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Christopher Bruce2013-01-09 16:32:50

Peugeot Sales Down 19.6% But Strong Outside of Europe

China Becoming a major market for Peugeot

 
 
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Peugeot's hybrid sales have not been strong

No surprise here, but PeugeotPeugeotPeugeotFrance, 1882 > present120 models
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did not have a good year. Its sales were down 19.6% to 1.7 million cars in 2012. There were some bright spots in its sales. Chinese sales were up 24% over last year.

Peugeot sales in all of Europe fell 12.6% in 2012 to about 955,000 cars and light commercial vehicles and fell 8.7% in Western Europe alone to 906,000 cars. 

Peugeot also blames some of the lower sales on not being able to ship vehicles to Iran for half the year due to sanctions against the country. It estimates this lost 313,000 sales for the year. 

Peugeot launched five new cars in 2012 and among the most successful of them was the new 208208 Gen.1Peugeot 208 Gen.1France, 2012 > present109 versions
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, which has sold 221,000 units this year despite not being available in Russia or Brazil yet. 

The 3008 Hybrid4, 508 RXH Hybrid4508 RXH 2.0 HDi Hybrid4Peugeot 508 RXH 2.0 HDi H...France, 2012 > present2 photos
and 508 Hybrid4508 RXH 2.0 HDi Hybrid4Peugeot 508 RXH 2.0 HDi H...France, 2012 > present4 photos
did not have quite the same success and sold 19,000 units cumulatively of the three cars. 

Next year, Peugeot will launch the 301 in emerging markets. It is already on sale in Turkey, Algeria and parts of Eastern Europe. In 2013, it will launch in Russia, the Middle East, more of Africa, China and Latin America. Peugeot is hoping to sell 150,000 of them worldwide in 2013.

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