CITROËN UK NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS UP 8.79% IN OCTOBER, RETAIL REGISTRATIONS INCREASE BY AN IMPRESSIVE 30.14%
- Citroën UK passenger car registrations increased 8.79% in October 2018, in a market that declined 2.90%
- Retail registrations increased by an impressive 30.14%, in a market down 1.01%
- Performance driven by the renewed Citroën product range, competitive Retail offers and Euro 6.2 powertrain availability
Citroën UK new car registrations were up 8.79% in October, in a market that declined by 2.9%. This impressive new car performance was the direct result of a significant rise in Retail registrations, with an increase of over 30% compared to October 2017. The Retail market as a whole declined by 1.01% in October 2018.
Citroën UK’s Retail sales growth in October was driven by increased demand for core models in the renewed Citroën range, such as the highly desirable C3 supermini and New C3 Aircross Compact SUV. The availability of a full range of Euro 6.2 compliant diesel and petrol engines has also accelerated sales.
Citroën UK’s Retail registrations have increased dramatically since April, growing 26.88% in the period April to October 2018, in a market that declined 1.86% over the same period. The result is that Citroën UK’s YTD Retail registrations are up 3.83%, in a market that has declined by 6.53%.
Overall, UK new car registrations YTD are down 7.2%, but Citroën is bucking the trend with a decline of just 3.64%, with the prospect of continuing Retail growth in November and December, and into the New Year.
Following the announcement of New C5 Aircross SUV pricing and specification earlier today, Citroën is gearing up for further sales success in 2019.
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The Citroën brand:
Citroën is an international automotive brand with a full range of cars and light commercial vehicles at the heart of the mainstream market. Founded in 1919, Citroën has made its mark through its bold and creative approach to automotive design. These values are harnessed in the pursuit of well-being, with fresh solutions to the changing demands of customers in each era. Today, Citroën is reinventing itself with models such as C3 and the New C3 Aircross compact SUV that place an emphasis on design, comfort and intelligent technology, bringing a breath of fresh air to the automotive landscape. As a people-minded brand, Citroën is proud to offer products that take inspiration directly from its customers, the spirit of which is highlighted in its brand signature ‘Inspired By You’. The brand also offers a unique customer experience with its city store concept ‘La Maison Citroën’ and its online opinion site ‘Citroën Advisor’. With 10,000 customer contact points in almost 80 countries worldwide, Citroën sold more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2016. Citroën has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the FIA World Rally Championship and three consecutive Manufacturers’ titles in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.