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Portugal March 2014: Renault Mégane takes off to pole position

Renault Megane Estate Portugal March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Mégane is #1 in Portugal this month.

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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.

Mercedes GLA Portugal March 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Mercedes GLA breaks into the Top 50 for its first full month of sales.

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.

Previous month: Portugal February 2014: Mercedes A-Class leads its category ahead of VW Golf!

One year ago: Portugal March 2013: Renault Clio #1, Mercedes A-Class #9!

Full March 2014 Top 207 All-models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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