GROUPE RENAULT SALES REACHED 3.9 MILLION VEHICLES IN 2018, UP 3.2% WITH JINBEI AND HUASONG

  • Groupe Renault sales increased by 3.2% while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands since January 1, 2018. In comparison to 2017, Groupe Renault volumes declined by 1.2% in a world market down 0.3%
  • In Europe, sales were stable (+0.5%)
  • The Groupe is pursuing its ‘Drive The Future’ plan by expanding internationally, with registrations now representing 50.6% of the total sales (vs. 49.2% in 2017), thanks in particular to the integration of the Jinbei and Huasong brands
  • In the Renault brand's electric vehicle segment, sales increased by 37% over the year, with an acceleration in the second half (+62%). Renault is the European leader with a 22% market share
  • In the light commercial vehicle segment, the Groupe grew by 33.7% (619,229 vehicles). Excluding Jinbei and Huasong, sales increased by 0.9% to 467,042 vehicles
  • Groupe Renault is targeting a slight growth in sales in 2019, with an acceleration in the second half of the year thanks to the launch of new international models and New Clio, the Groupe's flagship model in Europe, which will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show

Boulogne-Billancourt, 01/18/2018

In 2018, the Groupe Renault recorded 3,884,295 vehicles sold, including 2,532,567 (-5.2%) for Renault and 700,798 (+7.0%) for Dacia. Lada's sales increased by 18.7% to 398,282 registrations and Renault Samsung Motors' registrations fell by 14.9% to 84,954 vehicles. Jinbei and Huasong sold 165,603 vehicles.

In the electric vehicle segment, Renault brand sales volumes worldwide increased by 36.6% over the year (more than 49,600 vehicles), with an acceleration in the second half (+62.1%). Renault is the European leader with a 22.2% market share. ZOE saw its volumes increase by 26.1% (39,458 vehicles) and Kangoo Z.E. by 105.1% (8,747 vehicles).

In the light commercial vehicle segment, the Groupe's volumes increased by 33.7% with Jinbei and Huasong. The Renault brand reached a new record high in 2018 despite the decline in Turkey and Argentina, two important markets for this segment.

“Groupe Renault sales increased by 3.2% in 2018, with the integration of the Jinbei and Huasong brands. The Groupe's sales growth in Russia, Brazil and Africa offset almost all of the economic and geopolitical headwinds outside Europe,” said Olivier Murguet, Sales and Regions Executive Vice President of Groupe Renault.

In Europe, registrations were stable (+0.5%) in a market that grew by 0.2%. The Groupe's growth comes mainly from the B segment (Clio, Captur, Sandero), and All-New Duster. Clio remains the second best-selling vehicle in Europe and Captur the first crossover in its class.

The Dacia brand posted a new sales record in Europe with 511,622 vehicles registered (+10.3%) and a record market share of 2.9% (+0.3 points). This increase is linked to the performance of All-New Duster launched at the beginning of the year and Sandero.

Groupe Renault is pursuing its Drive The Future plan by expanding internationally, with registrations now representing 50.6% of total sales (vs. 49.2% in 2017), thanks in particular to the integration of the Jinbei and Huasong brands, and despite the decline in sales in Turkey and India and the cessation of sales in Iran since early September.

In Russia, the Groupe's second largest country in terms of sales volume, the market grew by 12.8 %. The Groupe is the leader, with more than one car in four sold being a Lada or a Renault. Sales increased by 10.9%.

Renault brand volumes were stable with 137,062 vehicles sold, pending the arrival of Arkana in 2019.

LADA recorded a 15.6% increase to 360,204 vehicles sold, with a 20% market share (+0.5 points) thanks to the successful renewal of its range. LADA Vesta has become the best-selling vehicle in Russia.

In Brazil, the Groupe outperformed the market recovery, which rose 13.6%. Sales increased by 28.5% to nearly 215,000 vehicles and market share reached 8.7% (+1.0 points) thanks to the good results of Kwid, of which more than 67,000 units were sold.

In Africa, the Groupe strengthened its leadership with an 18.1% market share, with 218,797 vehicles sold, thanks to its performance in Morocco, South Africa and Egypt. The market share in Morocco reached 43% with a 7% increase in sales volume. Dacia maintains its leadership with Dokker and Logan, the two best-selling vehicles.

Renault brand sales rose by 14.9% to more than 26,000 units in South Africa, representing a 4.9% market share. In Egypt, its market share reached 11.4%, up by more than 3 points with 20,504 vehicles sold.

