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France 1-17 July 2018: Peugeot 3008 in top spot, 5008 in Top 10

The Peugeot 5008 breaks into the July Top 10… so far.

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We continue on our Summer series studying the intermediary weekly rankings in France, this time looking at the first 17 days of July, and therefore extending the period to just after the country’s World Cup win, when sales are up 6% year-on-year vs. +9% a week ago. A large caveat to these rankings is the unusual positions some brands and models hold traditionally do not stick until the end of the month, but rather reflect the carmakers’ specific sales policies. Renault for example always waits until the very last few days of the month to load up on artificial sales (rental and demo sales, self-registrations…) and accordingly appears particularly weak throughout the month. Last note on this update is the official year-on-year evolutions are completely out of whack based on the data we published exactly a year ago, so the basis must be different.

If Citroen was the hero of last week with three nameplates in the Top 10, this time Peugeot is under the spotlight with almost 12.600 sales over the period (stable), that’s 30% more than Citroen (+9%) clinging to its 2nd spot, and 35% more than Renault (+14%). Volkswagen sinks 14% but ranks 4th vs. #5 YTD, Toyota (+27%) shines in 5th place above Fiat continuing to soar (+114%), a growth fuelled by rentals at 42%. Dacia (+9%) climbs back up two spots on last week to #7, dislodging Ford (+8%) and Nissan (+13%) while Audi (-21%) returns inside the Top 10 despite a steep fall. Model-wise, Peugeot places no less than five nameplates in the Top 10, with the 3008 in pole position like a year ago and the 5008 soaring 50% year-on-year to break into the Top 10. But the 208 (-16%) is already outsold by bot the Renault Clio (+22%) and Citroen C3 (-2%). The Toyota Yaris is now the only foreigner in the Top 10 at #7.

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