Renault Group Ireland took fourth place in the combined new car and van market with a 10.1pc share and almost 4,500 units sold in January this year, writes Trish Whelan. The Group finished the month as the bestseller in Carlow, Louth, Waterford, Westmeath and Wexford.
Renault Group Ireland had its most successful year so far in 2017, achieving third position in the combined new car and van market with a combined market share of 9.8pc and 15,226 vehicles sold.
In January, Renault took a 6.2pc share of the car market, with Dacia taking 2.6pc. New Captur crossover dominated the B-SUV Segment keeping its number one position while Clio and Dacia Sandero ensured the Group remained at number three in the B segment. The Scenic range finished January with a 28.1pc share in its segment, taking the number one spot on the podium while the new Koleos, launched late last year, took 6.3pc of the D-SUV segment share and is the number three ranked five-seater.
In the electric vehicle segment, the new ZOE Z.E. 40 finished on the podium in second position with 14.4pc share. ZOE is fitted with a battery that provides 400km NEDC - 300km in summer and 200km in cold winter.
In the van market, Renault Group finished in third position for January with Master and Trafic in second place in the respective large and medium van segments, while Kangoo was the number three small van.
The Group’s 28-strong dealer network has offers on models registered by 31 March 2018 across its Renault and Dacia PC and LCV ranges.
In January, Renault Bank lent €25.5 million to new car customers.
Paddy Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Ireland said they are ‘pretty happy with how the market finished for the company' but said there is no doubt the increased sales of used imports is still having a massive effect on the new car market.