- Renault Middle East records 22,747 sales units across GCC, Iraq, Levant and Iran, with 3.3% market share for the period ending 31 March, 2013
- Renault Middle East, excluding Iran, performs more than the market with +18% increase compared to Q1 2012 (Market increase is +15%)
- In UAE, sales grow dramatically by +67%, with +56% increase in Dubai and +186% increase in Abu Dhabi compared to the Q1 2012. Renault wins 5 ranks in UAE Brand ranking
- In the Levant, sales grow by 5% achieving 4.3% of market share
- Across the Middle East, Renault best sellers are Logan, Duster, Fluence and Safrane
Renault Middle East has at the end of March 2013 reported 22,747 sales units across the GCC, Iraq, Levant and Iran, commanding a combined market share of 3.3% in these regions.
The consolidated Renault sales for GCC, Iraq and the Levant, posted an 18% growth, exceeding the market performance (+15%). Peyman Kargar, Managing Director, Renault Middle East, said: ““With 18% sales increase in Q1 2013 in GCC, Iraq and Levant countries, Renault shows the huge potential of its product range. Renault is in a development phase and fully committed to the Middle East Region. Renault which is combining the best ingredients for its customers, owning more than 43% of Nissan Group but also more than 80% of Renault Samsung Motors, is finally a great combination of French touch, Japanese technology and Korean know-how. That's why Renault plays the difference among the other competitors”.
Across the GCC, Renault registered a 9% growth confirming its position as the 4th European brand in the region. The “Shockingly Affordable” Duster confirms its popularity, being the most selling Generalist European car and 5th highest selling vehicle in the SUV-S segment in the GCC. In addition, the Renault Logan has kept its position as one of the top 10 highest selling cars in the B segment, whereas the recently enhanced Renault Fluence has made a mark as one of the top 20 highest selling C segment cars.
In the UAE, Renault has posted a significant 67% increase in Q1 2013 sales compared to the same period in 2012. The Duster takes the top position as the highest selling Generalist European car in the country, and the 5th highest selling car in the SUV-S category.
In Oman, Renault is the first European brand, taking the top 3 positions among European cars in the order of Renault Fluence, Duster and Safrane. Notably, the Duster is the 4th highest selling SUV-S model in the country.
Renault is the first European car brand in Saudi Arabia, with the three popular models (Duster, Logan and Fluence) among the top 5 highest selling European brands in the country. The Renault Logan is the 5th highest selling car in the B segment, while the Renault Fluence is among the top 10 highest selling European models in Saudi Arabia.
In Iraq, Renault has registered a tremendous growth of 196% in Q1 compared to same period last year, while in the Levant, Renault posted a 5% increase and has a 4.3% market share in the first quarter.
With an 18% growth, the combined sales for GCC, Iraq and the Levant amounts to a total of 3,847 units, while the Iran operations delivered 18,900 units with a growing market share of 8.1%.