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Portugal March 2018: Nissan surges 61% to #3 in market up 7.4%

The Nissan Micra is up 304% to #7 in Portugal this month.

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The Portuguese new car market is up 7.4% year-on-year in March to 27.908 units, lifting the Q1 volume up 5.6% to 63.229 sales. Brand leader Renault beats the market with a 11% gain to 15.1% share, comfortably distancing Peugeot up 2% to 9.3%. Nissan surges 61% to 9% ahead of Fiat up 18% to 7.4% and Opel up 19% to 6.5%, all easily outpacing the market. Reversely, Volkswagen sinks 25% to #8 and 5.1% share, down to a paltry 9th place year-to-date vs. #3 over the FY2017. Ford (+24%) and Citroen (+13%) also shine in the Top 10 while further down, Jeep (+4950%), DS (+142%), Lexus (+59%), Seat (+39%) and Hyundai (+31%) stand out whereas Audi (-61%), Skoda (-42%) and Land Rover (-27%) struggle.

Over in the models ranking, below the Renault Clio, unchallenged leader at 6.4% share, the Nissan Qashqai soars 73% year-on-year and 8 spots on February to land in the 2nd place overall this month, distancing the Peugeot 208 (+5%), Renault Megane (+32%) and Captur (-2%) in a Top 5 otherwise monopolised by French nameplates. The VW Polo is up two spots on last month to #6, the Nissan Micra up 4 and 304% year-on-year to #7 while at the tail end of the Top 10, the Opel Corsa (+25%), Mercedes A-Class (+16%) and Peugeot 2008 (+36%) all outpace the market. The Opel Crossland X takes the lead of recent launches (<12 months) at #30, up 16 ranks on February, just above the Seat Arona at #31 (+12) and the Citroen C3 Aircross at #32 (-11).

Previous month: Portugal February 2018: Clio and Captur on top, BMW 1 Series up to #3

Previous year: Portugal Full Year 2017: Renault Clio leads for 5th consecutive year

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Portugal February 2018: Clio and Captur on top, BMW 1 Series up to #3

The BMW 1 Series is up 102% year-on-year to hit #3 in Portugal in February.

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New car sales in Portugal gain 10.3% year-on-year in February to 20.812 registrations, returning the year-to-date volume into positive ground at +4.2% to 35.321 units. At 16.4% share, Renault (+16%) clearly reclaims the brands pole position it held over the Full Year 2017 off Peugeot at 10.9% (+11%) which was #1 in January. BMW (+24%) gains two spots on last month to end on the third step of the podium, distancing Mercedes (+10%) and Volkswagen (-6%) back up four ranks on its paltry January result (#9). Citroen soars 27% but remains 6th, while other significant gains are found outside the Top 10: Jeep (+1150%), Toyota (+72%), Honda (+63%), Kia (+59%), Volvo (+51%), Alfa Romeo (+45%), Hyundai (+45%), Smart (+26%), Suzuki (+24%), Lexus (+23%) and Seat (+23%).

The Renault Clio (+31%) remains the most popular nameplate in the country, followed this time by the Renault Captur (+76%) while the BMW 1 Series more than doubles its sales year-on-year to hit a fantastic third place with 3.9% share, now ranking #4 year-to-date vs. #15 in FY2017. The Citroen C3 (+22%) and Peugeot 2008 (+34%) also shine in the Top 10 while the Nissan Micra is up 19-fold on February 2018 to equal #10. Further down, the Citroen C3 Aircross is up 17 spots on January to #21, leading all-new launches (<12 months) above the Seat Arona at #43 (-9), the Opel Crossland X at #46 (-17), the VW T-Roc at #74 (+11) and the Hyundai Kauai (aka Kona) at #76 (+74). We welcome the Volvo XC40 at #109 and the Skoda Karoq at #139.

Previous month: Portugal January 2018: Dacia Sandero on podium, market down 3.5%

One year ago: Portugal February 2017: Renault Clio leads, Fiat Tipo in Top 20

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Portugal January 2018: Dacia Sandero on podium, market down 3.5%

The Dacia Sandero is up 92% to #3 in Portugal in January. 

