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France 1954: Renault 4 CV holds onto top spot, Simca 9 Aronde up to #2

The Simca 9 Aronde is up 47.3% to #2 in France in 1954.

The new car market in France jumps up 17.9% year-on-year in 1954 to 458.198 units including commercial vehicles, a new all-time record. Renault (+19.1%) can breathe a little easier as it widens the gap with #2 Citroen (+13.6%) from just 3.5 points of market share in 1953 to 4.9% this year at 32.1% vs. 27.2%. The Top 7 is unchanged on last year with Peugeot (+7.7%) rounding up the podium ahead of Simca (+50.2%), Ford France (-26.9%), Panhard (+102.7%) and Berliet (+27.3%). Chausson (+1.1%) dislodges Delahaye (-65.8%) from the Top 10.

Model-wise, the Renault 4 CV (+20.9%) continues to gear up and enjoys a 6th consecutive year on top of the French charts, while the Simca 9 Aronde (+47.3%) leaps up two spots on 1953 to land in 2nd place overall, knocking the Peugeot 203 (+3.8%) down to #3. The Citroen 2 CV (+46.6%) is also up one rank to #4 while the Citroen 11 CV Traction Avant (-21%) is down two to #5. The Peugeot 203U (+19.9%) remains the best-selling LCV in France ahead of the Renault R 2060-2160 (+5.9%), Citroen H/HZ (+36.1%) and Simca U (+77%),  all fitting within the Top 10.

Previous year: France 1953: Renault 4CV leads, Citroen up to 28% share, Renault Fregate up to #6

Full Year 1954 Top 23 All-brands and Top 123 All-models vs. Full Year 1953 figures below.

Note: Imports are excluded from these figures.

France 1954 – brands:

PosBrand1954%/531953%Pos
1Renault147,39832.1%19.1%123,78431.8%1
2Citroen125,09027.2%13.6%110,15528.3%2
3Peugeot76,67816.7%7.7%71,18218.3%3
4Simca72,34315.8%50.2%48,15512.4%4
5Ford France12,3992.7%-26.9%16,9674.4%5
6Panhard10,9472.4%102.7%5,4001.4%6
7Berliet5,6741.2%27.3%4,4581.1%7
8Unic1,7710.4%86.4%9500.2%10
9Hotchkiss1,0680.2%-18.7%1,3140.3%9
10Chausson9010.2%1.1%8910.2%11
11Delahaye8060.2%-65.8%2,3560.6%8
10Latil6130.1%24.3%4930.1%11
11Saurer5430.1%41.8%3830.1%12
12F.A.R.4400.1%103.7%2160.1%16
13Somua4300.1%49.8%2870.1%15
14Bernard3800.1%27.9%2970.1%14
15Willième2380.1%-27.2%3270.1%13
16Floirat1880.0%72.5%1090.0%17
17Salmson1210.0%112.3%570.0%21
18Isobloc760.0%-22.4%980.0%18
19S.C.C.F510.0%-31.1%740.0%20
20Labourier340.0%6.3%320.0%22
21Revin90.0%-89.9%890.0%19
22Resengart00.0%-100.0%5630.1%10
23Talbot00.0%-100.0%110.0%23

France 1954 – models:

PosModel1954%/531953%Pos
1Renault 4 CV89,76719.6%20.9%74,27519.1%1
2Simca 9 Aronde57,01612.4%47.3%38,70010.0%4
3Peugeot 203/203L53,00811.6%3.8%51,06313.1%2
4Citroen 2 CV A-AZ43,3219.5%46.6%29,5467.6%5
5Citroen 11 CV (Traction Avant)39,6998.7%-21.0%50,22712.9%3
6Renault Fregate25,6705.6%35.5%18,9404.9%6
7Peugeot 203U (LCV)19,9114.3%19.9%16,6044.3%7
8Renault 2060-6/2161-616,7113.6%5.9%15,7844.1%8
9Citroen H/HZ15,5693.4%36.1%11,4362.9%10
10Simca U (LCV)15,3273.3%77.0%8,6582.2%13
11Citroen 2 CV AU-AZU (LCV)14,3163.1%45.8%9,8202.5%11
12Panhard Dyna10,7162.3%122.5%4,8161.2%16
13Renault Juvaquatre LCV (R 2100)10,4092.3%19.6%8,7052.2%12
14Ford Vedette8,7161.9%-40.3%14,6013.8%9
15Citroen 23R6,4271.4%32.8%4,8391.2%15
16Peugeot D3A3,7590.8%6.9%3,5150.9%17
17Renault Colorale3,1720.7%-35.4%4,9141.3%14
18Citroen 15 CV (Traction Avant)2,5360.6%19.7%2,1190.5%18
19Berliet GRL-GLM2,0950.5%new0.0%
20Ford Vendome1,8150.4%new0.0%
21Citroen 55U1,6590.4%558.3%2520.1%40
22Berliet GLR-GLC 6a/81,1090.2%-12.6%1,2690.3%21
23Citroen 55UDI1,0630.2%290.8%2720.1%38
24Hotchkiss PL 251,0090.2%-9.1%1,1100.3%24
25Renault 4153-89320.2%new0.0%
26Ford F22C-F52A9200.2%new0.0%
27Chausson AP/AS/AN/5228700.2%15.8%7510.2%26
28Delahaye VLRB7590.2%-58.9%1,8470.5%20
29Berliet GLB-GLC7580.2%-39.4%1,2500.3%22
30Berliet GLA 57430.2%46.0%5090.1%29
31Ford F09W6510.1%new0.0%
32Unic ZU 66/805770.1%new0.0%
33Unic ZU 62/63/655000.1%42.9%3500.1%33
34Citroen 55 long4810.1%256.3%1350.0%53
35Berliet PL-PC4240.1%53.1%2770.1%37
36F.A.R. CM62-703630.1%227.0%1110.0%58
37Ford F0Y4 WH2900.1%-17.1%3500.1%32
38Saurer 4CTID/3D2700.1%new0.0%
39Unic ZU 46/532670.1%61.8%1650.0%46
40Berliet TLB/C/R/M2520.1%0.8%2500.1%42
41Unic ZU 1002370.1%new0.0%
42Renault 4191-2/4200-12320.1%9.4%2120.1%43
43Renault 42202180.0%-14.5%2550.1%39
44Somua JL172110.0%9.3%1930.0%45
45Latil H1B4T2040.0%20.7%1690.0%57
46Panhard IE60-651920.0%new0.0% –
47Unic SU521900.0%2614.3%70.0%94
48Floirat B8-B9-GA1830.0%125.9%810.0%66
49Willième S10-L101820.0%30.9%1390.0%52
50Latil H16A4BH1620.0%51.4%1070.0%59
51Berliet Vehic spec1520.0%2.0%1490.0%49
52Renault 4180-21490.0%63.7%910.0%63
53Renault 4 CV LCV (2070-71)1380.0%n/a00.0% –
54Saurer 5CT3D1370.0%new0.0%
55Saurer 4CTI1360.0%new0.0%
56Bernard 150MB1220.0%6.1%1150.0%56
57Salmson 23001210.0%new0.0%
58Bernard 150MB 21T1020.0%25.9%810.0%65
59Bernard 120MC890.0%new0.0%
60Berliet GBM 19 a860.0%new0.0%
61Isobioc (SACA) 648-652760.0%-22.4%980.0%61
62Latil H2NA1B9720.0%26.3%570.0%70
63Latil A1B7680.0%44.7%470.0%76
64Bernard 9B 90670.0%new0.0%
65Latil Vehic Spec660.0%-13.2%760.0%67
66Somua JL17CT660.0%new0.0%
67Somua JL17V640.0%14.3%560.0%72
68Hotchkiss Monceau590.0%new0.0%
69S.C.C.F VSS-VSH510.0%-31.1%740.0%68
70Willième 115-615500.0%13.6%440.0%78
71Somua OP5500.0%212.5%160.0%90
72F.A.R. CM22-23-24-25440.0%-17.0%530.0%74
73Somua MTP390.0%77.3%220.0%88
74Berliet GLA 19 a370.0%825.0%40.0%99
75Labourier JL3-SUD340.0%6.3%320.0%84
76F.A.R. SD80-90330.0%-36.5%520.0%75
77Chausson AH310.0%-77.9%1400.0%50
78Panhard Dyna LCV300.0%-90.7%3210.1%34
79Latil 4 44A4B3/4/6290.0%0.0%290.0%85
80Delahaye Vehic Spec210.0%-95.4%4560.1%30
81Berliet GLB 19 a180.0%800.0%20.0%101
82Citroen 45U160.0%-98.7%1,1920.3%23
83Delahaye 135-175-235130.0%-66.7%390.0%81
84Latil H2NA1Y12120.0%50.0%80.0%93
85Revin B/C90.0%-89.9%890.0%64
86Panhard ID2090.0%350.0%20.0%102
87Delahaye 16380.0%100.0%40.0%98
88Ford F09TM70.0%new0.0%
89Willième TE21560.0%20.0%50.0%97
90Floirat fg incendie50.0%-81.5%270.0%86
91Delahaye 163D50.0%-44.4%90.0%92
92Citroen 45UDI30.0%-99.1%3170.1%35
93Ford Abeille00.0%-100.0%1,8900.5%19
94Simca sport00.0%-100.0%7970.2%25
95Berliet GDM-GLM00.0%-100.0%7160.2%27
96Renault 4080/414000.0%-100.0%6080.2%28
97Resengart LR4PL00.0%-100.0%3640.1%31
98Resengart LR4SA-FT00.0%-100.0%2990.1%36
99Saurer 3CTID/3D00.0%-100.0%2510.1%41
100Panhard IE40-1-2-300.0%-100.0%2030.1%44
101Unic ZU53-63TR00.0%-100.0%1650.0%47
102Unic ZU 3500.0%-100.0%1530.0%48
103Willième R1500.0%-100.0%1390.0%51
104Ford F094W/WM00.0%-100.0%1260.0%54
105Hotchkiss Anjou 13-5000.0%-100.0%1170.0%55
106Bernard 110MA00.0%-100.0%1000.0%60
107Unic ZU 72R00.0%-100.0%980.0%62
108Saurer 5DT3D00.0%-100.0%660.0%69
109Salmson G72-G8500.0%-100.0%570.0%71
110Hotchkiss Anjou 20-5000.0%-100.0%460.0%77
111Hotchkiss Gregoire00.0%-100.0%410.0%79
112Saurer 3CTI00.0%-100.0%400.0%80
113Panhard IE4500.0%-100.0%380.0%82
114Berliet GPM-GBM00.0%-100.0%320.0%83
115Saurer 3CST3D00.0%-100.0%230.0%87
116Panhard IE4400.0%-100.0%200.0%89
117Talbot Baby Record00.0%-100.0%110.0%91
118Unic ZU52 et 72T00.0%-100.0%60.0%95
119Unic ZU72ALV00.0%-100.0%60.0%96
120Saurer 8BSUD00.0%-100.0%30.0%100
121Bernard Vehic Spec00.0%-100.0%10.0%105
122Delahaye 17100.0%-100.0%10.0%104
123Floirat HF6-1000.0%-100.0%10.0%103

Source: L’Argus via CCFA

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