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Dacia grew by 16.7% over the first nine months of 2023

Dacia Sandero sales totalled 199,516 vehicles, up 18,3% compared to the same period last year. Sandero maintains its position as the market leader for private vehicle sales in Europe since 2017*.

With 154,460 units sold, Dacia Duster grew by 4.1% compared to the same period in 2022. It holds onto its place in the top-three European private SUV sales*.

With 70,932 units sold in the first nine months of the year, Dacia Jogger recorded an increase of 76.1%. It is leading C-segment retail sales (excluding SUV)*.

With 44,262 vehicles sold, Spring is up 40.6% on the same period last year. It holds onto its place in the top-three European private electric vehicles sales*.

PROGRESS IN ALL MAJOR EUROPEAN MARKETS
In the European private vehicle market, Dacia grew 19.6% in a market that was up 16.9%.

Dacia’s market share for European private-vehicle sales reached 4.4%, +0.1 point compared to the same period (2022) despite an unfavourable channel-mix effect in the market.

For its historical core customer base in retail sales, Dacia remains in the European top-three with a market share of 8.4%*.

In France, Dacia’s largest market, the brand saw private and utility vehicle registrations reach 118,495 in the first nine months of 2023, an increase of 23.2% compared to 2022. With its private vehicle market share reaching 9.1%, up 0.5 points, Dacia held on to its 3rd place for private vehicle sales in France. In the retail sales market, Dacia is France’s leading brand. Sandero is the most-sold model to private individuals and the 3rd most-sold model across all channels.  Spring is the 2nd most-sold electric vehicle in terms of both private and all-channel sales. Duster is the most sold SUV sold to individuals. Jogger is number one in C-segment retail sales.

In Italy, 66,160 private and utility vehicle units were sold in the first nine months of 2023, up 29.3%. The private vehicle market share increased by 0.3 points. In the consumer market, Dacia is still number one with a penetration of 9.3% and two models in the top 3: Sandero in second and Duster third.

In Germany, volumes totalled 51,703 units in private and utility vehicles, up 25.2% compared to the same period 2022. The private vehicle market share increased by 0.2 points. Dacia ranks 4th for retail sales with three models in the top 15. Sandero is the 3rd best-selling vehicle to private customers and Duster the 3rd best-selling SUV on the same channel.

Spain also recorded an increase of 23% with 34,624 private and utility vehicles sold in the first nine months 2023. The market share increased by 0.2 points. In terms of sales to private customers, Dacia is ranked 4th. Sandero leads both retail and all-channel sales for the first nine months of the year.

In Romania, the brand sold 36,069 private and utility vehicles, an increase of 29.2%. The private vehicle market share increased by 3.0 points compared to 2022. The retail market share reached 40.1%, up 4.6 points. Five Dacia models are in the top 5 of the private vehicle market. Four Dacia models are in the Top 5 of the retail sales market. Dacia is number one in retail sales. Each Dacia model is first in its respective segment.

MORE THAN 8 MILLION CUSTOMERS WON OVER BY DACIA
In 2023, Dacia exceeded the threshold of 8 million vehicles sold. The positioning and strategy of the Dacia brand continue to win over customers.

The Extreme trim, introduced in early 2023, has been a great success and now accounts for a third of customer orders.

The UP&GO offer meets the needs of Dacia customers. You can buy a new vehicle with plenty of equipment (UP) and fast delivery (GO). An offer already chosen by more than 100,000 customers.

Xavier Martinet, SVP Dacia Marketing, Sales and Operations said: “The Dacia success story continues with volumes up 16.7% over the first nine months of 2023. With its strategy of constantly redefining the essential while offering the best price for service ratio, Dacia has won over more than 8 million customers since 2004 and shores up its position as Europe’s second-best retail seller. We greatly appreciate the trust our customers bestow upon us.”

*Results as of end of August 2023 / Results for end of September not available. Retail private vehicles in Europe = Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

*Article Source http://www.press.dacia.co.uk/

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