The Renault Nissan Alliance posted record sales of 6,160,046 vehicles in 2007, up 4.2 %, to give the two brands a combined global market share of 9.1%.

Renault and Nissan sold respectively 2,484,472 and 3,675,574 units, Renault's worldwide sales increased 2.1 %, while Nissan's rose 5.7 %.

The main growth zones were Russia (+49.9 %), Latin and South America (+12.6 %), China (+25.6 %) and the Middle East and Africa (+16.2 %).

Renault sold 2,134,484 vehicles under the Renault brand (+0.9 %), 119,824 Renault Samsung Motors models (-1.5 %), and 230,164 Dacia-branded vehicles (+17.2 %).

The automaker said the success of its Logan, sold under both Renault and Dacia brands, was confirmed with sales rising more than 48% to 367,745 units. The Logan family grew in 2007 with the arrival of MCV and van versions. Meanwhile, a platform spin-off, the Sandero, was launched in Mercosur (South America) countries at the end of 2007.

Renault continued to grow internationally, increasing its non-Europe sales by 16.3 % to 861,330, for nearly 35 % of total sales.

Sales are forecast to rise over 10% in 2008, driven by increases in all regions.

Nissan sold a record 3,675,574 vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands last year, up 5.7 % over 2006. Significant new models introduced in 2007 included the Altima coupe, Livina series and the Rogue crossover.

Global sales of Infiniti vehicles increased to 151,683 units, boosted by the G35 sedan and the launch of the G37 coupe.

Nissan recorded sales of over 1munits for the third consecutive year with a 4.8% increase in its largest market, the United States. Sales in 2007 were led by the Versa subcompact, Altima mid-size passenger cars and Infiniti G35 luxury sedan.

In Japan, Nissan's overall sales fell 6% to 720,973. Despite the decline in the registered vehicle segment, Nissan saw improved volume and market share in the minicar segment bolstered by new products like the Pino.

In Europe, annual sales increased slightly. Strong demand in Russia - 59.6% up on 2006 - and the continued success of the UK-built Qashqai crossover offset challenging conditions in the mature markets.

In other global markets, Nissan sales increased by 8% to 1,024,683 units. In China, sales in calendar year 2007 increased 25% supported by the continued popularity of the Tiida [Versa] model and new models such as the Livina.

In addition, Infiniti and LCV business units continue to grow in markets such as Korea, GCC (Middle East) and China.