Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

Renault Clio Portugal June 2016. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auRenault Clio 

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The Portuguese new car market gains a robust 11% year-on-year in June to 23.369 registrations, lifting its half-year tally up 18% to 118.626 units. Renault remains master in command thanks to volumes far outpacing the market at +35% to 3.404 for a 14.6% share vs. 8.7% for Peugeot (+1%) and 7.9% for Volkswagen (-11%). Mercedes (+41%), Volvo (+46%), Mazda (+52%) Honda (+59%), Dacia (+61%) and Kia (+67%) also impress while Alfa Romeo shoots up 253% thanks to the arrival of the Giulia (#117). In the models ranking, the Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share thanks to deliveries up 43% to 1.888, more than double the level of its direct followers the Peugeot 208 (863), VW Polo (782) and Seat Ibiza (770) all losing market share vs. a year ago. The Renault Captur (+42%), Mercedes A-Class (+34%), Opel Astra (+22%) and Peugeot 2008 (+27%) are the other great performers atop the sales charts. Notice also the Fiat Tipo up 48 spots on May to #29 and the arrivals o the Ford Edge (#154) and Suzuki Baleno (#184).

Previous month: Portugal May 2016: Renault Megane and Opel Astra spur volumes up 14%

One year ago: Portugal June 2015: Renault Clio leads, Seat Ibiza shoots up

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Portugal May 2016: Renault Mégane and Opel Astra spur volumes up 14%

Renault Megane Portugal May 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.esRenault dominates the Portuguese market with the Clio at #1 and the Megane at #3. 

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April Portugal sales, putting an end to 34 consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year gain, turned out to be a freak event: May registrations are back up 14% to 20.851 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 20% to 95.255. Renault remains the uncontested brand leader with 12.7% share while Peugeot (+14%) overtakes Volkswagen (+5%) and Opel (+32%) passes both BMW (+23%) and Mercedes (+19%). Fiat (+65%), Toyota (+53%), Kia (+36%), Hyundai (+48%), Mini (+57%), Mazda (+75%), Honda (+52%) and Jaguar (+289%) frankly outpace the market. Model-wise, the Renault Clio holds tight onto its leadership with 5.3% share, distancing the VW Polo (+19%) and Renault Mégane up 54% thanks to the new generation to #3, the Peugeot 208 up 64% to #4 and the Opel Astra up 75% to #5. Other great performers include the Mercedes A-Class up 56% to #10, Seat Leon up 55% to #18, BMW 2 Series up 165% to #21 and Fiat 500X up 194% to #31. The Renault Talisman brilliantly leads new launches, up 67 spots on April to #61 and 92 sales above the Honda HR-V (#65), Opel Karl (#67) and Fiat Tipo (#77).

Previous month: Portugal April 2016: End of 34 consecutive months of double-digit gains

One year ago: Portugal May 2015: Renault Captur shoots up to 2nd place

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

Renault Captur Portugal April 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frRenault Captur sales are up 88% year-on-year in Portugal in April. 

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Portugal ends an incredible run of 34 consecutive months of double-digit gains in April with new car sales up just 6% to 15.978 units. The year-to-date total however still displays a very dynamic 21% year-on-year improvement at 74.404 deliveries. Renault cements its domination of the brands ranking by outpacing the market at +11% to 11.8% share above Volkswagen and Peugeot, both down 4%. Renault places the Clio (-13%) in the lead and the Captur (+88%) in third position in the models ranking. BMW and Mercedes are up 13% at #4 and #5 respectively, followed by Opel up 12% to #6. Other great performers include Nissan up 54%, Seat up 26%, Mini up 67%, Hyundai up 110%, Honda up 64% and Mazda up 67%. Jaguar is up 194% thanks to the XE and F-Pace. Model-wise, let’s notice the VW Polo up 25% to 2nd place overall, the Seat Ibiza up 38% to #6, the Mercedes A-Class at #7 and the Toyota Auris up 126% to #14.

Previous month: Portugal March 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on top

One year ago: Portugal April 2015: VW Golf and Fiat Punto shoot back up

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Portugal March 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on top

Renault Megane IV Portugal March 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Mégane ranks 2nd overall in Portugal in March.

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The recovery is getting clearer and clearer with each month in Portugal: new car sales are up 32% year-on-year in March to 26.459 and 26% year-to-date at 58.428. In the lead, Renault (+45%) and Peugeot (+49%) grow even faster than the market, outpacing Volkswagen (+14%), Mercedes (+34%) and BMW (+30%). Fiat (+50%), Kia (+90%), Volvo (+51%), Skoda (+70%), Mazda (+197%), Land Rover (+162%) and Jaguar (+610%) also shine. In the models ranking, the Renault Clio follows the market to cement a clear leadership at 4.9% share so far this year. It is followed in March by the Renault Mégane (+61%), Peugeot 308 (+105%) and Renault Captur (+54%), making the Top 4 100% French. The Mercedes A-Class (+53%) is brilliantly back inside the Top 10 at #9, the Peugeot 2008 is up 96% to #12, the BMW 2 Series up 112% to #16, Nissan Juke up 99% to #19 and the Kia Rio up 110% to #31.

