The top 10 most bought cars in France
- 1 The top 10 most bought cars in France
- 1.1 The best -selling cars of all time: TOP 2023
- 1.2 10. Renault Clio: the best -selling car in France in history
- 1.3 9. Opel Corsa
- 1.4 8. Ford Fiesta
- 1.5 4. Honda Civic
- 1.6 3. Volkswagen Passat
- 1.7 2. Volkswagen Golf ⛳
- 1.8 The top 10 most bought cars in France
- 1.9 Top 100 best -selling cars in France in 2022
5) Peugeot 2008 II – 51 454*
The best -selling cars of all time: TOP 2023
You may be wondering what are the best-selling cars of all time ? Here is our top in 2023, with a total that amounts to more than 250 million cars. Dizzying figures, surprises … and especially stories behind these colossal sales. The best -selling cars of all time are rarely by chance. And in this list you will discover some of the anecdotes that have forged the fate of these “out of the ordinary” vehicles. Discover The best -selling car in the world and in France, but also all those who follow her closely !
- 10. Renault Clio: the best -selling car in France in history
- 9. Opel Corsa
- 8. Ford Fiesta
- 7. Toyota Camry
- 6. Honda Agreement
- 5. Volkswagen Beetle
- 4. Honda Civic
- 3. Volkswagen Passat
- 2. Volkswagen Golf
- 1. Toyota Corolla: the best -selling car in the world
- And the Ford F-SERIES ?
- Special mention for the Ford T
10. Renault Clio: the best -selling car in France in history
Number of copies sold: + 16 million (official figures for 2023)
Production years: 1990 – Now
cock-a-doodle Doo ! Here is the clio. Our national clio, which flowers at every street corner in France, is not only a French success. She managed to export international. Result: 15 million copies sold. A great performance, especially when you know that it is the most recent car of this top: it was launched only about thirty years ago. By combining all the copies of the 5 versions of the Clio, we imagine that this represents that one in 3 car in France could be a clio (15 million = 31% of 48 million drivers). A figure that does not represent the reality exactly, but the Clio is good everywhere ! This is the most elapsed model in automotive history in France. And the Renault Clio is a part best -selling cars in France in 2023. The new electric Renault 5 will so well ? Answer in 2024.
: you want to know more about the best -selling French car ? Read his story here !
9. Opel Corsa
Opel Corsa Edition 40ᵉ Anniversary. A reminder of the good old days which, however, prides itself on integrating into a resolutely modern car.
8. Ford Fiesta
Number of copies sold: +23 million (official figures for 2023)
Production years: 1938 – 2019
A real icon of the sixties, the Volkswagen ladybug has traveled a long way ! For no less than 81 years, she has made hippies, nostalgic and economical… She consumed terribly little for the time: 7L/100 km. A small revolution. Its atypical and refreshing design denoted with cars with more strict curves of the time; And the films of “La Poccinelle” contributed to its popular success. Although it is no longer produced, the ladybug will always remain in our minds.
4. Honda Civic
3. Volkswagen Passat
Best family sedans of all time is the first car in traction before Volkswagen. Which partly explains the colossal figures of its sales. Elegant and comfortable, it quickly won the hearts of drivers (Germans, but not only). Its epic started just before the Golf, a year before precisely. Like her sister, she is in her 8ᵉ version … which could be the last. Volkswagen has indeed arrested the production of the Passat in sedan version in early 2022 (which remains available on stock), But has not yet spoken on the Passat Break. The end of a myth ?
2. Volkswagen Golf ⛳
1. Toyota Corolla: The best -selling car in the world
Toyota Corolla was born. It size a large place of “mini” car in the face of its competitors; imposing models (Chevrolet Chevelle, satellite plymouth…). This Japanese compact car therefore seduces immediately: it is small but powerful, very reliable, ergonomic and economical. A quality that will mark a turning point in its success story, since it becomes the best -selling car in the world in 1974 (Due to the oil crisis in particular). Since then, 12 versions of Corolla (including the latest: the Toyota Corolla E210) followed one another, always successfully.
And the Ford F ?
