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Portugal 1996: Fiat Punto on top, Honda Civic up to #8

Fiat Punto

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC *

For the first time since 1992, the Portuguese new car market is on the up in 1996 at +8% to 217,913 registrations. It’s the second consecutive year of reign for the Fiat Punto, thanks to 24,829 sales and 11.4% share. The Opel Corsa ranks 2nd at 21,115 units and 9.7%, ahead of the Ford Fiesta with 14,270 sales and the Renault Clio at 14,081 units, both at 6.5% share. The VW Polo gains one more spot at a very solid 5th position with 12,904 sales and 5.9%, while the Peugeot 106 drops one to #6.

Honda Civic

The Renault Megane makes a thunderous arrival in the Portuguese Top 10 at #7 thanks to 7,698 units and 3.5%, the Honda Civic brilliantly breaks into the year-end Top 10 in Portugal for the very first tim at #8 with 6,992 sales and 3.2%, the Fiat Bravo/a shines at #10, the Citroen Saxo lands directly at #11, the Audi A4 ranks 17th, the Lancia Y is #19 and the Hyundai Accent is #32.

Previous year: Portugal 1995: Fiat Punto takes the lead at 14% of the market

Next year: Portugal 1997: Opel Corsa reclaims pole position, Fiat Marea #17

Full Year 1996 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Portugal 1996:

1Fiat Punto24,82911.4%1
2Opel Corsa21,1159.7%2
3Ford Fiesta14,2706.5%4
4Renault Clio14,0816.5%3
5VW Polo12,9045.9%6
6Peugeot 10610,1724.7%5
7Renault Megane7,6983.5%n/a
8Honda Civic6,9923.2%n/a
9Opel Astra6,5873.0%7
10Fiat Bravo/a5,9062.7%10
11Citroen Saxo5,8152.7%n/a
12Rover 4005,7912.7%n/a
13Ford Escort4,9772.3%n/a
14Seat Ibiza4,9702.3%8
15VW Golf3,8851.8%
16Citroen AX3,2661.5%
17Audi A43,0441.4%
18BMW 3 Series3,0201.4%
19Lancia Y2,9251.3%
20Citroen ZX2,6751.2%
21Peugeot 3062,6321.2%
22Toyota Corolla2,5481.2%
23Opel Vectra2,5051.1%
24Renault Twingo2,1611.0%
25Nissan Micra2,1131.0%
26Rover 2002,0971.0%
27Renault Laguna2,0470.9%
28Nissan Almera2,0250.9%
29Mitsubishi Lancer1,9390.9%
30Ford Mondeo1,8470.8%
31Seat Cordoba1,7800.8%
32Hyundai Accent1,6300.7%
33Alfa Romeo 145/1461,5320.7%
34Mercedes C Class1,3250.6%
35Citroen Xantia1,1770.5%
36Toyota Starlet1,1310.5%
37Peugeot 4061,0820.5%
38Mitsubishi Colt9970.5%
39Renault 199680.4%
40Opel Tigra9550.4%
41Fiat Cinquecento9120.4%
42Mazda 3238720.4%
43Volvo S40/V408590.4%
44Fiat Marea8140.4%
45VW Passat7820.4%
46Nissan Primera7680.3%
47BMW 5 Series7600.3%
48Toyota Carina7550.3%
49Skoda Felicia7500.3%
50Audi A67190.3%

Source: L’Argus, many thanks to STAC for sharing the data!

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