2020 (Full Year) Global: Renault Group Sales by Brand Worldwide

In 2020, global Renault Group sales contracted by 21.3% worldwide while the Zoe was the top-selling electric car model in Europe.

In 2020, global Renault Group sales contracted by 21.3% worldwide while the Zoe was the top-selling electric car model in Europe.

In full-year 2020, Groupe Renault worldwide sales totaled 2,949,849 vehicles, down 21.3% in a global automobile market that declined by 14.2%. On the European electric-car market, the Renault brand doubled sales and confirmed its leadership with 115,888 electric vehicles sold. The Zoe was the best-selling electric car model in Europe in 2020 with 114% growth at 100,657 vehicles. Top group brands include Renault, Dacia, Lada, and Alpine.

Groupe Renault Sales Worldwide by Region in 2020

Renault published the following group sales by region and major market for 2020:

PC = Passenger Car | LCV = Light Commercial Vehicle

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Groupe Renault saw its sales fall by 21.3% to 2,949,849 units, in a market down 14.2%. The decline in group sales was mainly due to its high exposure in countries which were strictly confined and suspended their sales activities in the second quarter, as well as a slowdown in the fourth quarter, particularly in France. In addition, the group has pursued a sales policy focusing on profitability over sales volumes.

Renault Electric Car Sales in 2020

In a fast-growing electric market, the Renault brand confirmed its leadership in the European electric market with 115,888 vehicles sold, an increase of 101.4% compared to 2019.聽The Zoe聽was the best-selling electric car in Europe with 100,657 units, up 114%. In the electric utility segment,聽Kangoo Z.E.聽is the best-selling vehicle.

The Renault Twingo Electric and Dacia Spring will enhance the group’s electric vehicle offering in 2021.

In addition to its electric range (BEV), Renault has been offering an聽E-TECH hybrid and plug-in hybrid on its best-sellers聽(Clio, Captur & M茅gane Estate) since the summer. The brand is thus establishing itself on the market for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles with more than 30,000 sales in Europe, representing 25% of order volumes for these vehicles.

During the first half of 2021, the E-TECH range will be expanded with the arrival of the Renault Arkana E-TECH hybrid, Captur E-TECH hybrid, and M茅gane Sedan E-TECH plug-in hybrid.

Renault Group Sales in Europe in 2020

In 2002, Renault Group sales in Europe totaled 1,443,917 units, down 25.8% in a market down 23.6%. In France, Renault new passenger vehicle registrations were down 24.9%.

The聽Renault聽brand slightly increased its market share to 7.7%, up 0.1 points, thanks to the successful renewal of its B segment models (Clio, Captur, and ZOE) and the successful launch of the E-TECH range.

The Clio was the best-selling vehicle in its category in Europe聽with 227,079 units sold, although the Volkwagen Golf comfortably remained Europe’s favorite car model. The Renault brand thus increased its share of sales in the retail market by nearly one point.

The聽Dacia聽brand recorded a 31.7% drop in sales to 385,674 vehicles sold. The Sandero remains for the 4th consecutive year the best-selling vehicle within the retail market. Two of the brand’s historic models, the New Sandero and New Sandero Stepway, have been available since the end of 2020.

Dacia鈥檚 new dual-fuel petrol and LPG engines, which are offered on the majority of its range under the ECO-G name, account for more than 25% of its vehicle sales in Europe.

Global Renault Group Sales in 2020

Outside Europe, Renault Group sales were down 16.5% in 2020, mainly due to a 45% decline in sales in Brazil, as a result of the reorientation towards the most profitable channels.

In聽Russia, the group’s second-largest country in terms of sales volume, Groupe Renault is the leader with a market share of 30.1%, up 1.2 points. Sales fell 5.5% in a market down 9.2%.

  • LADA聽confirmed its position as the leading brand in the Russian market with 21.5% market share. The LADA Granta and LADA Vesta remain the two best-selling vehicles in Russia.
  • The聽Renault聽brand’s market share fell 0.2 points to 8% pending the arrival of the new Duster in the first half of 2021.

In India, group sales fell 9.4% in a market that was down 18.8%. Renault thus achieved a market share of 2.8% (+0.3 points) thanks to the success of Triber. In the first half of 2021, the Renault range (Kwid, Duster, Triber) will be expanded with the arrival of Kiger, a brand-new SUV.

In Turkey, the group remains the leader in a market making a strong recovery.

In聽South Korea, the Renault Samsung Motors brand posted a 14.2% increase in sales in a market up 5.5% thanks to the success of its new XM3 model launched in March 2020.

Global Renault Group Sales by Brand in 2020

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PC = Passenger Car | LCV = Light Commercial Vehicle

Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2020 (Full Year)

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“Sales” as reported by brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer and final registration. Terms and definitions may vary.

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Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in online writing. His best-selling cars website has been reporting car sales statistics since 2008 with classic car auction prices focusing on the most expensive automobiles sold at public auctions in the past decade. He also owns the travel websites European-Traveler.com and Lake Geneva Switzerland. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.