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Renault returns to growth

Renault increased its global sales by 2.2% in 2007 to 2,487,453 units, taking a world market share of 3.6%. The group continued to expand internationally, increasing sales outside Europe by 16.5% to 863,187 units, representing nearly 35% of the Renault Group’s total vehicle sales.

Renault brand sales rose by 1% and Dacia sales increased by 17.4%, while those of Renault Samsung Motors slipped by 1.4%.

Logan confirmed its success, with 367,745 units sold under the Renault and Dacia brands, representing an increase of over 48%.

Last year marked the launch of the group's product offensive with the introduction of the Logan van, new Twingo, new Laguna hatch and sport tourer, QM5, and Sandero. The Group is stepping up the offensive in 2008 with the launch of nine new models.

Patrick Blain, Renault executive vice president, sales and marketing, said: "The 2007 sales results are in line with our forecasts: down in the first-half of the year and back to growth in the second half, driven by new products like the new Twingo and Laguna."

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