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France 1-28 May 2012: Renault Megane #2, Peugeot 208 up to #6

Renault Megane

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Before I can share with you an entire French Top 100 for the month of May, here is an appetiser: the Top 10 up to May 28. Car sales are down just 1% to 127,447 units over the period. The Renault Clio is totally undisturbed by the arrival of the Peugeot 208 or the publication of spy pics of the Clio 4, even improving 16% year-on-year to 6,212 sales and 4.9%.

Boosted by its recent refresh, the Renault Megane is up 26% to 2nd place at 4,988 units and 3.9% its highest share so far this year, followed by the Citroen C4 down 16% to 3.2% share and the Peugeot 308 down 8% to 3% and the Renault Scenic closes up the Top 5, up 12%. It’s official, the all-new Peugeot 208 is now selling more than its predecessor, ranking 6th with 3,377 units and 2.6% while the 207 is #9 at 2.1%…

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Full 1-28 May 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

France 1-28 May 2012:

PosModel1 to 28 May%/11AprMar2011
1Renault Clio6,2124.9%13%111
2Renault Mégane4,9883.9%26%234
3Citroen C34,0643.2%-16%343
4Peugeot 3083,8283.0%-8%667
5Renault Scénic3,7172.9%12%556
6Peugeot 2083,3772.6%new916250
7VW Golf2,9772.3%9%15915
8Peugeot 30082,9122.3%-33%779
9Peugeot 2072,6882.1%-56%422
10Citroen C42,6772.1%-5%81312

Source: Auto Plus

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. salut matt, juste te dire que j’ai bien reçu ton mail, c’est bon que tu as cet article! dès que j’ai le temps, je ferai scanner les articles promis, très bon courage à très bientôt, bien cordialement.

  2. Minus 1% became minus 20% (!) in the blink of an eye 😉

    According to Les Echos on June 1st, the French market was down more than 20% in May. The month did count 3 days less the dealership were open though.

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