Groupe Renault PC + LCV registrations worldwide (including Lada) increased 10.4 per cent in the first half of the year, in a market up 2.6 per cent. Group market share now stands at 4.1 per cent (up 0.3 points on 2016).
The Group and the Renault and Dacia brands set half-year sales records. The group sold 1,879,288 vehicles, the Renault brand 1,342,320 vehicles and the Dacia brand 332,845 vehicles. Renault Samsung Motors sales rose 12.5p er cent and those of Lada rose 12.2 per cent.
“We set a new record with sales of over 1.88 million vehicles in a six-month period. Our sales volumes and market share increased for all our brands and in all Regions. Our strategy of range renewal and geographical expansion continues to produce results“ said Thierry Koskas, member of the Executive Committee and Group Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
In Europe, group registrations continued to grow faster than the market. They increased 5.6 per cent in a market up 4.4 per cent to a total 1,025,146 in the first half of the year. The Group took a 10.8 per cent share of the European market, up 0.1 points.
The Renault brand alone posted growth of 4.3 per cent, for a market share of 8.2 per cent. Renault benefited in particular from the complete renewal of the Mégane family in 2016. Clio 4 is the second best-selling vehicle in Europe, while Captur ranks as the number one crossover in its category.
Renault maintained its lead in the electric vehicle segment with a market share of 26.8 per cent. Sales volumes increased 34 per cent. Registrations of ZOE, Europe’s top-selling electric vehicle, rose 44 per cent.
The Dacia brand posted a first-half-year sales record in Europe with 245,453 vehicle registrations (up 9.3 per cent) and a 2.6 per cent share of the market. These results were driven by the performance of Sandero phase 2, launched in late 2016, and Duster.
In France, the Renault brand achieved its best half-year performance in passenger cars in six years. Twingo, Clio, Talisman and Espace all led their respective segments. Dacia topped its sales record with Sandero, the leader in the market of passenger car sales to retail customers. ZOE remains the clear leader in the electric vehicle market, accounting for almost 70 per cent of electric passenger car sales in France with over 9,200 registrations – a year-on-year increase of over 42 per cent.
Outside Europe, all the Regions increased their sales volumes and market share. Group registrations rose 16.8 per cent in a market that grew 3.4per cent.