I n France were in the 1st half of 2015 1,017,500 newly registered cars, which is 6.1% more than in the same period of the previous year. The diesel share of new cars is 58.7%, gasoline-powered vehicles are 37.5%, hybrid models are 2.9% and electric cars are only 0.8%. French manufacturers (Peugeot, Citroën, Renault and Dacia) account for 55.3% of the new registrations. The market leader in France is PSA Peugeot /Citroën with a market share of 29.4%, followed by the Renault Group, which brings it to 25.8%.
French buy French cars
The high level of national awareness when buying cars is also reflected in the top 50 vehicle models. The absolute bestseller remains the new Renault Clio, flanked on the podium by the Peugeot 208 and the Renault Captur. The top 10 in France are rounded off by the Peugeot 308 and 2008 models, the Citroën C3, the Renault Scénic, the new Renault Twingo, the Dacia Sandero and the Citroën C4 Picasso.
Best-ranked model of one The German manufacturer is the VW Polo in 12th place, the Golf only in 15th place. The first Japanese are in 16th and 17th place and are called Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Yaris. the Ford Fiesta follows on 18, the Opel Corsa on 20. The first Italian is the Fiat 500 in 22. German premium models can only be found in 32nd place with the Audi A3, the Mercedes A-Class in 38th and the BMW 1er in 38th place 44.
The first mid-range model is the Peugeot 508 in 21st place on the list, VW makes it to 37th with the new Passat. Larger models are not in the top 100 at all.
You can see the top 50 from France in the photo show.