Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

French car market zooms to five-year high

Share this article

French car market zooms to five-year high
Cars on the Renault assembly line. Photo: AFP
09:40 CET+01:00
Sales of new cars in France rose 5.1 percent last year, breaching the symbolic threshold of two million vehicles for the first time since 2011, the French automakers' association CCFA said Sunday.

Total sales were 2.015 million units, led by the PSA group, whose Peugeot and Citroen ranges secured 27.7 percent of the market, followed by Renault, with 25.7 percent.

Renault's sales advanced eight percent, to 518,469 cars, mainly through the success of its low-cost Dacia range.

The two-million figure is considered a key barometer of health for the French car market.

It was last reached in 2011 on the back of stimulus measures to help the industry after demand was hit by by the 2008 financial crisis.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement