Boulogne-Billancourt, January 18, 2019 – In 2018, the Groupe Renault recorded 3,884,295 vehicles sold, including 2,532,567 (-5.2%) for Renault and 700,798 (+7.0%) for Dacia. Lada’s sales increased by 18.7% to 398,282 registrations and Renault Samsung Motors’ registrations fell by 14.9% to 84,954 vehicles. Jinbei and Huasong sold 165,603 vehicles.
In the electric vehicle segment, Renault brand sales volumes worldwide increased by 36.6% over the year (more than 49,600 vehicles), with an acceleration in the second half (+62.1%). Renault is the European leader with a 22.2% market share. ZOE saw its volumes increase by 26.1% (39,458 vehicles) and Kangoo Z.E. by 105.1% (8,747 vehicles).
In the light commercial vehicle segment, the Group’s volumes increased by 33.7% including Jinbei and Huasong. The Renault brand reached a new record high in 2018 despite the decline in Turkey and Argentina, two important markets for this segment.
“Groupe Renault sales increased by 3.2% in 2018, with the integration of the Jinbei and Huasong brands. The Group’s sales growth in Russia, Brazil and Africa offset almost all of the economic and geopolitical headwinds outside Europe” said Olivier Murguet, Sales and Regions Executive Vice President of Groupe Renault.
In Europe, registrations were stable (+0.5%) in a market that grew by 0.2%. The Group’s growth comes mainly from the B segment (Clio, Captur, Sandero), and New Duster. Clio remains the second best-selling vehicle in Europe and Captur the first crossover in its class.
The Dacia brand posted a new sales record in Europe with 511,622 vehicles registered (+10.3%) and a record market share of 2.9% (+0.3 points). This increase is linked to the performance of the New Duster launched at the beginning of the year and Sandero.
Groupe Renault is pursuing its Drive the Future plan by expanding internationally, with registrations now representing 50.6% of total sales (vs. 49.2% in 2017), thanks in particular to the integration of the Jinbei and Huasong brands, and despite the decline in sales in Turkey and India and the cessation of sales in Iran since early September.
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