October 2022 registrations up, Renault down

The increase therefore continues after the upturns in September and August, thus confirming the recovery in the automotive market in France, which is severely handicapped by the lack of semiconductors.

If the recovery is there, on the other hand, the volume is still lower compared to previous years which is almost 50,000 units lower compared to the years before the Covid.

Peugeot, Renault and Citroën registrations fell in October

Last month, French manufacturers were still unable to take advantage of this increase. In the PSA group, Peugeot performed relatively well with a drop of only 2% and a market share of 16.9%, while the Renault brand shows a fall of 10.2%, bringing its market share to 14 . 7% Finally, the Citroën brand is even worse, with -13.8% for a market share of 8.2%, doubled this month by Toyota, up 55.1% for 10,289 registered models.

The decline of Renault can be explained in particular by a real desire to favor profitable sales, namely sales to individuals, which however represent only 46% of the market against almost 54% for companies and fleet, as confirmed by the latest figures published by the brand on the occasion of the announcement of the financial results for the 3rd quarter of 2022 where even if sales are slightly down, on the other hand, the turnover is in good condition

For its part, Dacia, with an increase of 3.6%, is almost on par with the chevron brand with a penetration of 8.1%, well helped by the Spring which in consolidated sales since January leads the Zoé, the Sandero , the Duster and the new Jogger.

The second-hand market is down again

Again, the used car market fell in October (-13.8% with a total of 439,421 transactions), weighed down by recent second-hand cars, less than 5 years old (-25% with 137,266 units) .

This can be explained very simply by the sharp drop in new car registrations in recent years. On the other hand, second-hand items over 10 years old resisted (-4.6%) although the the rating of these vehicles increased as in second-hand electrics like the Zoé.

Electric cars have overtaken diesels

Unsurprisingly, Diesel continues its woes with registrations down 26.4%. 100% electric vehicles with 16,861 units increased by 8.2% and now represent the 3rd energy vehicle market behind gasoline (46,000 units), and behind hybrids ( 27,280 units).

In the October 2022 ranking, the Peugeot 208 remains in the lead, the Sandero is a hit, the Clio fails

In the ranking of registrations last month, the Peugeot 208 remains in the lead, well helped by its thermal and electric engines. Behind him, the Dacia Sandero continues to be a hit, knowing that it is distributed almost exclusively in the private channel and that it does not have an electric or even a hybrid version unlike the Clio. A real tour de force therefore for Dacia’s city car that undoubtedly overshadows the Clio.

Then followed the Citroën C3, the small SUV Peugeot 2008 and finally, the Renault Clio.

  1. Peugeot 208
  2. Dacia Sandero
  3. Citroën C3
  4. Peugeot 2008
  5. Renault Clio

In electric sales, the Mégane E-TECH which has been leading since July, was overtaken by the Peugeot e-208 this month.

  1. Peugeot 208 (2,350 units)
  2. Renault Megane E-TECH (2,109)
  3. Fiat 500 (1,276)
  4. Tesla Model 3 (1,256)
  5. Renault Twingo (810)
  6. Peugeot 2008 (642)
  7. Renault Zoe (635)

Cumulative sales since January 2022

General classification VP

  1. Peugeot 208 (76 606)
  2. Dacia Sandero (52339)
  3. Renault Clio (51,939)
  4. Citroen C3 (49,633)
  5. Peugeot 2008 (43 246)
  6. Renault Captur (38 220)
  7. Peugeot 308 (34 728)
  8. Peugeot 3008 (29,033)
  9. Dacia Duster (25923)
  10. Renault Arkana (25,676)

Beyond the top 10, we see the Twingo in 13th place (19,482), the Mégane 4 (14,548) in 19th place, the new Dacia Jogger in 24th place (12,305) behind the Dacia Spring (22nd, 13,572 units). The Zoé was 29th, the electric Mégane E-TECH 30th, the Kadjar cautiously ended its race in 41st place.

Note the 1,575 Alpine A110 units registered since the beginning of the year, an increase of 43.7%.

General ranking of electric passenger cars

  1. Peugeot e-208 (16,461)
  2. Fiat 500 (13,730)
  3. Dacia Spring (13,572)
  4. Tesla Model 3 (11,521)
  5. Renault Zoe (11,267)
  6. Renault Megane-E (11,263)

Among electrics, the e-208 is slightly ahead (16,461 units), followed by the Fiat 500 (13,730) and the Dacia Spring (13,572). At Renault, the Mégane, Zoé and Twingo are – at the moment – almost equal to about 11,200 units. But there’s no doubt that by the end of the year, the Mégane will be far ahead of these two.

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