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Portugal August 2011: VW Golf and Ford Focus shine

VW Golf Variant

* See ‘Read more’ for the Top 20 best-selling models! Many thanks to Tuga for the data *

For the first time this year I am able to share with you a models ranking for Portugal, a market down 2% in August at 11,723 registrations and a worrying 20% year-to-date at 117,909 units. This month like in July Volkswagen is the best-selling brand above Renault and it places the Golf in pole position with 382 sales and 3.3%, much better than its 6th place year-to-date.

Renault Megane

The Renault Megane is by far the best-selling model in Portugal so far in 2011 with 6,467 sales and 5.5% share, but it is down to #2 in August at 348 units and 3%. The Peugeot 207 climbs onto the podium at 2.7%, ahead of the Ford Focus, boosted by the new generation at #4 vs. #13 in 2011.

Mercedes C Class

The Seat Ibiza, #2 in 2011 like in 2010 is down to #5 in August, followed by the VW Passat in fantastic shape with 236 sales and 2% vs. 1.5% and #15 in 2011 and 0.7% and #44 in 2010! Other great performers this month in Portugal include the Mercedes C Class at #9, the Mercedes E Class at #12 and the Dacia Duster at #14.

Previous post: see the Portuguese 2010 Top 50 best-selling models here.

Full August and 8 months 2011 Top 20 Ranking Tables below.

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