In 2016, the symbolic threshold of two million registrations has been exceeded for the first time since 2011.
The market French car has surpassed in 2016 the symbolic threshold of two million vehicles registered, for the first time since 2011, with a strong bond of the Renault group, according to statistics from the Committee of French manufacturers of automobiles (CCFA) published Sunday 1st January.
The increase in deliveries of new passenger cars was established last year at 5.1 %, which represents 2 015 million units, says the CCFA. The level of two million is considered the threshold of “normal” of annual registrations in the French market in good health. It had not been reached since 2011.
PSA stays in front, Renault is progressing
The group Renault saw its registrations of passenger cars to grow by 8 %, to 518 469 units, thanks to his trademark “low-cost” Dacia, whose deliveries rose by 13.4 % last year. With the utilities, the increase was 7.3 percent.
His French rival, PSA group, remained stable in the last year for deliveries of its passenger cars (0 %), to 558 976. With the utilities, the group increased by 1.4 %. PSA is currently experiencing a low business due to the renewal of featured products (Peugeot 3008 and 5008, Citroen C3) and a DS range at the end of a career. There remains, however, the first French group in France, with 27.7% of registrations last year, followed by Renault to 25,73 % of the market share for passenger cars.
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