Peugeot will double in the best-selling models until March. See 50 of Portugal’s favorite cars – Automóvel

After making 2021 the most popular passenger car brand in Portugal and ending Renault’s 23-year reign, Peugeot began this year to strengthen its dominance. And to prove this, the lion brand “double” in the best-selling models in the first three months of the year.

Peugeot 2008 tops the list with 1,540 units delivered in January-March, despite a marginal decline – five vehicles less – than in the first quarter of 2021. It is followed by 1,365 vehicles delivered, which is also less than 1,451 a year earlier. Stellantis, led by Carlos Tavares, manages to rise to the podium in three places, thanks to Citroën C3, which ended the quarter with 1,138 registered units, 206 more than in the first three months of last year.

These are, in fact, the only models to register more than a thousand deliveries at the beginning of the year. The Renault Clio, with 735 units, is in fourth place, overtaking only nine vehicles as well as the Peugeot 3008.

Still in the Top 10, Renault Captur overtakes Toyota Corolla with a minimum margin of 692 compared to 691. If Captur suffers from a decrease of 180 units measured homologously, deliveries of the Japanese brand model will increase by 301 vehicles.

Eighth place is shared by Dacia Sandero and Volvo XC40 in each of the 645 vehicles, followed closely by Hyundai Kauai with three cars less.

The sharp drop in Mercedes Class A – from 1,275 vehicles to 638 vehicles – raises the German brand’s most popular model to 11th place when it ranked at the lowest rate in the first quarter of 2021.

Among the models that received significant additions are the Fiat 500, which increased deliveries from 340 to 557 vehicles, and the Nissan Juke, which more than doubled the number of registered vehicles – 537 compared to 237.

Model Y is better than Teslan Model 3

One of the surprises in the data obtained by the Associação Automóvel de Portugal (ACAP) Negócios is the leadership of Model Y in the sale of Tesla compared to the cheaper Model 3.

The SUV, led by Elon Musk, will deliver 300 units in March, 50 more than in the Model 3. The explanation may be in the pre-order and order quantities for the latest model, to which the brand is now beginning to respond. .

Still in the all-electric segment, Nissan Leaf ended the quarter with 243 units delivered and returns to the top 50.

Some heavyweight newcomers

There are also some models on the list that will debut among the Portuguese’s 50 favorite models. This applies to the Toyota Yaris Cross, which has 470 units, just one less than the Japanese giant CH-R, which ranks 23rd, and the Mitsubishi Space Star, which ranks 27th.

The Mini is also ranked 37th with 265 vehicles delivered.

Compared to the Top 50 in the first quarter of 2021, the list also includes the BMW 4 Series, Fiat Panda, Cupra Fomentor, Kia XCeed, Hyundai Bayon, Audi A4, Opel Mokka and Renault Arkana.

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