Citroën is a particularly powerful brand in commercial vehicles where it is at the forefront in France but also in Europe. With the Berlingo, Jumpy and Jumper, the brand has a wide range to cover all needs, especially since the entire range is available with electric motors. This contributes to the success of the brand which has just set a sales record in Austria for the month of May 2023.
Citroën commercial vehicles are growing in popularity in Austria where, after recording strong growth in April, they just reached historic levels in May. Thus, the brand increased its sales by 13.4% compared to the same period last year, bringing a total of 151 utility cars sold for a market share of 5.5%
Over the full year, sales of Citroën light commercial vehicles were up 19%, which corresponds to a total of 725 units and a market share of 5.4%.
Martin RIHA, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit Manager at Stellantis Austria Import says We are again very pleased with the positive sales figures in May. Citroën has established itself as a supplier of reliable and efficient commercial vehicles with its wide range of vehicles that meet the requirements of a wide range of industries.We also see that the demand for purely electric commercial vehicles is constantly increasing and we can offer the right vehicle utility vehicle for all areas. I am delighted that Citroën is chosen as a trusted partner by a growing number of companies.
Compared to France, Austria is a small market in terms of volume, so it is normal that sales there are low. However, the increase in the brand's sales in the country is good news and signals the possibility of a rebound for Europe because what counts are the sales of passenger cars AND commercial vehicles c It is the added share of the two that matters most to Citroën.