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France 1-13 September 2018: Kia and Hyundai impress, VW at -61%

Kia sales are up 31% year-on-year so far in September in France.

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The hangover from the pre-WLTP sales rush of August continues, with French registrations down 18% year-on-year over the first two weeks of September. The brands ranking is slowing moving towards its traditional self with Peugeot (-11%), Renault (-16%) and Citroen (+2%) in the lead. Toyota (+4%) surprises in 4th place, overtaking Dacia (+19%) still in excellent shape. The rest of the Top 10 is reshuffled, with some great performances by Kia (+31%), Hyundai (+26%) and BMW (+26%) and some ghastly ones by Volkswagen (-61%!), Mercedes (-26%), Ford, Fiat and Opel all kicked outside the Top 10. In the models ranking, the Citroen C3 (+8%) takes the temporary crown above the Peugeot 208 (-1%) and 3008 (-15%) while the Renault Clio (+13%) and Dacia Sandero (+24%) score strong gains in the remainder of the Top 5. The Toyota Yaris (+30%) manages to stay at #6, the Dacia Duster (+19%) continues to gallop ahead and the Citroen C3 Aircross ranks 8th.

Previous post: France 1-6 September 2018: Sandero #1, Dacia up 20%, VW down 75%

Previous month: France August 2018: Pre-WLTP stock clearances pull market up 40%

One year ago: France September 2017: Best September since 2009 but up a shy 1.1%

Full 1-13 September 2018 Top 10 brands and models below.

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