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France 1 to 5 June 2012: Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208 on top

Peugeot 208

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There is a lot at stake this month for French car sales as June is traditionally one of the strongest months of the year. But it hasn’t started well: over the first 5 days only 20,320 new cars were registered, 20% less than the same week last year. As usual Renault starts the month weakly at #3 and 11.5%, just above VW at 10,7% and way below Peugeot (17.1%) and Citroen (15.3%). Notice Dacia up a massive 29%, potentially thanks to the Lodgy and Audi #2 foreign brand with 4.1% share.

For the first time since last April, the Citroen C3 manages to top the weekly models ranking with 812 sales and 4% share. The Peugeot 208 appears on the podium of a models ranking for the first time anywhere in the world at #2 with 686 units and 3.4% while the 207 is out of the Top 10 and the Clio is at a feeble #6 (but will catch up later in the month).

Volkswagen has got us accustomed to great starts of the month and June is no exception: the VW Polo is #3 with 646 sales and 3.2% and the VW Golf is #5 at 522 units and 2.6%. The two Germans are the only two foreign models in the Top 10 where the Citroen C4 Picasso (#7) and Dacia Duster (#10) reappear.

Previous month: France May 2012: Podium 100% Renault for the first time in 14 years

One year ago (nearly): France 6-13 June 2011: Citroen C3 leads the market

Full 1-5 June 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

France 1 to 5 June 2012:

PosModel1 to 6 June%/11MayAprMar2011
1Citroen C38124.0%-21%4343
2Peugeot 2086863.4%new5916250
3VW Polo6463.2%4%111388
4Peugeot 3085752.8%-36%6667
5VW Golf5222.6%18%715915
6Renault Clio5212.6%-18%1111
7Citroen C4 Picasso4992.5%-22%12181111
8Peugeot 30084882.4%-28%8779
9Renault Scénic4772.3%-10%3556
10Dacia Duster4642.3%-5%13111810

Source: Auto Plus

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. I agree it is a shame, the UK used to be a huge market for Renault, in 2002 they sold 194,685 cars for a market share of about 8%, they were the third best selling marque. In the first five months of this year sales are down by 44% (the UK market has increased by 2.56%) to only 16,476. Hopefully the new Clio will change things.

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