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Portugal February 2017: Renault Clio leads, Fiat Tipo in Top 20

The Fiat Tipo breaks into the Portuguese Top 20 for the first time this month.

* See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 230 All-models by clicking on the title *

The Portuguese new car market is up 4.6% year-on-year in February to 18.861 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 6% to 33.889. Traditional leader Renault reclaims the top spot off Peugeot – #1 in January – thanks to sales up 31% to 2.938 for a 15.6% market share vs. +19% to 2.055 and 10.9% for Peugeot. Volkswagen is up two spots on January but down 5% year-on-year to #3, ahead of Mercedes (+2%) and BMW (-7%). Fiat (+15%), Dacia (+14%), Mini (+11%) and Hyundai (+26%) are the only other carmakers posting double-digit year-on-year gains inside the Top 20, with Volvo (-7%) and Toyota (-33%) in trouble. Further down, Mitsubishi (+24%), Jaguar (+51%), Maserati (+67%) and Porsche (+70%) shine.

Over in the models charts, the Renault Clio consolidates its leadership by ranking #1 for the 13th month in a row thanks to sales surging 35% to 1.288 and 6.8% share. The Peugeot 208 is up 70% to #2, ahead of the Renault Mégane (+55%), Nissan Qashqai (+78%), Mercedes A-Class (+40%), Citroen C3 (+33%) and Fiat 500 (+47%). Yes, you read that well, the entire Top 7 best-selling models all post gains above 30% year-on-year… The VW Golf (-17%), Opel Corsa (-24%) and Renault Captur (-25%) struggle on the other hand. Among recent launches, the new generation Fiat Tipo celebrates one year in market by breaking into the Portuguese Top 20 for the very first time at #17, the Toyota C-HR is up 16 spots on last month to #44 (not its best ranking though), the Renault Kadjar is up two to #56, the Audi Q2 is up 17 to #57 but the Seat Ateca is down 25 to #68.

Previous month: Portugal January 2017: BMW 1 Series leaps up to 2nd place

One year ago: Portugal January-February 2016: Renault Captur shines, market up 22%

Full February 2017 Top 35 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.

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