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Portugal January 2012: Worst January in 24 years

Peugeot 308

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The Portuguese car market is in free-fall again this month at 6,949 registrations, down 47% on January 2011 and the worst January since 1988. For the first time since last August the VW Golf is the best-selling model in the country with 308 sales and 4.4% sales (-42%) ahead of 2011's best-seller the Renault Megane at 283 units and 4.1%, down a worrying 63% year-on-year.

Mercedes B-Class

The Fiat Punto Evo rounds up the podium with 215 sales, up from #10 in 2011, while the Peugeot 308 is up to a brilliant 5th place thanks to 189 units sold (-36%) and the Ford Focus is #7 at +1% year-on-year. Other great performers this month include the Smart Fortwo up to #10, the VW Passat up to #11 and the BMW 5 Series up to #12 albeit at -48% year-on-year.

BMW 1 Series

Two recent facelifts shine in January in Portugal: the Mercedes B-Class is up to an excellent 17th position with 109 sales and 1.6% share, up an amazing 627% year-on-year, and the BMW 1 Series new generation is up to #20 at 92 units and 1.3%.

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  1. tuga
    March 2nd, 2012 at 04:54 | #1

    Yet another horrible month for sales in Portugal in February. With 6932 units sold, the market was down 48.4% from last year, which was already down 13% from 2 years ago. VW keeps the lead with 711 cars, followed by Renault ( 664 ), Peugeot ( 591 ), Ford ( 504 ), and then BMW, Audi and Mercedes ( 449, 444 and 439 respectively ). Full list available here: http://www.autoinforma.pt/index.php?MIT=0&template_id=1067&xpto=1&a=&a=,,,,,,,,,36459,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,36458,,,,

  2. Sonico
    March 1st, 2012 at 08:24 | #2

    This is really getting ridiculous…

  3. tuga
    March 1st, 2012 at 03:10 | #3

    @Miguel
    No no no silly… NUMBERS. Like 1, 2, 3 and so forth. Those things you used are LETTERS. If MY numbers are wrong, give us your NUMBERS.

  4. March 1st, 2012 at 02:45 | #4

    @tuga
    SHAME!!!!! He´s shocked! Oh, my God!!!! Pity!

  5. tuga
    March 1st, 2012 at 01:14 | #5

    @Miguel
    Really? I’m shocked. Provide you own numbers then.

  6. March 1st, 2012 at 00:34 | #6

    Matt, is the top 20 ranking correct?? I do not think so!

    • matgasnier
      March 1st, 2012 at 08:06 | #7

      Why do you not think the Top 20 is correct Miguel?

  7. March 1st, 2012 at 00:25 | #8

    Sales by marque in Portugal from january 2012: source: http://www.forocoches.es

    1.VW 737
    2.Peugeot 736
    3.Renault 592
    4.BMW 433
    5.Audi 430
    6.Ford 417
    7.Citroën 398
    8.Opel 396
    9.Mercedes 323
    10.Fiat 313
    11.SEAT 257
    12.Toyota 233
    13.Kia 212
    14.Nissan 184
    15.Chevrolet 183
    16.Volvo 182
    17.Smart 153
    18.Skoda 119
    19.Honda 112
    20.Hyundai 95
    21.MINI 87
    22.Alfa Romeo 70
    23.Land Rover 63
    24.Dacia 62
    25.Mitsubishi 49
    26.Lancia 25
    27.Suzuki 23
    28.Mazda 20
    29.Jaguar 18
    30.Porsche 16
    31.Lexus 7

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