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Portugal October 2021: Peugeot 2008 now #1 YTD in market down -22.7%

The Peugeot 2008 is now the best-seller in Portugal year-to-date.

The Portuguese new car market is down -22.7% year-on-year in October to 10.576 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up just 3.1% at 123.101 units. Peugeot (-10.3%) resists much better than the market and shoots up to 14.1% share vs. 11.5% so far this year, it distances Renault (-31.6%) and Mercedes (-45%) both in difficulty. Citroen (+11.9%) defies the surrounding gloom and lifts six spots on September to land at #4 with 7.7% share. BMW (-28.8%), Volkswagen (-37.5%) and Nissan (-23%) cry in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Hyundai (+56.9%), Kia (+31.4%) and Toyota (+24.5%) smile. Further down, Mazda (+11.7%), Tesla (+166.7%) and Maserati (+100%) lodge the only additional year-on-year gains.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 2008 (+17.4%) is the runaway leader this month with 7.7% of the market vs. 4.2% year-to-date after wins in Spain and France as well. This stellar performance lifts the 2008 to #1 year-to-date as well, as a reminder it finished #3 over the Full Year 2020. October marks the 5th monthly win for the 2008 in Portugal whereas it hadn’t won once before this year. The Renault Clio (-36.5%) stays in 2nd place despite a ghastly year-on-year drop while the Citroen C3 (+68%) soars to #3 overall. The Hyundai Kauai (+52.3%) aka Kona, Dacia Sandero (+40%), Ford Focus (+47.3%) and Opel Corsa (+63.1%) also swim upstream in the remainder of the Top 10. The Hyundai Bayon (#35) is the best-selling recent launch in Portugal this month above the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (#45) and Opel Mokka (#47).

Previous month: Portugal September 2021: Peugeot 2008 scores 4th win of the year in market off -18.2%

Previous year: Renault Clio, Mercedes A-Class and Peugeot 2008 top market off -35%

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