Car shopping. An encouraging month of January 2023 for new car sales
New car registrations increased by 8.8% in January 2023 in France, with a total of 111,944 units. Peugeot and Renault are neck and neck, Dacia continues to be a hit while Citroën is only in sixth place in the automotive market.
Taking advantage of the additional working day compared to January 2022 (22 against 21 last year), The French automotive market started the 2023 financial year with an increase of 8.8%, with a total of 111,944 new car registrations. An encouraging first assessment, likely supported by the open house weekend of January 14 and 15, confirming the improvement already seen in October and November.
However, this volume is still lower than that recorded in January 2021 (126,380 copies), 2020 (134,229), 2019 (155,079) or even January 2018 (156,846). Shortages of electronic components, which still affect the production of some models, have been added in recent months to major logistical problems, seriously disrupting vehicle deliveries.
Dacia sits on the podium, Citroën retrogrades
In this first month, and despite a decrease of 13.6%, Peugeot maintained its leading position in the passenger car market, posting a share of 15.8% (16.1% in 2022). Renault, which starts the year with an increase of 9.2%, is not far behind (share at 15.3% in January, 15.5% in 2022). In good condition last year, Dacia has a stronger start for the 2023 financial year: +54.3% and a market share of 10.3% (8.6% in 2022). The brand cheap of the Renault group firmly established itself on the podium, while behind, Citroën, which lost its historic third place in the French market in 2022, continued to lose ground.
Toyota and Volkswagen are off to a good start
In January, as in December 2022, the chevron brand is only sixth in the French market (7.3% share), showing a 22.6% drop in registrations. It was overtaken by Toyota (7.7% share) and Volkswagen (7.4%), which recorded increases of 20.6% and 27.2% respectively. In this first month, the most impressive jumps can be attributed to MG Motor (+650.9%), Tesla (+1,443.8%), Cupra (+48.7%), Land Rover (+171.4%) or Lynk&Co (+171.4% ).
Nine car brands in the top 30 show declining registrations, including double digits for Peugeot, Citroën but also Mini (-36.4%), Suzuki (-19.5%), Mazda (-17.1% ) and even Lexus (-27.6%).
New car registrations by brand in January 2023
|Quantity||go (%)||Difference 2023/2022 (%)|
|A large sum||111,944||100.0||+||8.8|
|23||You are here||741||0.7||+||1443.8|