France April 2011: Dacia Duster #1 in weekly ranking!
* Many thanks to my dear Mum and Dad for sourcing and scanning Auto Plus mag! *
According to Dacia’s Facebook page, the Dacia Duster was the best selling car in France during the week of April 5th to April 11th! This is confirmed by official data published by French car weekly Auto Plus. The Duster leads with 1,251 sales and 3.6% share, ahead of the Renault Clio at 1,177 units and the VW Polo at 1,086.
This is an exceptional achievement by the French/Romanian SUV after it broke into the Top 10 for the first time and achieved its best ever month in France in March in 7th place with 6,634 units and 2.6% share. These records look like they will be obsolete by the end of the month. It is the first time a ‘terrain’ vehicle ever tops French car sales.
Only a handful of models have topped the French weekly charts in the last 5 years: the Peugeot 207, Renault Clio, Renault Twingo, Citroen C3, Dacia Sandero and Peugeot 308 have done so. The Duster is therefore the 7th model to shine and the second Dacia.
Complete Auto Plus article, Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.
France 5th to 11th April 2011:
|7||Citroen C4 II||973||2.8%||9||11||9||-|
|10||Citroen C4 Picasso||797||2.3%||17||13||14||16|
Estimation of number of weeks spent at #1 in France in the last 5 years:
Peugeot 207: 127 weeks
Renault Clio: 113
Renault Twingo: 8
Citroen C3: 4
Dacia Sandero: 3
Peugeot 308: 3
Dacia Duster: 1
This ranking has been estimated based on the number of months each model was #1 during the period.