After a very though period, that lasted more than two years, PSA Peugeot-Citroen is now enjoying growth once again, thanks to its renewed range of small vehicles. The French manufacturers, both Peugeot and Citroen, managed a very strong first half of 2015, with growing sales on every market. Worldwide sales were up 0.4 % to 1,547,000 units.
Peugeot sales were up 6.7% as a result of the excellent performance delivered by the Peugeot 308, the third bestselling model in the C segment in Europe and the segment leader in France. In the B-SUV segment, the Peugeot 2008 held onto its number 2 ranking in Europe.
Citroen registrations climbed 2.8% in the first half. The Citroen C4 Cactus generated sales of more than 43,000 units over the period. Sales of the new Citroen C1 came in at 32,000 units, a staggering 54% higher than the previous version.
Maxime Picat, Chief Executive Officer, Peugeot brand said: "With worldwide sales up 3.9%, led by the resounding success of the 308 and our best-in-class technology, the Peugeot brand has confirmed its pulling power and sent a message of confidence about the future."
The Group also consolidated its position as European leader in CO2 emission reduction with average CO2 emissions of 106.9 g/km in the first five months of 2015, thanks in particular to the popularity and performance of its three-cylinder petrol range.