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The Portuguese new car market drops 3.5% year-on-year in January to 14.505 registrations, a rare occurrence due to an issue with the registration process that had some cars purchased in January see their registration delayed until February. Brand-wise, Peugeot (+6%) takes the lead at 10.8% share ahead of 2017’s leader Renault up just one unit year-on-year at 10.2% of the market. Mercedes is down 2% on January 2017 but soars to an outstanding third place overall with 9.8% share, distancing Opel (+2%) while BMW tumbles down 30% to #5. Fiat (+13%) also impresses inside the Top 10 whereas Volkswagen implodes down 45% to #9 and 4.6% vs. #3 and 7.4% over the FY2017. Further down, Jeep (+717%), Dacia (+54%), DS (+47%), Toyota (+45%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Porsche (+38%) and Honda (+37%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the market.

The Renault Clio remains by far the best-selling model in Portugal with sales up 10% to a round 5% share, distancing the Peugeot 208 up 7% to 2.9% while the Dacia Sandero surges 92% to third place overall with 2.7% share. The Nissan Qashqai (-1%) and Mercedes A Class (-8%) round up the Top 5 while the Peugeot 308 gains 15% to #9. Further down, the Nissan Micra (+232%), Fiat Tipo (+51%), Citroen C4 Cactus (+39%), Ford Fiesta (+33%), Fiat 500 (+28%) and Peugeot 3008 (+26%) make themselves noticed with the Opel Crossland X (#29) topping all recent launches (<12 months) above the Seat Arona (#34), Citroen C3 Aircross (#38) and Kia Stonic (#78).

Previous post: Portugal Full Year 2017: Renault Clio leads for 5th consecutive year

One year ago: Portugal January 2017: BMW 1 Series leaps to 2nd place

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Portugal Full Year 2017: Renault Clio leads for 5th consecutive year

The Renault Clio has now been #1 in Portugal for a total of 9 times since 1999. 

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Fifth consecutive year of growth for the Portuguese new car market at +7.1% to 222.129 units in 2017, the highest annual score since 2010 (223.464) and a stunning 133% above the low of 95.290 hit in 2012. Renault remains in control of the brands ranking, even doubling the market growth at +16% to 13.6% share vs. 12.5% a year ago. In fact, the entire Top 10 in unchanged on 2016, with Peugeot (+6%) and Volkswagen (-3%) on the podium and Mercedes (+6%), BMW (+2%) and Opel (+9%) in tow. Fiat (+18%), Nissan (+11%) and Citroen (+10%) are the other carmaker posting a double-digit gain in the Top 10. Below, Jeep (+68%), Suzuki (+67%), Porsche (+57%), Hyundai (+37%), Alfa Romeo (+24%), Dacia (+22%), Lexus (+22%) and Maserati (+21%) impress. Among smaller brands, Bentley (+150%), Aston Martin (+129%) and Lamborghini (+100%) are also up.

The Nissan Qashqai is up three spots on 2016 to #4 in Portugal this year.

Model-wise, the Renault Clio cements its leadership with a market-beating 11% gain to 5.7% share, topping the annual Portuguese sales charts for the 5th year in a row and the 9th time in total (a series started in 1999). Like in 2016, it distances the Peugeot 208 (-1%) and Renault Megane (+5%) but the Nissan Qashqai is the new 4th best-seller thanks to deliveries up 21% year-on-year, overtaking the Renault Captur (+7%), VW Golf (-6%) and VW Polo (-7%). The Citroen C3 get a new generation boost up 27% and 7 spots to #7, the Peugeot 2008 is up 9% to #11, the BMW 1 Series up 7% to #15, the Dacia Sandero up 41% to #16, the Nissan Micra up 130% and 24 ranks to #20 thanks to the new model and the Fiat Tipo up 130% and 28 spots to #24. The Opel Crossland X (#61) is the most popular all-new launch for 2017.

Previous month: Portugal November 2017: Podium 100% Renault in market up 6.9%

Previous year: Portugal Full Year 2016: Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 top market up 16%

Two years ago: Portugal Full Year 2015: Renault Clio clear winner in market up 25%

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Portugal November 2017: Podium 100% Renault in market up 6.9%

The Captur is up 75% to #3 below the Clio and Megane, making the podium 100% Renault.

