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Portugal: 1989-2023 Historical Data now available

The Opel Corsa was on the Portuguese podium without interruption between 1989 and 1999.

The direct links to 31 Portugal Historical Data posts are below.

Portuguese Historical Data going back 32 years up to 1989 is available. There are now complete sales figures and market shares for most years since 1989. The nineties was the theatre of an intense battle between Fiat’s superminis and the Opel Corsa. The Fiat Uno was leader in Portugal from 1989 to 1992 before the Opel Corsa took the lead in 1993 with a fantastic 11.1% share, improving to 12.4% in 1994. That year the Fiat Punto fell short of grabbing the pole position by only 49 units, totalling 28,904 sales vs. 28,953 for the Corsa.

The Fiat Punto was #1 in Portugal in 1995, 1996 and 2000

The Fiat Punto would become Portugal’s favourite car in 1995 (reaching a record 14% market share), 1996 and 2000 while the Opel Corsa reclaimed its throne in 1997, 1998 and 2001 (for just 3 units that year). The Renault Clio interrupted the Corsa-Punto battle for one year in 1999, and for two decades from 2002 the Portuguese pole position would be a Renault affair, bar two years in 2005 and 2006 when the Opel Astra was the best-seller.

The Renault Megane has topped the Portuguese sales charts 6 times so far.

In 2002, 20032008, and from 2013 to 2020 the Renault Clio was Portuguese consumers’ favourite while the Renault Megane took the lead in 2004, 2007 and each year between 2009 and 2012. In 2021 the Peugeot 2008 toppled the Clio and continued at #1 in 2022 and 2023.

Portugal Historical Data:

Portugal 1989: Fiat Uno and Opel Corsa on top

Portugal 1990: Fiat Uno dominates

Portugal 1991-1992: Fiat Uno and Renault Clio most popular

Portugal 1993: Opel Corsa over 11% of the market

Portugal 1994: Opel Corsa and Fiat Punto both at 12.4% share!

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

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

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

Portugal 1998: Opel Corsa and Fiat Punto fight it out

Portugal 1999: Renault Clio takes the lead for the first time

Portugal 2000: Fiat Punto leads the market

Portugal 2001: Opel Corsa and Renault Clio fight

Portugal 2002-2003: Renault Clio takes command

Portugal 2004: Edgy Renault Megane hits the mark

Portugal 2005-2006: Opel Astra climbs on top

Portugal 2007: Renault Megane and Opel Astra over 10,000 units

Portugal 2008: Renault holds Top 2 spots with Clio and Megane

Portugal 2009: Renault Megane #1, VW Golf up to best-ever #2

Portugal 2010: Renault Megane #1 for 2nd year in a row, Seat Ibiza up to #2

Portugal 2011: Renault Megane, Seat Ibiza and Renault Clio on podium

Portugal 2012: Renault Megane #1 again, BMW 1 Series up to #7

Portugal 2013: Renault Clio takes the lead for the first time in 5 years

Portugal 2014: Renault Clio resists VW Golf is market up 35%

Portugal 2015: Renault Clio clear winner in market up 25%

Portugal 2016: Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 top market up 16%

Portugal 2017: Renault Clio leads for 5th consecutive year

Portugal 2018: Renault Clio tightens grip in market at highest in 15 years

Portugal 2019: Renault Clio resists Mercedes A-Class and Fiat Tipo assaults

Portugal 2020: Renault Clio, Mercedes A-Class & Peugeot 2008 top market off -35%

Portugal 2021: Peugeot ends 16 years of Renault domination, 2008 topples Clio

Portugal 2022: Peugeot 2008 and Dacia Sandero top market up 6.6%

Portugal 2023: Peugeot 2008 leader, Tesla Model Y at #5, Model 3 at #7

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