Dacia sales registered significant growth in Europe (EU plus EFTA) in January-November 2014, and the local auto manufacturer’s market share has grown from 2.3 to 2.8 per cent, according to the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA).


Dacia sales in Europe totaled 335,363 units after the first 11 months of the year, up by 26.4 per cent year-on-year (265,302 units in 2013).


Volkswagen and Daimler sales grew by 7.3 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively, the sales registered by French groups Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen grew by 13.8 per cent and 3.7 per cent respectively, and Ford sales grew by 5.2 per cent.


Dacia sold 27,710 auto vehicles in Europe (EU plus EFTA) in November 2014, an 11.2 per cent lead over the same period last year when sales totalled 24,922 vehicles.


Last month, Renault Group sales grew by 3.9 per cent, while PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford registered a sales drop of 2.9 and 5.5 per cent respectively. German auto groups Volkswagen and Daimler grew by 2.5 and 4.8 per cent respectively.


The statistics concern the auto markets of 29 European states, 26 of which are EU members, Malta not included, and three (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) are members of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA).


On the other hand, Romania registered the third highest auto sales growth in the EU, a growth of 23.9 per cent in the first 11 months of this year, on a European market that sees an upward swing. Passenger car sales grew to 64,577 units in the January-November interval, up from 51,141 units in the same period last year. The number of new cars sold stood at 5,669 units in November in Romania, up by 3.4 per cent compared to November 2013, back when 5,474 units were sold. (source: nineoclock.ro)