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Portugal February 2014: Mercedes A-Class leads category above Golf

Mercedes A Class Portugal February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMercedes A-Class

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Another heart-warming month for the Portuguese new car market: February is up 40% year-on-year to 10,546 registrations, the 8th consecutive month of year-on-year gain, bringing the year-to-date total to 19,807 units, up 36% on 2013. The Top 3 most popular vehicles are identical to the FY2013 ranking this month: the Renault Clio leads at 4.7% share followed by the Peugeot 208 at 4.6% and the VW Polo at 3.9% while the Opel Corsa is back up 10 spots on January to #4 and 3%. The performance of the month goes once again to the Mercedes A-Class down one spot to a still extremely impressive 5th place thanks to 313 sales and 3% share. This means the A-Class is the leader in the compact category, ahead of the VW Golf (#6) and BMW 1 Series (#7)!

Nissan Note Portugal February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Note

Other great performers in Portugal in February include the Ford Fiesta up 12 ranks on last month to #8, the Renault Captur up 4 to #9, Audi A3 at #12 vs. #18 in FY2013, the Peugeot 308 up a further 3 spots to #14, the Nissan Note up 35 to #21, Nissan Micra up 48 to #25 and the Mitsubishi Space Star up 36 to break into the Portuguese Top 50 for the first time at #42. Finally, as far as new launches are concerned, notice the BMW 4 Series up 3 to a best-ever #45, the BMW 2 Series up 39 to #102 and the Alfa Romeo 4C making its very first appearance in the ranking at #172 with 2 sales.

ALFA ROMEO 4C Portugal February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frAlfa Romeo 4C

Brand-wise, amazingly all passed by BMW in January, Renault (+45%), Peugeot (+45%) and Volkswagen (+18%) reclaim the lead of the ranking, with BMW still up 46% year-on-year at #4 and 8.3% share and Mercedes up 51% to #5 and 7.3%. Nissan explodes: up 141% on February 2013 to 6% share in 6th place, Ford is up 86% to #10, Toyota up 61% to #12, Seat up 82% to #13, Dacia up 108% to #14, Mazda up 168% to #23 and Jaguar up 120% to #30.

Previous month: Portugal January 2014: BMW #1 brand, Mercedes A Class up to #4!

One year ago: Portugal February 2013: Has the market bottomed out?

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