Previous post: Portugal January-February 2016: Renault Captur shines, market up 22%

One year ago: Portugal March 2015: Nissan Qashqai and Opel Corsa push up

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

Renault Captur Portugal February 2016Renault Captur sales in Portugal are up 80% in February. 

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Like Italy and Spain, Portugal is on a recovery slope that seems as never-ending as its descent to hell did a few years back. January sales are up 18% to 13.940 and February up 26% to 18.029, leading to a year-to-date total up 22% to 31.969 after two months. So far in 2016, the same five brands feature in the Top 5 as for the FY2015 but in a slightly different order: Renault (+20%) remains in pole position but Peugeot (+17%) overtakes Volkswagen to make it a French 1-2, while BMW (+13%) outpaces Mercedes (+15%). Opel (+47%), Fiat (+40%), Dacia (+39%) and Mazda (+268%) frankly beat the market. Even though it was outsold by the Peugeot 208 in January, the Renault Clio reclaims its throne in February to lead the year-to-date models charts with 1.481 sales. The Renault Captur shoots up 80% year-on-year in February and nudges up one spot year-to-date vs. 2015 to #5. The Citroen C3 (+42%), Opel Astra (+79%) and Mercedes CLA (+97%) also shine.

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

One year ago (Jan): Portugal January 2014: BMW and Mercedes on podium

One year ago (Feb): Portugal February 2015: Renault Clio reclaims pole position

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

Rnault Clio Portugal 2015. Picture courtesy auto.leak.ptThe Renault Clio holds onto the pole position in Portugal. Picture auto.leak.pt 

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The Portuguese new car market lodges a third consecutive year of very dynamic growth, catching up on time lost during the Global Financial Crisis at +25% to 178.503 registrations. Market leader Renault evolves like the market at +25% to 20.447 sales and 11.5% share, a comfortable two percentage points above Volkswagen (+22%) and Peugeot (+26%) while Mercedes pushes up 33% to 4th overall and even led the Portuguese sales charts in August and September. Nissan (+44%), Ford (+49%), Kia (+44%), Smart (+82%), Mini (+36%), Hyundai (+42%), Land Rover (+37%), Jaguar (+85%), Jeep (+760%) and Suzuki (+516%) also frankly outpace the market.

Mercedes CLA Portugal September 2015Mercedes was the #1 carmaker overall in Portugal in August and September.

Over in the models ranking, the Renault Clio posts a third consecutive year in pole position thanks to sales up 24% to 9.574 units vs. just +9% to 6.114 for the VW Golf, +3% and 5.499 for the Peugeot 208 and +14% and 5.498 for the VW Polo in a Top 4 identical to a year ago. The Nissan Qashqai at #5 (+35%), Renault Captur at #6 (+55%) – but #2 in December, Peugeot 308 at #8 (+50%) and Mercedes A-Class at #9 (+42%) all gain significant ground in the Top 10. Notice also the Ford Focus up 86%, Peugeot 2008 up 51%, VW Passat up 135%, Mercedes CLA up 148%, BMW 2 Series up 378%, BMW 4 Series up 113% and Mini up 92%. The Fiat 500X is the most popular all-new model, finishing 2015 just outside the Top 50, above the Mazda CX-3 (#86), Opel Karl (#89) and Ford Tourneo Courier (#97).

Previous month: Portugal November 2015: Volkswagen only 5 units below #1 Renault

Previous year: Portugal Full Year 2014: Renault Clio resists VW Golf in market up 35%

Two years ago: Portugal Full Year 2013: Renault Clio #1 for the first time in 5 years

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

VW Golf Portugal November 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf ranks 2nd in Portugal in November. 

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Before we get into the Full Year 2015 Reports on Monday, there are a few countries with November data still outstanding, starting with Portugal. New car sales are up another very dynamic 14% year-on-year this month, lifting the year-to-date total up 26% to 165.361 units. Renault manages to hold onto the brands pole position by the skin of its teeth – exactly five sales, despite volumes up by just 1% to 1.079 vs. 1.074 for Volkswagen (+5%). Peugeot (+10%), BMW (+11%), Mercedes (+31%), Nissan (+28%) and Audi (+24%) follow. Notice also Ford (+38%), Fiat (+42%) and Dacia (+34%) frankly outpacing the market. Model-wise, it’s a pretty uneventful month in Portugal with the Renault Clio (+21%) distancing the VW Golf (-11%) and Peugeot 208 (+28%), while the BMW 1 Series (+38%) is holding strong in 5th place and the Opel Astra up 38% to #11.

Previous month: Portugal October 2015: BMW on podium, Peugeot 2008 hits record

One year ago: Portugal November 2014: VW Golf stuck in pole position

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

Peugeot 2008 Portugal October 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Peugeot 2008 ranks 6th overall in Portugal this month.

