7 August 2019

Renault enjoy strong start for 192 number plate

Renault Captur

Renault Group Ireland enjoyed a strong start to the busy 192 registration period finishing Number One in the Light Commercial Vehicle market and with a 10.2pc combined share of the new car and van markets for July, writes Trish Whelan.

In the LCV market in July, Renault came in first position with 20.4pc market share, up 5.8pc on the same time last year, maintaining third position year-to-date. Master, Trafic and Kangoo took the top spots in the large, medium and small van markets respectively. Kangoo finished the month as the Number One van in Ireland while Master maintains its leadership position in the large van segment year-to-date. 

The electric vehicle market continued to grow in July to 3pc share of the market. The electric Renault ZOE had its strongest ever month, maintaining third position in the segment with 12.8pc share, up 7pc versus last July. The electric Kangoo Z.E. was Ireland’s best-selling electric van last month. 

The Group achieved 8.1pc share of the passenger car market in July with Dacia growing market share to 2.8pc.

Clio has taken 9.4pc share in the small car segment year-to-date and with ZOE, Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan MCV sales combined giving a share of 17pc year-to-date.

Captur maintained Number Two position in July in its class while Kadjar and Dacia’s Duster brought Renault Group to second position in the medium-sized SUV class with 11.1pc share in July.

Scenic is still the best-selling compact MPV in Ireland with a market share of 21.8pc year-to-date.

July saw over €34 million lent to Renault and Dacia customers through Renault Bank, and €170 million so far this year. Renault Bank financed 5pc of all new cars and vans registered in Ireland in July.

The brand’s network of 28 dealerships around the country have special offers for August on new cars and vans.

Renault customers can avail of 3.9pc APR on the passenger car range, as well as 3.9pc APR, five years’ warranty, five years’ roadside assistance, and further local dealer offers on vans. Dacia is offering customers zero deposit and 4.9pc APR for August. These offers are available through Renault Bank.

Patrick Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Ireland said: “In these uncertain times with Brexit, we provide stability for our customers with low interest rates from Renault Bank reducing the cost of owning a vehicle. We’re looking forward to continued success with the Group as we move further into 192.”