hybrid sales dropped 55 percent.
Sales of gasoline-powered cars declined by 77 percent for a 50.5 percent market share, down 9.3 percentage points from May 2019 and the lowest share since November 2017.
Registrations of diesel-powered vehicles were down 70 percent for a 31.2 percent share, 2.9 percentage points higher than May 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 59 percent but their share rose to 17.8 percent from 10.5 percent in May 2019.
Winners and losers
Some premium brands managed to keep the monthly decline under the 73 percent market drop.
Sales of Audi vehicles fell 54 percent, while Porsche saw a 42 percent decline. Volvo was down 48 percent, while DS dropped 56 percent.
Within the Volkswagen Group, the VW brand posted a 69 percent decline and Seat dropped by 79 percent. Skoda registrations were down 73 percent.
Within the PSA Group, Peugeot sales slumped 70 percent and Citroen was down 76 percent, while Opel registrations dropped 88 percent.
Renault brand sales were down 72 percent, while sister brand Dacia suffered a 59 percent decline.
Within the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group, Fiat fell 81 percent, Jeep 83 percent and Alfa Romeo 73 percent.
Ford sales declined 65 percent.
Among premium automakers, BMW sales fell 64 percent and Mercedes sales were down 70 percent.
Among Asian brands, Toyota sales fell 71 percent, Nissan was down 79 percent, Hyundai's fell 77 percent and Kia's was down 60 percent.
Registrations through May fell 54 percent to 257,202.