France. Full year 2016

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French car market
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French Vehicles Market in 2016 was moderately positive for the third year in a row, at the best since 2011 ranking as World’s 8th market. French brands dominate while Infiniti and Jaguar jumped up.

Market Outlook

Growth in fixed investment and a positive contribution of inventories more than offset a disappointing performance from the external sector and stagnant private consumption. The latest data suggest that growth will pick up slightly in the last quarter of the year. Industrial production contracted in October while business confidence and the manufacturing PMI soared in December.

According to data released by the C.C.F.A, the French Associations of Car Manufacturers, new car passenger’s sales in December had been 197.327, up 5.8%.

In 2016, the French new cars market posted one of the highest ever volumes with 2.015.132 units (+5.1%). The registrations outpaced for the first time the 2 million units since 2011, showing a steady monthly sales trend with only two moderate deceleration.

While considering the light commercial vehicles, the market reported 398.480 units (+5.5%), with over 20.000 additional sales compared to 2015, with a total light vehicles figures over the 2.6 million units, the 8th highest in the World.

Competitive Arena

In 2016 Renault won the competition posting almost 408.000 units (+6.6%), while among the highest growths of the year there were Honda, Mazda, Land Rover, Hyundai, Kia and Fiat. The best performances were reported by Infiniti (+189.3%) and Jaguar (+144.3%).

Mitsubishi hit the sharpest slowdown, losing 25.8%, followed by other less remarkable losses recorded by DS, Nissan, Citroen, and Ford.

At model wise, the Renault Clio was the leader with 112.152 sales (+3.5%)  followed by the Peugeot 208 with 97.830 units (+8.3%) and the Peugeot 308 with 75.509.

The Dacia Sandero and Renault Kadjar shined improving respectively 24.2% at 56.199 units and 81.0% at 38.145 sales.

To see the best-selling cars ranking with top 100 models see the report

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016
11Renault43.201407.9362,4%6,6%22,2%20,2%
22Peugeot27.397335.8875,0%2,6%14,1%16,7%
33Citroen14.619195.011-10,9%-3,0%7,5%9,7%
44Volkswagen13.975143.10215,1%-0,7%7,2%7,1%
55Dacia9.770110.529-6,5%13,4%5,0%5,5%
612Mercedes9.57362.06014,9%12,1%4,9%3,1%
77Toyota8.49577.69618,2%8,3%4,4%3,9%
88Nissan7.52869.07213,6%-6,8%3,9%3,4%
96Ford6.96179.174-1,0%-1,9%3,6%3,9%
1010Audi6.46464.68619,4%10,1%3,3%3,2%
1113BMW6.43860.5219,5%13,0%3,3%3,0%
1211Fiat6.29762.54629,9%14,9%3,2%3,1%
139Opel5.70368.281-0,2%6,4%2,9%3,4%
1414Kia3.00333.68426,5%15,6%1,5%1,7%
1516Hyundai2.80228.043-4,5%17,0%1,4%1,4%
1617Mini2.33325.177-1,2%11,8%1,2%1,2%
1720Suzuki2.31920.52848,9%10,9%1,2%1,0%
1819Seat2.31821.6488,3%-1,6%1,2%1,1%
1918Skoda2.27223.62021,7%8,6%1,2%1,2%
2015DS1.91728.081-36,6%-7,2%1,0%1,4%
2121Volvo1.64715.59911,4%12,4%0,8%0,8%
2226Smart1.2298.9807,4%10,8%0,6%0,4%
2322Land Rover1.09810.3882,2%17,4%0,6%0,5%
2425Honda1.0269.1439,6%24,8%0,5%0,5%
2523Mazda93510.320-3,2%22,6%0,5%0,5%
2627Alfa Romeo9087.33429,5%15,4%0,5%0,4%
2724Jeep8649.983-1,8%16,3%0,4%0,5%
2828Porsche7655.396100,3%9,2%0,4%0,3%
2929Lexus5465.10024,1%14,4%0,3%0,3%
3032Mitsubishi4462.9220,7%-25,8%0,2%0,1%
3131Infiniti4153.295548,4%189,3%0,2%0,2%
3230Jaguar4143.738121,4%144,3%0,2%0,2%
3334Tesla19094495,9%33,3%0,1%0,0%
3437Maserati153732337,1%44,1%0,1%0,0%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016 FY
11Renault-Nissan60.914590.8322,7%6,4%31,3%29,3%
22PSA43.933558.979-3,5%0,0%22,6%27,7%
33Volkswagen25.807258.59417,6%2,8%13,3%12,8%
64BMW8.77185.7126,4%12,6%4,5%4,3%
55Toyota9.04182.79618,6%8,6%4,7%4,1%
76FCA8.25381.00526,1%13,2%4,2%4,0%
87Ford6.96179.174-1,0%-1,9%3,6%3,9%
48Mercedes Daimler10.80271.04014,0%11,9%5,6%3,5%
109General Motors5.73068.4540,2%6,4%2,9%3,4%
910Hyundai-Kia5.80561.7279,4%16,2%3,0%3,1%

Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
11Renault Clio12.594112.15214,2%3,5%
22Peugeot 2088.14197.8309,2%8,3%
43Peugeot 3085.36575.509-14,0%0,0%
34Renault Captur6.28170.769-13,2%-2,0%
55Peugeot 20084.97765.986-0,3%4,4%
66Dacia Sandero4.15456.199-17,2%24,2%
127Citroen C33.27652.060-25,1%-7,7%
168Citroen C4 Picasso2.71040.880-22,4%-8,4%
79Renault Twingo4.02340.793-16,3%-10,0%
1010Volkswagen Polo3.45640.155-6,9%-6,6%
11Renault Mégane39.6311,0%
1112Renault Kadjar3.39138.145-21,2%81,0%
813Dacia Duster3.67236.4282,9%5,6%
914Volkswagen Golf3.52735.04123,3%0,5%
1815Peugeot 30082.44432.676-9,5%-2,9%
1316Toyota Yaris3.27130.96712,9%5,8%
17Renault Scénic29.565-36,6%
1718Nissan Qashqai2.67924.52410,3%-11,9%
1519Ford Fiesta2.79824.43437,2%-1,6%
3120Citroen C41.41623.599-42,1%-6,3%
1921Fiat 5002.30623.55014,2%2,8%
2422Opel Corsa1.63120.377-4,2%-2,2%
3223Citroen C4 Cactus1.32620.372-30,7%-0,9%
1424Volkswagen Tiguan2.96519.446138,2%25,5%
4725Peugeot 50893317.919-43,9%-17,5%
2226Opel Mokka1.71517.47924,9%-4,3%
2827Fiat 500x1.50115.68310,3%34,7%
4028DS 31.09515.639-7,6%-7,1%
5629Citroen C3 Picasso83415.566-40,3%-3,3%
2530Audi A31.56415.517153,5%-1,3%
4031Volkswagen Touran1.09515.248-0,1%50,3%
3032Renault Talisman1.48815.234864,2%
3633Peugeot 1081.21515.1743,8%-5,4%
2634Mini Hatch1.53914.7049,9%-3,0%
2935Nissan Juke1.49213.914-7,1%-14,5%
2336Toyota Auris1.69913.669-0,2%-5,5%
4637Citroen C193813.056-16,2%-6,2%
2038Mercedes A Class2.12713.05233,4%5,1%
3939Hyundai Tucson1.13913.00612,2%256,6%
6540Renault Espace67412.449-61,5%12,9%