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France May 2013: Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 intrigue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Renault Captur is already knocking at the French Top 10’s door…

* NOW UPDATED with ACTUALS for the Top 125 models and Top 20 brands! See title *

Compared to the rest of 2013, the French market is not getting worse, but it’s not getting any better either at -10% year-on-year in May to 148,554 registrations, the lowest May figure since 1999. The year-to-date total now stands at 740,185 units, down 12% or 100,000 units on 2012. After 3 consecutive months of Renault Clio IV reign and after missing the pole position for just 3 sales last month, the Peugeot 208 is the most popular model in France in May thanks to an excellent 9,166 sales and 6.2% share vs. 7,315 and 4.9% for the Clio IV. This is the 7th time the 208 leads the French models ranking and its 2nd best market share ever in the country below the 6.4% it reached last August. More importantly for Peugeot, the 208 sales mix significantly skewed towards premium versions, with an average price of 18,300 euros even before the launch of the top of the range GTI and XY versions. This is 4,000 euros higher than the segment average and to be compared to 14,300 euros for the 207 at the same time last year.

Nissan Qashqai 2013The Nissan Qashqai is inside the French Top 10 for the 2nd time ever.

Far below the two stars of the market, the Renault Scenic remains in third place at 2.7% while the Dacia Sandero is up 4 ranks to an excellent 4th position at 3,590 units and 2.4%. Thanks to 3,439 sales and 2.3%, the Citroen C4 is up 3 ranks to reach the nameplate’s highest ever ranking at #6, a position it last held over 6 years ago in February 2007! Another exceptional month delivered by the Nissan Qashqai: it is up 9 ranks on last month to lodge its 2nd ever month within the Top 10 after last March at #10 with 3,131 units and 2.1% and its first month as the best-selling foreign model (the VW Golf VII and Polo are outside the Top 10). The Qashqai therefore equals the 2 months the Toyota Yaris spent inside the French Top 10 in January and March 2007.

Peugeot 2008 France May 2013The Peugeot 2008 makes its first appearance in the Top 30 this month.

Potentially the reason behind the weaker Clio IV performance this month, its small SUV brother the Renault Captur is up a fantastic 9 ranks on April to #13 with 2,660 sales and 1.8%. The Captur is already only 500 units away from the Top 10 which it should break into within the next couple of months. The waiting time for a new Captur is 4 months, with current orders delivered in September. Its Peugeot competitor the 2008 is also starting to make waves: it is up 38 spots to break into the French Top 50, 40 and 30 for the first time at #27 with 1,646 units and 1.1% share. The 2008 goes officially on sale in June and has received 9,000 orders so far so we should see it climb up the ladder further in the coming months.

Chevrolet Trax France May 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Trax

In other news, the BMW 3 Series is up 7 ranks on last month to #28, the Audi A3 is up one further spot to #29, the Toyota RAV4 up 29 to #54, Opel Adam up 23 to #77, Renault Zoe down 24 to #83, Mercedes CLA up 9 to #86 and the Chevrolet Trax breaks into the French Top 100 for the first time at #97 with 326 sales and already above its twin the Opel Mokka at 238 units…

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Previous month: France April 2013: 3 units separate Renault Clio IV and Peugeot 208!

One year ago: France May 2012: Podium 100% Renault for the first time in 14 years

Full May 2013 Top 125 models and Top 20 models Ranking Tables below.

France May 2013 – brands:


France May 2013 – models:

