Despite tough market conditions, Citroen continues to grow in popularity, taking over 5% of the UK market in February with sales up by 3% to take the Company into a top six position.
Spearheading the growth has been the stylish and innovative C4, with an impressive 43% rise in sales so far in 2006, whilst the Xsara Picasso, which remains by far the most popular MPV with private buyers, is taking an increased share of its market sector. Citroen has also, once again, achieved a top three position in the van market.
The February results mean that Citroen has sold over 14,000 cars and vans already this year with a 10% increase in its vehicle market share to 5.21%. In the all important retail market, Citroen took the number 3 position, to become the best selling French brand with a share of 6.61% so far this year.
To maintain the pressure throughout March, Citroen is continuing to offer customers some of the best retail deals available. The wide and attractive range of offers includes, dependent on model, up to £3,650 Cashback, 0% finance, free insurance and free Satellite Navigation.
Citroen sales in the UK grew to over 122,000 last year, up from 103,000 five years earlier and 86,000 a decade ago. On top of this, the Company achieved all time record annual worldwide sales of some 1,400,000 in 2005.Published 7 March 2006