France 2007: 207 #1, C4 Picasso #4, Yaris & Logan at best ever
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The French market is up 3% this year at 2,064,543 registrations, and for its first full year the Peugeot 207 finishes #1 with 131,623 sales and 6.4%, ahead of the Renault Clio III at 5.6% and the Renault Scenic at 5%. The 207 topped the monthly ranking 8 times vs. 4 for the Clio.
This year no less than 5 models broke into the Top 10 for the first time. The Citroen C4 Picasso did so in March (#5 at 2.8%) to then stay in the Top 5 every single month this year and finish 4th overall at 3.5%, a position the Xsara Picasso never managed to reach. It even passed the Scenic for the first time in November when it reached a best-ever 5% market share in third position.
The locally built Toyota Yaris is the first Japanese car to ever rank in the monthly French Top 10: in January (#9 at 2.1%) and March (#10 at 1.8%).
Thanks to the MCV version, the Dacia Logan broke into the Top 10 in August (#9 at 2.2%) and reached its best ever position in December: #7 at 2.4%. The Renault Twingo II entered the Top 10 in June at #6 to then break into the Top 5 September. The Peugeot 308 hit the Top 10 in September (#9), its very first month of sales, and the Top 5 in November. Lastly the Renault Laguna III appeared in the Top 10 in November.
Full Year 2007 Top 368 Ranking Table and every Monthly Top 30: see 'Read more below the Logan pic.