New registration plates to boost Renault sales
Renault sold over 1,800 cars in February, despite an industry downturn of 7.7 per cent.
The latest figures from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the French marque stayed ahead of the likes of Mazda, Kia and Fiat in terms of sales in February.
Figures for Renault’s February show a steady 1,807 registrations, with a market share of 2.85 per cent.
The total number of registrations for 2011 to the end of February is 5,674 – showing a market share of 2.95 per cent.
February 2010 represented only 3.4 per cent of the year’s overall sales, with March representing almost 20% of all sales in the year, thanks to the introduction of the new 11 plate.
As a result the French marque will expect a stronger month in March.
Renault’s new releases include the new Renault Wind roadster decked out in Gordini colours and the Renault Twingo Gordini 123 city car hot hatch.
The brand has also recently launched a look at the design of its future models in the shape of the Renault R-Space MPV and Captur crossover concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show.