Fleet registrations in Spain were down 3.4% in March, continuing a drop in registrations overall, year-to-date, and were down 900 registrations when compared to the same month last year.
The leading auto manufacturer in terms of fleet registrations in Spain was Volkswagen, according to Dataforce. This was followed by Ford in second place, then Peugeot and BMW, in third and fourth, respectively. Toyota ranked fifth in the overall top five fleet registrations on the month.
Ford, overall, achieved a 52.4% growth in registrations for the month of March, which was its highest monthly volume sine Janaury 2008, according to Dataforce. This was due to the strength of the Ecosport in the market, which almost tripled its volume, but also the success of the Focus, Edge, Transit Custom, and the Kuga, the latter of which was the No. 1 overall model.
March saw several new records regarding the shares of the different fuel types. The share of diesel powertrains (46.2%) was the lowest percentage on Dataforce records while the percentages of both petrol and battery-electric reached new all-time highs with 39.0% and 1.9%, respectively.