The Renault group had uneven results in a historically weak market.
PC + LCV market
Outlook for 2013
Renault began renewing its range in September 2012 with the launch of New Clio, which is showing good order volumes. The renewal program will continue throughout 2013, with more than ten new products to be rolled out during the year. Renault will thus have a broader and greatly renewed range that will be one of the youngest on the market.
Ranked number six in the market, Dacia has extended its product offer with the rollout of Lodgy in April and then Dokker and Dokker Van at year-end. New Sandero and New Logan, launched in November and early 2013, respectively, round out this renewal effort and will enable Dacia to offer the youngest range in the market in 2013.
Comments Bernard Cambier, Senior Vice President, Market Area France:
“The automotive market contracted more severely in 2012 than our initial forecasts had predicted, with a decline of more than 13% to a historically low level that we had not seen since 1997.
In this market, Renault brand LCV sales were very satisfactory. There was a decline, however, in our sales to PC buyers, owing in particular to our aging product range.
This fact makes me optimistic for 2013, when we will be able to regain ground with a younger and wider range of both Renault and Dacia cars.”
|Full year 2012||VOLUMES||Var vs 2011|
|RENAULT GROUP PC+LCV||551 334||-19,8%||24,2%|
|RENAULT GROUP PC||424 147||-22,1%||22,3%|
|RENAULT GROUP LCV||127 187||-10,8%||33,1%|
|RENAULT PC||343 355||-24,7%||18,1%|
|RENAULT LCV||123 455||-10,1%||32,1%|
|DACIA PC||80 792||-9,2%||4,3%|
|DACIA LCV||3 732||-29,6%||1,0%|
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