Number of copies sold: + 15 million
Production years: 1908 – 1927
Only 19 years of existence, at the dawn of the automobile … and yet, more than 15 million sales ! There Ford T explodes all records, hence this special mention despite a presence outside the Top 10 best -selling vehicles in history. The Ford T is considered to be The first car to be produced in big series. She was therefore the first choice (and especially the unique) for many years. Symbol of a new way of working (Hello Fordism), It symbolizes an entire era and a giant step for the automobile. In fact, it becomes a model that we appreciate for its historical value; But let’s not forget his design. The idea of seeing vehicles again with this type of curves one day is particularly delightful … in tribute to the first car as a consumer product.
[Updated article on July 25, 2023
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The top 10 most bought cars in France
At the beginning of 2023, return to the ranking of new new sold vehicles in 2022 on the French market. If the Peugeot 208 (2nd generation) is still at the top of the ranking, there is above all a top 10 composed of 100 % French cars.
The best -selling cars in 2022
The Peugeot brand supports its domination on the French market by managing to place four of these models in the top 10 new cars most registered in 2022. For the 3rd consecutive year, the Peugeot 208 2nd generation is placed in the lead with 89,000 vehicles sold. The Peugeot 2008 2nd generation is the best -selling SUV; She occupies 5th place all models combined.
The surprise of this ranking, we owe it to the Dacia Sandero III. The city car jumps into the podium from 4th to 2nd. It flies the show at the Clio V which occupied this place in the previous two years.
Interestingly, the French like to buy French brands since the 1st foreign car is at the gates of the top 10, in 11th position. This is the Toyota Yaris which can at least boast of being in front of the eternal Fiat 500.
Ranking of new new cars sold in 2022 (Source: AAA Data):
1) Peugeot 208 II – 88 812*
2) Dacia Sandero III – 64 293*
3) Renault Clio V – 64 012*
4) Citroën C3 III – 58 880*
5) Peugeot 2008 II – 51 454*
6) Renault Captur II – 45 577*
7) Peugeot 308 III – 41 656*
8) Peugeot 3008 II – 36 281*
9) Dacia Duster II – 31 638*
10) Renault Arkana – 31 638*
Peugeot 208 (2nd generation), at the top of sales 2022 © Adobe Stock / Pixarno
Dacia Sandero 3, on the 2nd step of the podium © Adobestock – Artographer34
The Clio V, in 3rd place in sales © Adobestock / Vanderwolf
Top 100 best -selling cars in France in 2022
The French automotive market remained disappointing during the year 2022 with a drop in light vehicle registrations (Pins and light utilities) of 10.3% (for a total of 1,877,107 registrations). For the Particular Cars Only the drop is 7.8% (for a total of 1,529,035 registrations). The end-of-year figures, slightly better, still remain negative (-0.1% of private car registrations in December).
Obviously, the energy crisis, to which an economic crisis was added, is strongly responsible for this situation. And the boom in electricity, if it is real, remains confined to a limited part of the population, rather urban and easy.
On the energy side precisely, vehicle registration essence (-15% for 568,880 units) and above all diesel (-31.5% for 239,111 units) continued its drop, while vehicles hybrid (+6.5% for 459,212 units) and electric (+25.2% for 203,121 units) see their workforce increase.
In the Top of the best -selling cars in 2022, The French still buy mainly economical range cars (56%of registrations), ahead of medium (25%), higher (13%) and luxury (7%). As in 2021, the Peugeot 208 II is at the top of the best -selling models, in front of the essential Dacia Sandero III, Renault Clio V and Citroën C3 III. Note the breakthrough of the Renault Arkana (10th position) and the Peugeot 308 III (7th position), while the Renault Twingo III and Megane IV, as well as the Tesla Model 3 have a severe decrease in registrations.
