Renault Sales Data, Trends & Analysis for the Chinese Automotive Market
China auto sales statistics for Renault only include the models that are locally produced in China through the Dongfeng-Renault Joint Venture with local manufacturing partner Dongfeng Motor, and excludes import models.
After importing low volumes of the first generation Renault Koleos crossover and Fluence and Latitude sedans from South-Korea and the first generation Renault Captur from France, Renault got serious about the Chinese car market when it opened a new factory with its partner Dongfeng (which also has JVs with Renault’s alliance partner Nissan, but also with its rival PSA Peugeot-Citroën) in 2016 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units.
Renault is a French automobile manufacturer headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. The company was founded in 1899, and it is one of the largest automakers in the world. Renault is known for its affordable and stylish cars. Renault entered the Chinese market in 1993 through a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation. The joint venture was called Dongfeng Renault Automobile Company (DRAC), and it produced a range of Renault vehicles for the Chinese market, including sedans, SUVs, and MPVs.
However, DRAC sales have been declining in recent years, and the joint venture was dissolved in 2020. Renault has since announced that it will focus on selling electric vehicles in the Chinese market. In 2022, Renault announced a new joint venture with Geely Automobile to develop and produce electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The new joint venture is called Renault Geely Automotive Company (RGAC), and it is headquartered in Shanghai. RGAC plans to launch its first electric vehicle in China in 2024. The company is targeting the budget-friendly segment of the electric vehicle market.
Renault Annual Sales, Growth and Market Share in China
Below we have a table that shows total Renault sales volumes for the Chinese automotive market, broken out by year. This data captures all Renault vehicle sales for the entire Chinese automotive market.
Renault China Annual Sales Units & Growth Chart
Below is a visual representation of Renault China sales units over time. We have both the Renaults sales units and the market share in the Chinese market. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.
Renault China Growth Rate & Market Share Chart
Below is the annual growth rate for the Renault brand in China, shown against the Renault’s marketshare changes in China. This gives you a good look into how Renault has faired against the other brands in terms of absolute sales and effect on marketshare. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.