PARIS, February 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Fourth largest car group posts steady sales despite macroeconomic downturn in
Russia and Brazil
- Renault and Nissan brands achieve all-time records, thanks to strong sales in USA,
China and Europe
- Alliance remains zero-emission leader; cumulative sales exceed 300,000 EVs
The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8,528,887 vehicles in 2015, up almost one percent from the previous year, thanks to record sales in the United States, China and Europe.
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Combined sales for the world's fourth largest car group, which includes Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Russia's AVTOVAZ, held steady from calendar-year 2014 -- despite sharp declines in the overall Russian and Brazilian markets.
Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker, account for about one in ten cars sold worldwide.
Renault Group, Europe's third-largest automaker, sold a record 2,801,592 vehicles worldwide in 2015, up 3.3 percent from 2014, in a market that grew by 1.6 percent. This marked the third consecutive year of sales growth for Renault. Dacia sales accounted for a record 550,920 vehicles, up 7.7%.
Renault, the fastest-growing major brand in Europe, reached a market share of 10.1 percent in a market that rose 9.4 percent. Renault retained its light commercial vehicle leadership in Europe for the 18th consecutive year.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. sold a record 5,421,804 cars and trucks worldwide, up 2.1 percent. In each of its two biggest markets, the United States and China, Nissan sold at least 1.25 million vehicles. Infiniti accounted for a record 215,250 vehicles, up 16 percent from the previous year, thanks to all-time high sales in all key regions, including the Americas and China.
AVTOVAZ, which sells cars under the LADA brand, sold 305,491 vehicles, down 31.5 percent due to the slump in the Russian market. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has a majority stake in AVTOVAZ through a joint venture with state corporation Rostec. Together, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and AVTOVAZ sell about one in three cars in Russia.
The overall Russian car market plunged by more than 35 percent. The Alliance increased its market share from 30.7 percent in 2014 to 32.3 percent in 2015.
The Alliance's top 10 markets in 2015 were the US, China, France, Japan, Mexico, UK, Germany, Russia, Brazil and Spain.
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