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New car sales in Portugal are up a spectacular 47% year-on-year in March to 14,150 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 33,955 units, up 41% on 2013. Leader for 4 years in a row from 2009 to 2012, the Renault Megane had not topped the Portuguese monthly sales charts for over a year, until now. It jumps from a paltry 19th place in February directly to #1 this month with 933 sales and 6.6%, propelling it to #3 year-to-date at 1,330 units and 3.9%. The Peugeot 208 remains #2, the Renault Clio is down 2 spots to #3, the Opel Corsa up one to equal #3, Citroen C3 up 9 to #8 and Mitsubishi Space Star up 6 to #36.
German premium brands continue to defy the odds in Portugal: BMW is up 66% to #4 and Mercedes up 47% to #6. Model-wise, the BMW 1 Series ranks 6th with 3% share, the Mercedes A-Class 11th with 2%, the Audi A3 #12 with 2% also, the C-Class up 5 ranks on February to #15 and most of all the Mercedes GLA lands directly inside the Portuguese Top 50 for its first full month of sales at #49 with 81 units and 0.6% share. Finally the Porsche Macan appears at #149 with 5 sales and the Ford Ecosport at #205 with just one unit sold.
Full March 2014 Top 207 All-models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.