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Renault-Nissan alliance set to become world’s largest carmaker

July 31, 2017

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Renault-Nissan alliance set to become world’s largest carmaker in 2017

  • Combined sales exceed 5.27 million units from Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors in six months to June 30, 2017, rose 7 percent.
  • Enlarged Alliance set to become industry’s number-one sales group for full year 2017.
  • Renault-Nissan, which comprises the Renault, Nissan, Alpine, Dacia, Datsun, Infiniti, Lada, Mitsubishi and Venucia brands, also reported sales of 480,000 electric vehicles, which is the highest of any automotive group in the world.

Unit sales at the Renault-Nissan alliance rose 7% to 5,27 Million vehicles in the first half of the 2017 calendar year. This resulted  from an increased demand for models from the French and Japanese brands, as well as the first semester sales contribution from new Alliance member Mitsubishi Motors.

The Alliance saw increased sales of Renault models including Clio, Sandero, Megane, Captur and Duster, while Nissan reported strong orders for models such as the X-Trail, Sentra, Qashqai and Altima. Unit sales at Mitsubishi Motors, which became part of Alliance in late 2016, reached close to 495,000 vehicles amid solid demand for its Outlander SUV and the Pajero Sport globally.

Across the same period, the Volkswagen Group (2016’s largest carmaker) slipped behind Renault-Nissan, having delivered only 5.16m vehicles. However, with new launches from VW, there is still uncertainty as to which group will take the title of largest carmaker this year.  Last year, Renault-Nissan delivered a total of 9.96m cars globally whereas Volkswagen Group delivered 10.3m cars globally.

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