The Renault Group announced it has retained and strengthened its sales leadership on the home market of France, with Dacia performing very well.
Six Renault group vehicles ranked in the top ten best-selling passenger cars in France: Clio (no. 1), Scénic, Mégane, Dacia Sandero, Captur and Twingo. Also, the Group maintained its share of the LCV (light-commercial vehicle) market at a high level, with one-third of total LCV sales. The three best-selling LCVs were Renault group vehicles: Kangoo Express, Clio Société and Master.
Also, Dacia became the number-five brand in the PC (passenger car) and PC + LCV markets. New Sandero is the number-three vehicle in France in consumer sales. Duster phase 2, launched in October 2013, has also become a major success.
Bernard Cambier, Senior Vice President, Market Area France, said: “We are very satisfied with our sales performance in 2013, which enables the Renault group to lessen the impact of the fall in the French market. The performance, in line with our forecasts, was driven by the success of our new models (Clio and Captur), and also by the robust cornerstone formed by older models (Twingo, Scénic and Mégane) and the growth achieved by Dacia, now the number-five brand in France. We also performed strongly in the light commercial market, with the Renault group accounting for one out of every three LCV sales. These strong results give us confidence for 2014, in which we intend to continue our growth.”
The overall PC + LCV market grew by 9.7%, while the Group increased sales by 37%, with a 36.0% rise for the Renault brand and a 41.1% rise for the Dacia brand. In the PC market that increased 9.4%, Group sales rose 37.9%, with growth of 37.3% for the Renault brand and 39.8% for the Dacia brand.