PARIS -- Peugeot's global sales increased by 5 percent in 2021 to 1.21 million, the Stellantis brand said, driven by strong gains outside of Europe, its biggest market, where sales grew only slightly.
Sales in Peugeot's newly enlarged Europe region, which includes Eurasia, were 943,805. That represents a gain of about 3 percent for what was two separate regions before the formation of Stellantis group in January 2021.
The second-largest market, Middle East and Africa, was up 20 percent to 109,876 sales. Latin America sales rose 52 percent to 83,429.
Sales in China, where Peugeot sales peaked at more than 500,000 in 2016, were 37,815, as Stellantis seeks to rebuild its once-thriving business in the world's largest automotive market.
Overall, Peugeot increased its sales outside of its Europe region by five percentage points, to 23.7 percent, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on its home markets.
Sales of light-commercial vehicles were up 12 percent.
Peugeot's two best-selling models recorded strong gains. Sales of the 208 small car were up 12 percent to 270,700, and sales of the 2008 small SUV were up 28 percent to 247,600.