The Renault Clio now outsells its archenemy the Peugeot 208 in Reunion.
The new light vehicle market is up a sturdy 4.2% to 32.349 registrations including light commercials in the , an overseas French territory located East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and home of 800,000 inhabitants. Note these figures aren’t included in the France data. Renault (+3.2%) remains the most popular carmaker here above Peugeot (+2.7%) and Citroen (+12.2%) but when looking at passenger cars only it’s Peugeot that remains on top at 4.835 sales (+21.7%). Below Dacia (+6%) improving its share to 6.9%, Volkswagen (+10.5%) overtakes Hyundai (+2.4%) to round up the Top 5 while Toyota (+14.8%) records the largest gain in the Top 10 to step above Ford (-8.6%) at #7, with Kia (+7.4%) also strong at #9. Model-wise, the Renault Clio has finally managed to topple the Peugeot 208 to rank #1 with 8.5% share vs. 7.6% for its archenemy. The Renault Captur edges ahead of the Citroen C3 and Dacia Sandero to snap the third step of the podium, with the 3 nameplates fitting in less than 60 sales. Dacia also places the Duster at #8, and unlike in metropolitan France, there are two foreigners in the Top 10: the VW Polo and Toyota Yaris.
Full Year 2018 Top 10 brands and models rankings below.