Renault group LCV sales in 2015 rose 12.4% year on year to 387,000 units, despite a 6.3% dip in the total market, North America excluded. Its share of the global LCV market was 3.76%, an improvement of 0.63 points over 2014.
In 2015, Renault sold 92,400 units outside Europe despite headwinds in in key markets like Brazil and Algeria. All regions performed satisfactorily except AMI (Africa, Middle East, India) where sales were particularly impacted by market conditions in Algeria.
Market share in Latin America reached 3.9% in 2015, a 0.57 percentage point increase, despite difficulty in Brazil and Argentina.
The Duster Oroch, Renault's first half-ton pickup, was launched in November in Brazil.
Asia/ Pacific volumes reached their highest level for 15 years helped by performance in Australia where unit sales increased by more than 10% in 2015. The Kangoo and the Master emerged as the second and third best-selling models respectively.
Eurasia market share was up 1.71 points to 8%, buoyed by the main market in the region, Turkey, where the number of unit sales was up 80%.
Renault topped the European LCV sector, as defined by ACEA, for the 18th consecutive year due to the strong performances of the Kangoo, the Master and the multiple award-winning Trafic.
In a European market that expanded by 11.4%, Renault's LCV sales were up in all the main markets, including Germany, Italy, Spain and, especially, the United Kingdom which achieved its best ever level (up 1.2 percentage points).
In France, too, Renault's market share increased by 1.2 points to 32.85%, the brand's best performance since 2006. The Kangoo, Trafic and Master all topped their respective segments.