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    Default CITROňN RECORDS IS SEVENTH SUCCESSIVE AUSTRALIAN SALES INCREASE

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    Citroen has recorded its seventh successive Australian sales increase
    according to figures released today (7 January 2004) by VFACTS with the
    French car maker boosting its local sales by 35.4 per cent, electing
    CitroŽn not just the fastest growing French car brand in Australia, but
    also Australia's fastest growing major European car brand.

    The scale of CitroŽn's growth in Australia is placed in perspective by the
    fact that its volume increase in 2003 - some 604 cars - is almost the same
    as its entire Australian sales just three years ago in 2000.

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    As in previous years, CitroŽn's Australian growth is being driven not just
    by strong demand for existing models, but also by the addition of new
    models that have taken CitroŽn into new market sectors. In 2000 it was the
    Berlingo, in 2002 it was the CitroŽn C5 and in 2003 it was the arrival of
    the award-winning CitroŽn C3 that took CitroŽn into the small car sector,
    awarding CitroŽn with nearly 1000 extra sales.

    CitroŽn celebrated 80 years in Australia during 2003, making it's the
    longest continuously imported brand into Australia.

    "CitroŽn's growth in Australia has been consistently driven by demand for
    its advanced and stylish products," says Miles Williams, General Manager
    for CitroŽn in Australia. "We have let the products speak for themselves,
    not forced sales to grow artificially. This has provided us with consistent
    growth, our dealers with secure business development and our customers with
    strong residual values. In 2004 we will maintain this growth with both
    increased sales of the existing range and new models to record an eight
    year of Australian CitroŽn success."

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    Good to see they're on the rise, more sales means a more sustainable base and more opportunities for new models in the future - even if it dilutes the 'hard core Cit lover' base.

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    This has provided us with consistent
    growth, our dealers with secure business development and our customers with
    strong residual values.
    Aren't they lucky they aren't selling a 607 or Vel Satis in the market

    BTW - I think the two Citroen threads should probably be in the Citroen forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    BTW - I think the two Citroen threads should probably be in the Citroen forum
    Don't know that I agree Justin, just because the topic has Citroen in the title?

    My view is that both threads are of general froggy interest. Same as the C4 thread, that was moved. Posts like these may be missed by marque specific members, note that the greater response to the C4 thread had been by owners of Peugeots (before the thread was moved).

    I know it is tidier to keep threads ralated to a particular marque in their appropiate forum (easier to search too) but maybe we can be a bit more relaxed in cases like this

    Open to others views of course...

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    I read Aussiefrogs via the new threads page, so I'd see it even if it were in the Citroen forum. I know quite a few of the regulars do this too.

    Basically, given various precedents, the sales threads being in the Citroen forum would've been consistent with recent moderation activity.

    Perhaps it would've been better to integrate the Citroen worldwide sales thread with the Australian sales thread - essentially they're both about the same topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    I know it is tidier to keep threads ralated to a particular marque in their appropiate forum (easier to search too) but maybe we can be a bit more relaxed in cases like this
    Anyway, wouldn't it give the Citroen forum some extra traffic

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    Icon10 I like to share!!

    don't let them goad you Chris!!...didn't you notice the wink
    being FROGGY chat I thought it appropriate....what's the point telling the converted how good Citroen are even if Citroen really are all Poo joos... he he

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    Does anyone know if the C8 will be sold in Australia anytyime soon???


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    hi all

    at my work citroen sales have been up,they have a gold to sell 50 cars a month and in the past 6months they have been doing around 40,and last weekend one company bought 23 citroens,so its looking very good for citroen in australia
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    this is clearly great news for the brand i love it french cars in australia are going from strength to strength.....

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    I'll post some sales figures for you all over the next few days.

    On year to date figures so far, Citroen is up about 8%, Renault is down 8% & Peugeot is down 22%.

    The Megane II still hasn't broken into the triple digit figures yet, but it's getting close. Hope it does better, I've said previously that I'd pass judgement after March (it's been on the market since December).

    Interestingly Citroen can sell C5s but Renault can't sell Lagunas. I have my various theories about this.

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    Pug307 said

    Interestingly Citroen can sell C5s but Renault can't sell Lagunas. I have my various theories about this.

    Care to expand on them? I'm (genuinely) curious. Unless it's got something to do with Volvos...
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    Has anyone got the sales figures for all the Froggies in Oz for say the last 20-30yrs on a year by year basis? It would be great to see how each brand has grown, or maybe decreased in Renaults case since the 70's, I often read about single year amounts but it would be good to get them all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy
    info thanks to Ateco

    Citroen has recorded its seventh successive Australian sales increase
    according to figures released today (7 January 2004) by VFACTS with the
    French car maker boosting its local sales by 35.4 per cent, electing
    CitroŽn not just the fastest growing French car brand in Australia, but
    also Australia's fastest growing major European car brand.

    The scale of CitroŽn's growth in Australia is placed in perspective by the
    fact that its volume increase in 2003 - some 604 cars - is almost the same
    as its entire Australian sales just three years ago in 2000.

    As in previous years, CitroŽn's Australian growth is being driven not just
    by strong demand for existing models, but also by the addition of new
    models that have taken CitroŽn into new market sectors. In 2000 it was the
    Berlingo, in 2002 it was the CitroŽn C5 and in 2003 it was the arrival of
    the award-winning CitroŽn C3 that took CitroŽn into the small car sector,
    awarding CitroŽn with nearly 1000 extra sales.

    CitroŽn celebrated 80 years in Australia during 2003, making it's the
    longest continuously imported brand into Australia.

    "CitroŽn's growth in Australia has been consistently driven by demand for
    its advanced and stylish products," says Miles Williams, General Manager
    for CitroŽn in Australia. "We have let the products speak for themselves,
    not forced sales to grow artificially. This has provided us with consistent
    growth, our dealers with secure business development and our customers with
    strong residual values. In 2004 we will maintain this growth with both
    increased sales of the existing range and new models to record an eight
    year of Australian CitroŽn success."

    Wonder how many more C5s would be sold if Citroen replaced that dreadful 90's high gloss plastic wood centre consoele with black vinyl / plastic & brushed aluminium trim, AND dropped the 124kw VTS engine into the 4 cyl for a modicum of performance ?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik
    Pug307 said

    Interestingly Citroen can sell C5s but Renault can't sell Lagunas. I have my various theories about this.

    Care to expand on them? I'm (genuinely) curious. Unless it's got something to do with Volvos...
    Nothing to do with Volvos

    Ask yourself this question, "If I had $55,000 to spend on a new luxury car, would I buy the Laguna brand new?"

    There's a pretty good clue there. BTW, it's nothing to do with the Laguna being a bad car, quite far from it - there's an important word in the above sentence.

    When you think about it, it makes sense too

    There are a couple of more reasons I'll go into later, but I have a special thread to get to

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