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France 1969-1971: Peugeot 204 dominates

Peugeot 204

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For the first time since the end of the War, a Peugeot leads the year-end sales ranking in France. #2 in 1968, the Peugeot 204 passes the Renault 4 in 1969 to become the best-selling model in the country with 150,000 sales and 11% market share. Sales figures for 1970 and 1971 are unavailable.

Citroen Ami 8

In 1969, the Citroen Ami 6/8 ranks 2nd at 123,000 units and 9% share, ahead of the Renault 4 at 116,000 sales (8.5%), the Renault 6 at 95,600 units (7%) and the Renault 16 with 88,700 sales (6.5%).

Renault 4

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Full 1969 Sales, 1969 and 1971 Production Ranking Tables below.

France 1969 – Sales:

PosModelSales%Var
1Peugeot 204150,00011.0%-12%
2Citroen Ami 6/8123,0009.0%-8%
3Renault 4116,0008.5%-33%
4Renault 695,6007.0%n/a
5Renault 16/16 TS88,7006.5%-23%

France 1969 – Production:

PosModelProduction
1Renault 4280,000
2Peugeot 204210,000
3Renault 16180,000
4Citroen Ami 6/8140,000
5Renault 6135,000

France 6 months 1969 – Production:

PosModelProduction
1Renault 4147,000
2Peugeot 204114,900
3Renault 16/16 TS102,000
4Citroen Ami 6/879,600
5Simca 110073,200
6Renault 672,700
7Simca 100062,200
8Peugeot 40461,500
9Renault 860,000
10Citroen Dyane52,700

France 1970: no available data

France 1971 – Production:

PosModelProduction
1Renault 4279,069
2Renault 12254,816
3Renault 6236,177
4Simca 1100197,201
5Renault 16182,479
6Citroen 2CV175,000

Source: L’Auto Journal

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