Acting on ambitious plans to move from fourth to second in the European car market by 2017, Renault is narrowing the sales gap between third-placed rival Opel/Vauxhall.
The manufacturer’s new car sales figures across Europe are building at a more rapid rate than many of its competitors. For the year to May 2014, Renault sales rose by 12 percent, almost double that of Opel.
Much of Renault’s recent success can be attributed to the popularity of the new Captur sub-compact SUV. The segment is one of the fastest-growing, as drivers seeking their next vehicle take a smaller yet robust model into consideration. The Clio – Renault’s enduring best-seller - and Megane continue to be very strong contenders in their segments, and a new Espace minivan is on the way. This broad refresh of the line-up is pushing sales and showing the forward-thinking focus of the manufacturer.
Once Renault has overtaken Opel for the third-place position, the next rival to overcome will be Ford – followed by top-placed Volkswagen. Given that Renault has almost halved the sales gap within 12 months, the prospect of this happening seems ever more likely.
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