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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…

Previous month: Portugal September 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 6.5%

One year ago: Portugal November 2016: Toyota C-HR lands inside Top 50

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Portugal October 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 6.5%

The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Portuguese Top 20 this month.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.5% year-on-year in October to 15.898 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 7.8% to 187.450 sales. Renault remains the uncontested leader in the country but edges up just 1% to 12.5% share, distancing Peugeot up 15% to #10 and Volkswagen up 4% to 8.4% regaining the 3rd YTD spot off Mercedes, up 7% to 7.5% this month. Opel surges 36% to #5, Nissan is up 27% to #6 but BMW drops 24% to #7. Jeep (+506%), Hyundai (+88%), Alfa Romeo (+75%), Suzuki (+57%), Toyota (+30%), Dacia (+27%), Porsche (+23%) and Mazda (+19%) also post spectacular gains. Over in the models ranking, the Renault Clio is back to the pole position it holds year-to-date after a two month-hiatus and despite sales down 12% on October 2016. It is followed this month by the Renault Megane (-10%) and VW Golf, down two spots on September but up 23% year-on-year. The Captur (+19%) makes it three Renaults in the Portuguese Top 4 this month, with the Nissan Qashqai (+32%) and Peugeot 308 (+39%) in tow. The Opel Corsa (+61%) delivers the highest year-on-year gain in the Top 10, while further down the Dacia Sandero (+60%), Nissan Micra (+274%) and Fiat Tipo (+60%) shine. The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Top 20 for the first time at #18, comfortably dominating recent launches ahead of the Citroen C3 Aircross, up 70 ranks to #44, the Toyota C-HR (#49) and Renault Kadjar (#59). The VW T-Roc makes its very first appearance in the Portuguese sales charts, directly at #80.

Previous month: Portugal September 2017: VW Gold remains #1 in market up 6.4%

One year ago: Portugal October 2016: Renault monopolises podium

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Portugal September 2017: VW Golf remains #1 in market up 6.4%

The VW Golf is the best-seller in Portugal for the 2nd month running.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.4% year-on-year in September to 14.857 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7.9% to 171.552 sales. Renault remains the most popular carmaker in the country despite a 2% drop to 10.3% share, distancing Peugeot up 9% to 9.8%. Mercedes is up 4% to a stunning 8.9% share, snapping the #3 spot YTD off Volkswagen, down 7% to 7.4%. BMW (+1%) rounds up the Top 5 ahead of Nissan (+3%) while Citroen (+19%), Opel (+23%) and Ford (+28%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, Mini (+25%), Land Rover (+30%), Fiat (+36%), Kia (+37%), Porsche (+92%), Suzuki (+93%) and Jeep (+307%) are the most impressive.

Model-wise, the VW Golf is the best-seller for the second consecutive month thanks to deliveries up 22% to 3.8% share vs. 2.4% year-to-date but remains #8 so far in 2017. Renault places two nameplates on the podium: the Megane (+21%) and Clio (-28%) remaining by far the #1 model this year. The Peugeot 308 is up 14 spots on August and 26% year-on-year to #4, the Nissan Qashqai is up 20% to #5 and now ranks #4 YTD, the Citroen C3 is up 41% to #7 and the Ford Focus up 95% to #8. Notice also the Mercedes CLA up 38% to #12, the BMW 5 Series up 153% to #17 and the Peugeot 3008 up 555% to #23. The Opel Crossland (#40) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Toyota C-HR (#46), Renault Kadjar (#71) and Audi Q2 (#76). We welcome the Citroen C3 Aircross (#114), Jeep Compass (#155), Kia Stinger (#174) and Seat Arona (#206) in the Portuguese ranking this month.

Previous month: Portugal August 2017: VW Golf and Citroen C3 shine in market up 11.5%

One year ago: Portugal September 2016: Renault Clio and Mégane on podium

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Portugal August 2017: VW Golf and Citroen C3 shine in market up 11.5%

The Citroen C3 leaps onto the Portuguese podium in August.

