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SALES IN 2013

In 2013, the Renault group makes the strongest market share increase in Europe and continues its international growth. In a world automotive market up 3.9% last year, the Renault Group's sales of passenger cars and LCVs reached 2,628,208 vehicles – a rise of 3.1% compared to 2012. While continuing its international growth, the Renault Group recorded its highest progress in the European market, increasing its market share by 0.4 percentage points to 9.5%.

Europe 

The Renault Group sales rose 2.4% in a market that fell 1.7% and achieved its biggest increase in market share in the region (up 0.4 points to 9.5%).

 

The Renault brand was ranked third in the market for passenger cars + LCVs, with 7.4% market share. It retained its leadership of the LCV market for the 16th consecutive year, with a market share of 14.5%. As the first brand to put four electric models on sale, Renault is the European leader with 37% market share (excluding Twizy) and 15,048 units sold (excluding Twizy).


New Clio and Captur enabled Renault to take the top slot in the European B segment


In France the Renault brand strengthened its leadership. New Clio is the best-selling vehicle in the country, with 119,367 new registrations, and Captur is the most popular crossover. The Group has six vehicles among France's top ten passenger cars.


The brand continued to dominate the LCV market with a share of 31.7% (down by 0.5 points), despite a 5.8% drop in new registrations.

 


The Dacia brand recorded the strongest growth of any brands in Europe in 2013, with a rise of 0.5 points to 2.1%. Dacia was the fifth-largest brand in France, earning another 0.6 points to reach a market share of 4.3% due to the success of New Sandero, which became the third best-selling passenger car.


The brand's expansion continued in 2013 as it was launched in six more countries: the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Cyprus, Malta and Norway.


In the UK, where the Dacia brand was launched in January, 17,146 new registrations have already been recorded and market share has reached 0.7%. Dacia made progress in many markets that were slightly down, including France (up 11%), Spain (up 80.9%), Belgium (up 32.8%), Portugal (up 74%), Italy (up 4.7%) and the Netherlands (up 49%).

 


Eurasia 

The Renault Group set a new record, with more than 232,000 vehicles sold, and won over 7% market share for the first time.

 

In Russia, the Group's third-biggest market, the Renault brand set records for both sales, with 210,099 vehicles (up 10.7%), and market share (up 1.1 points to 7.6%), whereas the market as a whole fell 5.9%. It was the leading foreign brand and the second-ranked brand on the Russian market, behind Lada. One reason was the success of Duster, the most popular SUV in the country in 2013.


Renault continued to expand in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries of the former Soviet Union, almost doubling sales, which rose 140%, and increasing market share by 1.4 points to 4.1%.

 


Americas 

The Renault Group achieved records in sales, with 466,976 vehicles sold, and market share, which reached 6.7%, thanks to the popularity of Duster and Sandero.

 

In Brazil, in line with the overall market that fell by 1.6%, the Group saw its sales slump by 2.2%. This was partly due to the closure of the Curitiba plant for two months at the start of the year for extension work to increase its capacity. Sandero and Duster continued to sell well.


In Argentina, the Renault brand was ranked second on the automotive market and sales rose by 18.9% to 141,217 units, thanks to the popularity of Clio, Duster and Sandero. Market share stood at 15.4%, an increase of 0.6 percentage points.


Euromed-Africa 

With 388,922 vehicles sold, the Renault Group set a sales record and increased its market share in most of its markets of the region: +4.7 points in Romania, +3.9 points in Bulgaria, +2.3 points in Morocco.

 

In Turkey, Renault is the brand which increased the most in market share (+1.2 percentage points) reaching 17%. It remained the leading brand in the passenger car market, with a share of 14.6% (up 1.5 points), thanks to the success of New Symbol, New Clio, and Fluence, which were all the top sellers in their respective segments. The Dacia brand reached a 4.3% market share (+0,5 points) thanks to the success of Lodgy (leader of its segment) and Dokker.


In Algeria, in a market down 2.2% overall, the Group sold more than 100,000 vehicles for the second consecutive year (111,378 units) and reached market share of 26.2%, a rise of 0.2 points. Renault is the second-ranked brand due to the popularity of New Symbol and New Clio, which was the best-selling vehicle in the B segment. Dacia moved up to become the country's third-ranked brand, thanks to the success of Logan and Duster.


In Morocco, the Renault Group once again put its Dacia and Renault brands in the lead with a total of 47,030 vehicles sold, and recorded market share of 38.9%, historical record in this country.

In Romania: Group sales went up 4.7% in a market that fell 6.9%. The Group retained its leadership and reached a record market share of 38.1%. Total sales stood at 29,986 units, 83% of which were for Dacia.

 


Asia-Pacific 

Having managed to break into the Indian market, the Asia-Pacific Region recorded total progress of 28.9% compared to 2012 – except for Iran, where the market was closed in July.

 

In India, in a passenger car market that slumped 7.5%, Renault recorded an 83.1% rise in sales due to the success of Duster (over 51,400 units), which became the best-selling SUV in the C segment. The Renault brand recorded market share of 2.6% – almost double that of 2012. Renault became the top European automaker on the Indian market. The brand continued to deploy the expansion of its dealer network, and had 125 dealerships at the end of 2013.


In South Korea, Renault Samsung Motors ended the year by recording seven consecutive months with results better than those for 2012. Overall sales stabilised, with 60,027 new registrations, an increase of 0.2%.


In Iran, where the market has been closed since July, Renault sold about 64,500 fewer vehicles than in 2012.

 


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