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%).