Dacia car sales advanced 8.8 percent in Europe (EU plus the EFTA) in March 2017, while its maker’s market share stayed at 2.3 percent, according to statistics released on Wednesday by the ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
March 2017 Dacia car registrations in Europe reached 44,296, up from March 2016’s 40,731 units.
France’s Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen reported increases in their March 2017 sales, of 14.4 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively. Germany’s Volkswagen, recovering from an emission scandal, saw its deliveries advance 6.2 percent in March 2017, while US Ford’s deliveries were up 16.5 percent.
In the first quarter of 2017, Dacia car sales were up 9.9 percent in Europe, with the maker’s market share flat at 2.6 percent. Dacia car registrations in Europe stood at 111,126 units over the same time, up by 101,126 units from Q1 2016.
January – March 2017, France’s Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen reported sales increases of 11.1 and 3.7 percent, respectively, while US Ford and Germany’s Volkswagen recorded sales increases of 9.7 and 5.3 percent, respectively.
Romania’s Dacia manufacturer was taken over by Renault in 1999. Relaunched in 2004 with a Logan model, Dacia has become a renowned player on Europe’s automotive market.