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France 1-9 July 2013: Citroen C3 back up to 2nd place

Citroen C3 France July 2013. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusCitroen C3

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New car sales in France are down 6% over the first 9 days of July to 44,100 registrations. As usual, Citroen and Peugeot fare much better than Renault at the start of the month, to such an extent that Citroen leads the brands ranking over the period with 7,597 sales and 17.2% share ahead of Peugeot at 16,9% while Renault, now only at 10% share, backloads every month so will recuperate by the time July comes to an end. Notice Toyota up 14% to #6, Fiat up 100% to #8 and BMW inside the Top 10 at #10 vs. #13 year-to-date.

Toyota Yaris France June 2013. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusToyota Yaris

Suffering from strikes at its Aulnay factory, the Citroen C3 has not ranked inside the French monthly podium since last January. It is now back up to 1,844 sales and 4.2%, 2nd only to the Peugeot 208 at 2,072 units and 4.7%. The Dacia Sandero brilliantly takes the third spot thanks to 1,297 sales and 2.9% share, up 48% year-on-year. It is followed by the Renault Clio 4 at just 2.8% (which shouldn’t prevent it to finish the month at #1), the VW Polo at 2.7% while the locally-produced Toyota Yaris shines at #6 with 1,101 units and 2.5%. I know, you were all waiting to see how the Renault Captur (#4 in June) and Peugeot 2008 (#11) would fare – fact is, neither ranks in the Top 10 for now…

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