France: in July 2013 car market was finally up. Dacia advanced in 5th.

Breaking a series of 22 consecutive year-on-year declining months, in July the French car market was finally positive, posting 150.248 sales, up 2.1%. However, year-to date figure remained heavily negative. Indeed with 1.081.335 sales the first seven months of current year had lost 9.7% from 2012.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Peugeot recovered the leadership, selling 180 units more than Renault, for a total of 25.348. The market share was 16.9%, up 0.9 points from the previous months. Year to date it was second with 176.350 sales and a share of 16.3%. The 208 was second and the 3008 was 8th. Behind, the 308 was 10th and the new 2008 surged in 11th place.

Renault was outpaced by Peugeot selling 25.168 units with a share heavily dropped at 16.8%, down 4.5 points from June. Year-to-date sales were 200.390 with a share of 18.6%. Behind the market leader, the fourth generation of Clio (data include old model sales), new Captur kept its 5th place, while Scenic dropped in 7th.

Citroen in 3rd, sold 21.625 units with a share of 14.4%, up 0.1 points compared to last month. Year-to-date sales were 145.837 with a share of 13.5%. The performance was mainly supported by the C3, in 4th, while the C4 Picasso in 6th had lost share.

Volkswagen kept the 4th place, selling 11.791 units with share at 7.8%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 86.575 with a share of 8.0% No one Volkswagen was in top ten, as Golf was 12th and Polo 13th.

Dacia advanced in 5th with 9.682 sales and the outstanding share of 6.4%. Year to date July, Dacia outpaced Ford, keeping the 5th place with 54.610 units and 5.1% of share.

In the table below, the best 25 brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Jul

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Q2 2013

Jun 2013

Jul 2013

Ytd   2013

1

Renault

25.168

200.390

17,6%

16,7%

19,0%

18,7%

21,3%

16,8%

18,6%

2

Peugeot

25.348

176.350

16,7%

15,3%

15,9%

16,5%

16,0%

16,9%

16,3%

3

Citroen

21.625

145.837

14,0%

13,3%

12,8%

13,8%

14,3%

14,4%

13,5%

4

Volkswagen

11.791

86.575

8,2%

8,1%

8,3%

7,8%

7,6%

7,8%

8,0%

5

Dacia

9.682

54.610

4,0%

4,3%

5,2%

4,5%

4,1%

6,4%

5,1%

6

Ford

5.254

49.499

3,9%

4,6%

4,6%

4,9%

5,1%

3,5%

4,6%

7

Toyota

6.476

41.479

3,8%

4,3%

3,8%

3,7%

3,6%

4,3%

3,8%

8

Nissan

5.393

40.320

3,8%

3,6%

3,9%

3,6%

3,7%

3,6%

3,7%

9

Opel

4.300

37.231

4,6%

3,4%

3,5%

3,5%

3,5%

2,9%

3,4%

10

Audi

5.390

35.120

3,6%

3,5%

3,0%

3,4%

2,9%

3,6%

3,3%

11

Fiat

3.564

29.650

2,1%

2,5%

2,9%

2,8%

2,9%

2,4%

2,7%

12

Mercedes

2.840

27.181

2,4%

3,0%

2,5%

2,7%

2,5%

1,9%

2,5%

13

BMW

3.946

26.187

2,6%

3,1%

2,4%

2,4%

1,9%

2,6%

2,4%

14

Kia

2.639

19.938

1,9%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,8%

15

Hyundai

2.510

17.069

1,5%

1,8%

1,8%

1,4%

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

16

Seat

1.929

13.738

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,1%

1,3%

1,3%

17

Chevrolet

2.543

12.600

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

1,2%

1,3%

1,7%

1,2%

18

Mini

1.615

10.962

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

19

Skoda

1.555

10.914

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

20

Suzuki

890

7.894

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

21

Volvo

785

5.911

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

22

Alfa Romeo

920

5.579

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

23

Honda

725

5.507

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

24

Land Rover

900

4.486

0,4%

0,5%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

25

Mazda

510

3.124

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

In the table below, the best-selling 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Jul

