Record month for Renault Group

Record month for Renault Group Record month for Renault Group Record month for Renault Group

The Renault Group in Ireland has posted record sales figures for January, scooping some 10.8 per cent of the overall car market for the month.

The 3,561 Renault and Dacia vehicles sold last month represent a 64 per cent increase on January 2022, with success too for Renault vans, achieving over 20 per cent market share.

Dacia driving car sales

Dacia had its best-ever January with 1,428 registrations - up 72 per cent on last year. The brand's market share is now at its highest ever since it launched here in 2013, and at 5.1 per cent of car sales, it is now the seventh best-selling brand in Ireland.

The Dacia Sandero hatchback is the second best-selling car in the competitive B-segment (after the Toyota Yaris), its 743 registrations marking an increase of 79 per cent on those of January 2022 and making the model Ireland's sixth best-selling car overall so far this year. With 346 registrations, the Dacia Jogger, launched last year, is Ireland's biggest-selling seven-seater.

Strong van performance

The Arkana coupe-crossover is Renault's best-selling model in Ireland, with 435 registrations in January, helping Renault to a 6.5 per cent total Irish market share.

The Renault Master was Ireland's most popular van last month, with the company's smaller Trafic model taking third place. Newly arrived is the all-new Renault Kangoo small van, with a battery-electric version set to hit our shores in March.

A further indicator of the Renault Group's performance in January is that Mobilize Financial Services Ireland, Renault's in-house bank, lent €30 million in January, up €14 million on January 2022. This has been driven, the firm said, by an increase in Renault Group market share and the strong performance of the fleet market, with over €12 million lent to SME and business customers in January.

"Great start to the new year"

"This was a record January for Renault Group up 64 per cent on last year and especially Renault vans at number one, it is our best ever sales result for LCVs," said Patrick Magee, country operations director for the Renault Group in Ireland.

"The Dacia brand achieved its best January since we launched it here ten years ago, with sales up 72 per cent on last year. Finishing January on the podium is a great achievement for the network.

"Overall, a fantastic start to 2023 for the group with lots of exciting arrivals and more to come and with strong supply across both brands in the coming months, the group is off to a great start to the new year."

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Published on February 7, 2023