Sales at Stellantis, the new group created by the merger of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, were up 377 percent, with Peugeot brand rising 399 percent, Citroen up 302 percent, DS up 326 percent. Fiat sales grew by 872 percent and Opel increased sales by 323 percent.
Stellantis' market share for the month was 36 percent, with Renault Group at 21 percent.
Renault Group sales increased by 319 percent, with Renault brand up 270 percent and Dacia up 554 percent.
VW Group sales were up 1,761 percent, with VW brand gaining 1,778 percent, Audi up 2,351 percent and Skoda up 1,063 percent. Seat posted 2,495 percent growth.
BMW brand sales were up 1,522 percent, with Mini gaining 1,461 percent.
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Mercedes-Benz sales were up 4,740 percent. Volvo gained 2,189 percent, and Ford sales were up 557 percent.
Among Asian automakers, Toyota sales increased by 2,882 percent, Nissan was up 2,670 percent, Hyundai was up 3,416 percent and Kia 2,288 percent.
Diesel sales had a 24 percent share in April, slightly higher than the 23 percent recorded in March, a 25-year-low. Gasoline vehicles had a 43.5 percent share.
For the first four months of this year, full-hybrid vehicles accounted for 23 percent of the market, plug-in hybrids for 7.3 percent and full-electric vehicles for 6.9 percent.
Dual-fuel LPG sales continued to rise, with 13,109 vehicles sold through April for a 2.3 share after a major push by Dacia. Last year in the same period just 597 such vehicles were sold for a 0.2 percent market share.
Through April, French sales rose 51 percent to 582,219.