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France 2009: 207 #1, Twingo #3 at +64%

Boosted by government subsidies and scrappage schemes, the French car market is up 11% in 2009 with 2,268,730 registrations, its best year since 1990!

The Peugeot 207 is the best selling car in France for the third year in a row but sees its market share drop from 6.6% to 5.8%, whereas the Renault Clio III went from 6.3% to 5.6% in 2nd.

Good performance for the new Renault Twingo, jumping from #6 in ’08 to #3 this year at 107,361 sales and 4.7%. It was even #1 overall in April for the first time in the 16 years the Twingo nameplate has existed. The Peugeot 308 slipped out of the podium in 4th.

Other solid 2009 showings include the Renault Megane in 5th (up 68% and 3 spots) and Dacia Sandero in 14th. New 2009 models in the Top 50 are the Citroen C3 Picasso at #20 with 30,948 sales (1.4%) and the Peugeot 3008 at #25 with 23,564 (1%).

Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Pos Modele 2009 % /08 2008 % Pos
1 Peugeot 207 131,333 5.8% -4% 136,283 6.6% 1
2 Renault Clio III 126,167 5.6% -2% 129,337 6.3% 2
3 Renault Twingo 107,361 4.7% 64% 65,333 3.2% 6
4 Peugeot 308 83,267 3.7% 1% 82,059 4.0% 3
5 Renault Mégane 78,389 3.5% 68% 46,584 2.3% 8
6 Renault Scenic 75,010 3.3% 1% 74,478 3.6% 5
7 Citroen C3 74,796 3.3% 25% 59,857 2.9% 7
8 Citroen C4 Picasso 60,040 2.6% -24% 79,083 3.9% 4
9 Peugeot 206 51,029 2.2% 61% 31,648 1.5% 17
10 Ford Fiesta 50,603 2.2% 33% 38,070 1.9% 11
11 VW Polo 44,608 2.0% 8% 41,491 2.0% 10
12 VW Golf 41,775 1.8% 21% 34,386 1.7% 14
13 Citroen C1 40,726 1.8% 63% 25,009 1.2% 22
14 Dacia Sandero 39,780 1.8% 323% 9,413 0.5% 61
15 Peugeot 107 39,607 1.7% 48% 26,758 1.3% 19
16 Renault Modus 37,252 1.6% 6% 35,034 1.7% 13
17 Citroen C4 36,636 1.6% -14% 42,633 2.1% 9
18 Opel Corsa 35,920 1.6% 2% 35,373 1.7% 12
19 Citroen C5 32,209 1.4% 25% 25,697 1.3% 21
20 Citroen C3 Picasso 30,948 1.4% n/a 0 0.0% n/a
21 Toyota Yaris 29,931 1.3% -2% 30,429 1.5% 18
22 Fiat 500 24,576 1.1% 16% 21,250 1.0% 26
23 Renault Laguna 24,377 1.1% -26% 33,011 1.6% 16
24 Seat Ibiza 24,067 1.1% 31% 18,385 0.9% 32
25 Peugeot 3008 23,564 1.0% n/a 0 0.0% n/a
26 Fiat Panda 21,017 0.9% 53% 13,701 0.7% 48
27 Dacia Logan 20,939 0.9% -39% 34,095 1.7% 15
28 Nissan Qashqai 20,881 0.9% 17% 17,861 0.9% 34
29 Renault Kangoo 20,642 0.9% -4% 21,501 1.0% 25
30 Citroen C2 20,268 0.9% 5% 19,233 0.9% 29
31 Renault Clio Campus 20,099 0.9% -14% 23,241 1.1% 24
32 Ford C-Max 19,356 0.9% -19% 23,787 1.2% 23
33 Fiat Grande Punto 19,315 0.9% -3% 19,820 1.0% 27
34 Mini 17,765 0.8% -6% 18,999 0.9% 31
35 Citroen Berlingo 17,607 0.8% 23% 14,372 0.7% 43
36 Ford Focus 17,578 0.8% -4% 18,319 0.9% 33
37 Peugeot Partner 16,567 0.7% 16% 14,329 0.7% 44
38 Audi A3 16,246 0.7% -7% 17,463 0.9% 36
39 Ford Ka 16,226 0.7% 863% 1,685 0.1% n/a
40 BMW Serie 1 15,928 0.7% -7% 17,050 0.8% 38
41 VW Touran 15,663 0.7% -18% 19,193 0.9% 30
42 BMW Serie 3 15,127 0.7% -15% 17,830 0.9% 35
43 Peugeot 407 14,221 0.6% -45% 25,789 1.3% 20
44 Audi A4 14,173 0.6% -19% 17,396 0.8% 37
45 Suzuki Swift 13,749 0.6% -2% 13,974 0.7% 45
46 Opel Meriva 13,314 0.6% -3% 13,772 0.7% 47
47 VW Passat 13,249 0.6% -33% 19,730 1.0% 28
48 Toyota Aygo 12,675 0.6% -13% 14,509 0.7% 42
49 Citroen Xsara Picasso 12,115 0.5% -21% 15,310 0.7% 40
50 Mercedes Classe A 12,050 0.5% 5% 11,495 0.6% 51

Source: Auto Moto

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  1. December 28, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Hello Matt, I would say we both have a similar interest. My blog is as above. I collect sales data all around the world, but prefer total sales by brand rather than model. I have much more data than I release on the blog as people don’t want too much of that, unlike myself. I have problems with data from Africa, Central America/Carribean and much of Asia. I enjoyed looking around. I haven’t gone the Twitter way but maybe that is something I should look at.

    • January 4, 2011 at 2:27 am

      Hey RayCee,
      Thanks for your comment! Glad you enjoyed looking around.
      There are some African countries that communicate sales numbers but they are very rare. If you check out the source links at the end of the articles it takes you to the site I got the numbers from. I haven’t done all Carribean countries as they are too small (my limit is 1 million inhabitants, below that I’m not covering the country unless there are official numbers available)
      Good luck with your blog!
      cheers
      Matt

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