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The Portuguese new car market gains 11.5% year-on-year in August to 11.937 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total up 8.1% to 156.695 units. The Top 3 best-selling brands all trail the market: Renault is up 9% to 9.7% share ahead of Mercedes up 3 spots on June and 6% year-on-year to #2, and Peugeot up 0.3% to 8.8% in third place. Reversely, BMW (+15%), Opel (+19%), Citroen (+27%), Toyota (+33%) and most impressively Dacia (+42%) shine inside the Top 10. Below, Mazda (+17%), Jaguar (+20%), Kia (+20%), Fiat (+21%), Audi (+27%), Hyundai (+34%), DS (+48%), Lexus (+52%), Alfa Romeo (+70%), Porsche (+70%), Land Rover (+83%) and Suzuki (+100%) all frankly outpace the market this month.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf splendidly snaps the pole position (it was #5 in July and is #8 YTD) thanks to sales up 36%, overriding the Renault Clio (-22%) while the Citroen C3 is up 10 spots on last month and 51% year-on-year to #3, knocking the Peugeot 208 (-8%) to #4. The Dacia Sandero surges 65% to #5, the Audi A3 is up 40% to #9, the Renault Megane up 64% to #11 and the Opel Corsa up 65% to #12. Notice also the BMW 5 Series up 226% to #16, the Nissan Micra up 438% to #19 and the Mercedes GLC up 483% to #25. The Toyota C-HR (#33 ) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Opel Crossland (#44), Audi Q2 (#51) and Renault Kadjar (#59).

Previous month: Portugal July 2017: Mégane doubles sales YoY in market up 27.8%

One year ago: Portugal August 2016: Mercedes teases Renault for #1 brand

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Portugal July 2017: Mégane doubles sales YoY in market up 27.8%

Renault Megane sales are up 102% year-on-year in Portugal in July.

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Quick models update for Portugal in July before the complete rankings return for August. Portuguese new car sales are up a whopping 27.8% year-on-year in July to 19.975 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.6% to 147.161. The Top 10 best-selling models year-to-date remain unchanged on last month, with the Renault Clio sovereign at 6.4% share (+24%) above the Peugeot 208 at 3.6% (+16%). In July the Renault Megane doubles its sales year-on-year (+102%) to climb up to 2nd place, teasing the Clio at 4.2% share vs. 4.7%. The VW Polo is up 271% on discounts for the outgoing generation and the Citroen C3 up 169% thanks to the new model. The Opel Corsa (+30%) and BMW 1 Series (+33%) also shine in July.

Previous month: Portugal June 2017: Renault Clio at 8% share, Nissan Micra up to #6

One year ago: Portugal July 2016: Renault and Peugeot on top, outpace market up 1%

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Portugal June 2017: Renault Clio at 8% share, Nissan Micra up to #6

The Nissan Micra is up 673% on the previous model in June 2016.

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New car sales in Portugal are up 6.3% year-on-year in June to 24.834 registrations, lifting the half-year total up 7.2% to 127.186 units. Renault more than doubles the market growth at +15% to reach 15.8% share vs. 14.6% year-to-date while Peugeot trails the market at +2% to 8.4% share vs. 9.6% so far in 2017. Fiat surges 38% to land on the third step of the podium – it ranks 6th so far this year, and Citroen (+18%) is the only other carmaker sporting a double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Further down, Hyundai (+54%), Mazda (+66%), Land Rover (+36%), Lexus (+42%), Suzuki (+52%) and Porsche (+58%) all post spectacular gains. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+5%) reigns supreme at 8% share vs. 3.3% for its immediate follower the VW Polo (+3%), while the Seat Ibiza is up 10 spots on May to #3. The Renault Megane is up 47%, the Nissan Micra up 8-fold on the previous model a year ago, the Fiat Punto up 4-fold, the Citroen C3 up 60% and the Ford Focus up 42%.

Previous month: Portugal May 2017: Leaders Clio and 208 frankly outpace market up 13%

One year ago: Portugal June 2016: Renault Clio soars to 8.1% share

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