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France 1979: Renault 5, 18 and Peugeot 305 on podium

Renault 5

* 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.

Renault 18

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.

Peugeot 305

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.

Peugeot 604

France 1979 (French models only):

PosModel%
1Renault 510.8%
2Renault 187.7%
3Peugeot 3056.8%
4Peugeot 1045.0%
5Renault 44.8%
6Renault 144.7%
7Citroen Visa4.6%
8Talbot Horizon4.3%
9Citroen GSA4.1%
10Citroen 2CV3.5%
11Citroen CX3.3%
12Simca 15102.9%
13Peugeot 5042.8%
14Renault 202.7%
15Peugeot 5052.1%
16Citroen LN1.0%
17Peugeot 6040.6%
18Renault 300.6%

Source: L’Auto Journal

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