The automotive industry is still in a moment of growth and is that in many markets the growth of firms that have consolidated themselves as the reference and the essence has been consolidated. The most accurate case has been that of Renault that has observed as the sales volume of models with e-Tech technologies have been essential at a time of growth, especially in an electrified environment.
With the intention of achieving perfect sustainability, Renault continues to move towards an electrified future with 65% of its range electrified. The E-Tech range (hybrid and electric engines) accounts for 36% of Renault’s passenger car sales in Europe in the first half of 2022, compared to 26% in the first half of 2021. Renault orients its offer towards the vehicles that best meet the needs of customers: five electric models with long autonomy and four low-power hybrid models. The confirmation of its good work is in the level of sales of the new megane e-tech 100% electric, with more than 20,000 units reserved or purchased. These good results are also seen in the growth of hybrid technology with 59,000 units sold, which is 87% more than in the same period of 2021.
The reconquest of the C segment is developing successfully. As a result, Renault’s sales grew by 12% and gain market shares with more than 95,000 registrations. The success of the Renault Arkana continues, which has already surpassed 40,000 sales since the beginning of the year. E-Tech (HEV) versions are the most demanded (59%). To strengthen its position in the broad and growing C-SUV market, Renault has opened up reservations for the first time of Nuevo Austral. The commercial launch is planned in the second half of 2022 in Europe.
Regarding sales outside Europe, they represent 42%, being Turkey the country that has become the third market with a 20% increase in sales, being the signature of reference. Our electrification offensive extends all over the world: in Latin America, Renault has successfully launched Kwid E-Tech reserves. Deliveries will begin in early September.