Portugal November 2017: Podium 100% Renault in market up 6.9%

The Captur is up 75% to #3 below the Clio and Megane, making the podium 100% Renault.

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The Portuguese new car market is up 6.9% year-on-year in November to 17.626 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 7.7% to 205.076. Renault remains the most popular carmaker in the country with sales surging 23% on November 2016 to 14.5% share, comfortably distancing Peugeot (-2%) at 9.4% while Mercedes gains 13% to sea the third place finish 8 sales above Volkswagen (-15%). BMW (+7%), Audi (+9%), Nissan (+18%) and Opel (+35%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice Mini (+30%), Kia (+40%), Lexus (+68%), Alfa Romeo (+83%) and Jeep (+482%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+11%) and Megane (-14%) reign supreme with the Captur (+75%) completing a podium 100% Renault. The Nissan Qashqai gains 35%, the Seat Ibiza is down 0.4% but up 25 spots on October to #5 vs. #30 year-to-date, the Peugeot 308 is up 25% and the Nissan Micra up 209%. The Opel Crossland X leads recent launches (<12 months) for the third month in a row, posting a second consecutive outing inside the Portuguese Top 20. It distances the Kia Stonic (#42), Citroen C3 Aircross (#55), Seat Arona (#64) and VW T-Roc (#79). Finally, the Hyundai Kona launches at #116 but is called Kauai in Portugal, as Kona was judged too similar to “cona”, the slang word for the female genitalia in Portuguese…

Previous month: Portugal September 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 6.5%

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

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Portugal October 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 6.5%

The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Portuguese Top 20 this month.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.5% year-on-year in October to 15.898 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 7.8% to 187.450 sales. Renault remains the uncontested leader in the country but edges up just 1% to 12.5% share, distancing Peugeot up 15% to #10 and Volkswagen up 4% to 8.4% regaining the 3rd YTD spot off Mercedes, up 7% to 7.5% this month. Opel surges 36% to #5, Nissan is up 27% to #6 but BMW drops 24% to #7. Jeep (+506%), Hyundai (+88%), Alfa Romeo (+75%), Suzuki (+57%), Toyota (+30%), Dacia (+27%), Porsche (+23%) and Mazda (+19%) also post spectacular gains. Over in the models ranking, the Renault Clio is back to the pole position it holds year-to-date after a two month-hiatus and despite sales down 12% on October 2016. It is followed this month by the Renault Megane (-10%) and VW Golf, down two spots on September but up 23% year-on-year. The Captur (+19%) makes it three Renaults in the Portuguese Top 4 this month, with the Nissan Qashqai (+32%) and Peugeot 308 (+39%) in tow. The Opel Corsa (+61%) delivers the highest year-on-year gain in the Top 10, while further down the Dacia Sandero (+60%), Nissan Micra (+274%) and Fiat Tipo (+60%) shine. The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Top 20 for the first time at #18, comfortably dominating recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross, up 70 ranks to #44, the Toyota C-HR (#49) and Renault Kadjar (#59). The VW T-Roc makes its very first appearance in the Portuguese sales charts, directly at #80.

Previous month: Portugal September 2017: VW Gold remains #1 in market up 6.4%

One year ago: Portugal October 2016: Renault monopolises podium

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Portugal September 2017: VW Golf remains #1 in market up 6.4%

The VW Golf is the best-seller in Portugal for the 2nd month running.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.4% year-on-year in September to 14.857 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7.9% to 171.552 sales. Renault remains the most popular carmaker in the country despite a 2% drop to 10.3% share, distancing Peugeot up 9% to 9.8%. Mercedes is up 4% to a stunning 8.9% share, snapping the #3 spot YTD off Volkswagen, down 7% to 7.4%. BMW (+1%) rounds up the Top 5 ahead of Nissan (+3%) while Citroen (+19%), Opel (+23%) and Ford (+28%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, Mini (+25%), Land Rover (+30%), Fiat (+36%), Kia (+37%), Porsche (+92%), Suzuki (+93%) and Jeep (+307%) are the most impressive.

Model-wise, the VW Golf is the best-seller for the second consecutive month thanks to deliveries up 22% to 3.8% share vs. 2.4% year-to-date but remains #8 so far in 2017. Renault places two nameplates on the podium: the Megane (+21%) and Clio (-28%) remaining by far the #1 model this year. The Peugeot 308 is up 14 spots on August and 26% year-on-year to #4, the Nissan Qashqai is up 20% to #5 and now ranks #4 YTD, the Citroen C3 is up 41% to #7 and the Ford Focus up 95% to #8. Notice also the Mercedes CLA up 38% to #12, the BMW 5 Series up 153% to #17 and the Peugeot 3008 up 555% to #23. The Opel Crossland (#40) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Toyota C-HR (#46), Renault Kadjar (#71) and Audi Q2 (#76). We welcome the Citroen C3 Aircross (#114), Jeep Compass (#155), Kia Stinger (#174) and Seat Arona (#206) in the Portuguese ranking this month.

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

One year ago: Portugal September 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on podium

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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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