THE Nissan-Renault Alliance shrugged off the economic gloom and a number of natural disasters to increase its worldwide sales by 10% in 2011, it announced today.
The car maker, which has a major manufacturing plant in Washington, sold more than eight million vehicles for the first time ever, with emerging markets and the US showing the biggest growth.
It was the third consecutive year that the group’s sales have increased and the alliance now boasts a 10.7% share of the global market, up from 10.3% the previous year.
Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn said: “The Alliance capitalized on the resurgence of the US economy and gained significant market share in the regions that will drive growth in the 21st century.
“Double-digit sales growth is solid progress – particularly during a year in which we faced Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the abnormal strength of the yen, and financial turmoil in Europe.”