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The Portuguese new car market is up 6.9% year-on-year in November to 17.626 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume up 7.7% to 205.076. Renault remains the most popular carmaker in the country with sales surging 23% on November 2016 to 14.5% share, comfortably distancing Peugeot (-2%) at 9.4% while Mercedes gains 13% to sea the third place finish 8 sales above Volkswagen (-15%). BMW (+7%), Audi (+9%), Nissan (+18%) and Opel (+35%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice Mini (+30%), Kia (+40%), Lexus (+68%), Alfa Romeo (+83%) and Jeep (+482%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+11%) and Megane (-14%) reign supreme with the Captur (+75%) completing a podium 100% Renault. The Nissan Qashqai gains 35%, the Seat Ibiza is down 0.4% but up 25 spots on October to #5 vs. #30 year-to-date, the Peugeot 308 is up 25% and the Nissan Micra up 209%. The Opel Crossland X leads recent launches (<12 months) for the third month in a row, posting a second consecutive outing inside the Portuguese Top 20. It distances the Kia Stonic (#42), Citroen C3 Aircross (#55), Seat Arona (#64) and VW T-Roc (#79). Finally, the Hyundai Kona launches at #116 but is called Kauai in Portugal, as Kona was judged too similar to “cona”, the slang word for the female genitalia in Portuguese…
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Full November 2017 Top 35 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.