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ACEA: Dacia sales in the EU, up by 13 pc in May

+ Dacia’s car sales in Europe totalled 176,568 units, up from 168,518 units during the same period last year

 

In May, Dacia car sales registered a growth of 13 percent in Europe (EU plus EFTA), and the automaker’s market share remained stable at 2.8 percent, according to European Auto Manufacturers Association (ACEA) data published on Thursday.

Dacia’s car sales in Europe totalled 37,049 units last month, up from 32,777 units in May 2015.

France’s Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen reported a sales growth of 27.9 and 17.6 percent respectively, while America’s Ford registered a sales growth of 7.8 percent. Surprisingly, Volkswagen, a group affected by the emissions scandal, registered a sales growth of 8.8 percent in May, to 321,898 units.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler reported sales growth of 25.3 and 14.1 percent respectively.

In the first five months of this year, Dacia sales in Europe registered a year-on-year growth of 4.8 percent, and the automaker’s market share dropped to 2.7 percent, from 2.8 percent in the same period last year. Dacia sales in Europe stood at 176,568 units, up from 168,518 units in the same period last year.

In the first five months of the year, Volkswagen registered a sales growth of 4.9 percent, to 1,575,609 units.

France’s Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen registered a sales growth of 10.7 and 7.5 percent respectively, while America’s Ford registered a growth of 6.8 percent.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Daimler registered a sales growth of 17.6 and 14.9 percent respectively in the first five months of 2016.

Renault took over Dacia in 1999. Relaunched in 2004 with the Logan model, Dacia has become a well-known player on the European auto market.

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