France August 2011: Clio leads, Nissan Juke almost in Top 20

Nissan Juke

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 130 best-selling models: see ‘Read more’ at end of post *

Notice the Citroen DS5 climbing to #101 with 178 sales, the relaunched Kia Rio up to #103 at 156 units and the Audi A7 at #119 with 111 sales…

Citroen DS5

In an uncertain economic climate, the French car market delights at +3% in August with 108,530 registrations, and +0.4% year-to-date at 1,493,813 units. The Renault Clio continues to dominate thanks to heavy promotions with 7,867 sales and an excellent 7.2% market share, its highest in at least 2 years.

The Peugeot 207 is for once very far behind at only 4% share and 4.327 sales and the Citroen C3 climbs back onto the podium at 3,827 units and 3.5% share. The Renault Twingo is at its best since February in 4th place with 3,531 sales (3.3%), here again due to large price cuts.

Renault Clio

Up 8 spots on July to #6 and 3% share, the Dacia Duster is just short of its best-ever performance lodged last April (#6 at 3.1%). VW places the Polo (#9) and Golf (#10) in the Top 10.

The Nissan Juke is the star of the month: after breaking into the Top 30 for the first time in April, it is up 5 spots on July to reach a fantastic 21st place, only 13 units short of the Top 20 with 1,339 sales and 1.2% share. The Juke is now the 2nd best-selling Japanese car in France ahead of the locally-produced Toyota Yaris.

Previous month: see the July 2011 Top 100 best-selling models in France here.

Full August 2011 Top 130 Ranking Table below.

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