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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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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