Many cars that still had NEDC approval were prematurely recorded this summer to remove them from the latent stock. This has disrupted the normal cycle of new vehicle registrations for the rest of the year, and in October last year a 15.2% drop.
However, if we take the entire period in the last 10 months of this year, we will still see a 2.9% increase in the car market. Febiac expects the total market to be slightly higher than the 546,558 registrations registered for 2017. In October, BMW recorded the highest number of vehicles (3,354 units) and thus exceeded Volkswagen, Renault, Peugeot and Mercedes.
That being said, Volkswagen continues to remain the market leader with 47,641 cars, representing a market share of 9.68%. Renault is the second, Peugeot the third.
In the segment of freight vehicles, we see an increase in light trucks (+ 19.9%), vehicles up to 16 tonnes of maximum permissible weight (+ 17.7%) and vehicles 16 tonnes and over (+ 17% ,3%). There is also a good evolution of mopeds (including fast electric bicycles) and motorcycles due to a very favorable climate and increasingly complicated mobility.