Renault Nissan Alliance takes top spot
At a recent shareholder meeting the announcement was made that unit sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose seven percent to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year resulting from an increased demand for models from the brands, and the first semester sales contribution from new Alliance member Mitsubishi Motors.
This puts the Renault Nissan Alliance in the top spot globally as the most units sold out of any vehicle manufacturer ahead of VW (5,155,591) and Toyota (5,129,000).
The Alliance saw increased sales of Renault models, while Nissan reported strong orders for models such as the X-Trail, Sentra, Qashqai and Altima. Unit sales at Mitsubishi Motors, which became part of Alliance in late 2016, reached close to 495,000 vehicles amid solid demand for its range.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said: “The Alliance has delivered record sales during the first semester of 2017 reaching 5,268,079 vehicles sold. We will continue to leverage our significant economies of scale and global market presence to deliver valuable synergies for our member companies this year, while maintaining a strong technology line-up and offering customers breakthrough electric models.”
“Our enlarged Alliance is well placed to realize its full potential, not only in terms of unit volumes, but also by providing next-generation mobility services to customers around the world.”
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. sold 2,894,488 cars and trucks worldwide, up 5.6 percent in the six months to June 30. In Japan and Europe, the company achieved a growth of 22.9 percent and 5.7 percent respectively.