Groupe Renault announces improving global figures for the first half of 2021 – car dealer magazine
The Renault group has announced an improvement in its worldwide sales year-on-year for the first half of 2021.
The group, which includes Renault, Dacia and Lada, sold 18.7% more vehicles than during the same six-month period in 2020.
The figures are influenced by the strong effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the figures are still down 24.2% compared to the first half of 2019.
In total, the group sold a total of 1,422,600 vehicles worldwide between January and June 2021.
The Renault brand, which sold 901,500 vehicles, recorded an increase of 18.5% in one year.
The company made particularly strong progress in Europe, where 532,161 were sold, representing a market share of 7.1%.
The increase is largely due to the brand’s E-Tech electric and electrified passenger cars, which rose 149% to 91,869.
Dacia saw an even bigger improvement, in large part thanks to the new Sandero, which was the best-selling vehicle in the retail market in Europe.
The company achieved an impressive total of 262,814 sales, an increase of 24.5%.
The biggest increase in sales came from Lada, which was up 41.1% from the first six months of last year.
With these improvements, Groupe Renault said it remains on track to meet its sales targets for this year.