Peugeot In Gear For Record Sales

Peugeot sales totals in 2002 should surpass performance in 2001 for cars and vans

In the UK, for November:

  • Peugeot sold over 13,000 new cars, taking 7.7% of the total new car market.
  • The 206 was Peugeot’s leading model, and it was the 5th biggest-selling model in the industry.
  • Peugeot’s strong position in the flourishing diesel market was enhanced by another good month, which saw Peugeot take 11.9% of all diesel sales in November. The 307 (2nd), the 206 (8th) and the 406 (9th) represented Peugeot in the diesel top ten.

In the UK, for 2002 year-to-date:

  • Peugeot’s sales growth compared to 2001 continues to place the manufacturer third in the UK new car sales league, with a share of 8.24%, behind Ford and Vauxhall. Combining cars and vans, Peugeot has sold over 200,000 units this year so far.
  • The 206 retains its position as the number three best-seller overall in the UK with over 97,000 cars sold in 2002. In addition, it is still the number one car for private (non-fleet) buyers.
  • Sales of diesels are on the rise in 2002, and Peugeot is still the number one in diesel sales, taking 13% of the market. Three Peugeots are in the top ten for 2002 year-to-date: 307 (2nd), 206 (7th) and 406 (9th).
  • Peugeot’s fleet sales continue to increase, accounting for 44% of the manufacturer’s sales, and both the 206 (9th) and the 307 (10th) are in the Fleet top ten.

In the UK, for LCVs:

  • In November, sales of the Peugeot LCVs increased by 3.7% on the same month in 2001, ahead of industry growth.
  • For the year-to-date, Peugeot has a market share of 6.1%, and sales are up by over 10% compared to 2001, ahead of the market’s growth this year of 4.4%. In fact, Peugeot sales in the first 11 months of 2002 are already ahead of the total achieved in twelve months in 2001.
  • In 2002, sales of the Peugeot Expert (up 30%) and Partner (up 11%) lead the Peugeot van range.
  • Peugeot is still responsible for over 30% of all registrations of Motor Homes, making it the leading manufacturer in this growing market.
Published 12 December 2002 Melanie Carter

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