French Cars Market in August advanced recovering the July shortfall.

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French Cars Market in August advanced recovering the July shortfall. Peugeot was overtaken by Renault on top of the list while the Dacia Sandero jumped in second position.

Market Outlook

The contentious labor reform bill was enacted into law in August by President Hollande after months of street protests.

Owing in part to disruptions caused by the massive strikes against the labor reform, revised GDP figures showed that the economy grew at a flat rate in annual terms in Q2. The latest economic data suggest that the economy has since lost steam.

Meantime, French vehicles sales in August improved moderately, recovered partially the July slowdown.

According to data released by the C.C.F.A, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, new car passenger’s sales in August had been 98.208, up 6.7%.

Year to date total car passenger’s sales had been 1.333.613, up 6.1%.

Competitive Arena

In August, Renault kept the leadership with 16.642 sales (+6.6%) and 16.9% of market share, followed by Peugeot with 16.261 (+6.7%) and Citroen with 9.437 (-5.7%).

Volkswagen has sold 6.875 units (-18.6%) ahead of Dacia in fifth place with 6.399 units (+38.4%), Toyota with 4.586 (+12.3%), Ford with 4.056 (+8.0%) and Mercedes with 3.723 (+43.0%).

As far as the best-selling model, in August the Peugeot 208 confirmed the leadership with 7.896 (+66.4%) followed by Dacia Sandero with 6.958 sales (+216.7%) jumped ahead of the Renault Clio with 5.523 (+6.2%),  the Peugeot 2008 with 4.832 (+125.0%), the Renault Captur with 4.662 (+71.7%), the Peugeot 308 with 3.634 (-1.9%) and the Volkswagen Polo with 3.243 (+34.9%).

To see the best-selling cars ranking 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 Aug Rank YTD Brand Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Renault 16.642 266.867 6,6% 8,6% 16,9% 20,0%
2 2 Peugeot 16.261 226.844 6,7% 4,1% 16,6% 17,0%
3 3 Citroen 9.437 134.710 -5,7% 0,0% 9,6% 10,1%
4 4 Volkswagen 6.875 93.067 -18,6% -4,7% 7,0% 7,0%
5 5 Dacia 6.399 76.558 38,4% 14,1% 6,5% 5,7%
6 7 Toyota 4.586 49.949 12,3% 6,0% 4,7% 3,7%
7 6 Ford 4.056 54.432 8,0% -0,5% 4,1% 4,1%
8 13 Mercedes 3.723 36.126 43,0% 9,9% 3,8% 2,7%
9 10 Audi 3.703 41.832 6,8% 9,0% 3,8% 3,1%
10 12 BMW 3.501 39.091 8,9% 18,6% 3,6% 2,9%
11 8 Opel 3.079 46.512 5,8% 8,0% 3,1% 3,5%
12 9 Nissan 2.884 45.647 -19,7% -7,8% 2,9% 3,4%
13 11 Fiat 2.833 40.670 17,6% 15,6% 2,9% 3,0%
14 14 Kia 1.928 22.016 15,8% 14,7% 2,0% 1,7%
15 17 Mini 1.415 16.885 24,3% 17,8% 1,4% 1,3%
16 16 Hyundai 1.387 18.084 26,6% 19,2% 1,4% 1,4%
17 20 Suzuki 1.352 12.895 34,1% 10,8% 1,4% 1,0%
18 18 Skoda 1.160 15.057 4,8% 10,6% 1,2% 1,1%
19 19 Seat 1.125 14.022 9,3% 0,2% 1,1% 1,1%
20 15 DS 1.094 20.255 -21,1% 2,2% 1,1% 1,5%
21 21 Volvo 578 9.840 22,5% 12,6% 0,6% 0,7%
22 24 Mazda 553 6.707 6,6% 37,4% 0,6% 0,5%
23 23 Jeep 523 6.749 81,0% 16,2% 0,5% 0,5%
24 25 Honda 476 5.738 6,0% 37,5% 0,5% 0,4%
25 26 Smart 436 5.458 32,9% 20,2% 0,4% 0,4%
26 22 Land Rover 405 7.027 63,3% 24,7% 0,4% 0,5%
27 27 Alfa Romeo 360 4.195 23,3% 3,0% 0,4% 0,3%
28 29 Lexus 330 3.202 23,6% 15,9% 0,3% 0,2%
29 28 Porsche 305 3.236 19,1% 0,0% 0,3% 0,2%
30 30 Jaguar 177 2.330 113,3% 193,5% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Infiniti 171 2.314 163,1% 211,0% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Mitsubishi 153 1.770 -1,3% -27,0% 0,2% 0,1%
33 34 SsangYong 63 650 43,2% 117,4% 0,1% 0,0%
34 33 Bolloré 57 675 5,5% 0,1% 0,1%
35 37 Maserati 51 371 264,3% 5,1% 0,1% 0,0%
36 35 Subaru 43 570 -2,3% 0,9% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Tesla 31 485 -36,7% 13,3% 0,0% 0,0%
38 40 Lotus 10 87 66,7% 17,6% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Ferrari 9 157 12,5% 18,9% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Chevrolet 7 82 16,7% -3,5% 0,0% 0,0%
40 39 Lancia 7 154 -82,1% -87,8% 0,0% 0,0%
41 48 Rolls-Royce 6 9 500,0% -57,1% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 Caterham 4 46 -33,3% 4,5% 0,0% 0,0%
43 47 Cadillac 3 20 66,7% 0,0% 0,0%
43 42 Bentley 3 54 -50,0% 8,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 43 Lamborghini 2 47 0,0% 62,1% 0,0% 0,0%
44 46 Aston Martin 2 30 -33,3% -50,8% 0,0% 0,0%
44 48 McLaren 2 9 -40,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 45 Morgan 1 31 -66,7% -8,8% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Aug Rank YTD Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 2 PSA 26.792 381.809 0,6% 2,5% 27,3% 28,6%
2 1 Renault-Nissan 26.096 391.386 9,2% 7,8% 26,6% 29,3%
3 3 Volkswagen 13.173 167.315 -8,0% 0,2% 13,4% 12,5%
4 4 BMW 4.922 55.985 13,0% 18,3% 5,0% 4,2%
5 6 Toyota 4.916 53.151 13,0% 6,6% 5,0% 4,0%
6 9 Mercedes Daimler 4.159 41.584 41,8% 11,1% 4,2% 3,1%
7 5 Ford 4.056 54.432 8,0% -0,5% 4,1% 4,1%
8 7 FCA 3.783 52.296 24,0% 11,7% 3,9% 3,9%
9 10 Hyundai-Kia 3.315 40.100 20,1% 16,7% 3,4% 3,0%
10 8 General Motors 3.089 46.614 5,9% 8,0% 3,1% 3,5%

