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France May 2011: Peugeot above Renault, places 3008 at #5

Peugeot 3008

* Now updated with the Top 130 best-selling models! See ‘Read more’ at end of post *

For its second month without scrappage schemes, the French car market is surprisingly up 6% at 197,784 registrations (but -8% on an adjusted basis). The the daily sales average at 8,990 is ahead of April’s (8,472) which is also very encouraging.

For the first time in ages – at least in my 33 years lifetime and possibly ever – Peugeot passes Renault to become the best-selling brand in France with 35,982 sales (+10%) vs. 35,542 (-14%) for Renault and 33,057 (+16%) for Citroen, a very close #3.

The Peugeot 207 leads French sales for the 2nd month in a row with 9,521 units and 4.8%, just above the Renault Clio at 9,347 and 4.7%. However the Clio stays #1 year-to-date with 51,546 sales and 5.1%. The Citroen C3 is back on the podium at #3, up 4 spots on April with 3.4% share, staying#3 overall year-to-date.

This month’s best performance goes to the Peugeot 3008, delivering by far the best month of its 2 year-career: it breaks into the Top 5 for the very first time at #5 with 6,472 sales and 3.3% share. Previous bests were #8, 5,676 sales and 2.8% share, each achieved in separate months.

Citroen DS4

The Citroen C4 Picasso is up 7 spots at #7, the Opel Corsa is the best-selling foreign model at #9, and the Dacia Duster ranks within the Top 10 for the 3rd month in a row. The Peugeot 508 improves its share to 1.8% but drops two spots to #19 and the Citroen DS4 lands directly at #52 with 1,045 sales.

Full Top 130 Ranking Table below.

France May 2011:

