The number of new Dacia vehicles registered in France slumped by 16.7 pc since January, at 40,980 units, while the market rose by 4.4 pc, according to figures released, on Wednesday, by the Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles (CCFA), quoted by Mediafax. In May, the number of Dacia cars registered in France slumped by 37 pc, at 6,467 units. The Romanian car-maker’s market share dropped in the first five months to 4.04 pc, compared to 5.06 pc in the same interval last year. In May, Dacia’s share on the French market amounted to 3.27 pc, compared to 5.51 pc in the same month of 2010.
The Renault Group reported, in the first five months, an 8 pc-slump, at 248,674 new vehicles registered. Out of the brands with a market share above 0.5 pc, Dacia reported the steepest fall in the first five months, followed by Fiat (-13.9 pc). The total number of new vehicles registered on the French market rose by 4.4 pc in the first five months, to slightly above 1M units, out of which nearly 60 pc were vehicles produced by the French groups PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault.