France Auto Industry in January 2016 fueled by fleet and rental.

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France Auto Industry in January 2016 was fueled by fleet and rental segments. Peugeot led both the brands and manufacturers ranking while Audi, BMW and Volvo started fast. Mercedes heavy down.

Economic Outlook

France’s economy decelerated over the previous quarter in Q4 compared to Q3. The moderation was due to softer domestic demand, which more than offset a less negative contribution from the external sector. However, the French economy accelerated significantly overall in 2015 compared to 2014.

Latest indicators paint a positive picture of the economy at the start of this year: in January, the composite PMI and consumer confidence both recorded slight increases, with the latter reaching its highest level since October 2007. Meanwhile, the country was shaken by a wave of nationwide strikes at the end of January, with taxis, air traffic controllers and schools simultaneously protesting for various economically-driven reasons.

On 25 January, President François Hollande announced a EUR 2 billion plan to revive the labor market through subsidized job creation and declared that the country was in a “state of economic and social emergency”. However, critics see the move as purely political and question the real impact such a package could have on the economy.

Indeed, Hollande had vowed repeatedly to run for president in 2017 only if unemployment had seen a significant downturn through his first mandate, and it is currently standing at an 18-year high of 10.6%.

Market Outlook

According to data released by the C.C.F.A, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, in January 2016 the total car passenger’s sold in the country have been 138.400, up 3.9% from the same month in the previous year and posting the 8th year on year increase in a string.

The positive momentum was confirmed by data on the light commercial vehicles, for which France represents the largest market in Europe, with January sales up in double-digit with 27.962 units (+12.3%).

Peugeot confirmed the great shape leading the brands ranking with 24.943 units (+2.8%) and the manufacturers ranking with 42.610 (+3.2%), while Renault has shown same difficulties losing 4.1% as Brand and 6.1% as Manufacturer (including Dacia and Alpine).

Strong demand from fleet sector pushed up January performance for Audi (+38.0%), BMW (+36.2%) and Volvo (+23.5%) while Mercedes reported a surprisingly 20.4% fall.

To see the best-selling cars ranking this year with top 100 models see the report

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated

Rank Jan Rank 2015 Brand Jan Jan Var Jan Share 2015 Share 2015
1 2 Peugeot 24.943 2,8% 18,1% 327.393 17,1%
2 1 Renault 23.403 -4,1% 17,0% 382.504 20,0%
3 3 Citroen 15.204 1,2% 11,0% 201.065 10,5%
4 4 Volkswagen 11.026 5,5% 8,0% 144.103 7,5%
5 5 Dacia 8.648 0,6% 6,3% 97.441 5,1%
6 8 Toyota 6.319 11,9% 4,6% 71.755 3,7%
7 6 Ford 5.064 -3,9% 3,7% 80.729 4,2%
8 9 Opel 4.739 19,2% 3,4% 64.170 3,3%
9 10 Audi 4.530 38,0% 3,3% 58.734 3,1%
10 7 Nissan 4.485 -24,4% 3,3% 74.102 3,9%
11 12 Fiat 4.051 12,9% 2,9% 54.443 2,8%
12 13 BMW 3.932 36,2% 2,9% 53.555 2,8%
13 14 DS 2.463 23,2% 1,8% 30.257 1,6%
14 15 Kia 2.349 21,0% 1,7% 29.146 1,5%
15 11 Mercedes 2.300 -20,4% 1,7% 55.376 2,9%
16 16 Hyundai 1.729 -19,7% 1,3% 23.968 1,3%
17 17 Mini 1.714 25,4% 1,2% 22.512 1,2%
18 19 Skoda 1.645 20,2% 1,2% 21.759 1,1%
19 18 Seat 1.355 -0,7% 1,0% 22.009 1,1%
20 21 Volvo 1.336 23,5% 1,0% 13.876 0,7%
21 20 Suzuki 1.323 3,1% 1,0% 18.506 1,0%
22 22 Land Rover 861 34,3% 0,6% 8.846 0,5%
23 24 Mazda 654 67,7% 0,5% 8.418 0,4%
24 23 Jeep 586 5,4% 0,4% 8.585 0,4%
25 26 Honda 498 54,7% 0,4% 7.325 0,4%
26 29 Lexus 472 7,0% 0,3% 4.457 0,2%
27 27 Alfa Romeo 467 24,2% 0,3% 6.353 0,3%
28 25 Smart 410 44,4% 0,3% 8.107 0,4%
29 28 Porsche 367 -17,9% 0,3% 4.943 0,3%
30 30 Mitsubishi 251 -3,8% 0,2% 3.936 0,2%
31 31 Jaguar 184 268,0% 0,1% 1.530 0,1%
32 34 Infiniti 97 73,2% 0,1% 1.139 0,1%
33 33 Bolloré 91 -24,2% 0,1% 1.191 0,1%
34 35 Subaru 75 29,3% 0,1% 841 0,0%
35 37 SsangYong 46 58,6% 0,0% 636 0,0%
36 36 Tesla 37 42,3% 0,0% 708 0,0%
37 38 Maserati 32 -25,6% 0,0% 508 0,0%
38 32 Lancia 24 -88,2% 0,0% 1.469 0,1%
39 39 Ferrari 23 64,3% 0,0% 200 0,0%
40 45 Morgan 9 12,5% 0,0% 43 0,0%
40 40 Chevrolet 9 -50,0% 0,0% 121 0,0%
41 41 Lotus 8 33,3% 0,0% 103 0,0%
42 44 Caterham 7 40,0% 0,0% 59 0,0%
43 43 Bentley 5 -37,5% 0,0% 60 0,0%
43 42 Aston Martin 5 -50,0% 0,0% 75 0,0%
44 46 Lamborghini 4 100,0% 0,0% 40 0,0%
45 51 McLaren 3 50,0% 0,0% 17 0,0%
45 48 Cadillac 3 50,0% 0,0% 22 0,0%

