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France 2004: 206 passes Clio, Modus off to a great start

In a stable market (2,013,709 registrations), the Peugeot 206 loses less ground than the Clio to become #1 over the year for the first time since 2001.

There may be one culprit to this changeover: the Renault Modus. The small MPV performed a smashing entrance, reaching #5 in September, its very first full month (5.1%), and again in November (5%) and December (4.3%). It hit its big sister full frontal: from 6.7% share (+32%) in August, the Clio plunged to 5.6% in Sept (#4, -35%) and 5.4% in October (#4, -46%)…

(Although striking, the ‘Modus-effect’ was short-lived, the model never surpassing its opening market share of 5.1% and the Clio recovering perfectly well in 2005…)

2004 was also the year the Renault Scenic (or any MPV for that matter) ranked #1 monthly for the very first time in France: in November with an out-of-this-world 7.8% market share. The Peugeot 307 was also #1 once this year, in May.

The Peugeot 407 broke into the French Top 10 for the first time as early as its 2nd month of sale: #10 in June with 5,555 sales.

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Pos Modele 2004 % /03 2003 % Pos
1 Peugeot 206 151 250 7,5% -5,2% 159 564 7,9% 2
2 Renault Clio 137 547 6,8% -15,6% 162 979 8,1% 1
3 Peugeot 307 133 956 6,7% -4,2% 139 854 7,0% 3
4 Renault Scenic 124 311 6,2% 29,9% 95 726 4,8% 5
5 Renault Mégane 98 963 4,9% -3,9% 103 010 5,1% 4
6 Citroen C3 86 875 4,3% 4,0% 83 509 4,2% 6
7 Citroen Xsara Picasso 55 604 2,8% -13,2% 64 041 3,2% 8
8 Renault Twingo 47 699 2,4% -10,2% 53 116 2,6% 9
9 Renault Laguna 47 114 2,3% -27,8% 65 218 3,2% 7
10 VW Golf 42 704 2,1% 4,6% 40 838 2,0% 10
11 Peugeot 407 37 211 1,8% n/a 0 0,0% n/a
12 Renault Modus 31 946 1,6% n/a 0 0,0% n/a
13 Citroen C2 31 332 1,6% 206,9% 10 209 0,5% 44
14 VW Polo 29 877 1,5% -2,9% 30 769 1,5% 14
15 Ford Fiesta 29 340 1,5% 15,5% 25 403 1,3% 20
16 Citroen C5 27 586 1,4% -10,2% 30 719 1,5% 15
17 Ford C-Max 27 548 1,4% 685,1% 3 509 0,2% n/a
18 Toyota Yaris 27 110 1,3% 6,8% 25 384 1,3% 21
19 Opel Meriva 25 962 1,3% 43,4% 18 105 0,9% 27
20 Renault Kangoo 25 818 1,3% -1,7% 26 264 1,3% 19
21 Opel Corsa 24 905 1,2% -19,7% 31 015 1,5% 13
22 Renault Espace 24 530 1,2% 0,4% 24 432 1,2% 22
23 Opel Zafira 24 519 1,2% -30,0% 35 027 1,7% 12
24 VW Touran 22 233 1,1% 73,7% 12 800 0,6% 35
25 Ford Focus 21 234 1,1% -25,9% 28 656 1,4% 18
26 Opel Astra 20 912 1,0% 26,6% 16 518 0,8% 30
27 Citroen Xsara 20 195 1,0% -42,5% 35 122 1,7% 11
28 Citroen Berlingo 19 250 1,0% -3,4% 19 928 1,0% 24
29 Seat Ibiza 18 092 0,9% -3,3% 18 709 0,9% 26
30 Mercedes Classe C 16 492 0,8% -8,1% 17 946 0,9% 28
31 Nissan Micra 16 106 0,8% -6,5% 17 226 0,9% 29
32 BMW Serie 3 16 054 0,8% -18,3% 19 650 1,0% 25
33 VW Passat 15 910 0,8% -28,4% 22 221 1,1% 23
34 Fiat Punto 15 883 0,8% -45,5% 29 143 1,5% 17
35 Audi A4 14 762 0,7% -7,8% 16 011 0,8% 31
36 Audi A3 14 160 0,7% 1,9% 13 896 0,7% 34
37 Toyota RAV4 13 844 0,7% -8,1% 15 064 0,7% 33
38 Fiat Panda 13 703 0,7% 286,4% 3 546 0,2% n/a
39 Peugeot Partner 12 302 0,6% -2,2% 12 579 0,6% 36
40 Mercedes Classe A 11 169 0,6% -8,5% 12 207 0,6% 37
41 Mini 10 858 0,5% 2,0% 10 645 0,5% 42
42 Peugeot 807 9 985 0,5% -17,1% 12 045 0,6% 39
43 Nissan X-Trail 9 918 0,5% 13,9% 8 708 0,4% 47
44 Peugeot 406 9 393 0,5% -68,4% 29 725 1,5% 16
45 Mercedes Classe E 9 094 0,5% -12,6% 10 405 0,5% 43
46 Ford Mondeo 8 643 0,4% -45,3% 15 801 0,8% 32
47 Toyota Corolla Verso 8 575 0,4% 66,5% 5 150 0,3% n/a
48 Toyota Land Cruiser 8 179 0,4% 165,4% 3 082 0,2% n/a
49 Hyundai Getz 8 136 0,4% 72,0% 4 730 0,2% n/a
50 Opel Vectra 8 085 0,4% -28,9% 11 371 0,6% 40
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