France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5

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France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Peugeot 2008 II repeats at #2 with 5.5% share, each all-time data.

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After displaying all the European continent the best way to restoration in June (+1.2%) – and confirming in July (+3.9%) – due to precocious and astutely-advertised authorities incentives, the French new automobile market falls off a cliff in August at -19.8% year-on-year to simply 103.631 models, resulting in a year-to-date tally down -32% to 998.409. The beneficiant stimulus initiated in June was scaled again considerably on August 3, having reached the deliberate 200.000 beneficiaries throughout new and used automobile gross sales by finish July, logically triggering a market stoop. Low availability nonetheless stemming from manufacturing facility closures earlier within the 12 months, in addition to an exceptionally excessive comparability base in August 2019 as a consequence of upcoming regulatory adjustments forcing carmakers to hurry registrations additionally clarify the August stoop, however though we did anticipate August could be down, we didn’t forecast such a freefall. Strikingly, used automobile gross sales do proceed to surge in August at +17% and 491.315 models after +28% in June and +13% in July. August is at all times atypical in France, by far the weakest month of the 12 months, as near all the nation is on vacation, and the very peculiar post-pandemic context means it’s too early to say whether or not the French market is again in hell. September figures will give a greater indication of the nation’s general new automobile gross sales well being standing. The larger-than-expected August fall prompts us to replace our France 2020 forecast down from 1.73 million (-22%) final month to 1.69 million (-23.5%).

France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Peugeot 208 cements its YTD domination.

Looking at gross sales by channel, firm gross sales fare greatest at -4.5% to 25.862 models and 25% share vs. 21% a 12 months in the past whereas personal gross sales additionally resist effectively at simply -7.2% to 51.581 models, reaching 49.8% share vs. 43% in August 2019. Within personal gross sales, pure buy accounts for 60% of transactions at 31.146 models vs. 62% a 12 months in the past whereas leases stay robust at 39% share vs. 38% a 12 months in the past. Leases with buy choice (LOA – location avec choice d’achat) are up 5% year-on-year to 11.595 models and 22% share of personal gross sales vs. 20% a 12 months in the past whereas long-term leases (LLD – location longue durée) are down -9% to eight.838 and 17% share vs. 17.5% in August 2019. Short-term leases stay depleted at -53% to 4.343. models and demo gross sales are down -38.9%. If petrol gross sales crumble -39% to 47.704 and 46% share vs. 60.5% a 12 months in the past and diesel is off -22.2% to 30.982 and 29.9% share vs. 30.8%, electrified gross sales proceed to increase: up 118.5% year-on-year to achieve 22.7% share vs. simply 8.3% a 12 months in the past. In the element, HEV is up 74.7% to 12.653 and 12.2% share vs. 5.6% in August 2019, BEV shoots up 167.2% to five.590 and 5.4% share vs. 1.6% a 12 months in the past and PHEV gross sales surge 269% to five.266 and 5.1% share vs. 1.1%. So far in 2020, petrol gross sales are down -42.3% to 497.642 and 49.8% share vs. 58.8% over the identical interval in 2019, diesel gross sales are down -38% to 308.653 and 30.9% share vs. 33.8% and electrified gross sales acquire 90.4% to 216.851 and 21.7% share vs. 7.8%. HEV is up 37.1% to 91.435 and 9.2% share vs. 4.5% in 2019, BEV soars 131.2% to 60.526 and 6.1% share vs. 1.8% and PHEV shoots up 191.4% to 32.445 and three.2% share vs. 0.7% in 2019.

France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Ford Puma smashes its rating file from #24 to #12 in France.

Peugeot (-3.6%) resists quite a bit higher than its house market to reclaims the manufacturers high spot for the primary time since final February, holding a 18.3% share which is in step with its YTD stage of 18%. In distinction, Renault (-24.4%) sinks to a paltry 13.7% share (similar as July 2019) which is believed to be its lowest this decade and probably ever at house. Renault’s ghastly end result this month illustrates the problems associated to having a huge portion of its month-to-month gross sales allotted to synthetic channels akin to demo and leases, that are historically at a standstill in August. Peugeot can be the #1 model with personal gross sales due to gross sales surging +28.2% whereas Renault dives -25%, in addition to with firm gross sales (+9.7%). Below, Citroen (-13.4%) is handicapped by atrocious personal gross sales (-31.5%) the place it solely holds a 7.9% share, which aren’t compensated by hovering firm gross sales (+21.4%) the place it holds 13.8% of the market.

