July has kicked off in earnest for the Renault Group as dealerships have been reporting brisk sales with both Renault and Dacia. The brand anticipate a bumper month with the launch of the all-New Mégane, Duster Phase 2 and a winning 162 offer. The car market may have dipped briefly in May, but grew in June, 12% up on the same time last year. It was a successful June for Renault Group with a combined volume of 200 cars and LCV giving the Group an 8.1% markets share, in fourth position for the month. The Group is also in fourth position year to date with 11,121 vehicles registered, giving a share of 9.3%, versus 8.4% for the same period last year.
Mégane was Renault’s best-selling car in June, and as the first All-New Mégane models arrived in showrooms, customers also snapped up great deals on the last of the 2016 model year, pushing Mégane to 5th position in the C-Segment. Renault Group’s two popular small cars, Clio and Sandero, achieved a combined number 1 position in the B segment year to date, while Captur was number one in the B SUV segment and new Kadjar going strong, climbing to fourth place in the C SUV segment. Renault LCV performance was the Group’s big success in June, with a 12.4% market share and in second position for the month. Group LCV share remains at 12.6% year to date, consolidating its 3rd place on the podium.
For the month of July, Renault is offering 3% APR, 3 years’ free servicing, and 5 years’ warranty & roadside assistance across the Renault range. The 3% APR offer applies to PCP or HP and the service plan does not include EVs, Twingo and Trafic and Master Passenger. On Renault vans and commercials, there is a 0% APR finance offer across Kangoo, Master and Trafic models ordered and registered before the end of the month. Dacia, which celebrates its 4th year in Ireland this month, and still remains Ireland’s most affordable car range, is now offering zero deposit (4.9% APR) across the Dacia car range on all orders until the 31st July. In addition to the 4.9% APR offer, there is no deposit required on Dacia car PCP products.
Paddy Magee, Country Operations Manager, Renault Group:
“Great to see that the first few days of the new registrations period was a busy one for our 26 dealerships, and we’re expecting a good July with the launch of our All-New Mégane, Kadjar which is performing really well, and of course Clio and Captur. Dacia, which we launched four years ago this month, is really a testament to the great pricing and smart buy culture, and our new Phase 2 Duster is also out this month.
The total industry volume is up 23.5% on last year, and Renault Group is up 36.5% on last year, so it’s been a good June and we look forward to a bumper July ahead”.