French Market down for the fourth year. Dacia Vote Brand of the Year.

Accordingly with data released by C.C.F.A., the local car manufacturers association, total cars sold in France in December 2013 has been 175.319, up 9.3% from year ago. Full Year sales were 1.790.456, down 5.7% from 2012, posting the fourth yearly decline in a row.

Light Commercial Vehicles market was positive in December with sales at 34.276, up 12.2%. Full Year LCV sales have been 369.339, down 3.1% from 2012.

Sharing general evaluation on Brands & Models performance, based not only on volume but also on results compared with potential, focus2move Team quoted the Best of the Year 2013, as Brand and Model. This was the result:

Brand of Year was Dacia ranked in 5th with 5.0% of share, up 1.0 points from 2012. Second was Fiat ranking in 11th with share at 2.7%, up 0.4 points from 2012. Third was Kia in 14th, with share at 1.9%, up 0.25 points from 2012 and 0.4 from 2011.

Model of Year was Renault Captur, launched in April and ranked 7th with share 2.2%. Second was Peugeot 208, ranked in 2nd with share at 5.0%. Third was Dacia Sandero in 6th with share at 2.4%.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Renault ended the year selling 31.935 units, the 18.2% of market share, flat from November. Full Year sales have been 337.623, with share at 18.9%, up 0.8 points from 2012 while down 1.8 points from 2011. Last generation of Clio was successful and was the bestselling model with 122.710 retails (including old version data) and 6.8% of share. Behind, Scenic ranked 4th, Megane 5th, new Captur ranked 7th and Twingo 9th

Peugeot sold 24.796 units with share at 14.1%, down 2.9 points from the previous month. Full Year sales were 289.592 with a share of 16.2%, up 0.1 from 2012. Top model was again the 208, in second place, while the 2008 was 17th in the year while in the second half it was stable in top ten. Behind 3008 ranked 11Th and 308 13th.

Citroen in 3rd sold 21.959 vehicles with a share of 12.5%, down 1.5 points of share from the previous month. Full Year sales have been 238.335 with a share of 13.3%, down 0.7 points from last year and 1.4 from 2011. Top model was the C3 in third, while C4 ranked 12th and C4 Picasso 14th.

Volkswagen was 4th with 14.949 sales and share at 8.5%, up 0.3 points from November. Full Year sales were 141.377 with a share of 7.9%, down 0.2 points from 2012. The top model was Golf in 8th, while Polo was 10th, Tiguan 26th and Touran 31st.

Dacia ranked fifth with 9.977 units and 5.7% of share, up 0.4 points from November. Full Year Dacia was 5th with 89.849 sales and 5.0% of share, up 1.0 points from 2012 and 2011. The top model was Sandero jumped in 6th place, while Duster was 20th.

Toyota advanced in 6th with 7.871 sales and a share of 4.5%, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Full Year Toyota ranked 7th with 71.693 sales and share at 4.0%, up 0.4 points from 2012. The top model was again the Yaris ranked 15th while new Auris was 33rd.

Ford slipped in 7th selling 6.613 vehicles and with 3.8% of share, down 0.4 points of share from November. Full Year Ford ranked sixth with 76.475 units and 4.3% of share, down 0.6 points from last year. The top model Fiesta ranked 19th.

BMW in December roared in 8th, up 5 spots, with 6.433 sales and 3.7% of share, up 1.4 points from November. Full Year BMW was 13th with 46.746 units and 2.6% of share, up 0.1 points from 2012.

In the table below, the Top 30 cars brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2013

 

Dec

Sales 2013

Share 2011

Share 2012

Share H1 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

1

1

1

Renault

31.935

337.623

20,7%

18,1%

18,8%

18,2%

18,2%

18,9%

2

2

2

Peugeot

24.796

289.592

16,8%

16,1%

16,3%

17,0%

14,1%

16,2%

3

3

3

Citroen

21.959

238.335

14,7%

14,0%

13,3%

14,0%

12,5%

13,3%

4

4

4

Volkswagen

14.949

141.377

7,4%

8,1%

8,0%

8,2%

8,5%

7,9%

5

5

5

Dacia

9.977

89.849

4,0%

4,0%

4,8%

5,3%

5,7%

5,0%

6

7

7

Toyota

7.871

71.693

3,1%

3,6%

3,8%

4,0%

4,5%

4,0%

7

6

6

Ford

6.613

76.475

5,2%

4,9%

4,7%

4,2%

3,8%

4,3%

8

13

13

BMW

6.433

46.746

2,1%

2,5%

2,4%

2,3%

3,7%

2,6%

9

12

12

Mercedes

6.211

46.972

2,0%

2,5%

2,6%

2,3%

3,5%

2,6%

10

8

10

Audi

6.116

59.155

2,7%

3,3%

3,2%

3,4%

3,5%

3,3%

11

10

9

Opel

5.771

59.621

4,3%

4,0%

3,5%

2,9%

3,3%

3,3%

12

9

8

Nissan

5.637

62.985

3,3%

3,7%

3,8%

3,0%

3,2%

3,5%

13

11

11

Fiat

4.050

47.721

2,6%

2,3%

2,8%

2,6%

2,3%

2,7%

14

14

14

Kia

2.922

33.503

1,3%

1,7%

1,9%

2,0%

1,7%

1,9%

15

17

15

Hyundai

2.274

25.740

0,9%

1,5%

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

1,4%

16

15

19

Mini

2.241

19.120

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

17

18

16

Seat

2.185

22.045

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

18

16

18

Skoda

2.173

19.345

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

19

20

17

Chevrolet

1.621

21.518

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

20

19

20

Suzuki

1.618

15.485

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

21

21

21

Volvo

1.267

11.024

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

22

24

24

Land Rover

990

6.718

0,2%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

23

22

22

Honda

937

8.846

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

24

27

25

Mazda

894

6.272

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

25

26

26

Smart

698

5.268

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

26

25

27

Lancia

582

4.814

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

27

23

23

Alfa Romeo

563

8.054

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

28

29

28

Mitsubishi

460

3.449

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

29

30

30

Porsche

423

2.813

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

30

28

29

Lexus

326

2.972

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

In the table below, the Top 10 LCV brands, ranked for last month position:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2013

