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Record Month for Renault on All Counts

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SYDNEY – July 4, 2013: Renault Australia has posted its strongest ever month for sales since its return to Australia in 2001.

The June monthly total of 605 vehicles delivered eclipses the former high water mark by 62 vehicles set in September 2012.

For the burgeoning LCV division, sales of 231 vehicles were led by 140 Trafics and 59 Master vans, along with 32 Kangoo.

Other highlights were 183 Koleos SUVs and 172 Méganes, despite the model being on run-out ahead of a new range to be launched in July.

Renault’s 2873 sales year-to-date, far eclipses the first half of sales in 2012 of 1998 vehicles.

For the Financial Year 2013, Renault’s sales of 5897 vehicles is a new record for the brand, and a strong pointer to a successful second half of the year which will see the revised and expanded Mégane range and the all new Clio range charge into showrooms across Australia.

“I am delighted to see that the Renault offer is being eagerly accepted by the Australian market, and in particular that Renault’s expertise in LCV, where we have been number 1 in Europe for the past 15 years, is continuing to set new records,” says Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia.

“We have built a strong first half, and the second half of the year is going to be even better.

“We can’t wait to show off the remarkable Mégane range which is bigger, better and brighter than before, while the Clio range is going to put us back into contention in the light car market with a very stylish, well equipped and safe car.

“The all-new Clio will supercharge the Renault brand in Australia. It is a fantastic new product and one that will rapidly carve its own niche in the maelstrom that is the sub-$20,000 market.

“Our growth so far this year has been on the back of excellent product, and attractive customer-oriented offers for passenger and LCV. Our dealers are reporting very high levels of interest and awareness of the Renault brand and we see this increasing dramatically as we add our new models,” Hocevar says.