GROUPE RENAULT NAMED 'MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR' BY TOPGEAR.COM

 

  • Groupe Renault named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at TopGear.com Awards
  • Award recognises the achievements of Renault, Dacia and Alpine
  • Special mention for Mégane R.S. Trophy-R and New ZOE, which took category wins.
  • In 2019 Groupe Renault has launched seven new models, including All-New Clio and All-New Captur
  • Alpine revealed the A110S in 2019, a more track focused variant of the A110, last year’s TopGear.com Sports Car of the Year
  • Dacia posted a 38.1 percent sales increase year to date (up to October 2019)

Groupe Renault has been named Manufacturer of the Year at TopGear.com annual awards ceremony. The accolade recognises the achievements of Renault, Dacia and Alpine over the past 12 months. At the same event the Mégane R.S. Trophy-R collected the Performance Car of the Year award, while New ZOE was handed City Car of the Year.

TopGear.com reflected on what made Groupe Renault this year’s winner: “It’s the variety that’s key to Renault’s ascension to TG award-winning excellence. Its mainstream cars are fine, but give it a brief to nail, a set of very specific parameters to fulfil, and it chases perfection quite unlike any other car manufacturer.”

Commenting on the coveted award, Vincent Tourette, Managing Director Groupe Renault UK: “We are delighted to receive this award from TopGear.com. 2019 has been a fantastic year for Groupe Renault, with the launch of the All-New Renault Captur, New Renault ZOE and the All-New Renault Clio, the latter continuing a 30-year success story for the brand. Dacia continues to go from strength-to-strength and was one of the few manufacturers to post increased sales figures this year. Meanwhile the rebirth of Alpine has gained further momentum with the exciting introduction of the new A110S. But we don’t stop here, 2020 is looking even more exciting!”

In 2019 Groupe Renault has launched seven new models in total, with All-New Clio, All-New Captur, New ZOE and New Koleos, plus New Trafic and New Master commercial vehicles.

Alpine has added the A110S to its line-up, the new model features a more powerful engine as well as lowered and stiffened suspension for an even more focused driving experience, whilst maintaining everyday drivability.

Finally, Dacia has enjoyed sales success in 2019, despite the continuing challenges of the new car market. Year to date (up to October 2019) Dacia enjoyed a 38.1% increase in sales over the same period in 2018, with the robust Duster SUV from £10,995 not only impressing TopGear.com judges but also British buyers.

For more information visit: https://www.press.renault.co.uk

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About Dacia
Dacia has a long history associated with Renault, the French brand first working with Dacia plants in Romania in the 1960s, before acquiring them fully in 1999. The brand concept is simple: to shake up preconceived ideas. Dacia produces spacious, robust, high-quality vehicles of original design that are affordable for everybody.

Dacia vehicles offer exceptional value for money. Reliable and resistant, they embody the best of Renault expertise. Relaunched by parent company Groupe Renault in 2004, the Dacia range has been expanding constantly and buyers have a wide array of vehicles to choose from, ranging from Dacia Duster, a sporty all-terrain vehicle, to family vehicles such as the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan MCV. The concept continues to enjoy great success with over 5.8 million Dacias sold in Europe since the brand’s revival in 2004. 

Dacia launched in the UK in January 2013 and enjoyed the most successful start ever for a new car brand in the UK. Dacia was named as the most recommended car brand in 2018 in a list compiled by YouGov in its BrandIndex, beating 34 other manufacturers. Dacia was also named Best Value Brand at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2019, voted for by 63,000 real UK car owners. Dacia was one of only four out of 36 manufacturers to receive five-star reliability ratings in the 2017 Which? Car Survey, outperforming many well established and premium brands. The Dacia Sandero has been awarded the title of “Best Small Car under £12,000” by What Car? for seven consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). More than 150,000 Dacia vehicles have been sold in the UK to date.

For further information please visit www.press.dacia.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations
matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager
alistair.sommerville@renault.co.uk – 01923 697592 – 07464 837744

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager
charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 - 07816 641843 

Laura Brighton
Senior Events Manager
laura.brighton@renault.co.uk- 07825 754442

Linda Robinson
Internal Communications Manager
linda.robinson@renault.co.uk – 01923 697231

Kathryn Nicholson
Communications Assistant
kathryn.nicholson@renault.co.uk – 01923 697296

Imogen Nichols
Communications Assistant
imogen.nichols@renault.co.uk – 01923 697363

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