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France 1-20 February 2012: Renault Clio and Citroen C4 impress

Citroen C4

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks to STAC *

The French car market is down 26% year-on-year over the first 3 weeks of February at 91,400 registrations. In the brands ranking, Renault ranks #1 with 15,685 sales and 17.2% share (-32%) but Citroen is just below at 15,181 units and 16.6% (-23%) leaving Peugeot in third place with 13,581 sales and 14.9% (-43%): the 208 launch is eagerly awaited…

The Renault Clio stays by far the best-selling model in the country and even lodges the smallest decline of the Top 10 at just -4% thanks to 5,202 units sold for a 5.7% market share. The Citroen C3 is #2 with 3,877 sales (-17%) just above the Peugeot 207 at 3,843 units (-47%). Good hold of the Renault Megane at -10% in 4th position, followed by the evergreen VW Polo (-15%) and Renault Scenic (-20%).

The Citroen C4 shines in 7th place with 2,363 sales and 2.6%, if it maintains this rank up until the end of the month it will be this generation’s best-ever position, beating the 10th place it reached last December. The VW Golf is still valiant at #8 with 2,338 units, above the Peugeot 308 at 2,220 sales (-33%).

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Full 1-20 February 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

France 1-20 February 2012:

PosModel1 to 20 Feb%/11JanDec2011
1Renault Clio5,2025.7%-4%111
2Citroen C33,8774.2%-17%363
3Peugeot 2073,8434.2%-47%222
4Renault Mégane3,1133.4%-10%554
5VW Polo2,8183.1%-15%448
6Renault Scénic2,5252.8%-20%976
7Citroen C42,3632.6%-22%111012
8VW Golf2,3382.6%-17%7815
9Peugeot 3082,2202.4%-33%897
10Renault Twingo2,1822.4%-43%635

Source: Auto Plus, many thanks to STAC for sharing the data!

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Think the C4 is a pretty good car, with a modern, expressive front, decent underpinnings/engines and a nice dash. The rearlights and C pillar are less attractive though.
    Southern Europe seems to appreciate the C4 (and C3) more than northern EU.

    Duster in not in sight – was a surprising new entry in the French Top 10 last year.

    In general, the car sales in the French market are horrendous.

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