Peugeot was market leader in France in May thanks to 308 success.

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Peugeot was market leader in France in May 2014 driven up by second generation 308 at the best-ever place in third. The market was flat from last year while second half outlook is negative and the European elections created uncertain.

In May 2014 accordingly with data released by CCFA, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, total new Car Passengers sold have been 148.951, up 0.3% from year ago. Year to date May sales have been 762.519, up 3.0% from year ago.  

Light Commercial Vehicles sold in May have been 29.333, up 3.7% from year ago. Year to date sales were 153.119, up 0.4%.

The good news is represented by the market data, still not negative despite observers expect a fall for this year. The bad news arrived by the European politic elections where the actual government was only the third party with citizens protesting against the unpopular economic policy applied in the last years by the traditional parties.

In May the market get a new leader as Peugeot overtook Renault and leads the market with 26.811 sales and 18.0% of share, up 1.1 points from April. Year to date sales were 131.244 with share at 17.2% up 1.0 points from last year. Second generation 308 advanced in third place with 5.676 sales and 3.8%.

Renaultin second place retailed 26.037 cars with share at 17.5%, down 1.5 points from the previous month with cumulate sales at 146.650 and share at 19.2%, up 0.3 points from last year. Clio was on top of model ranking with 8.366 sales and 5.6%.

Citroen was third selling 20.295 units with 13.6% of share, up 0.5 points from April. Year to date sales were 101.148 with 13.3% of share.C3 and C4 Picasso ranked respectively 4th and 7th.

Volkswagen was fourth with 11.904 sales and 8.0% of share, down 0.2 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 60.074 with 7.9% of share, flat from last year. Golf ranked in 8th place.

Ford in fifth sold 7.689 with 5.2% of share, up 0.4 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 33.602 with 4.4% of share, down 0.1 points from the previous month. The best model was the Fiesta in 16th place.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru the All-brands and Best-selling models as you like:

