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Peugeot enters Q4 with record sales volumes in 2002 and continues to lead diesel market

In the UK, for September:

  • Peugeot took 8.1 % of the total new car market, with sales of over 35,000 units. Peugeot thus maintained its position as third biggest seller for the month behind Ford and Vauxhall.
  • Once again the Peugeot 206 led the retail segment, being responsible for over 5% of all sales to private buyers. With 4.3% of total industry sales, the 206 was the third best-selling car overall for September.
  • Two Peugeot models made the diesel top ten: 307 (4th) and 206 (7th). This gave Peugeot almost 12% of the diesel market.

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

  • Peugeot sales for 2002 so far are 3.4% above the same position last year, with over 170,000 new cars sold, maintaining Peugeot's position as the number three in the UK new car sales league, with a market share of 8.3%.
  • The 206 continues to break its own records, with over 83,000 units sold this year, making it the number one in the growing retail market, and the number three best-seller overall for the year.
  • In the diesel market, a share of 13.2% keeps Peugeot at the top of the sales chart, in a year which has seen diesel growth continue. Three models from Peugeot are in the top ten: 307 (2nd), 206 (7th) and 406 (9th).

In the UK, for LCVs:

  • In September, sales of the 206 Van and the Expert showed gains, with 7% and 37% increases on the same month in 2001 respectively.
  • For the year-to-date, Peugeot has over 6% share of the LCV market, which represents an increase of 7% compared to 2001, ahead of the market's growth.
  • In 2002, sales of the Peugeot Expert (up 30%) and Partner (up 10%) are leading the Peugeot line-up.
  • Peugeot is still responsible for over 30% of all registrations of Motor Homes, making it the leading manufacturer in this growing market.
Published 8 October 2002 Melanie Carter

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