French cars have posted some of their worst sales results in Australia on record, according to the latest official sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
This comes as overall sales increased by 7.9 per cent in the first two months of 2021 compared to the same period last year.
Renault is the best-performing of the three French brands, with 550 sales reported so far in 2021.
Renault's top-sellers were the Trafic van (339), Kangoo small van (89), Koleos SUV (52) and Master large van and bus (66). Poor performers included Renault’s Captur (three) and Megane (one), as they both await updated stock.
Meanwhile, Peugeot reported 224 cars as sold so far in 2021, down from 324 for the same period last year.
This marks three years of continuous sales decline for Peugeot in Australia, after peaking 13 years ago.
Citroen is by far the smallest of the three French manufacturers, with only 23 vehicles reported as sold so far in 2021. This includes 13 examples of the C3 small car, seven examples of the C5 Aircross medium SUV, and just three examples of the C3 Aircross city SUV.
It's a long way from Citroen's former glory. In 2007, the storied French brand reported 3800 vehicle sales for the year.