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France 1-22 May 2014: Peugeot 308 up 88% to climb on podium

Peugeot 308 France May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot 308

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New car sales in France are up 2% year-on-year so far in May after 22 days, and as usual Peugeot starts on top with 17,181 sales (+6%) ahead of Renault at 16,230 (+26%) and Citroen at 13,990 (+2%) but Renault will most likely reclaim the leadership by the time the month comes to an end as the manufacturer traditionally has back-loaded months. Notice also Dacia up 11% in 5th place and Opel up a brilliant 24% at #9. The Renault Clio is impressively already #1 with sales up 25% to 5,125 units vs. 4,266 for the Peugeot 208, down a harsh 27%.

Renault Scénic France May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus,frRenault Scénic sales are up 52% year-on-year so far in May.

The Peugeot 308 shines thanks to the arrival of the station wagon, up 88% on the previous generation one year ago in third position with 4,015 sales, for now above the Citroen C3 (+76%) and Renault Scénic (+52%) both performing extremely well also. The Peugeot 2008 ranks 6th and could deliver a third consecutive Top 5 ranking by the end of the month. The Citroen C4 Picasso is up 68% and the VW Golf is the best-selling foreign model so far in May…

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Full 1-22 May 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

France 1-22 May 2014 – models:

PosModel1-22 May/13AprMar2014
1Renault Clio IV5,13525%111
2Peugeot 2084,266-27%222
3Peugeot 3084,01588%687
4Citroen C33,95976%353
5Renault Scénic3,29352%869
6Peugeot 20083,166new545
7Citroen C4 Picasso3,04368%1198
8VW Golf2,63014%131413
9Renault Captur2,608new434
10Peugeot 30082,333-1%141614

France 1-22 May 2014 – brands:

PosBrand1-22 May/13AprMar2014

Source: Auto Plus

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Final Top 10/may :
    Clio IV : 8366
    Peugeot 208 : 6834
    Peugeot 308 : 5675
    Citroen C3 : 5476
    Peugeot 2008 : 5220
    Renault Scénic : 4438
    Citroen C4 Picasso : 4263
    Renault Captur : 3629
    Dacia Duster : 3232
    Dacia Sandero : 3021

    French groups +6%
    Foreigners : -6.2% (BMW -20.6%)

  2. BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said recently, that there are huge price wars going on in countries like France and Spain (among others). He said BMW and Mini have no plans in participating in this fight as profit is more important than market share. So he expects market shares (especially for Mini) in France to drop.

  3. Guess it’a matter of time for PSA to announce an extra shift for the 308.

    Also curious to see which manufacturer will be first to copy Peugeot’s 20(0)8 en 308 dash layout

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