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Portugal May 2014: Renault Clio and VW Polo distant leaders

Renault Clio Portugal May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Clio

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After gaining 47% year-on-year in March and 53% in April, the Portuguese new car market ‘slows down’ in May at +37% to 13,779 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 60,047 units, up 42% on 2013. The Renault Clio lodges another very strong month at 6% share and 821 sales, above its year-to-date level of 5.3%, with the VW Polo in tow this month at a very impressive 5.2% vs. 3.5% year-to-date. The Opel Corsa is up 5 spots on April to a splendid third place with 451 sales, thanks to a combination of runout prices on the current generation and strong rental orders in anticipation of summer. As a result the Peugeot 208 is kicked down to #4 but remains #2 YTD.

VW Golf Sportsvan Portugal May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFirst appearance of the VW Golf Sportsvan in the Portuguese charts this month.

Other great performers this month include the Seat Ibiza up 4 spots to #5 vs. #10 year-to-date, the Peugeot 308 up 6 to #8 vs. #14 and the Citroen C3 up a massive 15 ranks to #9. Further down, notice also the Fiat 500L up 18 to #43, the Mercedes GLA breaking into the Portuguese Top 50 for the first time at #48, the Kia Carens landing directly at #80, the VW Golf Sportsvan #86 and the Ford Ecosport up to #102.

Previous month: Portugal April 2014: Renault Clio doubles sales in market up 53%

One year ago: Portugal May 2013: Renault snaps back top spot away from Volkswagen

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