Renault-Nissan set sales record in 2010

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Renault-Nissan enjoyed record sales and increased global market share last year with 7.28 million vehicles sold, representing a 19.6 percent increase on 2009, the alliance announced Friday.

Japan's Nissan accounted for most of the increase selling 4,080,588 units, a 21.5 percent increase, while French partner Renault saw a 14 percent increase to 2,625,796 vehicles, the two auto giants said in a statement.

Their Russian partner Lada increased its sales by an impressive 37.6 percent, making a total of 570,000.

The Renault-Nissan alliance, forged in 1999, "saw unprecedented sales and world market share in 2010," executive Carlos Ghosn said in the statement.

The alliance's world market share grew to 10.3 percent.

© 2011 AFP

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