1Peugeot 2089,1676.2%242,7105.8%22
2Renault Clio 47,3174.9%144,4566.0%126
3Renault Scénic4,0132.7%319,5912.6%45
4Dacia Sandero3,5922.4%815,9852.2%818
5Peugeot 30083,5122.4%617,5022.4%68
6Citroen C43,4392.3%916,7482.3%710
7Renault Mégane3,3262.2%420,7142.8%34
8Citroen C33,2972.2%517,9882.4%53
9Peugeot 3083,2522.2%1214,3311.9%126
10Nissan Qashqai3,1312.1%1913,7371.9%1316
11VW Golf VII2,9922.0%714,6422.0%11 –
12VW Polo2,7261.8%1315,6512.1%107
13Renault Captur2,6601.8%225,8910.8%29 –
14Renault Twingo2,6071.8%1015,8452.1%911
15Toyota Yaris2,5181.7%1711,6551.6%1721
16Ford Fiesta2,4501.6%1611,4991.6%1815
17Citroen C3 Picasso2,4381.6%1510,5741.4%1922
18Peugeot 207+2,3701.6%1412,9211.7%149
19Opel Corsa2,2981.5%219,5531.3%2117
20Citroen DS32,2701.5%1110,3211.4%2020
21Citroen C4 Picasso2,1931.5%1812,1361.6%1613
22Nissan Juke1,9021.3%269,3821.3%2227
23Dacia Duster1,7411.2%2012,1411.6%1514
24VW Tiguan1,7291.2%288,1461.1%2623
25Peugeot 50081,7161.2%258,2401.1%2524
26Peugeot 5081,7001.1%239,3571.3%2319
27Peugeot 20081,6391.1%652,5540.3%81 –
28BMW Serie 31,3810.9%355,4320.7%3446
29Audi A31,3610.9%305,3370.7%3655
30Fiat 5001,3540.9%277,7511.0%2730
31VW Touran1,2400.8%315,8570.8%3032
32Renault Clio Collection1,2170.8%249,3441.3%241
33Mercedes Classe B1,2070.8%385,4690.7%3338
34BMW Serie 11,1820.8%395,0480.7%3942
35Audi A11,1220.8%374,9540.7%4035
36Mercedes Classe A1,0880.7%326,5430.9%2861
37Citroen DS41,0690.7%365,5780.8%3137
38Ford C-Max1,0300.7%425,1820.7%3728
39Citroen Berlingo1,0180.7%493,9510.5%4952
40Seat Ibiza9610.6%434,6150.6%4434
41Citroen C19500.6%295,3630.7%3536
42Dacia Lodgy9160.6%345,4750.7%3240
43Fiat Punto9140.6%603,2420.4%6062
44Citroen DS58610.6%553,8760.5%5051
45Audi Q38400.6%513,6710.5%5470
46Peugeot Partner8330.6%563,5370.5%5553
47Peugeot 1078230.6%484,4950.6%4544
48Toyota Auris8190.6%444,7980.6%4371
49Ford Focus8130.5%534,0530.5%4739
51Fiat Panda7950.5%544,2560.6%4647
52Citroen C57810.5%334,9330.7%4131
53Ford B-Max7490.5%405,1650.7%38n/a
54Toyota RAV47290.5%832,1430.3%8868
55Opel Astra7080.5%583,4750.5%5649
56Chevrolet Spark6920.5%852,6280.4%7880
57VW Passat6800.5%463,8290.5%5150
58Alfa Romeo Giulietta6760.5%912,7160.4%7778
59Suzuki Swift6600.4%633,3420.5%5858
60Toyota Verso6460.4%703,0280.4%6569
61Mini Countryman6380.4%782,8260.4%7563
62Mercedes Classe C6370.4%772,4830.3%8357
63Audi A46340.4%723,1460.4%6256
64Opel Zafira6270.4%812,5610.3%8048
65Fiat 500L6220.4%644,0450.5%48n/a
66Hyundai ix356160.4%752,8950.4%7275
67Kia Sportage6090.4%473,4510.5%5759
68VW Coccinelle6020.4%792,3210.3%87105
69Seat Leon5930.4%452,8330.4%73101
70Renault Laguna5880.4%414,9130.7%4233
71VW Up!5770.4%573,2990.4%5972
72BMW X15720.4%662,9080.4%7074
73Skoda Fabia5700.4%683,0880.4%6360
74Hyundai i205590.4%862,8080.4%7682
75Renault Kangoo5380.4%523,7550.5%5241
76Audi Q55370.4%732,3260.3%8691
77Opel Adam5260.4%100n/an/an/a –
78Kia Cee’d5210.4%692,9660.4%6894
79Range Rover Evoque5180.3%762,1330.3%8989
80Opel Meriva5090.3%622,9990.4%6645
81Ford Kuga5070.3%712,9680.4%6765
82Kia Rio4860.3%742,9510.4%6967
83Renault Zoe4860.3%592,8300.4%74n/a
84Mercedes Classe E4660.3%n/an/an/an/a95
85Citroen C4 Aircross4420.3%672,9000.4%7188
86Mercedes CLA4410.3%95n/an/a119 –
87Toyota Aygo4380.3%842,5350.3%8273
88BMW X34060.3%892,1100.3%9177
89Audi A54050.3%822,0140.3%9379
90VW Golf VI3770.3%n/a3,1880.4%6112
91Smart ForTwo3750.3%872,0200.3%9287
92Volvo V403720.3%88n/an/an/an/a
93Dacia Dokker3710.2%612,6260.4%79n/a
94Chevrolet Aveo3490.2%941,8070.2%9984
95Kia Venga3350.2%971,8630.3%97106
96Nissan Micra3280.2%n/a1,9490.3%9464
97Chevrolet Trax3260.2%n/an/an/an/a –
98Nissan Note3250.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
99Toyota Prius/Prius+3190.2%922,1250.3%9097
100Honda CR-V3100.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
101Hyundai i303060.2%992,4820.3%8493
102Audi A62980.2%n/an/an/an/a92
103Ford S-Max2980.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
104Renault Espace2930.2%90n/an/an/a81
105Kia Picanto2870.2%981,8140.2%9885
106Skoda Octavia2820.2%n/an/an/an/a96
107Opel Insignia2780.2%931,8670.3%96100
108Renault Koleos2720.2%n/a1,6880.2%10076
109Kia Carens2660.2%80n/an/an/an/a
110Suzuki Alto2560.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
111Toyota Avensis2520.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
112Ford Galaxy2500.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
113Ford Ka2430.2%n/an/an/an/a66
114Chevrolet Cruze2380.2%n/an/an/an/a99
115Honda Civic2380.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
116Opel Mokka2380.2%n/a3,0630.4%64n/a
117Renault Modus2310.2%n/a2,4640.3%8529
118Skoda Yeti2280.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
119Hyundai ix202240.2%n/an/an/an/a104
120Peugeot RCZ2230.2%n/an/an/an/an/a
121Chevrolet Captiva2120.1%n/an/an/an/a98
122BMW Serie 52100.1%961,8880.3%9586
123Dacia Logan2090.1%n/an/an/an/a83
124Honda Jazz2050.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
125Hyundai i101970.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Volvo XC601750.1%n/an/an/an/a102
Skoda Citigo1690.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
VW Sharan1630.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
VW CC1530.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Hyundai i401360.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Citroen C81300.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Opel Agila1270.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Peugeot 8071230.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Lexus CT1180.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Volvo V601100.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
VW Jetta950.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Skoda Rapid900.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Skoda Superb880.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Mercedes CLS870.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Audi A7840.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Seat Mii800.1%n/an/an/an/an/a
Porsche 911740.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Fiat Freemont620.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Toyota iQ510.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Seat Alhambra490.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Volvo S60440.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Suzuki Splash400.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Mercedes Viano390.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
BMW Serie 6340.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Subaru Impreza/XV330.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Seat Toledo320.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
BMW Serie 7310.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Mitsubishi Space Star310.0%n/an/an/an/a –
Jaguar XF300.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Lancia Delta270.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Seat Exeo260.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Volvo V70/XC70250.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Kia Optima240.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Jaguar F-Type230.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Renault Latitude220.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Porsche Panamera160.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Audi A8120.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Lancia Voyager110.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Volvo S80110.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Ferrari F12100.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Ferrari 45890.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Honda Insight80.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Lancia Thema80.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Mercedes SL80.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Maserati Gran Turismo60.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Renault Fluence60.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Bentley Continental GT50.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Citroen C-Elysée50.0%n/an/an/an/an/a
Opel Ampera10.0%n/an/an/an/an/a


