Dacia, highest sales increase in France since New Year


Dacia reported the highest increase in car registrations over the first two months among car makes in France, with a 13.9 percent to 18,044 units on a market with a slight drop, whereas Sandero comes fifth among the best selling models. The French market dropped 0.5 percent over the first two months to 266,754 units, according to data presented on Monday by the Association of French Car Makers. Dacia’s market share went up from 5.91 percent in January-February 2013 to 6.76 percent this year. Only Lancia, 54.3 percent, Lexus, 34 percent and Rolls Royce with 33 percent reported higher increases. The French group Renault, Dacia owner, reported a 6.6 percent increase in registrations. Sandero comes fifth among the best selling models of the past two months, with 8,946 cars and a 3.4 percent market share. The leader is Renault Clio IV with 14,411 units sold and a market share of 5.4 per cent. In January, Sandero was fourth in point of sales with 4,868 units and a 3.9 percent market share. Dacia is present in the top 100 with Duster, 13th place with sales of 6,019 units and a market share of 2.3 percent, Logan MCV II, the 51st with 1,241 units and a 0.5 percent market share and Lodgy, 60th with 1,059 units and a market share of 0.4 percent.

 

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