Portugal August 2017: VW Golf and Citroen C3 shine in market up 11.5%

The Citroen C3 leaps onto the Portuguese podium in August.

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The Portuguese new car market gains 11.5% year-on-year in August to 11.937 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 8.1% to 156.695 units. The Top 3 best-selling brands all trail the market: Renault is up 9% to 9.7% share ahead of Mercedes up 3 spots on June and 6% year-on-year to #2, and Peugeot up 0.3% to 8.8% in third place. Reversely, BMW (+15%), Opel (+19%), Citroen (+27%), Toyota (+33%) and most impressively Dacia (+42%) shine inside the Top 10. Below, Mazda (+17%), Jaguar (+20%), Kia (+20%), Fiat (+21%), Audi (+27%), Hyundai (+34%), DS (+48%), Lexus (+52%), Alfa Romeo (+70%), Porsche (+70%), Land Rover (+83%) and Suzuki (+100%) all frankly outpace the market this month.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf splendidly snaps the pole position (it was #5 in July and is #8 YTD) thanks to sales up 36%, overriding the Renault Clio (-22%) while the Citroen C3 is up 10 spots on last month and 51% year-on-year to #3, knocking the Peugeot 208 (-8%) to #4. The Dacia Sandero surges 65% to #5, the Audi A3 is up 40% to #9, the Renault Megane up 64% to #11 and the Opel Corsa up 65% to #12. Notice also the BMW 5 Series up 226% to #16, the Nissan Micra up 438% to #19 and the Mercedes GLC up 483% to #25. The Toyota C-HR (#33 ) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Opel Crossland (#44), Audi Q2 (#51) and Renault Kadjar (#59).

Previous month: Portugal July 2017: Mégane doubles sales YoY in market up 27.8%

One year ago: Portugal August 2016: Mercedes teases Renault for #1 brand

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Portugal July 2017: Mégane doubles sales YoY in market up 27.8%

Renault Megane sales are up 102% year-on-year in Portugal in July.

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Quick models update for Portugal in July before the complete rankings return for August. Portuguese new car sales are up a whopping 27.8% year-on-year in July to 19.975 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.6% to 147.161. The Top 10 best-selling models year-to-date remain unchanged on last month, with the Renault Clio sovereign at 6.4% share (+24%) above the Peugeot 208 at 3.6% (+16%). In July the Renault Megane doubles its sales year-on-year (+102%) to climb up to 2nd place, teasing the Clio at 4.2% share vs. 4.7%. The VW Polo is up 271% on discounts for the outgoing generation and the Citroen C3 up 169% thanks to the new model. The Opel Corsa (+30%) and BMW 1 Series (+33%) also shine in July.

Previous month: Portugal June 2017: Renault Clio at 8% share, Nissan Micra up to #6

One year ago: Portugal July 2016: Renault and Peugeot on top, outpace market up 1%

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Portugal June 2017: Renault Clio at 8% share, Nissan Micra up to #6

The Nissan Micra is up 673% on the previous model in June 2016.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.3% year-on-year in June to 24.834 registrations, lifting the half-year total up 7.2% to 127.186 units. Renault more than doubles the market growth at +15% to reach 15.8% share vs. 14.6% year-to-date while Peugeot trails the market at +2% to 8.4% share vs. 9.6% so far in 2017. Fiat surges 38% to land on the third step of the podium – it ranks 6th so far this year, and Citroen (+18%) is the only other carmaker sporting a double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Further down, Hyundai (+54%), Mazda (+66%), Land Rover (+36%), Lexus (+42%), Suzuki (+52%) and Porsche (+58%) all post spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+5%) reigns supreme at 8% share vs. 3.3% for its immediate follower the VW Polo (+3%), while the Seat Ibiza is up 10 spots on May to #3. The Renault Megane is up 47%, the Nissan Micra up 8-fold on the previous model a year ago, the Fiat Punto up 4-fold, the Citroen C3 up 60% and the Ford Focus up 42%.