France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Opel Corsa scores its first French Top 10 end in over 9 years.

Dacia (-6.4%) is in stable form, reaching its highest market in two years (since August 2018) at 7.3%, and capturing as much as 12.8% of personal gross sales, traditionally outselling Renault right down to a petite 10.5%. But the perfect performer close to the highest of the manufacturers charts is Toyota (+2.4%), the one year-on-year gainer within the Top 10 and cementing the fifth place its holds year-to-date above Volkswagen (-50.2%) which endures the harshest decline in all the Top 20 in August. Toyota does even higher with personal clients the place it holds 7.6% of the market, slightly below Citroen. Ford (-1.8%) and, for as soon as, Opel (-3.7%) additionally shine with restricted falls within the the rest of the Top 10 as a consequence of robust personal gross sales: Ford up 2% and Opel up 21.3%. Further down, Hyundai (+39.1%), Kia (+11.9%) and Volvo (+6.2%) signal splendid upticks with BMW (-0.7%) brilliantly secure. Strong personal gross sales scores embrace Honda (+57.6%), Fiat (+21.9%), Nissan (+21.7%),Mitsubishi (+21.3%), Skoda (+18.5%) and Mini (+1%).

France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Toyota C-HR hits a file 15th place in August.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 II rises to six.2% share, incomes its fifth month-to-month win of 2020 and smashing the Renault Clio V (+38.9%) down an extra three spots on July to a paltry fifth place, falling under opponents such because the Dacia Sandero (+15.4%) and Citroen C3 (-2.2%). Even when including gross sales of the Zoe (+65% however down one spot on final month to #13) and Clio IV (-94.2%), Renault’s tiny automobile volumes stay under the 208 II (6.105 vs. 6.403). In second place for the 2nd consecutive month, the Peugeot 2008 II confirms it’s now a severe contender for the 2021 pole place, equalling the nameplate’s file rating and share at 5.5% (additionally hit final April). The Renault Captur II skids down one spot to #6 above the Opel Corsa (+66.7%) taking full benefit of the brand new technology to simply change into the #1 overseas mannequin in August, scoring its first Top 10 end in over 9 years: since May 2011.

France August 2020 Reality check as market sinks 19.8 Hyundai - France August 2020: Reality examine as market sinks -19.8%, Hyundai (+39.1%), Toyota (+2.4%) shine, 208 II and 2008 II tops once more, Clio V right down to #5The Citroen ë-C4 makes its first look in French gross sales charts.

If you take into account Opel French as it’s now a part of the PSA Group, then the #1 foreigner can be a shock: the Ford Puma, slicing the rating file it established simply final month in two from #24 to #12. The Toyota Corolla (+73.5%) at #14, Toyota C-HR (+38.9%) at #15, Hyundai Kona (+255.8%) at #20 and Kia Niro (+105%) at #27 all additionally break their rating file, with the Nissan Juke (+252.7%), BMW 1 Series (+173.6%), Volvo XC40 (+94.4%), Citroen Berlingo (+56.6%), Fiat Panda (+56.5%), Mercedes GLA (+22.1%), BMW X1 (+19.2%), Seat Ibiza (+18.6%), Citroen C5 Aircross (+18.2%) and Mini Hatch additionally in excellent form within the the rest of the Top 50. In August we welcome the Ford Explorer (#184), Citroen ë-C4 (#213) and new C4 (#216).

Previous month: France July 2020: Positive momentum confirmed (+3.9%), Peugeot 208 leads, 2008 hits record 2nd place, outsells Clio

One 12 months in the past: France August 2019: Demo sales lift Smart (+479.5%), Suzuki (+130.5%) to record rankings in market down -14%

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