Dacia sales in France reached almost 30,000 cars in the first seven months of the year, marking a 18% increase compared to last year, French Car Producers Committee data reveals. Overall, the car market is on a positive road, with a total of 1.32 million new cars sold after in July sales were by 3% higher than the same month, last year.

Dacia sold some 29,700 cars in January - July, compared to 25,000 in the similar period, in 2008. The brand's market share increased from 1.9% to 2.2% while Renault sales increased by 1% with a market share of almost 22%.