Previous month: Portugal May 2017: Leaders Clio and 208 frankly outpace market up 13%

One year ago: Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

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Portugal May 2017: Leaders Clio and 208 frankly outpace market up 13%

The Renault Clio is up 40% year-on-year in May. Picture largus.fr 

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The Portuguese new car market is up 13.4% year-on-year in May to 23.653 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 7.5% to 102.352 units. Renault frankly outpaces the market with a 32% surge to 14.8% share, while #2 Peugeot is up 15% to 9.9% share. Volkswagen is down 0.3% on May 2016 to round up the podium with Fiat up two spots on April and 14% year-on-year landing in 4th place, now ranking 6th year-to-date. Nissan (+36%) and Toyota (+71%) are the largest gainers in the Top 10 while beyond, Dacia (+46%), Hyundai (+46%), DS (+185%), Alfa Romeo (+198%) and Suzuki (+233%) are among the most dynamic.

In the models ranking, both the Renault Clio (+40%) and Peugeot 208 (+41%) post year-on-year gains way above the market to cement their domination. The VW Polo and Renault Megane overtake the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai year-to-date to rank #4 and #3 respectively, the Fiat Punto is up 38% to #8, the BMW 1 Series up 40% to #9 and the Toyota Yaris up 120% to #10. The Renault Kadjar (#39), Toyota C-HR (#65), Audi Q2 (#68) and Seat Ateca (#78) are the best-selling recent launches (<12 months).

Previous month: Portugal April 2017: Renault Clio and Captur on top

One year ago: Portugal May 2016: Renault Megane and Opel Astra spur volumes up 14%

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Portugal April 2017: Renault Clio and Captur on top

The Renault Captur ranks 2nd in Portugal in April. Picture largus.fr 

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The Portuguese new car market is up a fantastic 18% year-on-year in April to 18.830 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 6% to 78.699. Renault continues to dominate the brands ranking head and shoulders with a 53% surge to 15.3% share this month and up 27% year-to-date. The French manufacturer is followed by another one, Peugeot, also outpacing the market with a 22% gain in April. Volkswagen on the other hand drops 3% in third place ahead of Mercedes (+12%), BMW (+1%) and Fiat posting the largest gain in the Top 25 at +57%. Nissan (+43%) and Citroen (+23%) also shine inside the Top 10, and beyond it’s Ford (+45%), Volvo (+36%), Mazda (+56%) and Suzuki (+138%) that post some of the largest year-on-year gains.

In the models ranking, the Renault Clio is on top once again thanks to deliveries up 39% year-on-year, distancing this month the Renault Captur up 53% to edge past the Peugeot 208 (+58%) for just two units. With the Nissan Qashqai up 86%, the Citroen C3 up 91% and the Renault Megane up 36%, the entire Top Six frankly outpaces a market already galloping pretty fast. The Opel Astra (+28%) and VW Golf (+22%) complete the high performing picture in the Top 10. Further down, the Peugeot 2008 is up 40% in 12th place and the Fiat Tipo is up to #15. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Audi Q2 (#58), Toyota C-HR (#59), Renault Kadjar (#60) and Seat Ateca (#68) are the most popular.

Previous post: Portugal February 2017: Renault Clio leads, Fiat Tipo in Top 20

One year ago: Portugal April 2016: End of 34 consecutive months of double-digit gains

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Portugal February 2017: Renault Clio leads, Fiat Tipo in Top 20

The Fiat Tipo breaks into the Portuguese Top 20 for the first time this month.

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The Portuguese new car market is up 4.6% year-on-year in February to 18.861 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 6% to 33.889. Traditional leader Renault reclaims the top spot off Peugeot – #1 in January – thanks to sales up 31% to 2.938 for a 15.6% market share vs. +19% to 2.055 and 10.9% for Peugeot. Volkswagen is up two spots on January but down 5% year-on-year to #3, ahead of Mercedes (+2%) and BMW (-7%). Fiat (+15%), Dacia (+14%), Mini (+11%) and Hyundai (+26%) are the only other carmakers posting double-digit year-on-year gains inside the Top 20, with Volvo (-7%) and Toyota (-33%) in trouble. Further down, Mitsubishi (+24%), Jaguar (+51%), Maserati (+67%) and Porsche (+70%) shine.