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Another month of strong growth for new car sales in Portugal with October up 16% year-on-year to 13.724 units, lifting the year-to-date total to 151.992, up 28% on 2014. Mercedes is finally dislodged from the freak pole position it held for two months running, down to #4 but still displaying the strongest year-on-year gain in the Top 15 at +44% to 1.204 sales and 8.8% share. Renault (+30%) is back to #1 with 11.8% of the market followed by Peugeot (+19%) at 10% while BMW leaps two spots on September to third place with 8.9% share (+23%). All German luxury carmakers are in great shape with Audi up 39% in 6th place.

BMW 1 Series Portugal October 2015The BMW 1 Series leaps to 5th place in October.

Volkswagen marks a pause and its sales up just 1% pull the brand down two ranks on last month to #5 vs. #2 year-to-date. Notice also Ford up 41%, Smart up 177% and Mazda up 62%. Model-wise, the Renault Clio and VW Golf dominate, with the Peugeot 208 up a whopping 78% to #3 thanks to its facelift, the BMW 1 Series jumping 9 spots on September to #5, the Peugeot 2008 up 50% to hit a record 6th place, the Renault Captur up 52% to #7, Mercedes A-Class up 56% to #9, Citroen C3 up 64% to #14, Ford Focus up 152% to #15, Mercedes CLA up 180% to #19 and VW Passat up 250% to #22

Previous month: Portugal September 2015: Mercedes holds onto pole position

One year ago: Portugal October 2014: VW Golf leads again, Nissan Qashqai #3

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Portugal September 2015: Mercedes holds onto pole position

Mercedes CLA Portugal September 2015Mercedes holds almost 10% of the Portuguese market in September.

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The recovery continues for new car sales in Portugal, with September up 30% year-on-year to 12.625 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 29% to 138.268 deliveries. German luxury manufacturer Mercedes astoundingly holds onto the brands pole position it held last month thanks to sales up 41% to 1.233 and 9.8% share, seven units above Renault (+42%) while Volkswagen (+23%) rounds up the podium but loses market share year-on-year. Other great performers in Portugal this month include, in ranking order, Toyota (+57%), Opel (+54%), Audi (+39%), Smart (+172%), Mazda (+135%), Lexus (+115%) and Jaguar (+150%). Mercedes’ domination of the brands charts translates into three nameplate placing inside the Top 20: the A-Class ranks 5th (-2 on August), the C-Class 9th (+8%) and the CLA 16th (stable). The Renault Clio returns to the #1 spot it holds year-to-date, albeit with a meagre 9-units advantage over the VW Golf, the Renault Mégane is up 6 spots on August and 38% year-on-year to #3, the Toyota Auris is up 5 to #6, the Toyota Yaris up 10 to #7, the Fiat 500X up 32 to #35 and the Smart Forfour up 3 to #40.

Previous month: Portugal August 2015: Mercedes best-selling brand

One year ago: Portugal September 2014: VW Golf confirms pole position

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Portugal August 2015: Mercedes best-selling brand

Mercedes A Class Portugal August 2015Surprisingly, Mercedes is the most popular carmaker in Portugal in August.

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After dipping to ‘just’ +10% in July, Portuguese new car sales are back to their flamboyant self in August at +22% to 9.436 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 125.642 units, up 29% on 2014. August is traditionally a slow month for private sales in Portugal due to summer holidays, with fleet sales accounting for an even larger share of overall registrations as usual. Yet, hardly anyone would have predicted Mercedes to top the brand sales charts this month! 975 sales lift the German carmaker to a glorious 10.3% market share, up 48% on August 2014. This is the first time since BSCB follows Portugal monthly that Mercedes ranks #1. BMW, up 30% to #4 this month, ranked #1 here back in January 2014 in a similar turn of events. Among the 3 premium German manufacturers, only Audi is left unfazed at +1% and #8.

BMW 2 Series Portugal August 2015BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

Renault (+21%) remains #2 while Volkswagen (+5%) is down two spots to #3. In ranking order, Ford (+88%), Dacia (+51%), Kia (+54%), Fiat (+58%), Smart (+192%), Mitsubishi (+55%) and Mazda (+49%) all take off. In the models ranking, the VW Golf is back up 4 spots on July despite sales down 5% year-on-year to #1 with 4.5% share above the Renault Clio at 4.3% (+12%). The Mercedes A-Class surges 120% on a year ago to #3 overall with 3.8% of the market above the Ford Focus (+156%), Nissan Qashqai (-4%) and Renault Captur (+30%). The Dacia Sandero (+57%), Peugeot 308 (+95%), Mercedes CLA (+166%), BMW 2 Series (+191%) and Fiat 500 (+186%) also post spectacular gains.

Previous month: Portugal July 2015: Mercedes compact family fights Clio

One year ago: Portugal August 2014: VW Golf takes the lead in market up 26%

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