2020, 2021, 2022… Three seasons of yo-yoing in the red zone and, in short, three years of frustration for the French company car market. According to Arval Mobility Observatory, the volume of PC and LCV road trips decreased by 12% in one year.
Another statistic is perhaps more telling. In fleets, there were about 196,000 fewer registrations than in 2019, the year that formed the last reference before Covid and before the crisis in general…
However, numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Thus, emulation among automakers allowed the B2B segment to maintain some dynamism in 2022. The good news, which can be felt especially in the passenger car (PC) channel, where competition has intensified again, is that fifteen brands are represented in the competition. top 30
The top 10 remains tricolor, but falls in volumes
For once, whether we regret it or not, the 10 most registered passenger cars in parking lots are monopolized by French brands. As in the global car market, last year Peugeot 208 showed itself in the service of professionals with a little more than 29,000 units distributed.
Next on the podium comes the Renault Clio, the segment leader in 2021 and a little less popular this year, despite 23,604 copies per hour. The award list, provided by Cabinet AAA Data, also tells us that it’s the Citroën C3, another top honors winner, coming just a hair’s breadth away from the diamond-studded city car.
The rest of the top 10 includes four Peugeot models (3008, 308, 2008 and 5008) and three Renault models (Arkana, Megane and Captur).
Foreign competition keeps its pressure
Only after this avant-garde does the picture finally unfold and more. With rivals like the Hyundai Tucson. The South Korean crossover has indeed fully confirmed its outsider status, cementing itself in 12th place with slightly higher registrations than the 2021 list. This looks like a real performance on the part of most of the leaders. clearly lost its volume.
Behind Tucson and up to 20th place are other cars produced by foreign manufacturers. This is tied with the Volkswagen Golf (13th), which has gained six places better than the 2021. The situation on the Toyota Yaris side remained stable. The Japanese city car lost three places but eventually achieved equivalent delivery volume.
In this interval from 10th to 20th place, there is also the progress of the Ford Kuga (31st in 2021 and 16th in 2022) and, above all, the spectacular entry of the new Kia Sportage among the elite. In 2021, the previous generation was only the 83rd… We also note the good performance of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the good shape of the young Tesla Model Y and the nice movement of the Fiat 500, which is 4-5 places compared to wins. past ratings.
In the remaining 30, we note the relative stability of the Mercedes A-Class (21st) and Toyota Corolla (22nd), the entry of the new Opel Corsa in 26th place, and a slight loss of momentum for the Tesla Model. 3 (well offset by Model Y’s 19th). Finally, we note the strong presence of BMW (Series 1, X3 and X1) or one model more than last year at this level for the Bavarian team.
Top 30 passenger cars registered in parks in 2022 (Source AAA Data)
|1||PEUGEOT – 208 II||29,182|
|2||RENAULT – CLIO V||23,604|
|3||CITROËN – C3 III||23,378|
|4||PEUGEOT – 3008 II||21,442|
|6||PEUGEOT – 2008 II||16,784|
|8||RENAULT – MEGANE IV||12,125|
|9||PEUGEOT – 5008 II||10,498|
|11||CITROEN – C5 AIRCR.||8,595|
|12||HYUNDAI – TUCSONIII||6,770|
|13||VOLKSWAGEN – GOLF VIII||6,159|
|15||CITROËN – C4 III||5,501|
|19||TESLA – MODEL Y||4,687|
|21||MERCEDES – A-CLASS||4,448|
|23||TESLA – MODEL 3||4,344|
|24||BMW – SERIES 1||3,949|
|30||RENAULT – KEJAR||3,372|