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Reconfinement: the automotive market is resisting better than in the spring

The French car market fell in November by 27.03%, resisting much better than during the first containment, according to figures published on Tuesday 1er December by the Committee of Automobile Manufacturers (CCFA).

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During the first containment, deliveries of new vehicles collapsed by 72% in March and 88.8% in April, before recovering during the summer. With 126,048 new cars registered in November, “The losses are relatively limited by the possibility of delivering the cars ordered as well as by the extension by the government of aid and incentives”, according to the firm AAAData.

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The second-hand market held up very well, with 444,820 vehicles registered in November (-4%), according to AAAData. The demand for cars aged 10 and over has even increased by 9%.

No price drop

At the end of November, “The reopening of the concessions went very well, it should restart deliveries”, underlined François Roudier, spokesperson for CCFA. “And as everyone plays the holding of pricing (pricing policy, Editor’s note), there will be no big clearance sale in December ».

Manufacturers are all posting lower numbers for November. The PSA group (Peugeot, Citroën and Opel) lost 23.36% of its registrations compared to November 2019 while the Renault group fell by 34.16%. As for foreign manufacturers, the Volkswagen group fell by 24.72%, the BMW group by 22.20% and Toyota by 11.95%.

Electrified vehicles continued their breakthrough in the new market, accounting for 27% of sales in November. 9,600 electric cars were registered (+ 200% over one year) as well as 23,575 hybrids (+ 101%).


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