Renault-Nissan overtakes Volkswagen Group by selling 1,52,179 units more in the first half of this year with promising growth
In the opening half of 2017, Renault-Nissan Alliance has registered a combined sales total that exceeds Volkswagen Group cars. Reports floating on the internet suggested that Renault along with Nissan, Mitsubishi, Dacia and others have sold 52,68,079 units which is more than enough to get past the German automotive group with a total of 51,15,900 units during the same period.
Speaking of the matter, Renault-Nissan Alliance’s head, Carlos Ghosn, has stated that the group has witnessed record sales in H1 2017 and hopes to leverage significant economies of scale and global market presence to deliver valuable synergies. He is aware of the challenges ahead with future electrification technologies and the need to innovate for sustained growth.
The feat has been achieved following Renault’s increase in sales numbers with cars like the India-bound Captur, Duster, Clio, Megane and Sandero. In a similar manner, Nissan has seen sales surge for models like Qashqai, Altima, Sentra and India-bound X-Trail. Nissan bought Mitsubishi after it was hit with fuel efficiency manipulation scandal last year through a deal worth $2.2 billion and thus automatically its sales numbers have been including in the list.
The Japanese brand has retailed 4,95,000 vehicles from January-June 2017. Moreover, it is said to have enjoyed increase in demand for Pajero Sport in ASEAN markets and Outlander internationally. The Alliance also has big presence in the growing electric vehicle market. As a result, the India-bound Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Mitsubishi i-Miev and other plug-in variants have help reach a total deliveries of 4,81,151 examples.
Nissan’s truck division has managed 28,94,488 units across the globe at a growth of 5.6 percent. Its top-selling markets are US, China, Japan, Mexico, UK, Canada, Russia, France, Italy and Germany orderly. Renault’s sales were up by 10.4 percent globally courtesy of the new vehicles that accounted to 18,79,288 units. The French company’s best markets were France, Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Iran, UK and Argentina.
The Franco-Japanese partnership has the Kwid as its shining limelight in India. Knowing that having one popular model would not do much favour in longer term, products like Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks are in the pipeline for arrival very soon.