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Portugal Full Year 2011: Renault Megane #1 for 3rd year in a row

January 27th, 2012

Renault Megane. Station Wagons account for a large part of sales in Portugal

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Bad news keep coming from Portugal: December car sales are down 60% to 11,207 units, bringing the final 2011 total to 153,433 registrations, down 31% on 2010. The Renault Megane is the best-selling model in Portugal for the third year in a row in spite of sales down 42% to 8,330 units and 5.4% share vs. 6.5% in 2010.

Seat Ibiza

The Seat Ibiza is once again in 2nd place at 5,806 units and 3.8%, down 35%, with the Renault Clio up 2 spots to #3 thanks to 5,793 sales (-32%). The VW Polo is up 4 ranks to #4 with 5,159 sales (-19%) and only 2 units ahead of the Opel Corsa (+1 but -38%). Then we find the VW Golf (-2 and -41%), Peugeot 207 (-33%), Ford Fiesta (-45%), Opel Astra (-26%) and Fiat Punto Evo, back into the Top 10 at #10, up 8 spots and 29% on 2010.

Nissan Juke

Notice also the VW Passat up 29 ranks and 65% to #15. The best new entrant in the Top 30 is the Nissan Juke landing directly to #18 with 2,216 sales and 1.4%. Also making their first appearance in the ranking are the Dacia Duster at #26 with 1,518 units and 1%, the Peugeot 508 at #31 with 1,380 sales and 0.9% and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta at #32 with 1,347 units.

In December the Megane keeps the lead at 4.7% share, the Opel Astra jumps up 7 spots to #2 and 3.7%, the Renault Clio is stable at #3 and the VW Golf is up 2 ranks to #4. The Nissan Qashqai at #6 (+5) and Ford Focus at #8 (+6) also shine.

Previous month: Portugal November 2011: VW Passat and Audi A4 shine

Previous year: Portugal Full Year 2010: Renault Megane #1 for 2nd consecutive year, Seat Ibiza up to #2

Full Year 2011 Top 30 and December 2011 Top 12 Ranking Tables below.

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