Healthy sales gains for Renault across first half 2017

2.6% jump in sales for Renault

Renault has just reported its total vehicle sales for the first half of 2017 and the French car company is feeling confident of setting a new record annual sales total.

Renault Group has just reported total sales across the first six-months of the year of more than 1.88 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

That total is up more than 10% on the same period last year.

Renault tell us the figure represents around 4% total global market share – a percentage up 0.3% on the first half of 2016.

Of the 1.8 million plus cars sold by the Renault Group, 1.342 million carried Renault badges, the remained were sold under sub-brands including Dacia and Lada.

“We set a new record with sales of over 1.88 million vehicles in a six-month period.” says sales and marketing chief, Thierry Koskas.

“Our sales volumes and market share increased for all our brands and in all Regions.

“Our strategy of range renewal and geographical expansion continues to produce results.”

The big story though is the performance of Renault in our region - the Asia-Pacific.

Sales increased 50.5% overall, this was driven by around a 400% increase in sales in China.

In Australia, Renault sales across the first half of 2017 increased just 1.1%.

The best-performing Renault models in Australia this year have been the Koleos SUV (+186.7%) and Renault Megane (+26.4%).

In Europe, Renault Group registrations increased 5.6% and Renault is also reporting a 34% jump in sales of Renault electric vehicles, primarily on the back of the 44% jump in deliveries of the ZOE EV.

Looking ahead to the second half of the year, Renault is tipping global car/LCV sales to climb by up to 2.5%, with sales for the brand being tipped to continue to rocket ahead in China thanks to the arrival of the Koleos in that market.

The impressive sales figures come just days after Renault announced its partnership with Nissan provided synergies of more than $7 billion Australian dollars last year.

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