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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.

Previous post: France 1-22 April 2013: Citroen C4 Picasso back in Top 10

Previous month: France March 2013: Nissan Qashqai in Top 10! Renault Captur #35!

One year ago: France April 2012: Peugeot 208 in Top 10, Dacia Lodgy lands

Full April 2013 Top 100 models and Top 18 brands Ranking Tables below.

France April 2013 – brands:


France April 2013 – models:

1Renault Clio 49,4616.0%137,1416.3%126
2Peugeot 2089,4586.0%233,5445.7%22
3Renault Scénic4,0752.6%715,5782.6%45
4Renault Mégane4,0632.6%317,3882.9%34
5Citroen C33,7612.4%514,7032.5%53
6Peugeot 30083,7472.4%413,9902.4%78
7VW Golf3,6372.3%614,4612.4%612
8Dacia Sandero3,3282.1%1112,3952.1%1118
9Citroen C43,2072.0%1013,3092.2%810
10Renault Twingo3,0331.9%813,2382.2%911
11Citroen DS32,8761.8%208,0531.4%2120
12Peugeot 3082,8481.8%1211,0791.9%126
13VW Polo2,7741.8%1312,9252.2%107
14Peugeot 207+2,5761.6%1710,5511.8%149
15Citroen C3 Picasso2,5751.6%218,1371.4%1922
16Ford Fiesta2,5561.6%149,0511.5%1815
17Toyota Yaris2,4431.5%189,1371.5%1721
18Citroen C4 Picasso2,4351.5%159,9431.7%1613
19Nissan Qashqai2,4291.5%910,6061.8%1316
20Dacia Duster2,2311.4%2310,4001.8%1514
21Opel Corsa2,1691.4%167,2551.2%2417
22Renault Captur1,9341.2%353,2310.5%48 –
23Peugeot 5081,9111.2%227,6571.3%2219
24Renault Clio Collection1,9101.2%278,1271.4%201
25Peugeot 50081,9041.2%246,5241.1%2524
26Nissan Juke1,7721.1%197,4801.3%2327
27Fiat 5001,6161.0%266,3971.1%2730
28VW Tiguan1,6021.0%256,4171.1%2623
29Citroen C11,5581.0%484,4130.7%3336
30Audi A31,4150.9%333,9800.7%3955
31VW Touran1,3590.9%384,6170.8%2932
32Mercedes Classe A1,3060.8%305,4550.9%2861
33Citroen C51,2140.8%434,1520.7%3731
34Dacia Lodgy1,2020.8%444,5590.8%3040
35BMW Serie 31,2000.8%474,0480.7%3846
36Citroen DS41,1780.7%424,5090.8%3137
37Audi A11,1250.7%513,8320.6%4235
38Mercedes Classe B1,1110.7%314,2620.7%3538
39BMW Serie 11,0940.7%393,8660.7%4142
40Ford B-Max1,0120.6%294,4160.7%32n/a
41Renault Laguna9960.6%374,3250.7%3433
42Ford C-Max9880.6%284,1520.7%3628
43Seat Ibiza9880.6%453,6540.6%4434
44Toyota Auris9180.6%363,9790.7%4071
45Seat Leon9110.6%752,2400.4%75101
46VW Passat8920.6%493,1490.5%5050
47Kia Sportage8840.6%592,8420.5%5459
48Peugeot 1078680.5%463,6720.6%4344
49Citroen Berlingo8500.5%572,9330.5%5252
51Audi Q38430.5%522,8310.5%5570
52Renault Kangoo8400.5%633,2170.5%4941
53Ford Focus8350.5%503,2400.5%4739
54Fiat Panda8290.5%323,4680.6%4547
55Citroen DS58280.5%703,0150.5%5151
56Peugeot Partner8060.5%672,7040.5%5953
57VW Up!7930.5%582,7220.5%5872
58Opel Astra7840.5%552,7670.5%5749
59Renault Zoe7480.5%402,3470.4%69n/a
60Fiat Punto7470.5%892,3280.4%7162
61Dacia Dokker7210.5%772,2550.4%73n/a
62Opel Meriva7200.5%612,4900.4%6345
63Suzuki Swift7150.5%652,6820.5%6058
64Fiat 500L7110.5%343,4230.6%46n/a
65Peugeot 20086880.4%n/a9080.2%n/a –
66BMW X16550.4%742,3360.4%7074
67Citroen C4 Aircross6520.4%812,4580.4%6688
68Skoda Fabia6300.4%642,5180.4%6160
69Kia Cee’d6280.4%532,4450.4%6794
70Toyota Verso6210.4%712,3820.4%6869
71Ford Kuga6150.4%542,4610.4%6565
72Audi A46010.4%662,5120.4%6256
73Audi Q56000.4%821,7890.3%8591
74Kia Rio5810.4%682,4650.4%6467
75Hyundai ix355730.4%602,2790.4%7275
76Range Rover Evoque5550.4%981,6150.3%9189
77Mercedes Classe C5500.3%801,8460.3%8357
78Mini Countryman5400.3%732,1880.4%7763
79VW Coccinelle5370.3%881,7190.3%86105
80Kia Carens5290.3%n/an/an/an/an/a
81Opel Zafira5110.3%861,9340.3%8248
82Audi A55050.3%961,6090.3%9279
83Toyota RAV44880.3%941,4140.2%9968
84Toyota Aygo4760.3%622,0970.4%7973
85Chevrolet Spark4720.3%871,9360.3%8180
86Hyundai i204690.3%782,2490.4%7482
87Smart ForTwo4580.3%911,6450.3%8987
88Volvo V404460.3%1001,5690.3%94n/a
89BMW X34360.3%851,7040.3%8777
90Renault Espace4290.3%n/a1,3530.2%10181
91Alfa Romeo Giulietta4240.3%562,0400.3%8078
92Toyota Prius/Prius+4030.3%931,8060.3%8497
93Opel Insignia3900.2%761,5890.3%93100
94Chevrolet Aveo3900.2%921,4580.2%9784
95Mercedes CLA3800.2%n/a4760.1%n/a –
96BMW Serie 53630.2%841,6780.3%8886
97Kia Venga3390.2%1011,5280.3%95106
98Kia Picanto3350.2%971,5270.3%9685
99Hyundai i303300.2%722,1760.4%7893
100Opel Adam3040.2%n/a9230.2%n/a –



This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. Good point Rick. I think that the 2008 and the Captur will be a huge sucess, not only in France but also in all over the Europe.

  2. The Zoé equals Up!, Astra and Punto and betters f.i. Swift and Dokker.
    Has 0,5% marketshare.

    Quite an encouraging start.

  3. The quartet 208 + Clio & 2008 + Captur might be able to reach 16% marketshare in France!

    In April not only #1 & #2 have a similar marketshare, but also the #3 & #4 and the #5 & #6.
    April was another good month for the DS3 (Cabrio aka Decouvrable)

  4. The quartet 208 + Clio & 2008 + Captur might be able to reach 20% marketshare in France!!

    In April not only #1 & #2 have a similar marketshare, but also the #3 & #4 and the #5 & #6.
    April was another good month for the DS3 (Cabrio aka Decouvrable)

  5. I think that 2008 and Captur will be very soon in the French Top 10. They’re two great cars with a very good price. If i need a new small car i would buy one of these two.

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