A total of 2,214,279 new private vehicles were registered in France throughout 2019, which means 1.88% more than the previous year, the French Automobile Builders Committee (CCFA) announced on Wednesday.
This increase is due in part to the great result harvested in December, when 211,193 new cars were registered, an increase of 27.7% compared to the last month of 2018, which had a working day less than the year just finished.
The large French automotive groups took back in 2019 more than half of the market share, with 56.8% of cars sold: 32% for PSA and 24.8% for Renault.
Sales of both increased 17.09% in December compared to the same month of the previous year.
That final push did not prevent its joint percentage in 2019 from falling compared to 2018, when it was 57.37%.
The best-selling utility of the year was the Peugeot 208 (with 87,285 registrations, 3.9% market share), followed by the Citroën C3 III (80.757, 3.6%) and the Renault Clio IV (80.079, 3, 6%)
The first non-French car that appears in the list of best sellers is the Toyota Yaris, with 41,789 registrations and a 1.9% share.
Because of the type of energy they use, gasoline vehicles remain the majority, with 57.9% (54.7% in 2018), ahead of diesel, with 34.1% (38.9% in 2018 ), hybrids, with 5.7% (4.9% in 2018), and hybrids, with 1.9% (1.4% in 2018).