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France December 2010: Peugeot 207 #1 for 4th year in a row

The French market drops only 2% on a record 2009 year with 2,251,736 registrations, and the Peugeot 207 is the best selling car in France for the 4th year in a row with 126,854 sales (5.6% and -3%) ahead of the Renault Clio at 123,730 sales (5.5% and -2%). The 207 was #1 7 times this year, peaking at 6.9% in February vs. 5 times for the Clio and a peak of 6.6% in January.

The Renault Twingo is 3rd again with 92,185 sales (-14%), the Megane (79,511 sales, +1%) and Scenic (75,432, +0.5%) follow. 4th in December at 3.8%, its best share to date, the Citroen C3 II is 6th overall this year with 73,622 sales (3.3%).

The biggest event of the year however is undoubtedly the outstanding 2nd place achieved by the Dacia Sandero in March with 14,498 sales and 6% of the French market, only 163 sales below the 207 that month. The Sandero finished the year in 7th with with 68,016 sales (3% and +71%).

More commentaries, Top 6 December and Top 12 Full Year 2010 below (I will update as more figures come through).

Only 8th this year and dropping 4 spots and 24% at 63,395 sales, the Peugeot 308 suffered from the progression of its SUV variant the Peugeot 3008, an excellent 11th for its first full year with 50,027 sales and 2.2% of the market.

The Peugeot 206+, basically a facelifted 12 year-old car, continues to impress and posts a 10% increase over 2009 with 56,098 sales and 2.5%, capping the year with a formidable 7,072 sales in December at 3.1%. The Citroen C4 Picasso rounds up the Top 10 at 51,632 sales and slows down its fall at -14% thanks to its restyling, but will be threaten by the 3008 in 2011.

At #12, the VW Polo is the best selling ‘true’ foreign car in France this year (Dacia being owned by Renault and Dacia cars being sold in Renault dealerships). It achieves 48,805 sales (2.2%), up 9% on an already excellent 2009 year, and peaked at 2.9% in June.

December Top 6:

Pos Modele Dec % Nov 2010 % Pos
1 Peugeot 207 12,778 5.6% 2 126,854 5.6% 1
2 Renault Clio 11,138 4.9% 1 123,730 5.5% 2
3 Renault Twingo 9,900 4.3% 4 92,185 4.1% 3
4 Renault Mégane 7,152 3.1% 3 79,511 3.5% 4
5 Renault Scénic 7,457 3.3% 6 75,432 3.3% 5
6 Citroen C3 8,656 3.8% 5 73,622 3.3% 6

Full Year 2010 Top 13:

Pos Modele 2010 % /09 2009 % Pos
1 Peugeot 207 126,854 5.6% -3% 131,333 5.8% 1
2 Renault Clio 123,730 5.5% -2% 126,167 5.6% 2
3 Renault Twingo 92,185 4.1% -14% 107,361 4.7% 3
4 Renault Mégane 79,511 3.5% 1% 78,389 3.5% 5
5 Renault Scénic 75,432 3.3% 1% 75,010 3.3% 6
6 Citroen C3 73,622 3.3% new n/a n/a n/a
7 Dacia Sandero 68,016 3.0% 71% 39,780 1.8% 14
8 Peugeot 308 63,395 2.8% -24% 83,267 3.7% 4
9 Peugeot 206+ 56,098 2.5% 10% 51,029 2.2% 9
10 Citroen C4 Picasso 51,632 2.3% -14% 60,040 2.6% 8
11 Peugeot 3008 50,027 2.2% 112% 23,564 1.0% 25
12 VW Polo 48,805 2.2% 9% 44,608 2.0% 11
13 Ford Fiesta 45,472 2.0% -10% 50,603 2.2% 10

Source: http://www.autosblog.fr

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