France: New Year started flat albeit all domestic carmakers improved the performance.

Accordingly with data released by C.C.F.A., the local car manufacturers association, total car passenger sold in France in January has been 125.454, up 0.5% from year ago. Light Commercial Vehicles sales were 27.388, down 7.7%.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Renault sold 25.166 cars positively starting the year and improving share at 20.1%, up 1.9 points of share from December 2013. Bestselling model was obviously the Clio, with 7.631 retails and 6.1% of share, followed by Captur in 5th, Twingo in 6th, and Scenic in 10th and Megane 11th.

Peugeot ranked second with 21.859 units and share at 17.4%, up 3.3 points from the weak previous month. The top model 208 was the second best-selling model in the market with 7.018 sales and 5.6% of share. Behind, the 2008 ranked 7Th, the 308 8th and the 3008 12th.

Citroen in third sold 18.251 vehicles with a share of 14.5%, up 2.0 points of share from the previous month. Top model was the C3 in third with 5.120 sales and 4.1% of share, while C4 Picasso was 9th and C4 13th.

Volkswagen was 4th with 9.355 sales and share down at 7.5%, losing 1.0 points from December. The top model Golf was leader among imported in spite of ranking only in 14th. Polo was 15th while Tiguan 23rd.

Dacia ranked fifth with 8.981 units and 7.2% of share, up 1.5 points from December. Best-selling model was again the Sandero in 4th place, while Duster was 16th.

Toyota started the year ahead of Ford and second imported brand ranking 6th with 5.179 sales and a share of 4.1%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. The top model was Yaris ranked 17th while Auris was 26th.

Nissan advanced in 7th, up 5 spots from December and 1 from full year 2013, with 4.656 retails and 3.7% of share, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Best-selling model was Qasquai, now at the second generation, 18th with 2.009 retails.

Ford ranked 8th selling 4.429 vehicles with only 3.5% of share, down 0.3 points of share from December and 0.6 from Q4 2013. The top model Fiesta ranked 20th.

In the table below, the Top 25 cars brands ranked for last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Sales Jan

