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France 17-23 January 2012: Renault back in shape

Renault Megane

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The French market is still suffering from a year-to-year comparison with the last weeks of scrappage schemes in 2011, down 26% this week at 29,464 registrations. After a couple of weeks of wild fluctuations, Renault is back in 2nd place of the brands ranking with 4,894 sales (-44%) behind Peugeot at 5,135 units (-35%) and ahead of Citroen at 4,734 (-32%). Still not back to its traditional level but getting there.

Compared to last week, there are two more Renaults in the models Top 10: the Megane at #3 with 1,371 sales and Twingo at #6 with 785 units make their first appearance in the weekly Top 10 this year and join the Clio, #2 with 1.373 sales. The Peugeot 207 keeps the lead at 1,497 units.

Volkswagen continues to deliver outstanding numbers week after week, now up 22% to 2,676 sales and placing the Polo at #7 and the Golf at #8. Note that in the cumulative ranking from 1 to 23 January the VW Polo is still #2 with 3,816 units and 4.2% share, ahead of the Clio at 3,736! The Golf is #5 with 3,214 sales. If VW maintains its level for one more week we will see both the Polo and the Golf in the monthly Top 5 which would be a first in the French market…

Previous week: France 10-16 January 2012: Peugeot 207 back to #1, VW Polo still #3

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