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Portugal May 2019: Seat (+28.5%), Citroen (+15.2%) shine in market down -3.8%

The Ibiza (+74.3%) lifts Seat up 28.5% in Portugal this month.

The Portuguese new car market slips down -3.8% year-on-year in May to  22.724 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -4.7% to 103.290. Renault (-17.2%) easily remains atop the brands ranking at 14% share despite a very steep drop, with Peugeot (-0.2%), Citroen (+15.2%) and Fiat (-3.8%) rounding up a Top 4 unchanged on April. Seat (+28.5%) is the standout performer in the Top 10, with BMW (+7.2%) and Toyota (+4.5%) also sup but Opel (-14.5% struggling. Further down, Porsche (+205%), Hyundai (+52.5%), Jeep (+42.1%) and Mazda (+18%) make themselves noticed.

Similarly to the brands ranking, the Renault Clio (-19.5%) comfortably remains on top despite freefalling as the new generation is due shortly, just as the Seat Ibiza (+74.3%) surges up to #2 ahead of the Renault Megane (+13.9%), Peugeot 208 (-2.7%) and Renault Captur (-28%). The Fiat Tipo (+189.7%), Nissan Micra (+91.5%), Nissan Qashqai (+36.2%) and Mercedes A-Class (+22.8%) all post spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 10. Helped by the new hatch, the Toyota Corolla (+1417.6%) is up 10 spots on last month to #23 while the VW T-Cross (#51) tops new launches (<12 months) above the Citroen C5 Aircross (#62) and Tesla Model 3 (#73).

Previous month: Portugal April 2019: Renault (+12.2%), Peugeot (+14.7%), Citroen (+30.2%) stun, Top 5 models all French in market down -1.7%

One year ago: Portugal May 2018: Renault Clio and Captur lead, Top 6 is 100% French

Full May 2019 Top 40 All-brands and Top 260 All-models below.

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