Stellantis number one in EU in first quarter sales 2021
Stellantis, the recent fusion between FCA and PSA, takes the top spot among automakers in Europe, with a market share of 23,6% in Q1 2021. The measured perimeter is Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles combined.
Year-over-year, the total sales in Q1 have increased by 10,8%, while the European market grew 3,8%. On a total market of 3 619 749 vehicles registered, Stellantis sold 854 151. Most important: this positive performance is achieved across the brand line-up.
Peugeot 208 leads
The Peugeot 208 leads the European top 10 ranking of models, but other models like the Citroën C3 or the Peugeot 2008 score also well. When you look at the smallest A segment (city cars), the FCA models Fiat Panda and New 500 represent 38% of the whole segment.
Looking into electrification, there also models of Stellantis perform well. The Peugeot e-208 and the New 500 are both in the top three ranking.
Growth in many countries
There is market growth in almost all the European major countries, including Austria (+22,1%), France (+17,6%), Germany (+4,3%), and Italy (+27,2%).
Furthermore, Stellantis is the market leader in Belgium (25,2% market share), France (37,7%), Greece (28,8%), Hungary (16,9%), Lithuania (40,7%), Italy (41,3%), Portugal (34,3%), and Spain (28,9%).
Stellantis is also the leader in the market of light commercial vehicles (LCV). There, it has a market share of 34,3%, illustrating why the EU authorities had doubts about monopolizing the LCV market after the fusion. More than 184 000 vehicles were registered in this very competitive market during Q1 of this year.
According to a proud Maxime Picat, Chief Operating Officer Enlarged Europe, two main factors have contributed to achieving this excellent result. “Stellantis being the first European manufacturer in Q1 just three months after its birth is due to – first – the great teamwork and dedication of all the Stellantis people and – second – a great brand portfolio offering a complete product range to meet our customer expectations.”