Rank Jan Rank 2015 Group Jan Jan Share Jan Var 2015 Share 2015
1 1 PSA 42.610 30,9% 3,2% 558.715 29,1%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 36.633 26,6% -6,1% 555.206 29,0%
3 3 Volkswagen 18.932 13,7% 11,9% 251.648 13,1%
4 5 Toyota 6.791 4,9% 11,6% 76.212 4,0%
5 6 BMW 5.646 4,1% 32,6% 76.095 4,0%
6 7 FCA 5.183 3,8% 8,4% 71.577 3,7%
7 4 Ford 5.064 3,7% -3,9% 80.729 4,2%
8 8 General Motors 4.751 3,4% 18,9% 64.313 3,4%
9 10 Hyundai-Kia 4.078 3,0% -0,4% 53.114 2,8%
10 9 Mercedes Daimler 2.710 2,0% -14,6% 63.483 3,3%

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Models Jan Sales Jan Share 2015 2015 Share
1 2 Peugeot 208 7.606 5,7% 90.367 4,9%
2 3 Peugeot 308 6.077 4,6% 75.474 4,1%
3 1 Renault Clio 5.993 4,5% 108.408 5,9%
4 4 Renault Captur 4.933 3,7% 72.191 3,9%
5 6 Citroen C3 4.591 3,5% 56.382 3,1%
6 5 Peugeot 2008 4.218 3,2% 63.204 3,4%
7 9 Dacia Sandero 4.193 3,2% 45.264 2,5%
8 10 Citroen C4 Picasso 3.314 2,5% 44.608 2,4%
9 14 Dacia Duster 2.928 2,2% 34.501 1,9%
10 12 Volkswagen Golf 2.883 2,2% 42.716 2,3%
11 11 Volkswagen Polo 2.869 2,2% 42.995 2,3%
12 16 Toyota Yaris 2.640 2,0% 29.266 1,6%
13 8 Renault Twingo 2.608 2,0% 45.328 2,5%
14 7 Renault Scénic 2.291 1,7% 46.662 2,5%
15 13 Renault Mégane 2.269 1,7% 39.235 2,1%
16 15 Peugeot 3008 2.194 1,7% 33.648 1,8%
17 22 Renault Kadjar 2.050 1,5% 21.069 1,1%
18 18 Citroen C4 1.924 1,4% 25.188 1,4%
19 17 Nissan Qashqai 1.730 1,3% 27.822 1,5%
20 21 Peugeot 508 1.634 1,2% 21.732 1,2%
21 24 Citroen C4 Cactus 1.611 1,2% 20.567 1,1%
22 42 Volkswagen Touran 1.573 1,2% 10.144 0,6%
23 20 Fiat 500 1.561 1,2% 22.908 1,2%
24 23 Opel Corsa 1.536 1,2% 20.830 1,1%
25 32 Toyota Auris 1.408 1,1% 14.460 0,8%
26 27 Citroen DS 3 1.365 1,0% 16.187 0,9%
27 19 Ford Fiesta 1.355 1,0% 24.839 1,3%
28 25 Opel Mokka 1.340 1,0% 18.270 1,0%
29 34 Audi A3 1.308 1,0% 13.864 0,8%
30 28 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.271 1,0% 16.094 0,9%
31 29 Peugeot 108 1.193 0,9% 16.042 0,9%
32 30 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.135 0,9% 15.490 0,8%
33 161 Mini Hatch 1.081 0,8% 1.098 0,1%
34 35 Peugeot 5008 1.023 0,8% 13.698 0,7%
35 40 Audi A1 949 0,7% 10.695 0,6%
36 108 Hyundai Tucson 910 0,7% 3.288 0,2%
37 33 Citroen C1 894 0,7% 13.915 0,8%
38 39 Renault Espace 884 0,7% 10.980 0,6%
39 58 Kia Sportage 807 0,6% 7.891 0,4%
40 44 Seat Ibiza 805 0,6% 9.673 0,5%

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