Renault start great in Westmeath 2017
2017 has gotten off to a great start here in Westmeath for the Renault group and although new car sales are down this time compared to last year Renault sales have increased by nearly 42% putting the Renault Group in number one spot for new car sales in Westmeath. This is of course helped by the launch of the new Renault Megane which is doing very well for itself in the county with it being second for new car sales. The other core Renault models have done very well for themselves also with the Clio and Captur gaining market share compared with this time last year. The Kadjar is still selling well but has lost a slight share of the market but is expected to regain this as the month’s progress. The new Scenic has gotten off to a slow start due to the huge amount of competition it faces from other manufacturers; we expect this to change as we are getting many enquiries from customers that will be purchasing a new car in the coming months. This is helped by the fact that the new Scenic has been winning awards here and in Europe.
The Dacia brand is still going strong in Westmeath even though it has lost some of its market share but this is line with the drop of new car sales and we expect it to have the same sales figures as 2016.
Our vans are doing very well with Renault vans being the number one seller in Westmeath and they currently hold over 28% of the market share. This is a very good omen as new van sales are highest in the first 3 months of the year and not in January and July like it is for cars.
In general we at O’Briens Renault are very optimistic for 2017 with new cars being launched this January and two more to come before July, Zoe 4.0 & Koleos, it will be a busy year indeed for us. The Renault van range is proving to be the most popular brand in Westmeath while the Megane keeps gaining market share. We will have an EV that will go further than any other EV in Ireland due in two months time that will certainly shake up the electric car market.
The diamond is going strong in Westmeath and our sales team have a real passion for the cars so with this combination we hope to have Renault number 1 for vans, cars and ev’s in Westmeath by the end of the year