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Portugal July 2020: Ford (+4.6%), Volvo (+7.2%) edge up, volumes remain sluggish (-17.5%)

Ford (+4.5%) is the only Top 10 carmaker in positive in July.

New car sales in Portugal remain significantly below their year-ago level in July at -17.5% year-on-year to 15.209 units which leads to a year-to-date tally down -45.5% to 80.057. The Top 3 best-selling carmakers are unchanged on June and YTD and all resist better than the market: Renault (-11.5%) leads the way above Peugeot (-9.8%) and Mercedes (-3.4%). While Fiat (-26.6%) rallies back up 10 spots on June to #4 it endures a very steep fall in contrast with Toyota (-4.4%), Citroen (-6.8%) and BMW (-9.4%) but in line with Volkswagen (-36.6%) and Nissan (-22.7%). At #10, Ford (+4.5%) is the only year-on-year gainer in the Top 10 and is joined further down by Porsche (+71%), Land Rover (+46.3%), DS (+12.5%), Volvo (+7.2%) and Hyundai (+1%).

The Renault Clio (+39.3%) surges ahead to remain the best-selling vehicle in the country, but only 4 minuscule sales above the Mercedes A-Class (+2.7%) while the Fiat Tipo (+107.3%) rallies back up 27 spots on last month to #3 and 3.9% share vs. #12 and 1.7% so far this year. The Citroen C3 (+48.8%) and Renault Captur (-20%) round out the Top 5 but show opposite fortunes. The Ford Focus (+24.8%) and Peugeot 2008 (+11.4%) also shoot up in the remainder of the Top 10, with the Nissan Juke (+1623.1%), Volvo XC60 (+201.9%), BMW X1 (+114.3%), Volvo XC40 (+75.4%), Opel Corsa (+48.4%), BMW 1 Series (+41.6%), Hyundai Kauai (+24.1%) and Toyota C-HR (+10.9%) also impressive further down. The Ford Puma (#20) tops recent launches, well above the Mercedes GLB (#67) and Mazda CX-30 (#70).

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

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