Over in the models charts, the Renault Clio consolidates its leadership by ranking #1 for the 13th month in a row thanks to sales surging 35% to 1.288 and 6.8% share. The Peugeot 208 is up 70% to #2, ahead of the Renault Mégane (+55%), Nissan Qashqai (+78%), Mercedes A-Class (+40%), Citroen C3 (+33%) and Fiat 500 (+47%). Yes, you read that well, the entire Top 7 best-selling models all post gains above 30% year-on-year… The VW Golf (-17%), Opel Corsa (-24%) and Renault Captur (-25%) struggle on the other hand. Among recent launches, the new generation Fiat Tipo celebrates one year in market by breaking into the Portuguese Top 20 for the very first time at #17, the Toyota C-HR is up 16 spots on last month to #44 (not its best ranking though), the Renault Kadjar is up two to #56, the Audi Q2 is up 17 to #57 but the Seat Ateca is down 25 to #68.

Previous month: Portugal January 2017: BMW 1 Series leaps up to 2nd place

One year ago: Portugal January-February 2016: Renault Captur shines, market up 22%

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Portugal January 2017: BMW 1 Series leaps up to 2nd place

Only the Renault Clio outsells the BMW 1 Series in Portugal in January. 

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Portuguese new car sales are up 8% year-on-year in Portugal in January to 15.028 registrations. Peugeot gains 11% to step up to exactly the same level as traditional leader Renault (+35%): both French carmakers sell 1.475 units this month for a dominant 9.8% market share. Only 34 units below is Mercedes up 19% to 9.6% share, ahead of BMW (+9%), Volkswagen and Opel (+6%). Fiat (+17%), Seat (+21%), Ford (+27%), Alfa Romeo (+47%), Kia (+49%), Hyundai (+52%), Lexus (+59%), Porsche (+60%), Jaguar (+85%) and Maserati (+250%) are among the biggest gainers for the month.

In the models ranking, the Renault Clio is up 25% to 655 sales, remaining the most popular vehicle in the country, but the big surprise is in 2nd place with the BMW 1 Series surging 60% to 515 units and 3% share, distancing the VW Polo, Citroen C3 (both up 19%) and Opel Corsa (+18%). The Peugeot 2008 soars 135% to #6, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Portugal above the 208 (-32%) and 308 (-22%). Notice also the Fiat Punto up 118% to #15, the Mercedes E-Class up 200% to #17, Peugeot 3008 up 561% to #24, the Seat Ateca up 26 spots on December to #43, the Renault Kadjar up 17 to #58, the Toyota C-HR down 11 to #60 and the Audi Q2 up 11 to #74.

Previous post: Portugal Full Year 2016: Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 top market up 16%

One year ago: Portugal January-February 2016: Renault Captur shines, market up 22%

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Portugal Full Year 2016: Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 top market up 16%

Reault Clio Peugeot 208 Portugal 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frJust like in France: the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 are best-sellers in Portugal. 

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New car sales in Portugal post their fourth straight year of double-digit gains in 2016 at +16% to 207.330 registrations, the first time above 200.000 annual units since 2010. French carmaker Renault tightens its stranglehold on the market thanks to a stunning 26% growth to 12.5% share, widening the gap with immediate follower Peugeot, up 20% to 9.6%. Volkswagen (+1%), Mercedes (+13%) and BMW (+11%) round up the Top 5 but all lose share. Opel (+20%), Fiat (+30%), Citroen (+22%), Seat (+21%), Dacia (+20%) and Kia (+37%) are the other brands outpacing the market inside the Top 15. Further down, notice Honda (+39%), Hyundai (+62%), Suzuki (+65%), Mazda (+78%) and Jaguar (+104%) take off.

renault-megane-portugal-2016The Renault Mégane could come tease the Clio for #1 in 2017. 