 

Dec

Sales 2013

Share 2011

Share 2012

Share H1 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Share 2013

1

1

1

Renault

12.320

117.302

31,4%

31,6%

30,3%

32,0%

35,9%

31,8%

2

3

3

Peugeot

5.102

60.469

16,8%

16,6%

17,2%

15,2%

14,9%

16,4%

3

2

2

Citroen

4.742

62.322

17,7%

17,0%

16,5%

16,9%

13,8%

16,9%

4

5

4

Fiat

2.794

33.023

8,7%

8,9%

10,6%

7,1%

8,2%

8,9%

5

4

5

Mercedes

1.957

18.024

4,7%

4,8%

4,0%

8,0%

5,7%

4,9%

6

7

6

Ford

1.557

16.929

4,8%

4,8%

4,8%

3,9%

4,5%

4,6%

7

6

7

Volkswagen

1.463

15.570

3,5%

3,9%

4,1%

4,1%

4,3%

4,2%

8

9

9

Nissan

859

8.773

2,2%

2,4%

2,5%

1,9%

2,5%

2,4%

9

8

8

Iveco

752

11.215

3,0%

3,0%

3,2%

3,6%

2,2%

3,0%

10

12

12

Toyota

490

3.932

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

1,4%

1,1%

In the next table, the top 40 models ranked by last month position:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2013

Model

Dec

Sales 2013

Share 2012

Share H1

Share Nov

Share Dec

Share 2013

1

1

1

Renault Clio

11.572

122.710

5,2%

7,2%

6,6%

6,6%

6,8%

2

3

3

Citroen C3

6.743

53.370

3,0%

2,5%

4,4%

3,8%

3,0%

3

2

2

Peugeot 208

6.637

90.424

3,2%

5,5%

4,6%

3,8%

5,0%

4

5

7

Renault Captur

6.238

39.629

0,0%

1,2%

3,1%

3,6%

2,2%

5

6

6

Dacia Sandero

5.012

42.843

1,3%

2,1%

3,0%

2,9%

2,4%

6

11

10

Volkswagen Polo

4.683

38.974

2,1%

2,2%

2,4%

2,7%

2,2%

7

4

17

Peugeot 2008

4.458

28.012

0,0%

0,7%

3,2%

2,5%

1,6%

8

7

4

Renault Scenic

4.098

50.957

2,7%

2,9%

3,0%

2,3%

2,8%

9

9

14

Citroen C4 Picasso

3.846

31.478

1,7%

1,9%

2,6%

2,2%

1,8%

10

10

8

Volkswagen Golf

3.818

39.624

1,8%

2,3%

2,4%

2,2%

2,2%

11

12

9

Renault Twingo

3.614

39.032

1,9%

2,2%

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

12

8

13

Peugeot 308

3.340

37.889

2,2%

1,9%

2,7%

1,9%

2,1%

13

17

15

Toyota Yaris

3.132

29.210

1,2%

1,6%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

14

13

11

Peugeot 3008

3.078

38.424

2,1%

2,3%

1,9%

1,8%

2,1%

15

22

20

Dacia Duster

3.001

25.876

1,6%

1,5%

1,1%

1,7%

1,4%

16

14

12

Citroen C4

2.830

38.366

1,9%

2,5%

1,8%

1,6%

2,1%

17

16

5

Renault Megane

2.799

43.071

2,9%

2,7%

1,6%

1,6%

2,4%

18

15

19

Ford Fiesta

2.332

26.088

1,5%

1,5%

1,6%

1,3%

1,5%

19

18

16

Nissan Qashqai

2.289

28.377

1,5%

1,8%

1,2%

1,3%

1,6%

20

26

26

Volkswagen Tiguan

2.238

19.221

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

21

24

22

Citroen C3 Picasso

1.969

22.963

1,1%

1,4%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

22

21

27

Fiat 500

1.882

19.006

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

23

42

30

Mercedes A Class

1.860

14.085

0,4%

0,8%

0,6%

1,1%

0,8%

24

23

23

Peugeot 207+

1.788

26.147

2,1%

1,6%

1,2%

1,0%

1,5%

24

19

18

Peugeot 508

1.788

21.771

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

25

25

21

Citroen DS3

1.772

23.482

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

1,0%

1,3%

26

20

24

Opel Corsa

1.734

20.760

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

27

40

36

Mercedes B Class

1.682

12.302

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

1,0%

0,7%

28

27

25

Nissan Juke

1.599

20.414

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

29

29

33

Toyota Auris

1.551

12.832

0,4%

0,6%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

30

33

32

BMW 1 Series

1.513

13.264

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

31

28

29

Audi A3

1.489

14.605

0,5%

0,7%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

32

53

56

Audi A4

1.419

8.168

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,8%

0,5%

33

30

31

Volkswagen Touran

1.417

13.344

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

34

60

53

Opel Mokka

1.387

8.611

0,0%

0,4%

0,4%

0,8%

0,5%

35

52

50

Fiat 500L

1.247

9.327

0,1%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

36

31

28

Peugeot 5008

1.203

18.248

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

37

34

37

Audi A1

1.197

12.289

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

38

79

61

BMW X1

1.021

7.331

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

0,4%

39

44

34

BMW 3 Series

1.003

12.400

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

40

45

46

Seat Ibiza

992

10.075

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

 

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