Rank Aug Rank YTD Model Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD
1 2 Peugeot 208 7.896 68.608 66,4% 18,6%
2 6 Dacia Sandero 6.958 42.627 216,7% 37,2%
3 1 Renault Clio 5.523 73.229 6,2% 1,2%
4 5 Peugeot 2008 4.832 46.663 125,0% 10,8%
5 4 Renault Captur 4.662 49.700 71,7% 5,8%
6 3 Peugeot 308 3.634 52.857 -1,9% 4,4%
7 10 Volkswagen Polo 3.243 28.260 34,9% 1,3%
8 11 Renault Twingo 2.817 27.732 41,0% -8,4%
9 7 Citroen C3 2.474 37.382 -17,0% -0,4%
10 8 Renault Mégane 2.358 32.829 58,4% 18,8%
11 13 Renault Scénic 1.763 24.736 22,7% -21,1%
12 9 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.756 29.037 -7,5% -5,7%
13 15 Volkswagen Golf 1.543 23.405 -22,9% 5,5%
14 12 Renault Kadjar 1.511 26.050 30,1% 228,4%
15 16 Peugeot 3008 1.397 21.720 -11,5% -4,5%
16 14 Dacia Duster 1.393 24.702 -13,7% 3,4%
17 20 Ford Fiesta 1.262 15.658 23,8% -9,6%
18 19 Nissan Qashqai 1.191 15.996 -8,5% -15,1%
19 17 Toyota Yaris 1.155 19.444 -30,3% 1,8%
20 22 Citroen C4 Cactus 1.117 14.963 9,9% 8,5%
21 26 Opel Mokka 1.082 11.255 10,2% -11,1%
22 18 Citroen C4 1.055 17.079 16,1% 6,9%
23 32 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.033 9.641 11,8% -9,1%
24 21 Fiat 500 973 15.152 -0,9% 4,9%
25 24 Peugeot 508 961 13.147 15,4% -12,2%
26 25 Citroen C3 Picasso 960 11.546 -2,0% 8,4%
27 31 Audi A3 940 9.746 -1,9% -9,3%
28 36 Renault Talisman 898 9.122
29 33 Mini Hatch 819 9.637
30 39 Citroen C1 806 8.928 -13,1% -5,1%
31 41 Mercedes A Class 804 7.754 39,3% -0,3%
32 35 Toyota Auris 778 9.248 -5,2% 6,4%
33 56 BMW X1 765 6.126 6854,5% 192,0%
34 30 Peugeot 108 735 10.156 -8,9% -5,3%
35 42 Audi A4 733 7.751 110,6% 84,7%
36 28 Volkswagen Touran 719 10.817 299,4% 47,4%
37 23 Opel Corsa 693 13.929 -6,7% -2,2%
38 62 Toyota RAV4 680 5.653 84,3% 0,2%
39 29 Fiat 500X 659 10.237 12,8% 45,1%
40 55 BMW 1 Series 643 6.263 -14,4% -5,4%

 

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