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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.

* See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 245 All-models by clicking on the title *

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

Full February 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 245 All-models below.

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