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September 2023 review - FRANCE car market

After twelve consecutive months of growth, the French automobile market continued its recovery in September 2023. With 156,303 units sold, the market grew by 10.7% compared to September 2022, an increase whose magnitude is therefore reduced compared to previous months. Electric vehicles are making the most progress, reaching a historic high in September with a 19% share of the market, while plug-in hybrids are also on the rise with a 10% share of the market.

In this context, sales of :

  • ABARTH were 149 units

  • ALFA ROMÉO, up 13.8% to 405 units, for a market share of 0.3%.

  • CITROËN were up 1% to 12,644 units, giving a market share of 8.1%.

  • DS up 9.4% to 2,079 units for a market share of 1.3%.

  • FIAT were up 33.9% to 3,731 units for a market share of 2.4%.

  • JEEP are 895 units for a market share of 0.6%.

  • MASERATI are 10 units

  • OPEL are up 26.3% to 4,087 units for a market share of 2.6%.

  • PEUGEOT are down 16.2% to 19,710 units for a market share of 12.6%.

In total, STELANTIS is down 2.2% to 43,710 units for a market share of 28%, a very low market share and down 3.7% compared to September 2022. The gap with Groupe Renault is therefore reduced from 7.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.7 in September 2023.

For its part, Citroën's sales are finally recovering, even if the increase is still low compared to the market, but the trend is positive. The brand also recorded good sales on the commercial vehicle market with an increase of 3.5% to 4,148 units or a market share of 12.6%, allowing it to increase its sales on the overall VP + LCV market by 1.6% to 16,792 units or a market share of 8.9%.

Here is the monthly Top 20:

Here are the sales of Citroëns outside the Top 20:

You will notice that the figures for the electric C4 have appeared since the brand's electric compact saloon entered the top 100 on the market. These figures for the electric C4, and therefore for the entire C4, are imprecise because I do not have the exact sales figures for the electric C4, but at least it sold 516 units in September, so these figures are the minimum of what the C4 has really done on the French market. This performance of the C4 in September is the first effect of the price reduction made on the compact saloon in April, which allowed it to increase orders, as I indicated to you. The C3 also shows the effectiveness of the brand's exceptional offers, with sales up by 7.74%, despite being at the end of its career.

Finally, note the performance of the C5, which has returned after many weeks of closure.

Here are the DS figures:

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