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Portugal July 2016: Renault & Peugeot on top, outpace market up 1%

Reault Clio Peugeot 208 Portugal July 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 are the two best-sellers in Portugal so far in 2016. 

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Portugal July 2016 results edge past that of a year ago with sales up a meagre 0.56% to 15.632, yet the year-to-date total is still up by a stunning 15.5% to 134.258 units. Market leader Renault impresses with silvers up 28% to 1.881 and 12% share, distancing Peugeot up 1% to 1.482. Strikingly, Mercedes (+2%) and BMW (+2%) both outsell Volkswagen, down 29% to 1.122 units and 7.2% share. Nissan (+19%), Seat (+14%), Citroen (+13%) and Kia (+13%) are the other manufacturers posting double-digit gains inside the Top 15. Below, Honda (+22%), Mazda (+33%), Smart (+39%), Hyundai (+43%), Lexus (+122%) and Jaguar (+188%) post spectacular gains.

Seat Ateca Portugal July 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frSeat Ateca

Model-wise, the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 dominate the ranking as they do year-to-date, both gaining a splendid 29% year-on-year. In fact, the entire Top 5 outperforms the market this month: the Seat Ibiza is up 19% to #4, the VW Golf up 20% to #4 and the Renault Captur up 12% to #5. The Mercedes A-Class is traditionally strong in Summer in Portugal and 2016 is no exception: the premium compact car ranks 6th with 2.8% share ahead of the Renault Mégane up 31%. Other great performers include the Nissan Micra up 479% to #16, the Nissan Juke up 54% to #20, Citroen C4 Cactus up 35% to #23 and the Fiat Tipo up a further 3 spots on June to #26 vs. #62 year-to-date. Surprisingly, the Opel Astra (-25%) and VW Polo (-70%) crumble down this month. Finally, we welcome the Seat Ateca at #63 and the Maserati Levante at #216.

Previous month: Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

One year ago: Portugal July 2015: Mercedes compact family fights Clio

Full July 2016 Top 35 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.

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