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The new car market in France is turning out to not be that depressed in June, down just 3% year-on-year to 131,175 registrations after 24 days. As is the tradition, as the month passes, Renault gets better and is now back in the manufacturer’s lead thanks to 23,212 sales and 17.7% share, down just 1% year-on-year. Peugeot is up 1% to 22,622 units and 17.2% while Citroen is down 4% to 20,632 sales and 15.7%. Notice also Dacia down 16% to #5 and Toyota up 11% to #7. Model-wise, here too the ranking is slowly getting back to normal, with the Peugeot 208 now threatened by the Renault Clio IV at 6,414 sales and 4.9% vs. 6,106 and 4.7%. Looks like the Clio IV will be leader once the month is complete.
The Renault Scenic is back up to #3 like in April and May thanks to 4,664 units and 3.6% share, followed by the Citroen C3 (-27%) and VW Polo (-7%) while the Citroen C4 is down from #4 after 17 days in June to #7 after 24 with 3,511 sales and 2.7%, still up an impressive 15% year-on-year. But the performance we have all been following with excitement in June is the appearance of the Peugeot 2008 in the French Top 10 less than one month after it went on sale. The 2008 ranked #7 after 11 days and after 17 days and is now down to #9 with 2,932 sales and 2.2%. This doesn’t guarantee it a spot in the month-end Top 10 so the race will be tight to achieve that milestone performance. We could even see its archenemy the Renault Captur break into the Top 10 by the end of the month given how backloaded in the month Renault sales traditionally are.
The suspense is intact…
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Full 1-24 June 2013 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.