In the first nine months of 2018, the Renault Group said, it benefited fully from the dynamics of the French automotive market (+6.3%), with passenger car and light commercial registrations up 6.5% to 531,107 vehicles sold for a 26.6% market share, up 0.1 point.
With 428,768 passenger cars registered at the end of September (+7.5%), the group recorded its best sales volume since 2010. Both brands increased in volume with Dacia breaking a new sales record.
Renault achieved its best passenger car performance in seven years with 319,746 registrations (+3.2%). The brand is the leader in the French market. Dacia, with 108,234 vehicles registered (+21.3%), again beat its sales record and strengthened its fourth place in the market.
In commercial vehicles the Renault brand, the historical market leader, recorded its best volume in 10 years in the first nine months of the year. Sales increased by 3% to 101,786 units.
"The French market, despite an expected slowdown in September, remains at a sustained level for the first nine months. The global impact of the automotive industry, the arrival in our ranges of new, more efficient and more fuel-efficient engines and the constant commitment of our network allow us to look forward to the last part of the year with confidence," said Philippe Buros, group sales director for France.