French car sales rise 7.0% in March, up 4.8% in first quarter  [ France ]

On April 1, the French Automobile Manufacturers Committee (CCFA) announced that March new car sales in France of 226,145 units had increased 7.0% from the same month one year ago, based in part on having one extra selling day this year.
New car sales for the first three months of 2017 increased 4.8% from the same period in 2016 to 541,065 units.
March domestic brand sales of 123,768 units had increased 6.9% compared to the same month a year ago, capturing a market share of 54.7%.
Renault Group sales of 60,776 units increased 5.3% (26.9% share) while PSA Group sales of 62,973 units increased 8.5% (27.9% share).
Foreign brand sales in March of 102,377 units increased 7.3% (45.3% share).
Volkswagen Group sales of 24,566 units decreased 3.0% (10.9% share), while BMW Group sales of 8,081 units decreased 5.0% (3.6% share).
Daimler Group sales of 6,407 units increased 8.8% (3.3% share).
Ford sales of 10,046 units increased 5.6% (4.5% share), while FCA Group sales of 9,710 units increased 17.6% (4.3% share).
Toyota Group sales of 10,166 units in March increased 32.9% (4.5% share).
Nissan Group sales of 9,649 units increased 11.0% (4.3% share).
Sales of light commercial vehicles (LCV) increased by 15.1% in March to 44,583 units.
Heavy commercial vehicle (5 tons or more) sales in March of 4,692 units increased 4.1% from the same month a year ago.

(CCFA release from April 1, 2017)

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