The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,264,821 vehicles in 2013, propelled by record sales in the car group’s two largest markets, China and the United States.
Renault-Nissan’s 2013 calendar-year sales, which include sales of Russia’s AVTOVAZ, increased 2.1% from 2012. This marks the fifth straight year of sales growth. Together, Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ account for one in ten cars sold worldwide.
“Strong demand in the world’s top markets more than offset anemic growth and declines elsewhere,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We will always experience periods of regional instability, but we remain bullish: The auto industry is a long-term growth story – and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is well positioned to continue to play a major role in all major segments globally.”
Renault group sold 2,628,208 units worldwide in 2013, up 3.1% from 2012. Sales in Europe rose 2.4% to 1,301,864 units despite a 1.7% decline in the overall market. Renault’s European market share rose 0.4 percentage points to 9.5%, making it the fastest growing automotive group in Europe in 2013.
Renault continued to generate more than 50% of its sales outside of Europe for the second consecutive year with sales outside of the home continent totaling 1,326,344 units, up 3.8% from 2012.
Nissan Motor Corporation sold 5,102,979 units worldwide, up 3.3% – a record for the fourth straight calendar year. Nissan continued to generate more than one million units in its two biggest markets: China and the United States.
AVTOVAZ, owner of the iconic LADA brand, sold 533,634 vehicles globally, down 12.1% from 2012 amid the economic slowdown in Russia. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has a majority stake in AVTOVAZ, Russia’s largest automaker, through a joint venture with state corporation RosTech (formerly known as Russia Technologies). Together, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and AVTOVAZ sell about one in three cars in Russia.