Renault Group's worldwide sales up 18.7% in H1

France
Published:  19 July, 2021
Credit: Renault

In an environment still disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the French automotive group Renault Group sold 1,422,600 vehicles in the first half of 2021, up 18.7% on 2020, but down 24.2% on the first half of 2019.

The Renault brand’s growth resumed in all key countries. The share of European sales was 59%. In the five main European countries (France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom), the share of sales to retail customers now represents 40%, up nearly 2 points compared to 2019.

In Europe, the Renault brand sold 532,161 vehicles (up 13.2%), representing a market share of 7%. This performance was driven by strong growth in sales of E-TECH electric and electrified passenger cars (91,869 vehicles, up 149%). In addition, with nearly 20,000 orders in three months of sales, Arkana has enabled a successful return to the C segment. In key countries outside Europe, the Renault brand returned to growth due to successful launches: Kiger in India (up 86.6%), Duster in Russia (up 36%) and in Latin America, including Brazil, which grew by 15.9%.

The Dacia brand sold 262,814 vehicles (up 24.5%), boosted by the success of New Sandero. Dacia Spring, the electric car, has more than 15,000 orders already placed for deliveries scheduled. Dacia is continuing to renew its entire range: after New Sandero and Logan at the end of 2020, New Duster has been revealed in June 2021, and the brand will be presenting its new family and multi-purpose model at the Munich Motor Show in September.

In Russia, the Lada brand sold 200,219 vehicles (up 51%) in Russia and strengthened its number one position with a 23% market share, the best result in the past ten years.