Rank May Rank YTD Brand Sales May 2014 Sales YTD 2014 Share 2013 Share Q1 2014 Share Apr Share May Share YTD
1 2 Peugeot 26.811 131.244 16,2% 17,1% 16,9% 18,0% 17,2%
2 1 Renault 26.037 146.650 18,9% 19,9% 18,9% 17,5% 19,2%
3 3 Citroen 20.295 101.148 13,3% 13,2% 13,1% 13,6% 13,3%
4 4 Volkswagen 11.904 60.074 7,9% 7,7% 8,2% 8,0% 7,9%
5 6 Ford 7.689 33.602 4,3% 4,0% 4,8% 5,2% 4,4%
6 5 Dacia 7.566 47.201 5,0% 6,3% 6,8% 5,1% 6,2%
7 9 Opel 6.004 27.570 3,3% 3,5% 3,6% 4,0% 3,6%
8 10 Audi 5.304 23.107 3,3% 2,8% 3,1% 3,6% 3,0%
9 8 Toyota 5.196 28.060 4,0% 3,8% 3,6% 3,5% 3,7%
10 7 Nissan 5.174 29.310 3,5% 4,0% 3,9% 3,5% 3,8%
11 12 Mercedes 4.317 17.822 2,6% 2,1% 2,5% 2,9% 2,3%
12 11 Fiat 3.363 19.344 2,7% 2,7% 2,3% 2,3% 2,5%
13 13 BMW 3.231 17.319 2,6% 2,4% 2,1% 2,2% 2,3%
14 14 Kia 2.701 12.460 1,9% 1,6% 1,6% 1,8% 1,6%
15 15 Seat 2.032 8.907 1,2% 1,1% 1,2% 1,4% 1,2%
16 16 Skoda 1.773 8.328 1,1% 1,1% 1,1% 1,2% 1,1%
17 19 Mini 1.253 5.802 1,1% 0,7% 0,8% 0,8% 0,8%
18 17 Suzuki 1.230 6.899 0,9% 1,0% 0,8% 0,8% 0,9%
19 18 Hyundai 1.095 6.381 1,4% 0,9% 0,8% 0,7% 0,8%
20 20 Volvo 949 5.082 0,6% 0,7% 0,7% 0,6% 0,7%
21 22 Lancia 834 3.239 0,3% 0,4% 0,5% 0,6% 0,4%
22 23 Alfa Romeo 599 3.160 0,4% 0,4% 0,3% 0,4% 0,4%
23 25 Honda 584 2.866 0,5% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
24 24 Land Rover 554 2.907 0,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
25 26 Mazda 468 2.459 0,4% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3%
26 27 Smart 336 1.692 0,3% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
27 30 Porsche 294 1.122 0,2% 0,1% 0,2% 0,2% 0,1%
28 21 Chevrolet 259 3.625 1,2% 0,7% 0,2% 0,2% 0,5%
29 28 Mitsubishi 258 1.337 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
30 29 Lexus 228 1.297 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Jeep 176 536 0,1% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
32 33 Jaguar 94 310 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,1% 0,0%
33 32 Bolloré 69 413 0,0% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,1%
34 35 Infiniti 60 278 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank May Rank YTD Model Sales May 2014 Sales Ytd 2014 Share 2013 Share Q1 2014 Share Apr Share May Share YTD
1 1 Renault Clio 8.366 47.939 6,8% 6,4% 6,6% 5,6% 6,3%
2 2 Peugeot 208 6.834 36.934 5,0% 5,1% 4,5% 4,6% 4,8%
3 4 Peugeot 308 5.675 24.360 2,2% 2,9% 3,3% 3,8% 3,2%
4 3 Citroen C3 5.476 26.368 3,0% 3,3% 3,7% 3,7% 3,5%
5 6 Peugeot 2008 5.220 23.955 1,6% 3,0% 3,2% 3,5% 3,1%
6 7 Renault Scenic 4.438 20.834 2,8% 2,7% 2,7% 3,0% 2,7%
7 9 Citroen C4 Picasso 4.263 19.104 2,2% 2,4% 2,5% 2,9% 2,5%
8 12 Volkswagen Golf 3.669 17.516 2,2% 2,3% 2,2% 2,5% 2,3%
9 5 Renault Captur 3.629 24.164 2,2% 3,4% 3,3% 2,4% 3,2%
10 14 Peugeot 3008 3.498 16.669 2,1% 2,1% 2,2% 2,3% 2,2%
11 10 Dacia Duster 3.232 18.478 1,4% 2,3% 2,9% 2,2% 2,4%
12 8 Dacia Sandero 3.021 20.537 2,4% 2,9% 2,6% 2,0% 2,7%
13 15 Renault Twingo 2.881 15.813 2,2% 2,3% 1,5% 1,9% 2,1%
14 11 Renault Megane 2.688 18.373 2,4% 2,5% 2,6% 1,8% 2,4%
15 13 Volkswagen Polo 2.585 17.099 2,2% 2,3% 2,4% 1,7% 2,2%
16 18 Ford Fiesta 2.584 11.981 1,5% 1,4% 1,8% 1,7% 1,6%
17 17 Citroen C4 2.176 12.745 2,0% 1,8% 1,5% 1,5% 1,7%
18 16 Nissan Qashqai 2.152 13.754 1,6% 1,8% 2,0% 1,4% 1,8%
19 19 Toyota Yaris 2.019 11.935 1,6% 1,6% 1,7% 1,4% 1,6%
20 20 Opel Corsa 1.866 9.482 1,2% 1,1% 1,5% 1,3% 1,2%
21 22 Citroen DS3 1.863 8.444 1,3% 1,0% 1,2% 1,3% 1,1%
22 24 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.634 8.154 1,1% 1,1% 1,1% 1,1% 1,1%
23 21 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.577 8.568 1,3% 1,2% 1,0% 1,1% 1,1%
24 30 Opel Mokka 1.446 5.769 0,5% 0,7% 0,7% 1,0% 0,8%
25 27 Audi A3 1.438 6.440 0,8% 0,8% 0,8% 1,0% 0,8%
26 25 Peugeot 508 1.344 7.818 1,2% 1,1% 1,0% 0,9% 1,0%
27 26 Nissan Juke 1.337 7.210 1,1% 1,0% 0,8% 0,9% 0,9%
28 23 Fiat 500 1.288 8.329 1,1% 1,2% 1,0% 0,9% 1,1%
29 29 Volkswagen Touran 1.268 6.036 0,7% 0,8% 0,8% 0,9% 0,8%
30 28 Peugeot 5008 1.139 6.189 1,0% 0,8% 0,9% 0,8% 0,8%
31 41 Mercedes B Class 1.110 4.219 0,7% 0,5% 0,6% 0,7% 0,6%
32 37 Mercedes A Class 1.106 4.944 0,8% 0,7% 0,5% 0,7% 0,6%
33 32 Ford C-max 958 5.634 0,8% 0,7% 0,9% 0,6% 0,7%
34 45 Seat Ibiza 943 3.947 0,6% 0,5% 0,5% 0,6% 0,5%
35 42 Citroen DS4 932 4.217 0,7% 0,6% 0,5% 0,6% 0,6%
36 40 Audi A1 891 4.371 0,7% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
37 33 Toyota Auris 890 5.548 0,7% 0,8% 0,6% 0,6% 0,7%
38 38 BMW 1 Series 859 4.644 0,7% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
39 36 Peugeot 207+ 815 5.053 1,5% 0,7% 0,6% 0,5% 0,7%
40 57 Lancia Ypsilon 812 3.120 0,2% 0,3% 0,5% 0,5% 0,4%

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