New passenger car sales are still doing just as badly at the start of the year, with a 20.9% drop in February 2021.
While the health crisis is still relevant, new passenger car sales are not at their best at the start of 2021. With 132,637 registrations in February 2021, against 167,782 over the same period in 2020, the French automobile market recorded a further decline, quite strong, of 20.9% (-14.2% over the first two months of the year).
Renault does a little better than Stellantis
The only French group as such, Renault recorded a drop in registrations of 22.2%, despite the good results of Dacia (-35.1% for Renault, + 25.8% for Dacia). For its part, Stellantis, an alliance of the PSA and FCA groups, saw its registrations drop by 25.6% (-25.6% for Citroën, -17.2% for Peugeot, -51.3% for Opel, -35, 7% for Fiat).
In this always so particular context, foreign groups are doing more or less well. Thus, Ford recorded a small decrease in its sales of 7.4%, thanks in particular to the success of the Puma, while at the same time, the poor results of February 2021 are much more significant for BMW (-20%), the Volkswagen group (-20.1%) or even Mercedes (-18.1%).