Somaca issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.
The Renault Group saw its VP and VU sales rise by 15,920 units, despite a contrasting year, in a rising market. It thus records its best sales year in volumes since 2010. Its market share stands at 26.2%.
Renault, the French market's # 1 brand
In 2018, in a rising VP market (+ 3.0%), Renault registered 406,228 vehicles (-2.5%).
Renault remains the # 1 brand in both VP and VU. Clio remains the best-selling vehicle in France for the ninth year in a row, with more than 123,600 units registered. Captur and Twingo rank respectively in 6 th and 10 th ranks. The latter saw its sales rise by 18.8%, and represents alone a quarter of a segment in strong growth.
ZOE remains the indisputable reference of the electric vehicle market. With 17,038 registrations at the end of December (+ 11.8%), it represents 54.9% of the EV electric vehicle market, with strong growth found in the last quarter (+ 93.5%).
In a dynamic VU market (+ 4.7%), Renault confirms its position as absolute leader with a market share of 30.7% (- 0.8 points). The brand places 4 vehicles in the first 4 places, with Kangoo, Master, Clio and Trafic.
Kangoo ZE is the undisputed leader in the utility electric market with 51.5% market share. Master ZEet ZOE round out the widest VU 100% electric offer on the market.
Dacia, record sales and 4 th marketplace
With 141 586 VP + VU registrations in 2018 (+ 18.6%), Dacia is once again beating its historical sales record in France. In VP, the brand gains 0.9 point to 6.5% of the market and takes for the first time the 4th place. The brand even occupies the 3rd place in the VP market sold to private customers.
Sandero retains its position as the best selling vehicle for individual customers in France and passes the 8 th to 5 thplace in the top 10 VP. Duster, whose new generation is a huge success, saw its sales rise by nearly 40%, and enters the 9 th place of the top 10 VP.
Alpine, an enthusiasm that is confirmed
Alpine contributed to Renault Group registrations with the delivery of the first 1,100 customers of A110 in France. The brand continues to generate excitement as it has a portfolio of more than 1,000 orders at the end of 2018.
Philippe Buros , Group Renault Sales Director France, said: "In a difficult legislative context, the Group has a good year in 2018, with sales up. In 2019, Renault's product news and Dacia's continued success should enable us to hold our positions. And we will work to strengthen our leadership in new mobility, especially electricity. ".
Original source: https://media.group.renault.com/global/fr-fr/groupe-renault/media/pressreleases/21221049/resultats-commerciaux-france-2018-groupe-renault-realise-sa-meilleure-annee-commerciale-depuis-8-ans