France: car market was flat in June 2012. Renault leads with 19% of share.

June was better than expected for the car market in France waiting for the first political decision of the new government, arrived in the first week of July. Government announced a strong taxation increase for the high incomes, restoring the taxations reduced by the former Sarkozy’s government.

In the short term the new economical policy applied in France will not affect the car market, being focused on “rich” people and not on middle and low classes. In addition, the government has not excluded the possible introduction of incentives for the car sector to sustain national production and market volumes.

Good news for the sector for the next months. However, in case of the global recession will not expire in short, France will need to introduce new taxes to respect the 2013 task of National budget deficit below 3% of GDP. Focus2move.com full year 2012 forecast for France market was hold at 1.950.000 units, down 11.5% from previous year.

Looking at May performances, Renault recovered after a negative May, selling 40.280 units with a share of 19.3%, up 1.1 points of share from previous month. In spite of the new 208 success, Peugeot suffered again, selling 33.133 units with a share of 15.9%, stable on May. Citroen was third, with 30.625 sales and 14.7% of share, up 1.0 points from previous month.

Volkswagen was again the importers leader with 15.975 units and a share of 7.6%, down 0.4 from previous month.

Ford sold 9.777 units, losing in the month the 5th position, with a share at 4.7% down 0.5 points, at the lowest share of the year.

Opel was 5th in the month with 10.431 sales and 5.0% of share, the best of the year.

Looking at brands behind, Dacia, Nissan and Hyundai performed well in the month, while Chevrolet, Seat and Volvo had lost share.

In the table below, the best 30 brands ranked for year to date position

Rank

Brand

Jun

YTD Jun

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

YTD Jun

1

Renault

40.280

198.278

17,6%

20,5%

19,1%

18,5%

18,2%

19,3%

18,9%

2

Peugeot

33.133

170.421

16,6%

15,3%

16,2%

17,6%

16,0%

15,9%

16,2%

3

Citroën

30.625

150.572

14,4%

14,5%

13,9%

15,0%

13,7%

14,7%

14,4%

4

Volkswagen

15.975

84.913

9,6%

8,1%

8,1%

7,4%

8,0%

7,6%

8,1%

5

Ford

9.777

55.935

5,8%

5,7%

5,5%

5,3%

5,2%

4,7%

5,3%

6

Opel

10.431

42.508

3,0%

3,6%

4,5%

3,3%

4,4%

5,0%

4,1%

7

Dacia

9.706

41.185

4,7%

3,7%

2,6%

3,9%

4,1%

4,6%

3,9%

8

Nissan

8.352

38.564

3,6%

3,7%

4,0%

3,0%

3,6%

4,0%

3,7%

9

Toyota

6.452

33.294

3,3%

2,9%

3,2%

3,4%

3,2%

3,1%

3,2%

10

Audi

6.088

31.572

3,1%

2,6%

3,0%

3,3%

3,2%

2,9%

3,0%

11

Mercedes

4.573

24.145

2,0%

2,4%

2,4%

2,3%

2,5%

2,2%

2,3%

12

Fiat

4.506

23.961

2,3%

2,6%

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

2,2%

2,3%

13

BMW

4.287

23.412

2,1%

2,2%

2,3%

2,3%

2,5%

2,1%

2,2%

14

Kia

3.219

16.875

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,5%

1,6%

15

Chevrolet

2.864

14.968

1,1%

1,1%

1,4%

1,9%

1,7%

1,4%

1,4%

16

Hyundai

3.704

14.476

0,9%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

1,8%

1,4%

17

Seat

2.082

13.407

1,3%

1,5%

1,5%

1,1%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

18

Skoda

2.232

11.418

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

19

Mini

2.147

11.411

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

20

Suzuki

1.279

8.249

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

21

Volvo

1.146

7.015

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

22

Alfa Romeo

1.196

6.251

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

23

Honda

909

4.374

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

24

Land Rover

702

4.006

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

25

Lancia

542

3.112

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

26

Smart

539

2.808

0,2%

0,4%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

27

Mazda

588

2.466

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

28

Mitsubishi

307

1.672

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

29

Porsche

227

1.575

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

30

Jeep

292

1.525

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

Looking at the single model performance, the Citroen C4 family gained the market leadership in June, with 9.443 sales and a share of 4.5%, up 0.6 from previous month, surpassing the Renault Clio, which was sold in 9.097 units with a share of 4.4% down 0.8 from previous month, the worst share of the year.