In India, sales were down 26.8% in a market that grew by 8.4% pending the launch of a new vehicle scheduled for the second half of 2019.

In China, the Groupe is continuing to implement the ‘Drive The Future’ plan. Dongfeng-Renault volumes are down 26.9% pending the launch of new models in 2019. The launch of the RBJAC joint venture (Jinbei/Huasong) is progressing well. The Groupe is stepping up its electric vehicles offensive by investing in JM EV, the fifth largest electric vehicle manufacturer. In total, by integrating the new Jinbei/Huasong brands, the group's volumes in China amounted to 216,699 units.

GROUPE RENAULT OUTLOOK 2019
In 2019, the world market is expected to be stable compared to 2018.

The European market is also expected to be stable. The Russian market is expected to grow by at least 3% and the Brazilian market by 10%.

In this context, Groupe Renault is aiming for a slight increase in sales in 2019, with an acceleration in the second half of the year thanks to the launch of new international models and the launch of New Clio, the Groupe's flagship model in Europe.

Groupe sales by region PC+LCV

 

YtD end of December

 

2018

2017

% var.

France

689,788

673,868

2.4%

Europe** (Excl France)

1,230,954

1,237,956

-0.6%

France + Europe Total

1,920,742

1,911,824

0.5%

Africa Middle East India

448,959

532,118

-15.6%

Eurasia

747,602

732,795

2.0%

Americas

437,248

389,420

12.3%

Asia Pacific

329,744

195,920

68.3%

Total Excl France + Europe

1,963,553

1,850,253

6.1%

World

3,884,295

3,762,077

3.2%

* Sales

** Europe = European Union, Island, Norway & Switzerland

 

 

Sales by brand

 

YtD end of December

 

2018

2017

% var

RENAULT

     

PC

2,124,364

2,264,823

-6.2%

LCV

408,203

406,968

0.3%

PC+LCV

2,532,567

2,671,791

-5.2%

RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS

     

PC

84,954

99,846

-14.9%

DACIA

     

PC

655,172

609,684

7.5%

LCV

45,626

45,131

1.1%

PC+LCV

700,798

654,815

7.0%

LADA

     

PC

385,069

324,739

18.6%

LCV

13,213

10,879

21.5%

PC+LCV

398,282

335,618

18.7%

ALPINE

     

PC

2,091

7

+++

JINBEI&HUASONG

     

PC

13,416

 

LCV

152,187

 

PC+LCV

165,603

   

RENAULT GROUP

     

PC

3,265,066

3,299,099

-1.0%

LCV

619,229

462,978

33.7%

PC+LCV

3,884,295

3,762,077

3.2%

 

 

Groupe Renault : 15 markets – December YtD

 
 

Volumes 2018*

MS PC+LCV 2018

 

(units)

(% )

 

FRANCE

689,788

26.20

 

RUSSIA

497,266

27.62

 

GERMANY

235,609

6.33

 

CHINA

216,699

0.80

 

BRAZIL

214,822

8.70

 

ITALY

208,580

9.98

 

SPAIN+CANARY ISLANDS

189,480

12.33

 

TURKEY

115,842

18.66

 

ARGENTINA

114,348

14.78

 

UNITED KINGDOM

103,607

3.79

 

IRAN

101,347

10.56

 

SOUTH KOREA

90,369

5.06

 

BELGIUM+LUXEMBOURG

88,663

12.86

 

INDIA

82,368

2.07

 

MOROCCO

75,418

42.52

 

*2018 YtD December (sales), excl. Twizy

 

ENDS

About Groupe Renault

Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.76 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2017, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and Lada, together with electric vehicles and the unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a new team in Formula 1, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.

To read the latest information about Renault’s leadership in electromobility visit www.easyelectriclife.groupe.renault.com/en

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 113,988 vehicles in 2017.

For further information, please visit www.press.renault.co.uk or @renaultukpr or contact:

 

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations
Matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager
Alistair.sommerville@renault.co.uk – 01923 697592 – 07464 537744

James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
James.bolton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697342 – 07812 967685

Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
Callum.chamberlain@renault.co.uk – 01923 697512 – 07989 434003

Laura Brighton
Senior Events Manager
laura.brighton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697537 – 07825 754442

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager
Charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 – 07816 641843

Ciarán Sands
Communications Assistant
Ciaran.sands@renault.co.uk - 01923 697363

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