France Cars Market in February 2016 at the best increase in sixth years.

France Cars Market in February 2016

France Cars Market in February 2016 at the best increase in sixth years. Renault was pushed back on top of the list by renewed sales on the Clio while Volkswagen struggles. SsangYong, Jaguar and Infiniti shine.

Economic Outlook

France’s economy grew at its fastest pace in four years in 2015 and met the government’s target. The acceleration came primarily on the back of stronger domestic demand, with private consumption growing at the fastest rate since 2010. However, the French economy is still lagging behind the average growth rate of Euro zone countries and unemployment has been steady at over 10% for three years.

Latest indicators signal that the economy likely lost momentum at the start of 2016. Indeed, in February, the composite PMI fell below the threshold that separates contraction from expansion and consumer confidence dropped to a six-month low.

While a weak euro and low energy prices are expected to keep France on a modest but steady pace of recovery, its rigid and highly regulated labor market will keep weighing on growth unless structural reforms are implemented.

Market Outlook

According to data released by the C.C.F.A, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, in February 2016 the total car passenger’s sold in the country have been 166.739, up 13.0% from the same month in the previous year and posting the 9th year on year increase in a string.

For a market usually stable the February Y.o.Y. +13% was the best increase in the last 6 years. Year to date February sales had been 305.139, +8.7%.

Renault was back on top of the list with 32.712 sales (+9.9%) overtaking Peugeot, second with 28.229 (+10.2%). Third was Citroen with 17.175 (+7.2%). Volkswagen sales were weak (-1.9%) while Dacia in fifth was really fast (+33.7%) recovering from the bad January.

Despite the +436%, Jaguar was not the fastest growing brand, due to SsangYong +441%. Others emerging brand were Infiniti (+159%), Land Rover (+82%) and Mazda (+56%).

Model wise ranking was again with Renault Clio on top after the January surprise of Peugeot 208. Third was the Peugeot 308 followed by Renault Captur, Peugeot 3008 and Citroen C3.