Share I Half ’13

Share Q3 ’13

Share Q4 ’13

Share Dec

Share Jan

1

1

1

Renault

         25.166

18,8%

19,6%

18,3%

18,2%

20,1%

2

2

2

Peugeot

         21.859

16,3%

16,0%

16,1%

14,1%

17,4%

3

3

3

Citroen

         18.251

13,3%

13,1%

13,4%

12,5%

14,5%

4

4

4

Volkswagen

           9.355

8,0%

7,4%

8,0%

8,5%

7,5%

5

5

5

Dacia

           8.981

4,8%

5,4%

5,1%

5,7%

7,2%

6

6

7

Toyota

           5.179

3,8%

4,3%

4,2%

4,5%

4,1%

7

12

8

Nissan

           4.656

3,8%

3,4%

3,1%

3,2%

3,7%

8

7

6

Ford

           4.429

4,7%

3,5%

4,1%

3,8%

3,5%

9

13

11

Fiat

           3.382

2,8%

2,5%

2,5%

2,3%

2,7%

10

10

10

Audi

           3.314

3,2%

3,4%

3,4%

3,5%

2,6%

11

11

9

Opel

           2.946

3,5%

3,2%

3,0%

3,3%

2,3%

12

8

13

BMW

           2.760

2,4%

2,7%

3,0%

3,7%

2,2%

13

14

14

Kia

           2.163

1,9%

1,9%

1,9%

1,7%

1,7%

14

9

12

Mercedes

           1.792

2,6%

2,4%

2,8%

3,5%

1,4%

15

18

18

Skoda

           1.379

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

16

19

17

Chevrolet

           1.368

1,1%

1,7%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

17

20

20

Suzuki

           1.266

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

18

17

16

Seat

           1.234

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

19

15

15

Hyundai

           1.059

1,6%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

0,8%

20

16

19

Mini

               828

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

0,7%

21

21

21

Volvo

               745

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

22

27

23

Alfa Romeo

               546

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

23

22

24

Land Rover

               501

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

24

23

22

Honda

               391

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

25

24

25

Mazda

               357

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,3%

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

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Sales Jan

Share I Half ’13

Share Q3 ’13

Share Q4 ’13

Share Dec

Share Jan

1

1

1

Renault          8.727

30,3%

31,5%

34,6%

36,1%

32,1%

2

2

3

Peugeot          5.405

17,2%

16,0%

15,2%

15,0%

19,9%

3

3

2

Citroen          4.866

16,5%

18,2%

16,6%

13,9%

17,9%

4

4

4

Fiat          1.998

10,6%

7,7%

7,0%

8,2%

7,3%

5

6

6

Ford          1.111

4,8%

4,4%

4,3%

4,6%

4,1%

6

7

7

Volkswagen              999

4,1%

4,5%

4,2%

4,3%

3,7%

7

5

5

Mercedes              972

4,0%

5,6%

5,9%

5,7%

3,6%

8

8

9

Nissan              660

2,5%

2,3%

2,1%

2,5%

2,4%

9

9

8

Iveco              635

3,2%

3,1%

2,7%

2,2%

2,3%

10

11

10

Opel              313

1,5%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

1,1%

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

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2013

Brand

Sales Jan

Share I Half ’13

Share Q3 ’13

Share Q4 ’13

Share Dec

YTD Jan

1

1

1

Renault Clio

             7.631

7,2%

6,4%

6,5%

6,6%

6,1%

2

3

2

Peugeot 208

             7.018

5,5%

4,7%

4,4%

3,8%

5,6%

3

2

3

Citroen C3

             5.120

2,5%

2,9%

4,0%

3,8%

4,1%

4

5

6

Dacia Sandero

             4.868

2,1%

2,8%

2,6%

2,9%

3,9%

5

4

9

Renault Captur

             4.469

1,2%

3,3%

3,3%

3,6%

3,6%

6

11

11

Renault Twingo

             3.848

2,2%

2,3%

2,1%

2,1%

3,1%

7

7

17

Peugeot 2008

             3.453

0,7%

1,9%

3,0%

2,5%

2,8%

8

12

12

Peugeot 308

             3.394

2,0%

2,3%

2,5%

1,9%

2,7%

9

9

8

Citroen C4 Picasso

             3.189

1,9%

2,7%

2,4%

2,2%

2,5%

10

8

4

Renault Scenic

             3.136

2,9%

2,9%

2,7%

2,3%

2,5%

11

17

5

Renault Megane

             3.091

2,7%

2,4%

1,8%

1,6%

2,5%

12

14

13

Peugeot 3008

             2.962

2,3%

2,1%

1,9%

1,8%

2,4%

13

16

14

Citroen C4

             2.726

2,3%

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

2,2%

14

10

7

Volkswagen Golf

             2.706

2,3%

2,2%

2,1%

2,2%

2,2%

15

6

10

Volkswagen Polo

             2.651

2,2%

1,9%

2,4%

2,7%

2,1%

16

15

20

Dacia Duster

             2.633

1,5%

1,4%

1,3%

1,7%

2,1%

17

13

15

Toyota Yaris

             2.096

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

18

19

16

Nissan Qashqai

             2.009

1,8%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

1,6%

19

22

27

Fiat 500

             1.719

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,4%

20

18

19

Ford Fiesta

             1.579

1,5%

1,2%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

21

26

21

Citroen DS3

             1.490

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

22

21

22

Citroen C3 Picasso

             1.462

1,4%

1,4%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

23

20

26

Volkswagen Tiguan

             1.411

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

24

29

25

Nissan Juke

             1.371

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

25

24

23

Peugeot 508

             1.351

1,3%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

26

30

34

Toyota Auris

             1.153

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

27

25

18

Peugeot 207+            1.081

1,6%

1,4%

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

28

32

29

Audi A3

             1.060

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

29

38

28

Peugeot 5008

             1.033

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

30

34

32

Volkswagen Touran

             1.018

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

31

43

39

Citroen C1

                 906

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

32

35

53

Opel Mokka

                 857

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

33

27

24

Opel Corsa

                 836

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

0,7%

33

46

43

Renault Laguna

                 836

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

34

44

40

Renault Kangoo

               824

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

35

39

36

Audi A1

                 763

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

36

54

38

Citroen DS4

                 742

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

37

23

31

Mercedes A Class

                 741

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

1,1%

0,6%

38

53

44

Peugeot 107

                 710

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

39

56

48

Citroen Berlingo

               707

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

40

76

59

Chevrolet Spark

                 656

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

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