The Renault Scenic was third in the month with 8.658 sales and 4.1% of share, up 1.0 points, ahead of Renault Megane and Citroen C3. The new Peugeot 208 was sixth with 7.440 units and 3.6% of market share.

In the table below, the best selling 50 models, ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Model

Jun

YTD Jun

Q1

Apr

May

Jun

YTD Jun

Rank 2011

1

Renault Clio

9.097

58.312

6,3%

5,1%

5,2%

4,4%

5,6%

1

2

Citroen C 4 /Picasso

9.443

42.635

4,1%

3,8%

3,9%

4,5%

4,1%

3

3

Renault Mégane

7.559

37.578

3,5%

3,4%

4,0%

3,6%

3,6%

5

4

Peugeot 207

2.816

36.623

4,9%

3,7%

2,0%

1,3%

3,5%

2

5

Citroen C3

7.729

35.833

3,5%

3,4%

3,0%

3,7%

3,4%

4

6

Renault Scénic

8.658

33.940

2,9%

3,3%

3,1%

4,1%

3,2%

7

7

Peugeot 308

5.384

28.397

2,6%

3,0%

2,8%

2,6%

2,7%

8

8

Peugeot 3008

4.793

25.024

2,3%

2,9%

2,2%

2,3%

2,4%

10

9

Volkswagen Polo

5.372

24.627

2,6%

1,7%

1,9%

2,6%

2,3%

9

10

Renault Twingo

4.313

23.750

2,6%

2,1%

1,6%

2,1%

2,3%

6

11

Volkswagen Golf

3.963

22.254

2,4%

1,6%

2,2%

1,9%

2,1%

16

12

Peugeot 208

7.440

19.618

0,7%

2,2%

2,9%

3,6%

1,9%

new

13

Ford Fiesta

3.322

18.834

2,0%

1,8%

1,5%

1,6%

1,8%

14

14

Dacia Duster

3.900

18.510

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

11

15

Nissan Qashqai

3.705

16.708

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

20

16

Opel Corsa

3.898

15.907

1,5%

1,2%

1,6%

1,9%

1,5%

17

17

Dacia Sandero

2.977

14.879

1,5%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

23

18

Peugeot 508

2.808

14.370

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,4%

21

19

Citroen C3 Picasso

3.021

14.284

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,4%

1,4%

19

20

Citroen DS3

2.212

13.558

1,3%

1,6%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

18

21

Peugeot 5008

3.312

13.502

1,1%

1,6%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

22

22

Peugeot 206+

2.045

12.476

1,3%

0,6%

1,4%

1,0%

1,2%

15

23

Ford C-Max

2.917

12.470

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

28

24

Toyota Yaris

2.550

12.237

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

30

25

Nissan Juke

2.615

11.735

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

32

26

Volkswagen Tiguan

1.851

11.494

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

42

27

Renault Modus

1.963

10.716

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

24

28

Citroen C5

1.712

9.565

1,0%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

25

29

Ford Focus

1.000

9.084

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,5%

0,9%

35

30

Renault Laguna

2.163

8.806

0,8%

1,0%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

27

31

Citroen C1

1.549

8.731

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

29

32

Fiat 500

1.651

8.661

0,9%

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

33

33

Volkswagen Touran

1.552

8.431

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

38

34

Citroen DS4

1.602

8.059

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

53

35

Renault Kangoo

2.148

7.963

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

1,0%

0,8%

37

36

Seat Ibiza

1.147

7.712

0,9%

0,6%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

31

37

Audi A1

1.579

7.535

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

46

38

Opel Zafira

1.624

7.295

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

54

39

Mini

1.372

7.118

0,6%

0,8%

1,2%

0,7%

0,7%

44

40

Opel Meriva

1.719

7.029

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

39

41

Fiat Panda

1.329

7.005

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

40

42

Mercedes B Class

1.393

6.927

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

70

43

Peugeot 107

1.323

6.855

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

34

44

Opel Astra

1.665

6.534

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

41

45

Citroen Berlingo

1.367

6.433

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

45

46

BMW Series 1

1.268

6.317

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

52

47

Peugeot Partner

1.625

6.303

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

47

48

Citroen DS5

1.117

6.133

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

151

49

Volkswagen Passat

904

6.070

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

36

50

Ford Ka

671

5.788

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,6%

56

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