Renault-Nissan Alliance Posts Sales Record in 2012
Feb. 4, 2013—The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8.1 million vehicles in 2012, according to a Renault-Nissan Alliance press release.
Calendar-year sales increased about 1 percent from 2011, with the strongest growth occurring in emerging markets and the U.S. Last year was the fourth straight year of sales growth for the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
"[Last year] was a challenging year due to the continued decline in Renault's historic core market of western Europe and due to political tension in China, Nissan's top market worldwide," said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "Thanks to the American rebound and strong demand in emerging markets, we maintained our market share and are very well positioned in global growth markets."
Last year also marked the first time that the Renault group generated more than half of its sales outside Europe. Sales outside of Europe climbed roughly 9 percent to nearly 1.3 million units, thanks to the launch of new products and the company’s aggressive efforts to expand its strategic markets, particularly in Brazil, Russia and India.
For more information, see the full release.