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As expected, the carmakers that rushed to register non WLTP-compliant cars before the new emissions rule’s implementation date of September 1 are waking up well hungover this month. In France, overall sales deep dive 37% year-on-year over the first six days of September. Volkswagen (-75%) is down to #10 vs. #5 YTD, Ford down to #11 vs. #7, Fiat down to #13 vs. #8 and Nissan down to #20 vs. #9. Meanwhile Peugeot (-32%) roughly follows the market to top the brands charts ahead of Citroen (-25%) and Renault (-18%) with Dacia (+20%), Kia (+22%), BMW (+14%) and Hyundai (+1%) also bucking the trend with year-on-year gains. The Dacia Sandero soars 30% year-on-year to snap the lead of the models ranking above the Citroen C3 (-28%), Peugeot 208 (-17%) and Renault Clio (+14%). Chances are this order will be remodelled before month-end though as Renault always backloads its months in France. The Citroen C3 Aircross lands at a solid 7th place with the Dacia Duster (+23%) also posting a double-digit gain at #9.
Full 1-6 September 2018 Top 10 brands and models below.