2014 was a great year for Renault, who looks like it managed to keep its fourth place among the worlds biggest car manufacturers. The result also keep Renault ahead of Ford in this ranking.
The French Group sales increased by 3.2% with 2,712,432 vehicles registered in a global automotive market that rose by 3.5%.
In Europe, the Renault group’s market share reached the 10% threshold, up by 0.6 points. With 1,464,611 vehicles sold, the Group’s volumes rose 12.5%, which was double the market growth.
Thanks to the strong performance of the Renault and Dacia brands, driven by the success of the Clio, Captur, Duster and Sandero.
For the second year running, the Dacia brand recorded the strongest increase in market share in Europe: +0.4 points at 2.5%.
In France, Dacia, the fifth brand in the market, gained 0.5 points to 4.9% market penetration, mainly driven by the success of Duster and Sandero.
Against a backdrop of downturn in its main emerging markets, Renault held its own, gaining market share in Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Algeria.
Nevertheless, Group new car registrations dropped 5.9% outside Europe to 1,247,821 units. They represent 46% of the Group’s total registrations, against 50% in 2013.