Sales grow by 25% despite introduction of Algeria quotas
French manufacturer Renault Trucks says sales in Africa increased by 25% in 2018 as it ended the year with a total volume of 54,868 vehicles invoiced, up 10% on the previous year.
Although it had further double digit increases in Europe and France, deliveries of Renault Trucks vehicles have fell 8.8% internationally, with 4,457 trucks invoiced. This downturn can be explained by the introduction of import quotas in Algeria in 2018, said the company.
In French-speaking Africa, Renault Trucks holds 20% of the premium range market (up by +1 point in 2018). It also recorded a ‘good performance’ in Turkey (plus 2.1 points with 5.8% of market share).
Sales in the Middle East increased by +1.1 point helping the company gain a 6.4% market share.
Renault Trucks ended 2018 with a total volume of 54,868 vehicles invoiced, up 10% on the previous year. The company said in a statement that it is continuing to develop more fuel efficient models of its trucks.
“At the end of 2018, Renault Trucks announced the launch of the 2019 versions of the T, D and D Wide models, designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 7% compared to previous versions. Renault Trucks is also continuing its research into improving the efficiency of diesel vehicles, with its Optifuel Lab 3 laboratory vehicle. The aim is to reduce fuel consumption by 13% for a full heavy vehicle unit by 2020,” said the company.
“Last but not least, for an immediate improvement in air quality, Renault Trucks will be launching its D and D Wide Z.E electric trucks in 2019, manufactured in its Blainville-sur-Orne factory. The Renault Master Z.E., on the other hand, is already being distributed in the Renault Trucks network.”