15 October 2015

Car Sales France By Brand (Local) : 1974-79

The Simca/Chrysler/Talbot Horizon  

I would have liked to add more brands but as what I had was inconsistent, I went with what is basically French brands and 'Others' which is foreign makes. I may add more detail if I can find yearly figures for other brands.

Renault was well ahead back then with about a third of all French sales, easily outselling all imported brands combined. Peugeot lifted into second place in 1975 and was in the high teens as a percentage through this period. Citroën didn't fare quite so well, losing some share. Chrysler Europe which was basically Simca climbed in its share of the market from '74 to '78 but was unprofitable and was sold to PSA (Peugeot) in 1978. Sales dipped the following year. PSA then changed the name and they were called Talbot cars.

Brand 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Renault 548,915 488,925 602,827 640,384 665,271 691,544
Peugeot 278,538 282,886 331,434 336,425 351,285 358,698
Citroën 285,082 271,667 301,202 320,389 315,772 325,399
Chr Eur 135,765 133,106 191,111 180,031 198,754 156,513
Others 276,480 305,728 431,660 429,761 413,904 444,237
Total 1,524,780 1,482,312 1,858,234 1,906,990 1,944,986 1,976,391

The next in the series was 1980-84.
The final in the series was 2010-14.

No comments: