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Portugal January 2015: BMW and Mercedes on podium

Mercedes C-Class Portugal January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus,frMercedes is up to #3 and 9.6% share in Portugal this month.

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New car sales in Portugal are up a spectacular 28% year-on-year in January to 11.852 registrations. A new pattern is emerging in Portuguese sales: January is becoming the month of premium brands, principally due to the fact that a lot of car leases start or get renewed at the start of the calendar year. If Peugeot leads the brands ranking with 1,205 sales and 10.2% share, it is only 11 units above BMW at 10.1% while Mercedes jumps to third place with 1,138 deliveries for a brilliant 9.6% share. Volkswagen is down to #4 and Renault down to #5, but Citroen is up 63% year-on-year to #6, Nissan up 78% to #8, Volvo up 54% to #14, Mini up 98% to #19, Porsche up 90%, Jaguar up 93% and Jeep up 267%.

BMW X4 Portugal January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW misses out on the brands pole position for just 11 sales.

The models ranking reflects the sudden surge of premium German brands. Below the VW Golf (3.5%), Peugeot 308 (3.3%) and VW Polo (3.1%), the Audi A3 is up 8 spots on December to a shiny 4th position, the Mercedes A-Class is up 17 to #7, the C-Class up 9 to #8, the BMW 4 Series is up 38 to #24, the 2 Series up 25 to #32, Mercedes GLA up 10 to #34, the CLA up 11 to #36, the Audi Q3 up 32 to #38, the BMW X3 up 75 to #62, X5 up 53 to #64 and the X4 up 28 to #74. Notice also the Renault Captur inside the Top 10, the Citroen C4 Cactus up 24 spots to #20, the Mini up to #27 and the Smart Forfour  up to #48.

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Full January 2015 Top 32 All-brands and Top 206 All-models below.

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