An ACEA report shows that the Dacia brand sold 299,357 cars in Europe in the first nine months of this year, 2.8% more than in the same period in 2020.
The report of the Association of European Car Manufacturers (ACEA) on car registrations in January-September 2021 shows that, despite the 13.6% decrease in sales in September, the Dacia brand remains in the positive zone. Thus, with a total of 299,357 vehicles registered in the first nine months of the year, Dacia remains 2.3% above the level of the same period last year.
In September, the local brand Dacia, owned by the Renault group, sold 37,664 units, down 13.6% from the same month last year. However, thanks to the advance of previous months, the brand continues to fade the decline of the entire Renault group. While Dacia continues to grow, the group’s main brand, Renault, reported a decrease of 13.5%.
Unfortunately, even if it is still on a positive trend, the Romanian brand is losing market share. If in January-September 2020 it accounted for 3.4% of total car sales in Europe, after the first nine months of this year Dacia lost 0.1 percentage points.
According to ACEA data, the strongest increase on the European market is, in 2021, that of the Hyundai – Kia group. With 771,145 units sold in the first nine months of the year, it registered an increase of 24.4% compared to the previous year. Toyota (19.5%), Mazda (18.1%) and Volkswagen (8.8%) had other important increases.
The strongest brands in Europe in terms of sales this year are Volkswagen (1,028,648 units), Toyota (562,824 units), (Peugeot 562,824 units), BMW (533,109 units) and Renault (506,340 units).
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