The French car market for new passenger cars is still down: registrations fell 20.9% in February 2021.
Always impacted by the health crisis, the French automobile market continues to fall. According to figures from the Committee of French Automobile Manufacturers (CCFA), 132,637 new passenger cars were registered last month in France, a figure down 20.9% in raw data and identical number of working days compared to February 2020 (20 days in February 2021 and 20 days in February 2020).
Renault and Stellantis unscrew
Despite the good results from Dacia (9,582 registrations, + 25.8%), the group Renault notably saw its sales fall by 22.2% to 28,376 cars sold. The diamond brand notably plunged 35.1% to 18,734 registrations.
For his part, the brand new Stellantis group (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, Fiat, Alfa Romeo …) showed an even sharper decline of 25.6% (48,738 registrations). Excluding Jeep (+ 30.9%, 576 cars) and Maserati (+33.3%, 4 registrations), all brands are in the red : -17.2% for Peugeot (26,750 units), -25.6% for Citroën (13.947), -52.3% for DS (1.716), -51.3% for Opel (3.026), -35.7 % for Fiat (2.630), -34.6% for Alfa Romeo (80) …
Same grimace soup from other manufacturers. As for the Germans, the Volkswagen group recorded a decrease of -20.1% to 16,502 units, Mercedes fell by -18.1% (4,076) and BMW lost 20% (5,609).
The Asian groups do not do much better with -28.9% for Nissan (3,087), -9.1% for Toyota (8,450) and -11.6% for Hyundai (6,790).
-14.2% since the start of 2021
In the end, over the first two months of 2021, with 259,017 registrations, the French market for new passenger cars appears to be down 14.2% in raw data and 9.9% on a comparable number of working days compared to the same. period of 2020 (40 days over the first 2 months of 2021 and 42 days over the same period of 2020).