New Dacia car registrations in France, up by 13.4 pc in 2016

Romanian brand Dacia ended last year on positive trend on French car market.

Registration of new Dacia cars in France grew by 13.4 percent in 2016, to 110,529 units, meaning a market share of 5.48 percent, according to the Comite des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles (CCFA) data, marketwatch.com informs.

In December, Dacia car registrations fell by 6.5 percent to 9,770 units, and the market share reached 5.03 percent, while the market grew by 5.8 percent.

The French car market continued to rebound in 2016 on the back of the country’s economic recovery as new-car registrations rose to a level not seen since 2011.

New car registrations, a proxy for new-car sales, rose 5.8 percent to 194,388 vehicles in December, according to data from the country’s car manufacturing association, CCFA. New car registrations rose 5.1 percent during the year to 2.02 million, the highest level since the 2.2 million registered in 2011.

After several years of decline, France’s car market notched strong growth in 2015 and the rebound continued into 2016 on increased consumer spending.

Registrations of new cars made by French manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen fell 3.5 percent in December while its cross-town rival Renault SA (owner of Romanian car manufacturer Dacia), saw a 0.6 percent increase during the month.

Among the best-selling 100 models in 2016, Dacia Sandero ranked 6 with 56,199 registered units and a market share of 2.8 percent and Dacia Duster on 13th, with 36,428 units and a market share of 1.8 percent. Dacia Lodgy ranks 69 with 7,557 vehicles and a market share of 0.4 percent, while Dacia Dokker is on 89, with a share of 0.3 percent.

 

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