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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Portugal September 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on podium

Renault Megane Portugal September 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Mégane ranks third in Portugal in September. 

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New car sales in Portugal gain another impressive 11% in September to 13.960 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15% to 158.926. Renault cements its market domination by frankly beating the market at +27% to 1.555 sales and 11.1% share, distancing Peugeot at 9.5% (+33%) and Mercedes remaining extremely strong at 9.2% (+4%). Volkswagen (+1%) loses share and is getting caught up by BMW (+10%). Seat (+40%), Fiat (+21%), Mazda (+36%), Hyundai (+80%), Mini (+23%), Land Rover (+166%), Alfa Romeo (+96%) and Jaguar (+112%) all post spectacular year-on-year gains for their Portuguese sales in September.

peugeot-2008-portugal-september-2016Peugeot 2008 sales are up 65% in Portugal thanks to its facelift. 

The Renault Clio remains the most popular nameplate in the country, even improving its market share to 4.6% thanks to sales up 24%, keeping the VW Golf at bay (-10%). Boosted by the new generation, the Renault Mégane (+24%) is up 9 spots on August to land in third place above the Mercedes A-Class (+24%), Peugeot 308 (+39%) and Peugeot 2008 (+65%). The Opel Astra (+39%), Seat Leon (+40%) and Fiat 500 (+43%) also shine. This month we welcome the Fiat 124 Spider at #167 with its very first 7 sales.

Previous month: Portugal August 2016: Mercedes teases Renault for #1 brand

One year ago: Portugal September 2015: Mercedes holds onto pole position

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Portugal August 2016: Mercedes teases Renault for #1 brand

Mercedes A Class Portugal August 2016Mercedes stops 9 units short off market leadership in Portugal in August. 

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The Portuguese new car market is up 13% year-on-year in August to 10.708 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 15% to 144.966. The brands race finish is a particularly close one this month in Portugal: Renault (+21%) leads with 1.058 sales just ahead of Mercedes at 1.053 (+8%) and Peugeot at 1.050 (+61%). Mazda (+33%), Honda (+37%), Seat (+52%), DS (+39%), Lexus (+47%), Alfa Romeo (+54%), Suzuki (+62%) and Hyundai (+79%) post particularly strong gains in August. The Renault Clio remains the most popular vehicle in the country with sales up 33% to 534, followed by the Peugeot 208 (+118%), VW Golf (-22%), Nissan Qashqai (+16%) and Mercedes A-Class (-20%). Notice also the Peugeot 308 (+39%), Opel Astra (+135%), Peugeot 2008 (+148%), Seat Ibiza (+77%) and Mercedes E-Class (+72%) all posting spectacular gains.

Previous month: Portugal July 2016: Renault and Peugeot on top, outpace market up 1%

One year ago: Portugal August 2015: Mercedes best-selling brand

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Portugal July 2016: Renault & Peugeot on top, outpace market up 1%

Reault Clio Peugeot 208 Portugal July 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 are the two best-sellers in Portugal so far in 2016. 

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Portugal July 2016 results edge past that of a year ago with sales up a meagre 0.56% to 15.632, yet the year-to-date total is still up by a stunning 15.5% to 134.258 units. Market leader Renault impresses with silvers up 28% to 1.881 and 12% share, distancing Peugeot up 1% to 1.482. Strikingly, Mercedes (+2%) and BMW (+2%) both outsell Volkswagen, down 29% to 1.122 units and 7.2% share. Nissan (+19%), Seat (+14%), Citroen (+13%) and Kia (+13%) are the other manufacturers posting double-digit gains inside the Top 15. Below, Honda (+22%), Mazda (+33%), Smart (+39%), Hyundai (+43%), Lexus (+122%) and Jaguar (+188%) post spectacular gains.

Seat Ateca Portugal July 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frSeat Ateca

Model-wise, the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 dominate the ranking as they do year-to-date, both gaining a splendid 29% year-on-year. In fact, the entire Top 5 outperforms the market this month: the Seat Ibiza is up 19% to #4, the VW Golf up 20% to #4 and the Renault Captur up 12% to #5. The Mercedes A-Class is traditionally strong in Summer in Portugal and 2016 is no exception: the premium compact car ranks 6th with 2.8% share ahead of the Renault Mégane up 31%. Other great performers include the Nissan Micra up 479% to #16, the Nissan Juke up 54% to #20, Citroen C4 Cactus up 35% to #23 and the Fiat Tipo up a further 3 spots on June to #26 vs. #62 year-to-date. Surprisingly, the Opel Astra (-25%) and VW Polo (-70%) crumble down this month. Finally, we welcome the Seat Ateca at #63 and the Maserati Levante at #216.

Previous month: Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

One year ago: Portugal July 2015: Mercedes compact family fights Clio

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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 of 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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