Note: After #125 this is not a ranking, just a list of models with known sales figures.

This Post Has 20 Comments
  1. Sound to me bit strange not compare Lancia Ypsilon with more selling 231 of Modus…
    I saw now number of Delta (27) Voyager (11) and Thema (8) and entire Lancia brand has selling 353 in May.. so also we considerated the very few number of lasts Lancia musa and Flavia Cabrio, Ypsilon must stay around 250-280 sell..

    The same is for alfa mito, Alfa brand has selling 927 car -676 Giulietta, Mito must be the difference now, around 250…

  2. Opel is bankrupt because GM just doesn’t know how to make a real driving machine. They build boring cars that could be built in your sleep.

  3. Bryan :

    astra :@Bryan Your reaction is a joke. I hope

    That car is really a joke. You seem to be a fanboy, so you don’t understand that Opel is bankrupt due to cars like the Adam. Weak engines, too much weigth, too much expensive, crappy performances, etc.. That the reason why Adam is a joke and a failure.

    That’s maybe by the Astra, but not by the Adam

  4. Opel is bankrupt becaue of huge mistakes in the past. Discussing about the Adam does not make much sense at the moment from my point of view. Later on we can analiyse the data.

  5. astra :
    Your reaction is a joke. I hope

    That car is really a joke. You seem to be a fanboy, so you don’t understand that Opel is bankrupt due to cars like the Adam. Weak engines, too much weigth, too much expensive, crappy performances, etc.. That the reason why Adam is a joke and a failure.

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