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France June 2022: Dacia repeats at #3, crosses 10% share milestone for the first time, Jogger up to #12

The Jogger helps Dacia across the 10% share milestone in June.

28/07 update: Now with Top 302 All-models.

In France, June is usually the biggest month of the year for new car sales and as such 2022 sales amount to 171,089. This is however a -14.2% year-on-year drop compared to 199,509 in June 2021, 233,820 in June 2020 and 230,965 in June 2019. At 771,982 units, it leads to a H1 2022 tally down -16.3% year-on-year and -33.8% on the same period in 2019. 54% of private buyers have opted for long term leases, a figure that keeps going up over the past few years. Over the First Half of 2022, petrol sales are down -25.9% year-on-year to 289,612 units and 37.5% share vs. 42.3% last year, diesel dives -38.8% to 130,001 units and 16.8% share vs. 23% over the same period a year ago, HEV is up 7.1% to 164,069 and 21.2% vs. 16.6% in 2021, PHEV is down -12.5% to 62,810 and 8.1% share vs. 7.8% last year. Finally BEV shoots up 28.7% to 93,344 and 12.1% share vs. 7.9% over H1 2021.

The Renault Megane E-Tech ranks just outside the June Top 20.

Over in the brands ranking, Renault (-0.8%) gains significant share year-on-year to land at 21.3% of the market, well above its YTD level of 16.5%. This is not surprising as Renault usually loads up on artificial sales at end of quarters. Peugeot (-4.8%) also limits its fall to match its YTD share at 16.6%, and retains its YTD leadership for less than 1,200 sales. Repeating at a record third place, Dacia (+15.9%) is the hero of the month once again, breaking its volume record at 17,278 (previous best 16,574 in June 2020) and crossing the symbolic 10% share milestone for the first time ever in France at 10.1% (previous best 9.1% in November 2021). These are extraordinary results for the low-cost brand that benefits from tighter consumer budgets with petrol at record high prices. It is shaping up to be a fantastic month for Dacia across Europe after very strong results in Spain and Italy already. Meanwhile Citroen (-29.4%), Volkswagen (-38.9%) and Toyota (-23.9%) all freefall below. Mercedes (+13.6%) signs the only additional year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Further down, Nissan (+18.4%), MG (+161.2%), Cupra (+9.7%) and Lynk & Co (+8980%) shine in the remainder of the Top 30.

The Tonale instantly becomes Alfa Romeo’s best-seller in France in June.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 (+29.7%) manages a 6th consecutive monthly win above the Renault Clio (+9.4%) which returns to its traditional #2 spot YTD. The Dacia Sandero (-6.3%) remains in third place above the Renault Captur (-9.3%) claiming the YTD lead over the Peugeot 2008 (-21.3%). The Peugeot 308 III is down one spot on May to #5 and I started to spot a few in my recent trip throughout France. The Citroen C3 (-32.4%) remains in bad posture at #7 and drops from #2 to #4 year-to-date. The Renault Arkana (+36.9%) confirms it is an instant success for Renault while the Dacia Duster (+0.9%) and Renault Twingo (-17.2%) round out the Top 10.

Two Citroen Type HG were registered in France in June.

The Fiat 500 (-8%) remains the best-selling foreigner at #11 but the best performer this month is the Dacia Jogger up 17 spots on May to land at a record #12, with a Top 10 in sight over the next month or so. The Tesla Model Y (#20), Toyota Yaris Cross (#21), Renault Megane E-Tech (#23) and Toyota Aygo X (#32) follow among recent launches. Further down, we welcome the Alfa Romeo Tonale at #131, the Renault Austral at #230, the Toyota bZ4X at #269, the Maserati Grecale at #278, the Subaru Solterra at #293 and the Citroen Type HG at #299.

Previous month: France May 2022: Dacia on podium for the first time, Citroen hits lowest share in over 100 years

One year ago: France June 2021: Dacia Sandero scores 2nd ever win, Tesla Model 3 up to record #8 in  market down -14.7%

Full June 2022 Top 60 All-brands and Top 302 All-models below.

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