Dacia sales in U.K. tripled in Q1


Compared with the same period last year, Dacia car sales in the U.K. have gone up around 3.5 times in the first three months of 2014 to over 6,800 units, thus reporting the strongest climb among volume brands on a market growing by 13.7 percent, according to data made public Friday by the British Car Manufacturers Association.
6,821 new Dacia cars were registered in Great Britain between January and March, compared with 1,978 units in the first three months of last year.
The Romanian brand’s market share climbed from 0.33 to 0.99 percent. In March, Dacia sales on the British market tripled from 1,651 to 4,973 units, which position the manufacturer from Mioveni at 1.07 percent market share. The British car industry grew by 13.7 percent in the first three months of the year, from 605,200 to 688,100 units. The best sold brands of the first quarter were Ford – approx. 94,000 cars, Vauxhall (Opel) – 74,300, Volkswagen – over 56,000, and Audi – 43,800. Renault car sales in the U.K. went up by 80 percent in Q1 to 17,600 units.
Dacia reported a more accelerated growth in the first three months compared with the German and French markets, according to data released this week by car manufacturers’ associations in these countries.

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