* See sales of all French models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
The Renault 5 is the best-selling car in France for the 6th consecutive year and it holds a 10.8% market share in 1979.
Launched in 1978, the Renault 18 is an instant hit with French consumers: it ranks 2nd as early as for its first full year of sales in 1979 with a robust 7.7% market share.
The Peugeot 305 rounds up the podium with 6.8% of the market, ahead of the Peugeot 104 at 5%, the Renault 4 at 4.8%, the Renault 14 at 4.7% and the Citroen Visa at 4.6%. Notice the Talbot Horizon at #8 with 4.3% share and the Peugeot 604 at #17 with 0.6%.
Full Year 1979 sales of all French models: click on ‘Read more’ below the Peugeot 604 pic.