Renault, Fiat and Tesla help maintain a sales win streak in France, where demand for new cars increased by a double-digit percentage for the ninth month in a row, according to market researcher Dataforce.
The market's 14 percent rise in November came despite sales declines for French automakers Peugeot and Citroen.
Renault's success was underpinned by a 51 percent increase in registrations to private buyers. That helped the automaker boost overall sales in its home market by 14 percent.
Leading the way were the Renault Clio and the Austral. The Clio had a 110 percent increase in sales to private buyers, resulting in an overall gain of 26 percent last month. Demand for the Austral was up nearly 400 percent in the private channel, helping its overall registrations surge 82 percent in November.
Fiat increased sales 39 percent in France last month while sister brand Opel reported a 65 percent gain. Other big winners in France last month were: Tesla (+63 percent); Skoda (+67 percent); and Nissan (+61 percent), helped by strong sales of its Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail SUVs.