In a market impacted by an unprecedented health crisis, car manufacturers sales activity has experienced a rollercoaster year. Alike the market, Groupe Renault’s sales were down by 23.3 %, to 535,591 units. Despite the challenges of this particular year, the Group maintains a market share of 26.1 % (+0.2 point), reinforces its leadership in electric vehicles and takes hold in the market for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles with its E-TECH technology.
Groupe Renault confirms the achievement of its CAFÉ objectives (PC and LCV) at the end of 2020.
RENAULT AT THE TOP OF THE ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES MARKET
In a very important PC market impacted by the pandemic (-25.5 %), Renault registered 314,630 vehicles (-22.7 %). Thanks to the adaptability of its network and an attractive product offer, the Renault brand’s market share is up 0.7 point to 19.1%. The brand has 4 vehicles – Clio, Captur, Twingo and ZOE – placed in the top 10 for sales in France.
In a PC+LCV electric market up 136 %, Renault reinforces its leadership. ZOE remains the benchmark, doubling its sales to 39,008 units and account for more than one-third of electric vehicle sales in France. Twingo Electric, launched in the second half of 2020, will enhance Renault’s offering.
Renault is also carrying out a strong offensive on the hybrid vehicle market with the launch of E-TECH hybrid engines: Clio E-TECH Hybrid, Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid and All-New Megane Estate E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid.
In 2020, Renault registers a total of 59,726 electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, representing more than 13% of its sales in France. The brand leads the electrified vehicle market (electrics + hybrids) with a 16.3% market share.
On an LCV market slightly less affected by the lockdown periods (-16.1 %), Renault is following the market and confirms its leading position with a market share of 30,3 % (-0.5 point). Kangoo, Master and Trafic are the three most sold light commercial vehicles in France.
With Kangoo Z.E, Master Z.E and ZOE, Renault represents more than 60% of the electric LCV market, consolidating its leadership.
DACIA MAKES A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE LPG MARKET
With 97,170 PC registrations (-30.1 %), Dacia is especially affected by the lockdown periods, which have a strong impact on sales to private customers. However, in this difficult context, the brand registers a market share of 5.9 % (-0.4 point), ranking as the fifth most sold PC brand and the third biggest brand sold to private customers.
For the 5th year in a row, Sandero is the best-selling passenger vehicle in France, with 53,417 units.
With its new dual-fuel gasoline and LPG engines, available on the majority of its range under the ECO-G name, Dacia accounted for 83.6% of LPG vehicle sales in France, representing 13,974 units.
The Alpine brand continues to rely on the commercialization of the Alpine A110, with 744 units registered in 2020.
The unprecedented health crisis we have experienced had a significant impact on Groupe Renault’s sales volumes in France. The significant commitment of the network and of all our employees has enabled us to deal with this situation. Our experience in electric vehicles and our new E-TECH hybrid offer make the Renault brand the leader in the growing market of electrified vehicles (electric + hybrids). We are now counting on a rebound in the automotive market. The strength of our network, the continuing electrification of our range, the launches of Renault Arkana, Kangoo, Express, and also Dacia Sandero and Spring are all assets to accentuate the Groupe Renault’s positions in 2021, especially in the electric and hybrid markets, said Ivan Segal, Senior Vice President, Market Area France, Groupe Renault.