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Report 1st quarter 2023 - Automotive market FRANCE

The French car market recorded three months of growth, which resulted in a positive quarter with an increase of 15.2% to 420,887 units, but still much lower than the figures for 2019, when France registered 553,335 units, a fall of 23.94%. Electric vehicles continue to grow and now account for 15.4% of the market, with 64,884 units, while plug-in hybrids reverse the negative trend and account for 8.7%.

In this context, sales of the

  • ALFA ROMEO were 930 units, representing a market share of 0.2%.

  • CITROËN, down 7.2% to 33,785 units for a market share of 8%; and

  • DS were up 17% to 6,592 units for a market share of 1.6%.

  • FIAT up 11.1% to 8,713 units for a market share of 2.1%.

  • JEEP are down 20.4% to 1,246 units for a market share of 0.3%.

  • MASERATI are 30 units

  • OPEL up 21.1% to 10,507 units for a market share of 2.5%.

  • PEUGEOT are up 9% to 66,898 units for a market share of 15.9%.

Stellantis sales totalled 128,701 units, an increase of 5.6% and a market share of 30.6%. Citroën's two poor performances in January and February affected the quarter with a fall of 7.2%, although much less than at the end of February when the fall was 23.2%.

Here are the top 20 for the quarter:

Here are Citroën's sales outside the top 20:

In terms of sales of the C4, it is necessary to take into account the 8001 electric C4s sold during the quarter, which do not appear in the monthly sales figures, since my data concern only the 100 best sales and the ë-C4 did not appear in the top 100 in January and February. It therefore represents 15.5ù of C4 sales, which explains why the drop at the end of the quarter is less significant than in February or January, especially as C4 sales (not including those of the ë-C4 in the charts) rose in March.

For the C5 X, with 932 units, it defends itself rather well since the Peugeot 408 sold 1,759 units over the same period, while its production is in France and it is well helped by the kindness of the media to its regard.

Here are the DS sales figures:

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Apr 01, 2023

I don’t quite understand why sales of the e-C4 are not included with the other versions. Aren’t the electric versions of the 208, 2008, or Corsa, 500… all inclusive no matter the energy source?

Apr 01, 2023
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It's a choice by Citroën...strange choice

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