French automotive giant Renault has unveiled some impressive annual statistics, with the company achieving a record level of sales in 2016.
According to the company's official data for the last 12 months, Renault achieved a 13.3 per cent increase in sales across the globe – equating to a total of 3.18 million vehicles sold.
Thierry Koskas, member of the executive committee and group executive vice president for sales and marketing at Renault, commented: "Our strategy of product range renewal and geographic expansion, underway for several years now, has proven to be successful.
"It enables the Groupe Renault to progress significantly in terms of volume and market share in each region."
The firm's market share in Europe rose by 0.5 percentage points in the last year, bringing it to 10.6 per cent and totalling 1,805,290 units sold across the continent. It means Renault now stands as Europe's second favourite marque, behind only Volkswagen in terms of region-wide appeal.
Looking forward, the company enters 2017 on the back of a fourth consecutive year of growth. It means the marque now stands in excellent stead to continue this momentum in the months ahead.
Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "Renault continues to be one of the most popular automotive brands in the UK, so to see the company going from strength to strength should be good news for motorists across the country."
Posted on 19th January 2017
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