Group Renault registrations worldwide, including Lada, increased 10.4% in the first half of 2017, in a light-vehicle market that was only up 2.6%. Group market share now stands at 4.1% (+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 12.5% (52,776) and those of Lada rose 12.2% (150,347).
In Europe, group registrations continued to grow faster than the market. They increased +5.6% in a market up 4.4% to a total 1,025,146 during the first half of the year. However, the Group took only a 10.8% share of the European market, up 0.1 points. The Renault brand grew 4.3%, for a market share of 8.2%. Renault says it benefited from the complete renewal of the Megane family in 2016. Clio 4 is the second best-selling vehicle in Europe, while Captur ranks as the number one crossover in its category. The Dacia brand posted a first-half-year sales record in Europe with 245,453 vehicle registrations (+9.3%) and a 2.6% share of the market. These results came from Sandero phase 2, launched in late 2016, and Duster. Continue reading