Find below the Final and official classification of new car registrations in 2022 on French territory (source: CCFA / AAA Data).
|Ranking||Brand and model||Number of registrations in 2022||%|
|1||Peugeot 208 II||88 812||5.8%|
|2||Dacia Sandero 3||64 293||4.2%|
|3||Renault Clio V||64 012||4.2%|
|4||Citroen C3 III||58,880||3.9%|
|5||Peugeot 2008 II||51,454||3.4%|
|6||Renault Captur II||45,577||3.0%|
|7||Peugeot 308 III||41 656||2.7%|
|8||Peugeot 3008 II||36 281||2.4%|
|9||Dacia Duster 2||31,648||2.1%|
|10||Renault Arkana||31 638||2.1%|
|11||Toyota Yaris||31 115||2.0%|
|12||Fiat 500||27 527||1.8%|
|13||Toyota Yaris Cro||23,577||1.5%|
|14||Renault Twingo III||22 535||1.5%|
|15||Citroen C5 Aircross||20,653||1.4%|
|17||Citroen C3 Aircross||19 969||1.3%|
|18||Dacia Spring||18 326||1.2%|
|19||Volkswagen Polo VI||18 215||1.2%|
|20||Renault Megane IV||17,818||1.2%|
|21||Hyundai Tucson III||17,584||1.2%|
|22||Volkswagen T-Roc||17 221||1.1%|
|23||Tesla Model 3||17,005||1.1%|
|24||Peugeot 5008 II||16,265||1.1%|
|25||Mini Mini III||16,244||1.1%|
|29||Citroen C4 III||13,592||0.9%|
|30||Kia Sportage 5||13 103||0.9%|
|31||Volkswagen T-Cross||13 002||0.9%|
|33||Renault Zoe||12 180||0.8%|
|34||Volkswagen Golf VIII||12 179||0.8%|
|35||Toyota Corolla||11 930||0.8%|
|36||Toyota C-HR||11 901||0.8%|
|37||Tesla Model Y||11,892||0.8%|
|38||MERCEDES CLASS A||11 296||0.7%|
|39||Nissan Qashqai 3||10 913||0.7%|
|41||Toyota Aygo X||10 313||0.7%|
|42||Mercedes Gla II||9 955||0.7%|
|43||Volkswagen Tiguan II||9,740||0.6%|
|45||B.M.W. Serie 1||8 135||0.5%|
|46||Audi A3||7 951||0.5%|
|47||Nissan Juke II||7,697||0.5%|
|49||Mini Country 2||7,614||0.5%|
|50||Ford Fiesta VII||7 602||0.5%|
|51||Kia Niro||7 582||0.5%|
|52||Volkswagen Taigo||7 356||0.5%|
|53||Toyota Rav4||7 178||0.5%|
|54||Skoda Fabia IV||7,097||0.5%|
|57||DS DS4 II||6,777||0.4%|
|59||DS DS3 CBACK||6,567||0.4%|
|61||Audi A1 Sportb||6 222||0.4%|
|62||Opel Crossland||6 193||0.4%|
|63||Renault Kangoo III||6 137||0.4%|
|69||Audi Q3 Sportb||5 224||0.3%|
|70||Nissan Micra V||5,013||0.3%|
|71||Skoda Kamiq||4 935||0.3%|
|72||Kia Picanto 3||4,909||0.3%|
|75||B.M.W. Serie 3||4,517||0.3%|
|76||Skoda Octavia IV||4,427||0.3%|
|77||Mercedes GLC||4 404||0.3%|
|78||Kia Rio IV||4,377||0.3%|
|79||Fiat Panda III||4,372||0.3%|
|80||Ford Focus IV||4 351||0.3%|
|81||Opel Grandland||4 317||0.3%|
|82||Volkswagen ID.3||4 256||0.3%|
|83||Citroen C4 Spaceto||4,244||0.3%|
|84||SEAT IBIZA V||4,170||0.3%|
|85||Volvo XC60 II||4,091||0.3%|
|88||Peugeot 508 II||3,747||0.2%|
|89||B.M.W. Serie 4||3,670||0.2%|
|92||Citroen C5 X||3,337||0.2%|
|94||Renault Austral||3 318||0.2%|
|95||Lynk Co 01||3,098||0.2%|
|96||Suzuki Vitara III||3,086||0.2%|
|99||Peugeot Rifter||3 064||0.2%|
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