Renault again Australia’s favourite French car brand in October

Renault sales on the up in Australia in 2016 as compatriots struggle…

Renault again Australia’s favourite French car brand in October

There are many Australian motorists who love French cars, however in recent times it appears those who are willing to go French only have eyes for one car company – Renault.

The latest VFACTS new car sales data shows Renault is completely dominating Peugeot and Citroen in 2016.

Sure, Renault has a comprehensive commercial vehicle division and enjoys health Australian sales in that field, but even in the passenger car and SUV categories it is still well ahead of its compatriots at this stage.

In October, Renault delivered 1,139 vehicles to Australian customers, 405 of those were commercial vehicles, leaving 734 passenger cars and SUVs.

In contrast, Peugeot managed a car sales total of 166 vehicles, a drop of 50% on the same month in 2015.

Citroen also suffered a significant drop in sales, the brand registered 48 sales, 30.4% fewer than last October.

Citroen has experienced a 16.4% drop in sales across the full 10 months of 2016, Peugeot is down 19.6%.

Renault’s sales stars in October included the Captur (163 sales +37.0%) Renault Koleos (200 sales +412.8%), Megane (117 sales +31.5%), Megane Convertible (94 sales +840.0%) and Sport Megane (51 +18.6%).

The bright spot for Peugeot as we head into 2017 is the keenly-anticipated new line-up of SUVs that are on the way, these include all-new models of the 3008 and 5008.

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