France – December 2016: The Renault Scénic is stalking the Top 5

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Impressive performance of the Renault Scénic

new registrations of cars in France ended the year in line with what was seen during 2016 with a growth of 5.8% in December on the basis of the 194.381 units sold. Thus, the market galo exceeds for the first time since 2011 the barrier of two million units with a total of 2.015.186 vehicles put on the market (+5,1%).

the prominence of The rankings has led the Renault Scénic, who has conquered a brilliant sixth position. The fourth generation of this minivan, amounts to nothing less than 19 positions in comparison with November and leaves very far away to its main rival, the Citroen C4 Picasso (20th).

Above there are no surprises with the Renault Clio and the Peugeot 208 occupying the first two places as usual. Another model used to step on the podium, the Renault Capture, you are left with the third place. Behind, the Renault Megane (4th) exceeds the Peugeot 308 (5) in their struggle to dominate the C-segment, something that you get for the first time this generation of the Mégane.

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For the first time, the Renault Mégane IV is the compact most wanted

The transition generation Citroen C3 continues in full-swing and the new C3 2017 (19th) is already almost at the same level that the previous model (16), the remaining units in stock at the dealers. Also noteworthy is the good performance of the Volkswagen Tiguan, an improvement of 140% in sales, as compared to December of 2015, and the Renault ZOE, which gets into the Top 25.

In the ranking of manufacturers Renault (1) and Peugeot (2) to return to improve their figures (+2% and +5% respectively) while Citroën still without finding the way (-11%). Fantastic result for Mercedes, which is placed in a superb sixth place far above the rest of premium brands.

Sales model

cars sold on the French market are:

Ranking Model Sales dec’16 Sales By 2016 Ranking 2016
1 Renault Clio 12.594 112.152 1
2 Peugeot 208 8.141 97.830 2
3 Renault Capture 6.281 70.769 4
4 Renault Mégane 5.594 45.777 8
5 Peugeot 308 5.365 75.509 3
6 Renault Scénic 5.180 9.206 60
7 Peugeot 3008 4.998 13.698 36
8 Peugeot 2008 4.977 65.986 5
9 Dacia Sandero 4.154 56.199 6
10 Renault Twingo 4.023 40.793 10
11 Dacia Duster 3.672 36.428 13
12 Volkswagen Golf 3.527 34.124 14
13 Volkswagen Polo 3.456 40.155 11
14 Renault Kadjar 3.391 38.145 12
15 Toyota Yaris 3.271 30.967 15
16 Citroën C3 (2nd gen) 3.059 51.843 7
17 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.965 19.446 24
18 Ford Fiesta 2.798 24.434 19
19 Citroën C3 (3rd gene) 2.772 7.047 78
20 Citroën C4 Picasso 2.710 40.880 9
21 Nissan Qashqai 2.679 24.524 18
22 Fiat 500 2.306 23.550 21
23 Mercedes A-Class 2.127 13.052 39
24 Renault ZOE 1.909 11.404 44
25 Opel Mokka 1.715 17.479 26

Sales by brand

in enrolment achieved by the manufacturers are:

Ranking Brand Sales dec’16 Sales By 2016 Ranking 2016
1 Renault 43.201 407.936 1
2 Peugeot 27.397 335.884 2
3 Citroën 14.619 195.011 3
4 Volkswagen 13.975 143.102 4
5 Dacia 9.770 110.529 5
6 Mercedes 9.573 62.060 12
7 Toyota 8.495 77.696 7
8 Nissan 7.528 69.072 8
9 Ford 6.961 79.174 6
10 Audi 6.464 64.686 10
11 BMW 6.438 60.521 13
12 Fiat 6.297 62.547 11
13 Opel 5.703 68.281 9
14 Kia 3.003 33.684 14
15 Hyundai 2.802 28.043 16
16 Mini 2.333 25.177 17
17 Suzuki 2.319 20.728 20
18 Seat 2.318 21.648 19
19 Skoda 2.272 23.620 18
20 DS 1.917 28.081 15
21 Volvo 1.647 15.599 21
22 Smart 1.229 8.980 26
23 Land Rover 1.098 10.388 22
24 Honda 1.026 9.143 25
25 Mazda 935 10.320 23
26 Alfa Romeo 908 7.334 27
27 Jeep 864 9.983 24
28 Porsche 765 5.396 28
29 Lexus 546 5.100 29
30 Mitsubishi 446 2.922 32
31 Infiniti 415 3.295 31
32 Jaguar 414 3.738 30
33 Tesla 190 944 34
34 Maserati 153 732 37
35 Subaru 95 851 36
36 SsangYong 71 963 33
37 Lotus 41 171 40
38 Ferrari 31 235 38
39 Chevrolet 27 137 41
40 Caterham 16 97 42
41 Bentley 13 82 43
42 Aston Martin 12 74 44

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