Renault-Nissan Beats VW Group In First Half Of 2017 Selling 5.27M Vehicles

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has managed to sell more units combined than the Volkswagen Group in the first six months of the year.

According to the numbers posted, sales rose to 5,268,079 million units from the Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Dacia, and other brands in the alliance, while the German automotive giant delivered a total of 5,115,900 vehicles in the same period.

The Alliance witnessed increased sales of Renault cars, such as the Clio, Megane, Captur, Sandero, and Duster, as well as Nissan-badged models, including the X-Trail/Rogue, Sentra/Sylphy, Qashqai, and Altima/Teana. Mitsubishi delivered close to 495,000 vehicles from January to June, and reported solid demand for the Outlander globally, and Pajero Sport in the ASEAN region.

Sales of electric vehicles rose significantly as well, to 481,151 units, driven by the Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, and Mitsubishi i-Miev, and so have those of the plug-in hybrid versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander.

The Nissan brand delivered 2,894,488 cars and trucks worldwide, a 5.6 percent increase. The company’s best markets were the United States, China, and Japan, in this order, followed by Mexico, UK, Canada, Russia, France, Italy, and Germany.

In the meantime, the Renault brand sold 1,879,288 new vehicles in the first six months of the year, up 10.4 percent. France, Russia, and Italy were the automaker’s best markets, which were followed by Germany, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Iran, UK, and Argentina.

“The Alliance has delivered record sales during the first semester of 2017 reaching 5,268,079 vehicles sold”, said Renault-Nissan Alliance’s head honcho, Carlos Ghosn. “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 lineup and offering customers breakthrough electric models.”


  • Kaisuke971

    Very impressive, hope they keep going on this path !

  • Six_Tymes

    better value per dollar always wins. vw and audi are all over priced, suck it vw.

  • alexxx

    not surprised really…..Renault has one of the best line up currently and Nissan is always good so…

    • Able

      Which Nissan product is good? The Qashqai? I can’t think of any others. They’re all either old (GTR/370Z) or crap (everything else).

  • IFDU

    Considering there is one in the driveway (Nissan) I can attest that they are basic inoffensive transportation and that is not necessarily a bad thing. According to the salesman that sold me mine, a lot of the frustration from Nissan customers come from not properly maintaining the vehicles (that could be said about any car honestly). It was cheaper than the competitors and it looked a tad better/cleaner as far as design. I’ll continue to take care of this one to see the real test of reliability but so far, no real major issues other than the a few squeaks and rattles that remind me that it’s still a Japanese car.

  • Funny !
    Stupid people !!
    some ppl chose chip over quality !!
    i,m not vw fun but they are much better that nissan or renault !!!

    • Camel

      Not really.

      Renault is cheap low cost
      VW is expensive low cost

      Who’s stupid in this story?

    • supermanuel


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