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Paris (France): Peugeot leads for the first time, Mini Hatch stuns at #2, Dacia Sandero tops 6 of 8 suburban departments

The Mini Hatch ranks #2 in Paris vs. #33 in the whole of France.

For the first time on BSCB we are able to share with you exclusive sales data for Paris. There are 9 different Top 10 models rankings available, one for Paris “intramural” (the city itself), and 8 for all surrounding departments forming the “Greater Paris”. The Peugeot 208 tops Paris (75) as well as Yvelines (78) and the Renault Clio tops Hauts de Seine (92) but the surprise winner is without a doubt the Dacia Sandero with a stunning 6 wins: in Oise (60), Seine et Marne (77), Essone (91), Seine St Denis (93), Val de Marne (94) and Val d’Oise (95). Many thanks to our reader Nicolas Gourin-Pleinevaux for alerting us to these updates.

Paris (75) sales are down a steep 8.5% to 14.383 units, with petrol sales accounting for 76.9% vs. 56.6% in 2013, diesel at 11.6% vs. 37.1%, hybrids at 9.4% vs. 5.9% and EVs at 1.9% vs. 0.2%. Peugeot is the best-selling brand in the capital city for the very first time, outselling Renault, Volkswagen and Toyota while Citroen is at a lowly 5th place. Somewhat logically, Peugeot places 3 nameplates in the Paris Top 4: the 208 at #1, 3008 at #3 and 2008 at #4, all outselling the national best-seller, the Renault Clio (#5). The biggest surprise in the ranking is the rather posh Mini Hatch snapping a stunning 2nd place with 3.4% share, while the Toyota Yaris (#6) and Smart Fortwo (#10) also nothing much higher rankings than their national positions.

The Dacia Sandero wins an astounding 6 departments out of 9 in the Greater Paris.

Sales in Oise (60) are up 0.7% to 14.944 units, with petrol at 65.9% vs. 34.2% in 2013, diesel at 27.8% vs. 63.2%, hybrids at 5% vs. 2% and EVs at 1% vs. 0.2%. The best-selling brand is Peugeot here also at 16.7% share, only 25 units above Renault (16.6%) while Dacia (11%) manages to outsell Citroen (10.9%) by 21 units. Reproducing the national situation, there isn’t a single foreigner in the Top 10 models led by the Dacia Sandero at 5.8% share vs. 3.2% nationally ahead of the Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3. The Dacia Duster is up to #6 vs. #9 nationally and the Citroen C3 Aircross at #9 vs. #12.

Seine et Marne (77) new car deliveries gain 1.3% to 23.544 units, with petrol at 70.1% vs. 40% in 2013, diesel at 21% vs. 55.4%, hybrids at 7.5% vs. 3.9% and EVs at 1.2% vs. 0.3%. Peugeot is the most popular brand here too with 3.813 sales and 16% share, and the Dacia Sandero is even more dominant here at 6.7% share, far above the Peugeot 208 (4.9%) and Renault Clio (4.8%), with the Toyota Yaris (#7) the only foreigner in the Top 10. Yvelines (78) registrations grow 2.4% to 29.482 units, with petrol sales accounting for 71.5% vs. 47.7% in 2013, diesel at 20.2% vs. 48%, hybrids at 6.3% vs. 3.5% and EVs at 1.8% vs. 0.6%. Here it’s Renault (21%), whose Flins-sur-Seine factory employs 4.700 people, that clearly dominates the brands ranking with 6.202 sales ahead of Peugeot (18.5%) at 5.440, whose Poissy site employs 4.500 workers.

The Peugeot 208 is the best-seller in Paris (75) and Yvelines (78).

Sales in Essone (91) are up 2.5% to 21.502 units, with petrol at 72.3% share vs. 48.6% in 2013, diesel at just 18.1% vs. 46.8%, hybrids at 7.8% vs. 3.9% and EVs at 1.6% vs. 0.5%. The Dacia Sandero (5.4%) also wins here ahead of the Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Renault Captur while the only foreigner in the Top 10, the Toyota Yaris again, is up to a fantastic 5th place. Grey is the most popular colour (33.5% of new vehicles), the average age of the new car buyer is 53.4 years vs. 51.9 in 2013, and are men at 61.7%. In Hauts de Seine (92), registrations drop 3% to 20.316 units, with petrol sales representing a very high 76.4% vs. 54.7% in 2013, diesel at a slim 13.8% vs. 40%, hybrids at 8.1% vs. 4.8% and EVs at 1.6% vs. 0.3%. The Renault Clio signs its only win in the Greater Paris region, seconded by the Renault Captur and Dacia Sandero, with the Peugeot 208, 3008 and 2008 in tow. The Toyota Yaris (#8) and VW Polo (#10) are the only foreigners in the Top 10.

Sales in Seine St Denis (93) step up 2.2% to 10.819 units, petrol account for 73% vs. 47.6% in 2013, diesel is at 16.1% vs. 45.9%, hybrids at 9.8% vs. 5.9% and EVs at 0.8% vs. 0.2%. The Dacia Sandero wins by a large margin here at a stunning 7.6% vs. just 4.8% for the Renault Clio and 4.6% for the Peugeot 208. The Toyota Yaris is up to #4. Val de Marne (94) registrations are down 2.2% to 14.888 with diesel at a record 76.8% vs. 53.1% in 2013, diesel stand at a low 12.7% vs. 41.3%, hybrids are at 9.2% vs. 5.1% and EVs at 1.1% vs. 0.2%. The Dacia Sandero wins here too, with the Top 5 best-sellers identical to Seine St Denis. Finally sales in Val d’Oise (95) gain 2.5% to 17.225 units, with petrol at 71.3% vs. 47.2% in 2013, diesel at 19.5% vs. 48.2%, hybrids at 7.9% vs. 4% and EVs at 1.13% vs. 0.2%. The Dacia Sandero is once again the best-seller at 5.9% share, distancing the Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Toyota Yaris. The VW Polo (#10) also manages a Top 10 finish.

Full Year 2018 Top 10 models for all 9 departments of the Greater Paris region, Top 5 brands for Paris, Oise below. All data is compared to overall France figures.

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