Renault Group announced on Tuesday that its sales in France in 2017 increased by almost 4% against 2016, mainly due to 6.5% increase of Dacia sales.
“2017 is a great year for the Renault Group in France with Renault, which made the best year after 2011 and Dacia has established a new sales record. Thanks to our completely renewed range we can focus in 2018 on the new challenges,” Groupe Renault’s commercial manager, Philippe Buros, said, according to ziare.com.
With 119,357 cars and utility vehicles registered, Dacia has set a new record in sales in France. With 117,865 cars sold, Dacia increased its market share by 0.1%, reaching a market share of 5.6%, which allowed it to consolidate its fifth position. The Dacia brand ranks third on the market of cars sold to natural persons.
Renault says the Dacia Sandero is the most sold vehicle in France and is eighth in top ten cars. Duster’s success confirmed the trend, with an increase in sales volumes due to the launch of the new generation.
Renault currently sells four of the top ten vehicles sold in France: Clio, which remains a leading sales force for the eighth consecutive year with 117,500 units registered, alongside Captur, Megane and Scenic, which rank on positions 5, 9 and respectively 10. As compared to 2016, last year’s sales in France increased by 2.1%, up to 416,578 units.