Renault group sales grew by 13.4 percent in the first half of 2016 to a record of 1.57 million vehicles, while the market share of French car manufacturer increased by 0.3 percentage points to 3.5 percent.
At the same time, Dacia registrations rose by 9 percent, the Romanian brand registering record sales in the first six months 2016.
Groupe Renault, which comprises Renault cars, vans and Dacia, has experienced unprecedented growth over the last three years, consistently outpacing the UK market, according to the official figures released today from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
This growth has continued into 2016 with 71,492 Group vehicles being sold in the first six months of the year for a market share of 4.4 percent – up 14.4 percent and almost double that of the total market growth rate of 3.1 percent. Of that total, Renault cars represented 44,570 vehicles (up 21 percent), Renault vans 13,435 vehicles (up 20.3 percent) and Dacia 13,445 vehicles.
“This extraordinary growth by Groupe Renault has been fuelled by customer demand for our stunning new car and van models, including the recently launched All-New Kadjar, and supported by our dealer network’s commitment to customer satisfaction. We are on track to deliver our GO5+ mid-term plan objectives and with one of the newest model line-ups in the car market, and with All-New Mégane arriving in showrooms this month, and then All-New Scénic and Grand Scénic arriving later in the year, we are confident that this trend is set to continue,” Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK and Ireland, said.