19 October 2015

Car Sales France By Brand : 1985-89

The Renault Clio on a rainy day. Sold really well 

Sales grew storngly in France through this period. Both Renault and Peugeot had slight market gains but Citroën was down and Talbot went altogether. Some makes did really well while others didn't seem to benefit from the buying spree. All the Japanese brands struggled to make headway.

One brand I noticed was Ebro, a Spanish company that made mainly commercial vehicles but also off road vehicles and I assume the latter is what is found here. It was eventually bought out by Nissan and their products gradually took over.

Rk Make 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1 Renault 507,788 602,910 641,657 642,501 661,083
2 Peugeot 364,367 390,264 440,673 491,813 473,096
3 Citroën 226,789 222,715 262,822 265,878 273,014
4 Ford 133,288 131,077 143,448 142,899 160,835
5 VW 86,221 90,103 102,401 120,460 138,842
6 Fiat 74,447 96,111 115,810 130,732 134,470
7 Opel 87,088 91,011 96,740 106,435 115,835
8 Seat 22,010 25,103 30,607 33,512 38,329
9 MG Rover 31,944 38,996 39,889 40,813 37,660
10 Audi 24,513 24,670 26,305 35,725 31,624
11 BMW 29,347 30,519 26,585 31,693 30,645
12 Mercedes 20,939 23,235 24,535 25,154 26,421
13 Nissan 15,515 16,531 17,673 18,136 20,197
14 Lada 20,094 21,132 22,893 21,910 18,532
15 Alfa Romeo 14,907 17,075 17,552 16,677 16,656
16 Volvo 18,157 19,260 18,755 17,265 16,596
17 Mazda 13,836 14,334 16,579 17,853 15,355
18 Toyota 11,933 12,628 14,296 14,968 14,686
19 Lancia 8,508 9,586 10,414 7,441 13,269
20 Honda 8,824 9,354 10,239 9,855 10,789
21 Chrysler 132 116 412 1,330 5,642
22 Mitsubishi 3,341 3,204 3,275 3,518 3,457
23 Saab 1,565 2,204 2,626 2,878 2,915
24 Land Rover 185 637 813 1,493 2,069
25 Jaguar 266 386 894 1,305 1,696
26 Zastava 1,621 1,054 1,252 1,640 1,621
27 Ebro

171 629 1,554
28 Porsche 1,432 1,606 1,612 1,412 1,305
29 FSO 1,457 1,312 1,607 1,841 1,269
30 Santana 109 570 867 1,034 1,108
31 Autobianchi 9,704 9,199 7,877 5,696 1,071
32 Škoda 3,222 2,672 1,482 620 595
33 Innocenti 1,341 1,321 1,729 353 208
34 Talbot 21,100




Others 338 626 690 1,680 1,863

Total 1,766,328 1,911,521 2,105,180 2,217,149 2,274,307

The series started with 1974-79.
The previous blog in the series was 1980-84.
The next in the series was 1990-94.

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