New Dacia car registrations in France registered a 0.4% increase as annual growth in July, compared to a 10.9% increase on the French car market as a whole, according to data released on Tuesday by the French Automobile Manufacturers Committee (CCFA).
A total of 8,269 new Dacia cars were registered in France last month, compared to 8,234 units in July last year, while the Renault group registrations registered a 13% increase as annual growth due to an advance of 18.2% to 24,104 units of Renault brand new passenger car registrations. Overall, 147,523 new cars were registered in France last month, up by 10.9% year-on-year.
In the first seven months of this year, Dacia car registrations in France have increased by 3.5% to 72,596 units, while the French car market registered an increase of 3.8% during January-July 2017, up to 1.282 million units.
Among the major manufacturers, French builders took advantage of the market dynamics, with the PSA registrations registering a 12.71% gain and those of the Renault group a 13.08% increase. In terms of foreign manufacturers, Toyota Group recorded the strongest growth (22.57%), followed by General Motors (19.09%), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (14.23%), Hyundai (13.13%) and Nissan (10.20%). Among the manufacturers who showed a fall in sales are the BMW group (minus 8.10%) and Ford (minus 0.75%).