Renault-Nissan Alliance sales rise in 2014 to 8.5 million vehicles
Renault-Nissan Alliance global sales rise for the fifth straight year in 2014. The Franco-Japanese group led by Carlos Ghosn has indeed gained 2.5% compared with the previous year for a total of 8,470,610 units amid rising sales in the United States and Western Europe.
Together, Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ (the Alliance has majority control of the Russia’s largest automaker), account for one in 10 cars sold worldwide. "We remain well-positioned and optimistic about the long-term prospects in the global growth markets, despite the recent declines in Russia and Brazil" said Carlos Ghosn.
In detail, Renault has delivered 2,712,432 vehicles, up 3.2%, thanks to Europe and to the success of the Dacia brand. In Western Europe, Renault sales totalled 1,464,611, up 12.5 percent, more than double the overall market. Factors which offset the weakness in emerging markets and in the entire areas outside Europe.
Nissan, meanwhile, gained 4.1% for a total of 5,310,064 vehicles with more than 1 million units in both the US and China. The crisis in the Russian market has affected AvtoVaz that has lost 16.3% to 448,114 units.
The ten most important markets in the world for the Alliance are, in order, US, China, Russia, Japan, France, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany and Italy. In Italy sales reached 184,416 units for a 12.5% stake.