PARIS -- Renault said its first-half vehicle sales fell 6.7 percent amid a global auto slowdown, but said a product offensive would begin to help soften the blow in key markets.
Sales fell to 1.94 million from 2.08 million a year earlier, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The slump was outpaced by a 7.1 percent industrywide global market contraction, the automaker said.
"Renault maintained its market share in the first half in a market that was in sharp decline," the automaker said, adding that it had held its ground with "no new products."
The rollout of a new Clio small hatchback will help lift sales in the second half, sales chief Olivier Murguet told reporters.
Other launches include an updated Zoe EV in Europe, the Arkana in Russia, Triber in India, and K-ZE electric vehicle in China.