The French new car market expanded by 2% in September to stand at 153,151 units, according to statistics released by the French auto industry trade association, the CCFA.

The September growth represents the fifth month in the last six in which the market has grown, but sources report that the figure has been slightly inflated by changes to registration practices in France that took effect in September.

Sales for the first nine months of the year were 5.7% up on 2000 at 1,714,065 units and the market is on course to reach 2.2 million units this year.


PSA, buoyed by recent model introductions, had a particularly strong month – Citroen up by 42% in September and 12.8% over the first three quarters against the same period last year.























































































































































































Marques SEPTEMBRE Cumul 9 mois
2000 2001 provisoire Var.en % Pénet.en % 2000 2001 provisoire Var.en % Pénet.en %
Citroën 16 318 23 155 41,9 15,1 199 227 224 685 12,8 13,1
Peugeot 25 986 30 453 17,2 19,9 293 276 345 270 17,7 20,1
Total PSA 42 304 53 608 26,7 35 492 503 569 955 15,7 33,2
Total Renault 43 520 42 826 -1,6 28 461 987 455 222 -1,5 26,6
Total marques françaises 85 828 96 437 12,4 63 954 537 1 025 234 7,4 59,8
Groupe Volkswagen 17 945 16 268 -8,2 10,7 181 007 198 928 9,9 11,6
GM Europe 9 527 9 324 -2,1 6,1 106 596 113 809 6,8 6,6
Groupe Ford 9 744 7 797 -20 5,1 104 632 96 442 -7,8 5,6
Groupe Fiat 9 662 6 579 -31,9 4,3 91 957 87 728 -4,6 5,1
BMW 2 202 2 348 6,6 1,5 23 988 27 842 16,1 1,6
DaimlerChrysler 5 044 5 162 2,3 3,4 42 983 53 253 23,9 3,1
Rover 641 416 -35,1 0,3 11 634 6 862 -41 0,4
Marques japonaises 7 412 7 053 -4,8 4,6 81 385 86 509 6,3 5,0
Marques coréennes 1 664 1 342 -19,4 0,9 17 278 14 336 -17 0,8
Total marques étrangères 64 363 56 714 -11,9 37 666 783 688 831 3,3 40,2
Total général 150 191 153 151 2 100 1621320 1 714 065 5,7 100
source: CCFA
























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