Rank Jun

Rank 2013

Model

Jul

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Jun 2013

Jul 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

1

Renault Clio

8.624

     76.027

4,9%

6,3%

7,8%

7,2%

5,7%

7,0%

2

2

2

Peugeot 208

7.164

     58.740

5,5%

5,5%

5,5%

4,7%

4,8%

5,4%

3

13

7

Dacia Sandero

5.436

     25.187

1,5%

1,4%

2,1%

2,0%

3,6%

2,3%

4

6

5

Citroen C3

4.919

     28.247

3,0%

3,2%

2,5%

2,8%

3,3%

2,6%

5

5

20

Renault Captur

4.095

     15.367

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

2,8%

2,7%

1,4%

6

4

12

Citroen C4 Picasso

3.863

    21.945

1,6%

1,3%

1,7%

3,1%

2,6%

2,0%

7

3

3

Renault Scenic

3.803

     30.835

3,0%

2,5%

2,7%

3,9%

2,5%

2,8%

8

11

8

Peugeot 3008

3.478

     25.042

2,3%

2,1%

2,4%

2,1%

2,3%

2,3%

9

7

4

Renault Megane

3.182

     28.618

3,2%

2,3%

3,1%

2,5%

2,1%

2,6%

10

17

13

Peugeot 308

3.128

     20.511

2,3%

1,9%

1,9%

1,6%

2,1%

1,9%

11

12

28

Peugeot 2008

3.092

       9.563

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

2,1%

2,1%

0,9%

12

14

9

Volkswagen Golf

3.066

     24.163

1,8%

1,7%

2,5%

1,7%

2,0%

2,2%

13

8

10

Volkswagen Polo

3.042

     23.281

2,2%

2,4%

2,3%

2,4%

2,0%

2,1%

14

10

6

Citroen C4

2.970

     26.302

4,1%

3,5%

2,8%

2,3%

2,0%

2,4%

15

15

16

Toyota Yaris

2.617

     17.415

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

1,7%

1,7%

1,6%

16

9

11

Renault Twingo

2.566

     22.879

1,9%

1,9%

2,4%

2,3%

1,7%

2,1%

17

16

14

Nissan Qashqai

2.464

     19.258

1,7%

1,6%

1,9%

1,6%

1,6%

1,8%

18

21

22

Peugeot 508

2.325

     14.195

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

19

20

21

Citroen C3 Picasso

2.239

     15.317

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

20

26

17

Dacia Duster

2.193

     16.337

1,9%

1,7%

1,9%

1,1%

1,5%

1,5%

21

22

15

Peugeot 207

2.143

     17.549

0,9%

0,8%

1,7%

1,3%

1,4%

1,6%

22

18

19

Citroen DS3

2.099

     15.397

1,3%

1,4%

1,2%

1,6%

1,4%

1,4%

23

24

25

Peugeot 5008

1.859

     12.387

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

24

25

23

Nissan Juke

1.753

     13.381

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

25

19

18

Ford Fiesta

1.657

     15.781

1,3%

1,7%

1,5%

1,4%

1,1%

1,5%

26

27

26

Volkswagen Tiguan

1.629

     11.589

1,4%

1,3%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

27

33

31

Audi A3

1.382

       8.011

0,3%

0,3%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

28

28

27

Fiat 500

1.336

     10.738

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

29

46

38

BMW 1 Series

1.304

       7.398

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

30

23

24

Opel Corsa

1.232

     13.248

1,4%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

0,8%

1,2%

31

34

37

Audi A1

1.226

       7.460

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

32

44

35

BMW 3 Series

1.173

       7.674

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

33

35

30

Volkswagen Touran

1.167

       8.301

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

34

43

34

Dacia Lodgy

1.126

       7.703

0,4%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

35

32

32

Citroen DS4

1.103

       7.990

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

36

31

39

Citroen C5

1.082

       7.385

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

37

45

36

Citroen C1

1.046

       7.467

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

38

38

41

Toyota Auris

1.044

       7.047

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

39

29

47

Renault Kangoo

943

       6.307

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

40

42

49

Citroen Berlingo

915

       5.987

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

41

53

65

Toyota RAV4

909

       4.222

0,4%

0,6%

0,3%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

42

49

60

Chevrolet Spark

861

       4.435

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

43

44

45

Peugeot 107

851

       6.409

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

44

54

54

Kia Sportage

847

       5.139

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

45

50

46

Seat Ibiza

840

       6.387

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

46

78

61

Opel Mokka

831

       4.433

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,3%

0,6%

0,4%

47

30

43

Fiat Panda

822

       6.622

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

48

48

52

Citroen DS5

794

       5.628

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

49

79

72

Hyundai i20

775

       4.062

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

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