One in three models registered in the channel last year was from alternative energies
MADRID, 3 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Vehicle leasing made investments amounting to 5,634 million euros in the acquisition of new models for their fleets during 2022, which represents a slight increase of 0.2% compared to 2021, according to data published this Tuesday by the Association Spanish Vehicle Renting (AER).
At the end of last year, this channel concentrated 26.6% of vehicle registrations in Spain (25.27% in 2021), with a total of 254,948 units, which represents a decrease of 2.26% compared to the data from a year before.
The total vehicle market in Spain dropped 7.34% during the year that has just ended, with a volume of 956,356 units sold. In December, leasing registered 26,423 cars, a 5.86% decline.
Between January and December of last year, Volkswagen was the leading brand in this market channel, ranking ahead of Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Seat, while the most requested models were : Volkswagen T-Roc, Renault Express, Citroën Berlingo, Cupra Formentor, Audi Q3, Toyota C-HR, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Corolla.
In 2022 as a whole, alternative energy models represented 32.09% of leasing registrations in Spain, which represents an advance compared to the 29.15% of the previous year, although it is below 35, 8% of the national market as a whole.
José-Martín Castro Acebes, president of the AER, was "very satisfied" with the leasing registration records, mainly due to the improvement experienced "month by month", despite the fact that the scenario "was not the most propitious", due to the increase in the registration tax and because there was not enough supply of vehicles.
"In the end, leasing exceeds the investment figures for 2021, but remains 2.26% below in registered units. The resilience of the sector in times of adversity is clear, and its good position to continue consolidating itself as the best option of mobility", stressed the manager.