The Renault Clio is the most popular nameplate in the country for the 4th straight year and the 8th time in total (a series started in 1999) outpacing the market at +20% to improve its share to 5.5%. It is followed on the podium by the Peugeot 208 also boosted up 26% by its facelift and the Renault Mégane up 44% thanks to the new generation. Market leader 20042007 and from 2009 and 2012, the Mégane ranked #2 each of the last 3 months of the year and could tease the Clio for the 2017 pole position. The Renault Captur (+17%) is now sandwiched between the VW Golf (-5%) and Polo (-1%) while the Seat Ibiza returns inside the Top 10 thanks to deliveries up2 1%. Nuts also the Opel Astra (+34%), Peugeot 2008 (+32%), Citroen C3 (+43%), Fiat 500 (+25%), BMW 2 Series (+42%) and Nissan Juke (+40%) posting spectacular gains inside the Top 30. The Fiat Tipo (#52), Hyundai Tucson (#76), Seat Ateca (#111) and Jaguar F-Pace (#130) are the most popular new nameplates, with the Toyota C-HR landing at #135 in spite of being on sale for just two months.

Previous month: Portugal November 2016: Toyota C-HR lands inside Top 50

Previous year: Portugal Full Year 2015: Renault Clio clear winner in market up 25%

Two years ago: Portugal Full Year 2014: Renault Clio resists VW Golf in market up 35%

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Portugal November 2016: Toyota C-HR lands inside Top 50

Toyota C-HR HybridThe Toyota C-HR is already inside the Portuguese Top 50. 

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New car sales in Portugal are up by an impressive 23% year-on-year in November to 16.483 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 15% on the same period last year to 190.342. Renault (+51%) and Peugeot (+34%) dominate the brands ranking and both frankly outperform the market, followed by Volkswagen (+5%), BMW (+1%) and Mercedes (+2%). Opel (+27%), Kia (+45%), Citroen (+51%), Mazda (+54%), Mitsubishi (+59%), Seat (+81%) and Hyundai (+139%) all make themselves noticed inside the Top 25. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+22%) continues to dominate at 5.3% share, ahed of the Renault Mégane (+165%), Peugeot 208 (+38%), Seat Ibiza (+109%) and VW Golf (-19%). The Citroen C3 (+85%), Peugeot 2008 (+41%), Toyota Yaris (+37%), VW Up (+266%) and Peugeot 3008 (+173%) also shine. The Toyota C-HR instantly lands inside the Top 50 at #43, while the Renault Kadjar finally reaches the Portuguese market one year after the rest of Europe, landing at #134.

Previous month: Portugal October 2016: Renault monopolises podium

One year ago: Portugal November 2015: Volkswagen only 5 units below #1 Renault

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Portugal October 2016: Renault monopolises podium

Renault Megane Portugal October 2016. Picture courtesy largus.fThe Renault Clio, Mégane (picture) and Captur rank on the October Portuguese podium. 

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The Portuguese new car market continues on the up at +9% year-on-year in October to 14.933 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 14% to 173.859 units. Renault more than doubles the market growth at +21% to 13.2% share, ahead of Peugeot, Volkswagen and BMW with Mercedes actually down 8% to 5th place. Nissan (+16%), Citroen (+20%), Seat (+52%), Kia (+47%), Mitsubishi (+70%) and Land Rover (+93%) all post solid gains. Renault’s score is reflected in the models ranking: the French manufacturer simply monopolises the podium with the Clio (+2%), Mégane (+43%) and Captur (+19%) distancing the VW Golf (-19%) and Peugeot2 008 (+4%). The Audi A3 (+46%) and Seat Ibiza (+76%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10, with the Citroen C4 Cactus (+83%) and Peugeot 3008 (+150%) also shining. Boosted by their newly launches station wagon variants, bot the Fiat Tipo (#36 vs. #60 YTD) and Renault Talisman (#47 vs. #90 YTD) jump ahead among recent launches (<12 months) with the Seat Ateca in tow at #64. This month we welcome the Opel Mokka X (#83) and Audi Q2 (#112) in the Portuguese sales charts.

Previous month: Portugal September 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on podium

One year ago: Portugal October 2015: BMW on podium, Peugeot 2008 hits record

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