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 (NGC-Data® data). 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 automobile market started the 2023 financial year with an increase of 8.8%. This totaled 111,944 new car registrations according to NGC-Data®. The first encouraging assessment, likely supported by the open house weekend of January 14 and 15, confirms the upswing already seen last October and November.
However, this volume remains far from what was recorded in January 2021 (126,380 copies), 2020 (134,229 copies), 2019 (155,079 copies) and 2018 (156,846 copies). Shortages of electronic components, which still affect the production of some models, have been added in recent months to major logistical problems that have seriously disrupted 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 shape last year, Dacia is off to a stronger start for the 2023 financial year. The Romanian brand increased by 54.3% for a market share of 10.3% (8.6% in 2022). The brand cheap of the Renault group has firmly established itself on the podium, while Citroën, released in 2022 from its historic third place, continues to lose strength.
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% decrease 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 climb in the top 30 brands can be attributed to MG Motor (+650.9%), Tesla (+1,443.8%), Cupra (+48.7%), Land Rover (+171.4%) or Lynk & Co (+ 152.7%).
Nine car brands in the top 30 show declining registrations, some in double digits. This is the case for Peugeot and Citroën, but also for 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||+||8.8|
|23||You are here||741||0.7||+||1,443.8|