1Peugeot 2079,5214.8%150,7135.0%2
2Renault Clio9,3474.7%251,5465.1%1
3Citroen C36,7433.4%738,9733.8%3
4Renault Mégane6,5903.3%334,1713.4%4
5Peugeot 30086,4723.3%824,6062.4%9
6Peugeot 3086,2333.2%528,9502.9%6
7Citroen C4 Picasso5,5262.8%1422,2882.2%13
8Renault Scénic5,3922.7%428,3672.8%7
9Opel Corsa4,2432.1%1519,7631.9%15
10Dacia Duster4,1712.1%623,0072.3%11
11Citroen C4 II4,1492.1%1123,0022.3%12
12VW Polo4,1352.1%923,0232.3%10
13Ford Fiesta4,0532.0%1321,9002.2%14
14VW Golf3,8842.0%1219,6281.9%16
15Citroen DS33,7161.9%1815,6791.5%19
16Citroen C53,6221.8%2013,5351.3%21
17Citroen C3 Picasso3,6121.8%2416,2401.6%18
18Renault Twingo3,6051.8%1030,4593.0%5
19Peugeot 5083,4831.8%1711,1591.1%28
20Peugeot 50083,0051.5%2512,4891.2%23
21Peugeot 206+2,8721.5%1627,9152.8%8
22Nissan Qashqai2,8591.4%1912,2121.2%25
23Renault Laguna2,4941.3%2112,1861.2%26
24Ford Focus2,2771.2%426,3820.6%44
25Renault Modus2,2611.1%2213,2871.3%22
26Citroen C12,1941.1%3912,3181.2%24
28Ford C-Max1,9631.0%299,8601.0%30
29Seat Ibiza1,9431.0%319,9621.0%29
30VW Passat1,8260.9%327,8390.8%39
31Nissan Juke1,7790.9%308,0170.8%36
32Dacia Sandero1,7510.9%2613,8321.4%20
33VW Touran1,6700.8%388,2400.8%35
34Renault Kangoo1,6370.8%457,8810.8%38
35Opel Astra1,6120.8%447,5370.7%40
36Renault Clio Campus1,5930.8%2317,8311.8%17
37Audi A11,4630.7%436,4690.6%43
38Opel Zafira1,3910.7%595,0210.5%49
39Opel Meriva1,3500.7%357,9020.8%37
40VW Tiguan1,3490.7%336,8640.7%42
41Fiat 5001,3320.7%289,0420.9%32
42Audi A41,2850.6%464,8460.5%52
43Citroen Berlingo1,2710.6%676,1610.6%45
44BMW Serie 11,2420.6%494,7190.5%54
45BMW Serie 31,2000.6%514,4140.4%57
46Peugeot 1071,1870.6%5311,2981.1%27
47Audi A31,1460.6%414,8350.5%53
48Mercedes Classe C1,1340.6%373,6780.4%62
49Fiat Punto1,1280.6%347,3040.7%41
50Fiat Panda1,0860.5%488,7670.9%33
51Peugeot Partner1,0830.5%695,9500.6%46
52Citroen DS41,0450.5%n/a1,3860.1%101
53Toyota Yaris1,0370.5%369,0640.9%31
54Skoda Fabia9940.5%723,4230.3%64
55Opel Insignia9630.5%603,6010.4%63
56Alfa Romeo Giulietta9350.5%504,0460.4%59
57Mercedes Classe B8450.4%663,2530.3%65
58Audi A58200.4%652,9570.3%70
59Ford Kuga8180.4%623,9300.4%60
60Ford Ka8090.4%705,5710.5%47
61Suzuki Swift8090.4%544,4490.4%56
62Renault Trafic7770.4%802,3300.2%84
63Toyota Aygo7070.4%634,9120.5%50
64Toyota Verso6810.3%403,8990.4%61
65Renault Espace6720.3%712,9960.3%69
66Smart ForTwo6670.3%772,7270.3%75
67Toyota Auris6580.3%474,6530.5%55
68Audi Q56220.3%752,3920.2%82
69Peugeot RCZ6180.3%762,7810.3%74
70BMW X16160.3%563,2120.3%66
71Kia Venga6160.3%n/a3,0710.3%67
72Seat Leon6150.3%742,4610.2%80
73Kia Sportage6150.3%852,4280.2%81
74Mercedes Classe E6130.3%613,0450.3%68
75BMW Serie 55740.3%732,6330.3%78
76Nissan Micra5690.3%555,1260.5%48
77Hyundai ix355660.3%582,8960.3%72
78BMW X35550.3%791,8840.2%93
79Peugeot Bipper5500.3%n/a2,3640.2%83
80Dacia Logan5450.3%574,1400.4%58
81Chevrolet Spark4690.2%524,9030.5%51
82Renault Koleos4660.2%922,2130.2%85
83Alfa Romeo MiTo4640.2%782,9050.3%71
84VW Scirocco4590.2%n/a1,8910.2%92
85Mercedes Classe A4580.2%822,5530.3%79
86Skoda Octavia4380.2%891,9150.2%91
87Ford Mondeo4280.2%862,1690.2%86
88Toyota RAV44130.2%642,8220.3%73
89Kia Cee’d4070.2%832,0210.2%87
90Kia Picanto4050.2%n/a1,7000.2%97
91Chevrolet Cruze3990.2%n/an/an/an/a
92Citroen Nemo3830.2%951,9360.2%90
93Renault Latitude3670.2%842,7260.3%76
94Volvo XC603510.2%871,8600.2%94
95Chevrolet Orlando3500.2%81n/an/an/a
96Fiat Bravo3500.2%n/an/an/an/a
98Ford S-Max3420.2%682,0140.2%88
98Nissan Note (e)3410.2%n/a1,7080.2%96
99Audi A63180.2%93n/an/an/a
100Skoda Superb3180.2%n/a1,1160.1%n/a
101Chevrolet Aveo (e)3090.2%n/a2,6860.3%77
102Hyundai i303060.2%881,4600.1%100
103Seat Altea2980.2%911,3320.1%103
104Toyota Verso-S2790.1%n/an/an/an/a
105Opel Agila2720.1%991,8120.2%95
106Volvo V602680.1%n/an/an/an/a
107Chevrolet Captiva2580.1%n/an/an/an/a
108Skoda Yeti2580.1%n/a1,0670.1%n/a
109Peugeot 8072570.1%n/a7230.1%n/a
110Mercedes CLS2500.1%n/an/an/an/a
111Mercedes GLK2480.1%n/an/an/an/a
112Hyundai i102470.1%1001,3230.1%104
113Toyota Prius2400.1%98n/an/an/a
114Honda Civic2390.1%n/a1,5680.2%98
115VW Sharan2340.1%n/an/an/an/a
116Hyundai ix202290.1%n/a1,4730.1%99
117Mitsubishi ASX2270.1%90n/an/an/a
118Suzuki Alto2190.1%n/a1,3830.1%102
119BMW X52050.1%n/an/an/an/a
120VW Eos2030.1%n/an/an/an/a
121Suzuki SX41890.1%n/a1,2880.1%105
122Renault Wind1890.1%n/a7640.1%n/a
123Lexus CT1880.1%98n/an/an/a
124Volvo C301870.1%n/an/an/an/a
125Citroen C81870.1%n/an/an/an/a
126Volvo S601770.1%n/an/an/an/a
127Audi A71750.1%n/an/an/an/a
128Seat Exeo1610.1%n/an/an/an/a
139Mercedes Viano1580.1%n/an/an/an/a
130Audi TT1500.1%n/an/an/an/a

Source: CCFA, www.autoweek.nlAuto Plus,

Note: (e) means estimation

Note: ‘on an adjusted basis’ at the start of the article means with the equal amount of working days. May 2011 had 22 working days compared to 19 in May 2010.

This Post Has 9 Comments
    1. Merci!
      J’ai maintenant corrige l’article sur la France!
      A bientot
      (et tu n’as pas envoye de double message! 🙂

  1. Bon je n’ai pas trop le temps de regarder, désolé.
    On attend les chiffres par segment que le site es.autoblog mettra bientôt.
    à bientôt

  2. 1116 Superb
    1067 Yeti

    Voilà! Je pense que les chiffres de certain modèle sont erronés (le Note, etc), je regarderai après.
    Bon courage à toi.

  3. Hello,

    Je constate que vous faites quelques petites erreurs, voici les chiffres pour Skoda:
    994 Fabia
    438 Octavia
    318 Superb (devant la Chevrolet Aveo?)
    258 Yeti (devant la Hyundai i10 ?)
    106 Roomster (hors top 100)
    TOTAL :2114 (16ème)

    Je vous souhaie un bon courage.
    à bientôt

    1. Merci beaucoup!
      Je vais corriger le tableau tout de suite.
      Auriez-vous le total 5 mois pour la Superb et le Yeti?

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