Renault

France has not ruled out banning some diesel sales

Nov. 25, 2016 09:58 CET

France will seek more information from criminal investigations into Renault and VW diesel emissions before deciding whether to ban any of their cars from sale, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.... Read More »

Renault unions order stoppages over flexible working demands

Nov. 14, 2016 19:34 CET

Unions at Renault have called for work stoppages in France as they resist demands for greater working time flexibility. The stoppages could hit production of the Renault Clio and Zoe hatchbacks, and the Nissan Micra.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and its Opel Ampera-e sibling but for now Renault is ahead with its Zoe, which is Europe's best-selling EV.... Read More »

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief

Nov. 8, 2016 13:31 CET

Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly

Nov. 7, 2016 14:34 CET

Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of giving SUV styling to people movers. With the fourth-generation Scenic, Renault stays focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the vehicle’s roominess, comfort and practicality.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world's top-selling premium brand.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 7. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world’s top-selling premium brand, achieving his target four years ahead of schedule.... Read More »

Ghosn says mini-hybrids could compete in Europe

1:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2016

Renault-Nissan's new gasoline-electric hybrid technology would be competitive in Europe, CEO Carlos Ghosn said today, as carmakers turn away from diesel for smaller vehicles.... Read More »

Renault plans to build cars in Pakistan with local partners

Nov. 3, 2016 17:43 CET

Renault said it is in talks to invest in a car plant in Pakistan with local partners. Pakistan's government wants to shake up its Japanese-dominated car market and loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda and Suzuki.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn eyes $8,000 EV for China

Nov. 3, 2016 13:10 CET

Renault-Nissan's low-cost electric-car program aims to sell an EV in China for about $8,000, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The alliance plans to launch an affordable EV in China because its current offering, the rebadged Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market.... Read More »

French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops

Nov. 1, 2016 12:29 CET

French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renault and PSA.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: AutoNation's beef with Nissan

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

AutoNation's beef with Nissan; Fire at Ford HQ; Parts-people pessimism; Adient's NYSE debut; VW van U.S.-bound?; Toyota Corolla at 50; Bonus: A chat with Nissan's Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

Industry disruptions tone down Ghosn

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Today's auto industry is changing so rapidly that Carlos Ghosn -- the hard-charging Nissan Motor Co. CEO famed for his fanaticism for specific results -- will drop midterm numerical targets when he unveils his new business plan next year.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

NISSAN'S GHOSN: CEO already plotting next targets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Carlos Ghosn is five months from the conclusion of his multiyear Power 88 business plan, with its targets for increased profitability and bigger market share. He now has to decide what his next targets will be.... Read More »

C'EST MAGNIFIQUE

Reliving the golden era of French luxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2016

Three-quarters of a century ago, French carmakers could go toe-to-toe with the world's best when it came to boundary-pushing style and grace.... Read More »

Renault's top female exec predicts more industry consolidation

Oct. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault's Mouna Sepehri, a key adviser to Carlos Ghosn, sees transactions such as Nissan's purchase of a controlling stake in Mitsubishi as adding much-needed economies of scale. Sepehri, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, said consolidation will accelerate as automakers seek to share the high costs of developing electric and driver-less vehicles.... Read More »

Renault Q3 revenue rises 13% on new models, European recovery

Oct. 25, 2016 18:21 CET

Renault recorded a 13 percent increase in third-quarter revenue, as a recovering European market lifted sales of its new Megane and Kadjar models.... Read More »

Nissan-Renault open to partnerships to develop new car technologies

Oct. 25, 2016 13:45 CET

Nissan and Renault are open to partnerships with other companies to develop new technologies as automakers race to develop the cars of the future, Ogi Redzic, the automakers' connected vehicles chief said.... Read More »

KING CARLOS II

Carlos Tavares' next frontier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

Former Nissan North America chief Carlos Tavares has turned French automaker PSA around and is pushing it into global markets -- including the U.S.... Read More »

Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi with Ghosn as chairman

Oct. 20, 2016 11:04 CET

Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan alliance and put himself at the helm while installing British executive Trevor Mann as Mitsubishi's chief operating officer. Ghosn expects hundreds of millions of dollars in savings as his group joins an exclusive club of automakers operating at a massive scale.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ghosn brings Mitsubishi into fold

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2016

Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi as Renault-Nissan Alliance grows; Tesla to equip lineup with autonomous tech; Show goes on at LeEco; Geely unit plans SUV for U.S.; Mirror on technology.... Read More »

Ghosn set to add Mitsubishi chairman role, reports say

Oct. 19, 2016 10:41 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors when Nissan takes a controlling stake in the smaller automaker, reports said. Ghosn, 62, would become the first executive to head three different automakers at the same time.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Barra on leaked Clinton VP list

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

Barra made Clinton VP long list, leaked email says; Renault-Nissan forms startup unit; A solid role for virtual reality at Jaguar Land Rover; VW's missing diesel fix.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility push

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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