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 FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Renault32.71256.1159,9%19,6%18,4%
22Peugeot28.22953.17210,2%16,9%17,5%
33Citroen17.17532.3797,2%10,3%10,6%
44Volkswagen11.43522.461-1,9%6,9%7,4%
55Dacia8.83817.48633,7%5,3%5,7%
66Ford7.75512.8196,1%4,7%4,2%
79Nissan6.83711.32210,3%4,1%3,7%
88Opel6.66611.40525,8%4,0%3,7%
97Toyota6.49412.81315,3%3,9%4,2%
1011Fiat5.0649.11524,5%3,0%3,0%
1110Audi5.0509.58020,9%3,0%3,1%
1212BMW4.8668.79826,1%2,9%2,9%
1313Mercedes4.1836.4839,4%2,5%2,1%
1414Kia2.8185.16741,2%1,7%1,7%
1515DS2.5004.96325,0%1,5%1,6%
1616Hyundai2.0493.7783,6%1,2%1,2%
1717Skoda1.8683.51346,4%1,1%1,2%
1818Mini1.7813.4957,7%1,1%1,1%
1919Seat1.6833.03813,9%1,0%1,0%
2020Suzuki1.5652.88818,0%0,9%0,9%
2121Volvo1.2702.60627,1%0,8%0,9%
2222Land Rover9381.79982,5%0,6%0,6%
2323Mazda8301.48456,0%0,5%0,5%
2424Jeep7221.30829,6%0,4%0,4%
2525Honda6331.13133,0%0,4%0,4%
2627Smart6091.019-9,5%0,4%0,3%
2726Alfa Romeo5641.0314,1%0,3%0,3%
2829Porsche3477147,4%0,2%0,2%
2928Lexus3247964,5%0,2%0,3%
3030Mitsubishi222473-6,3%0,1%0,2%
3131Jaguar193377436,1%0,1%0,1%
3232Infiniti158255159,0%0,1%0,1%
3334SsangYong92138441,2%0,1%0,0%
3433Bolloré6515610,2%0,0%0,1%
3535Subaru50125-5,7%0,0%0,0%
3636Maserati427440,0%0,0%0,0%
3737Tesla276435,0%0,0%0,0%
3838Ferrari19420,0%0,0%0,0%
3938Lancia1842-94,4%0,0%0,0%
4039Lotus10180,0%0,0%0,0%
4140Caterham916200,0%0,0%0,0%
4241Morgan615-25,0%0,0%0,0%
4342Chevrolet514-58,3%0,0%0,0%
4443Bentley49-20,0%0,0%0,0%
4547DR Motor33#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
4544Aston Martin38-70,0%0,0%0,0%
4645Lamborghini26100,0%0,0%0,0%
4646McLaren250,0%0,0%0,0%
4646Cadillac25#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
4748Rolls-Royce11-80,0%0,0%0,0%
Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
12Renault-Nissan48.54585.17813,9%29,1%28,0%
21PSA47.90490.5149,8%28,7%29,7%
33Volkswagen20.38939.3217,8%12,2%12,9%
45Ford7.75512.8196,1%4,7%4,2%
54Toyota6.81813.60914,7%4,1%4,5%
68General Motors6.67311.42425,7%4,0%3,8%
76BMW6.64812.29420,5%4,0%4,0%
87FCA6.42911.61216,0%3,9%3,8%
99Hyundai-Kia4.8678.94522,5%2,9%2,9%
1010Mercedes Daimler4.7927.5026,6%2,9%2,5%
Rank FebRank 2016ModelsSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
12Renault Clio9.26115.25414,1%5,6%5,0%
21Peugeot 2088.40416.01019,4%5,1%5,3%
33Peugeot 3086.73512.81222,3%4,1%4,2%
44Renault Captur5.92410.857-1,5%3,6%3,6%
55Peugeot 20085.2549.4725,5%3,2%3,1%
66Citroen C34.8409.4314,0%2,9%3,1%
77Dacia Sandero4.3078.50049,2%2,6%2,8%
89Volkswagen Polo3.7916.6608,4%2,3%2,2%
98Citroen C4 Picasso3.7637.0775,2%2,3%2,3%
1011Renault Twingo3.3915.999-37,1%2,0%2,0%
1110Dacia Duster3.1716.09922,2%1,9%2,0%
1212Renault Mégane3.1565.425-10,0%1,9%1,8%
1316Renault Kadjar3.0685.1181,8%1,7%
1413Renault Scénic3.0295.320-17,2%1,8%1,8%
1517Peugeot 30082.7614.9553,6%1,7%1,6%
1615Toyota Yaris2.5575.19721,8%1,5%1,7%
1620Ford Fiesta2.5573.912-9,7%1,5%1,3%
1718Nissan Qashqai2.4754.20521,4%1,5%1,4%
1814Volkswagen Golf2.3405.223-35,0%1,4%1,7%
1919Citroen C42.2604.18445,0%1,4%1,4%
2021Fiat 5002.0703.631-6,4%1,2%1,2%
2122Opel Corsa2.0563.592-0,3%1,2%1,2%
2223Citroen C4 Cactus1.7933.4040,6%1,1%1,1%
2325Toyota Auris1.7323.14043,4%1,0%1,0%
2424Peugeot 5081.6973.331-19,2%1,0%1,1%
2528Citroen C3 Picasso1.4712.74226,7%0,9%0,9%
2627Opel Mokka1.4512.79110,9%0,9%0,9%
2733Renault Espace1.4312.315472,4%0,9%0,8%
2826Volkswagen Touran1.4293.00248,9%0,9%1,0%
2938Opel Astra1.3501.932165,7%0,8%0,6%
3029Citroen DS 31.3072.6728,3%0,8%0,9%
3135Citroen C11.2572.1514,8%0,8%0,7%
3230Audi A31.2482.556-28,4%0,8%0,8%
3331Volkswagen Tiguan1.2322.367-6,6%0,7%0,8%
3466Fiat 500X1.1951.195172,2%0,7%0,4%
3539Renault Zoe1.1821.91560,8%0,7%0,6%
3637Nissan X-Trail1.1751.947123,0%0,7%0,6%
3732Peugeot 1081.1672.360-8,3%0,7%0,8%
3840Nissan Juke1.1291.909-15,5%0,7%0,6%
3934Mini Hatch1.0762.1570,6%0,7%
4048Mercedes A Class1.0381.53426,6%0,6%0,5%

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