Equipment matters – understand about the differences and create a version for the French market with CARET 

We have examined on our platform the differences in the equipment of popular car models offered in the Polish and French markets. Why does equipment matter and often determine interest in an offer? We provide guidance on what packages a car from Poland should have to be suitable for French customers. 

Why is the Polish version different from the French one? 

While the availability of engine variants is usually similar in individual European countries, the level of equipment may differ significantly. This often results in limited interest in the offer from French partners. Therefore, when offering a car for sale to a contractor from France, you should pay special attention to the packages and options of a given model. The richer the version we offer, the greater the chance of selling the vehicle. 

Differences in the standard equipment of selected car versions may cause some confusion when preparing sales offers by professionals dealing in new car sales in the European Union. 

Comparison and analysis of car equipment from Polish and French distribution are time-consuming tasks. The use of identical version names by car manufacturers despite significant differences in equipment also complicates the process. 

What can you do? 

Use the table below prepared by our experts. This useful tool will allow you to quickly and easily check the differences in the equipment of the most popular city cars that will perform well on the roads in France. 

The most frequently chosen city cars in France:

1. Renault Clio, TECHNO, Leather steering wheel, Front/rear parking assistance system, Lighting Techno Package 
2. Peugeot 208, ALLURE PACK, Keyless entry, , 
3. Citroen C3, SHINE, Rear and front parking sensors, Rearview camera and blind-spot sensor, Electrically controlled rear windows, 
4. Peugeot 208, ALLURE, Drive Assist Package, Visiopark 1 Package, Keyless entry 
5. Renault Captur, TECHNO, Augmented Vision Package, Advanced Driving Package, 
6. Dacia Sandero Stepway, EXPRESSION, Comfort Plus Package, Parking Plus Package, Automatic air conditioning 
7. Ford Puma, ST LINE, Adaptive Cruise Control, LED headlights, Panoramic roof 
8. Toyota Yaris, EXECUTIVE, Smart Package, , 
9. Volkswagen Polo, STYLE, Comfort Package, Tinted rear and side windows, Climatronic 
Source: Caret 

As can be seen from the data in the table, the discrepancies in the equipment of cars in this segment may be significant. Most often, the differences concern on-board electronics, which largely affect the comfort of driving and using the vehicle. This means that a French contractor may be surprised by the lack of certain elements that are standard equipment in cars sold on the local market. 

Therefore, after reviewing the detailed specification of your company’s Renault Clio in the Techno version, the client may not be interested in purchasing it, among other things, due to the lack of certain elements responsible for increasing driving comfort. 

How to create an offer with the right version, dedicated to the French market? 

  • take into account the equipment of cars offered in Polish distribution 
  • analyze the differences 
  • describe additional elements at the car configuration stage 
  • use our table or contact our advisor 
Article written by
Karolina Morawska
Content Specialist
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