Dacia and MG were big winners in France, where inflation is steering private car buyers toward less expensive models.
The Dacia Sandero was the top-seller last month in France's private market, which grew 19 percent, helping the overall market increase by 9.4 percent.
The Sandero small hatchback was joined in the ranking of France's top five-selling private-market models by the Spring (No. 3) and the Duster (No. 4), according to figures from market researcher Dataforce (see table, below).