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Portugal June 2020: Hyundai (-18.7%) resists in market stuck in rut (-56.2%)

The Hyundai Kauai is the only gainer in the Top 10. Picture

The Portuguese new car market is stuck in a rut in June at -56.2% year-on-year to 11.076 units which is the worst European score we’ve recorded so far this month. The year-to-date tally now stands at 64.848, down -46.5% over the same period in 2019. Despite a steeper fall than the market, Renault (-60.9%) resumes its domination in the brands charts ahead of Peugeot (-39.7%) and Mercedes (-43.1%) resisting a lot better. Hyundai (-18.7%) posts the best hold in the Top 10 with Dacia (-34.8%), Ford (-40.7%) and Toyota (-52%) also outpacing the market but Citroen (-68.5%), BMW (-59.3%) and Nissan (-57.5%) continue to implode. Further down, Land Rover (+65.5%) and Porsche (+2.3%) score the only year-on-year gains in market while Volvo (-11.3%), Kia (-13.6%) and Audi (-20.6%) manage to significantly contain their losses.

Model-wise, the Renault Clio (-52.5%) returns to the top spot it holds YTD with 6.3% share above the Renault Captur (-62.5%) at 4.9% while the Peugeot 2008 (-0.6%) scores the best hold in the Top 9 by far to snap a fourth ever podium finish at a record #3 after September 2018 (#3), October 2018 (#3) and January 2020 (#3). This is also the 2008’s 11th Top 10 finish in the past 13 months. The Hyundai Kauai (+12.4%) is the only gainer in the Top 10 at #10 and the Volvo XC40 (+106.8%) more than doubles its sales year-on-year to lift up to a record #12, eclipsing its previous best of #19 hit last April. The Ford Puma is up 29 spots on May to a record #14, topping recent launches above the Mercedes GLB (#64) and Mazda CX-30 (#68).

Previous month: Portugal May 2020: Mercedes #1, soars to record 13.2% share, Citroen C-Elysee in Top 10, market in hell (-74.7%)

One year ago: Portugal June 2019: Renault Captur breaks share record, threatens Clio for #1

Full June 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 245 All-models below.

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