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France April 2013: 3 units separate Renault Clio IV & Peugeot 208!

Peugeot 208 T16 France April 2013Peugeot 208 T16. The 208 misses the pole position for just 3 sales this month.

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The French new car market seems to slow down its fall in April at -5% to 157,859 registrations, however this is compared to the worst April in 15 years last year, and with one additional working day this year the drop is actually equivalent to 10% which is in line with the first 3 months of 2013. Year-to-date, the market is down 12% to 591,741 units and we are now looking at a Full Year 2013 total of 1.75 million units, the worst year since 1997. We knew the fight between the Renault Clio 4 and Peugeot 208 would be close but this month possibly delivers the smallest gap between #1 and #2 in France ever: at 9,461 units, the Clio 4’s advantage over  the 208 is only 3 sales! Both models hold a solid 6% market share, more than double any other car in the market.

2013 Renault CapturRenault Captur

The VW Golf benefits fully from the new model at an excellent 7th place, up 35% year-on-year to 3,637 units and 2.3% while the Dacia Sandero is back within the French Top 10 for the third time in the last 5 months at #8 with 3,328 sales and 2.1%. Notice also the Citroen DS3 up 9 ranks to #11 and the Citroen C3 Picasso up 6 to #15. The Renault Captur continues to climb the ladder, up a further 13 spots on March to land just outside the Top 20 at #22 with 1,934 units and 1.2%.

Peugeot 2008 France April 2013Peugeot 2008

Further down, the Audi A3 is up 3 ranks to #30, the BMW 3 Series is up 12 to #35, Seat Leon up 30 to #45, Kia Sportage up 12 to #47, Renault Zoe down 19 to #59, Dacia Dokker is up 16 to #61 and the new gen Kia Carens appears at #80. Finally the Peugeot 2008 breaks into the French Top 100 for the first time, landing directly in 65th position with 688 sales and 0.4% share.

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