Renault

Renault picks Sweden for first EV-only showroom

Feb. 23, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault chose Sweden, Europe's No. 3 market for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, for its first showroom dedicated to EVs... Read More »

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BLOG: Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2018

Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars will be autonomous, connected and electric. The open questions include: What shape will that future take? When will it get here?... Read More »

Ghosn's final challenge: Secure future of the alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.... Read More »

Ghosn pledges 'irreversible' Renault alliance with Nissan

Feb. 16, 2018 11:29 CET

Carlos Ghosn pledged to cement Renault's partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi, saying the companies will come up with a plan in the next few weeks to make the alliance "irreversible."... Read More »

Renault posts record earnings, strengthening Ghosn's hand

Feb. 16, 2018 08:35 CET

Renault posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering CEO Carlos Ghosn's position in the face of government demands for a clearer succession plan and deeper integration with alliance partner Nissan.... Read More »

Renault confirms departure of Ghosn's joint deputy

Feb. 14, 2018 18:49 CET

Renault confirmed the departure of its chief performance officer, Stefan Mueller. His exit clears the way for Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

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BLOG: Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative e-sports world, with the goal of selling more real cars to fans of racing- and auto-themed games.... Read More »

Renault to appoint finance execs to board after Desmarest exit

Feb. 13, 2018 22:20 CET

Renault will add insurance boss Thierry Derez and former Credit Suisse France CEO Pierre Fleuriot to its board, sources said.... Read More »

Renault confirms departure of board member Desmarest

Feb. 13, 2018 16:34 CET

Renault said board member Thierry Desmarest would leave the company on Feb. 15. Desmarest is said to be concerned about the recruitment process for a deputy to CEO Carols Ghosn.... Read More »

France backs Renault COO nomination, seeks Nissan integration

Feb. 12, 2018 15:59 CET

The French government will back Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's nominee for chief operating officer but its support for Ghosn's own contract renewal may hinge on a deeper tie-up with Nissan.... Read More »

Renault board member quits ahead of CEO succession meeting, report says

Feb. 11, 2018 20:25 CET

Renault board member Thierry Desmarest has resigned from the automaker, Reuters reported, days ahead of a meeting at which CEO Carlos Ghosn will ask directors to back his chosen successor's appointment.... Read More »

Renault's joint No. 2 Mueller said to quit, clearing CEO succession path

Feb. 9, 2018 22:39 CET

Renault Chief Performance Officer Stefan Mueller is leaving the automaker, sources said. The move likely clears the way for rival candidate Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan, Ford partners join China car-sharing network

Feb. 7, 2018 10:00 CET

Renault-Nissan may supply electric cars for a car-sharing service Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is setting up with 12 automakers, including the local partners of Ford.... Read More »

Ghosn will be reappointed Renault CEO, paper says

Feb. 5, 2018 08:40 CET

Carlos Ghosn is likely to be reappointed as Renault CEO at the automaker's next shareholder meeting, a French paper reported. Ghosn had been expected to hand over to a successor in June, when his contract expires.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at which brands were the biggest winners last year in Europe and examines whether the sales growth will continue in 2018.... Read More »

Thank you, Mitsubishi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance leapfrogged Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor to become the world's top-selling automaker in 2017.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan tops VW to become top-selling carmaker

Jan. 30, 2018 08:16 CET

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance passed VW Group to become the world's biggest seller of light vehicles in 2017. The French-Japanese automaker sold about 10.61 million vehicles last year compared with 10.53 million for VW Group.... Read More »

Buick raises forecasts for Regal wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Buick believes the vehicle could account for as much as 50 percent of Regal sales in the U.S.... Read More »

Renault's risk on subcompacts in Russia paid off

Jan. 25, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault's bet on subcompact sales rising in Russia rather than following rivals into the compact sector was one a good move, said product planning chief Bruno Ancelin in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan talk to Uber, Amazon as car revolution gathers steam

Jan. 23, 2018 15:17 CET

Renault-Nissan is considering partnerships with companies such as Uber, Amazon and Alibaba for its autonomous cars, Carlos Ghosn said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.... Read More »

Renault strives to keep Zoe competitive in growing EV market

Jan. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault's Zoe has been Europe's top-selling EV for three years in a row, but the automaker is anticipating that the competition will get much tougher, and quickly.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan claims to be biggest global automaker despite rival VW's record sales

Jan. 17, 2018 19:15 CET

Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn said the alliance is now the world's leading automaker by unit sales despite rival VW Group delivering a record 10.7 million vehicles in 2017.... Read More »

Ghosn hints he may leave Renault CEO role

Jan. 17, 2018 17:28 CET

Carlos Ghosn opened the door to stepping down as Renault CEO, as he focuses on the Franco-Japanese alliance he built with Nissan and Mitsubishi. Renault is said to be searching for a successor who could take on a more operational role - with people who work at Renault or who once worked at the automaker as the top candidates.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan will split up various management roles, Ghosn says

Jan. 17, 2018 15:08 CET

Renault-Nissan will split up management roles between those dealing with strategic matters and those handling more operational affairs, said Renault boss Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

Alliance measures 'troops on ground'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Carlos Ghosn uses a broad definition of autonomous technology to defend his claim that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is at the front of the race.... Read More »

 
Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21 2018

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Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping do ...
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Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to h ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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