Renault Group sales up 3.1%
The Renault Group recorded its highest progress in the European market, increasing its market share by 0.4 percentage points to 9.5%. With 1,301,864 vehicles sold in Europe, the group saw a 2.4% rise in sales, even though the European market fell by 1.7%.
Market share outside Europe remained stable at 50.5%, with 1,326,344 units sold. Excluding Iran, where the market was closed in July 2013, the Group gained market share in all the regions, helped by the popularity of its latest models.
In Europe: in a market that dipped 1.7%, group sales rose 2.4% and market share went up by 0.4 points to 9.5% as the virtuous sales policy continued. The Renault brand was ranked third on the European market and kept its lead in LCV sales, with a 14.5 market share.
New Clio was the best-selling vehicle in France (119,367 units of passenger cars and LCVs) and the third best-selling in Europe (272,741 units of passenger cars and LCVs). Captur has been the leader in its segment in France (39,783 units) and in Europe (86,804 units) since July.
In the international market The Renault Group continued to grow despite a slowdown in some emerging countries and stricter international sanctions in Iran. While new registrations were up 3.8% overall, growth was 9.7% outside Iran, where the halt in business meant about 64,500 sales were lost during the year. Brazil and Russia remained the Group's second-biggest and third-biggest markets respectively.
A total of 50.5% of Group sales took place outside Europe (a rise of 0.4 points), with 1,326,344 vehicles sold. ■