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Default CitroŽn set a new record in global consolidated sales in 2005, with 1,395,000..

vehicles sold worldwide.

In Europe, 18 countries: CitroŽn increased its share of the car/LCV market from 6.6% in 2004 to 6.7% in 2005, with 1,103,000 vehicles sold.

* In Europe outside France: steady market share of 5.4% with a stable volume of 761,000 vehicles.
* In France: car/LCV volumes up 3.1 % with 342,000 vehicles sold, and market share of 14% in 2005, up from 13.7% in 2004.

CitroŽn reported a 15.9% increase in car/LCV sales elsewhere in the world

* sales up 11% in central Europe.
* sales up 34% in China in a market that increased by 26%, with car/LCV market share of 3.2% in 2005, compared with 3% in 2004.
* sales up 48% in Argentina in a market that expanded by 36%, for market share of 3.2% in 2005, compared with 2.9% in 2004.
* sales up 30% in Brazil in a market that grew by 5%, for market share of 1.7% in 2005, compared with 1.4% in 2004.

For CitroŽn, the key event in 2005 was the expansion of its range, which is now the widest in its entire history

* the launch of the C1 and the presentation of the C6 at the Geneva and Frankfurt motor shows.
* upgrades to the supermini range in September 2005 in terms of styling and engines, with the new HDi 110 DPFS engine on the C3 and the HDi 55 on the C1.
* vehicles featuring innovations in environmental protection: the C3 CNG, C3 Stop & Start and C2 Stop & Start.



In the sporting arena, CitroŽn enjoyed a brilliant season in the World Rally Championship, clinching the Manufacturers' crown for the third year running. At the same time, Sťbastien Loeb and Daniel Elena claimed their second Drivers' title. In the Junior World Rally Championship, Daniel Sordo and Marc Marti took the title with their C2 Super 1600.
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