Renault-Nissan reports record EV sales in 2015 despite drop in Leaf demand

Feb. 5, 2016 11:37 CET

Renault-Nissan said global sales of battery-powered vehicles rose 2.5 percent to a record 84,754 last year even though there was a slowdown in demand for the Nissan Leaf, the world's best-selling electric vehicle.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan plan cheap EV for China

Feb. 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan will develop an affordable electric car for China because the alliance's current offering, the Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market.... Read More »

Renault opens China factory amid slowing market

Feb. 1, 2016 10:57 CET

Renault launched its new factory in China, saying it still sees plenty of growth in the market where new-car demand is slowing after years of double-digit growth.... Read More »

Renault sees strong China potential despite late arrival

Jan. 31, 2016 23:09 CET

Renault sees plenty of growth in Chinese vehicle demand, the automaker said as it prepared to cut the ribbon on its first plant in the world's biggest auto market, where demand has slowed over the past year.... Read More »

PSA board may meet over deal with Iran, report says

Jan. 25, 2016 23:01 CET

PSA could convene a board meeting to discuss business opportunities in Iran on Wednesday, a source close to the company said ahead of a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Before leaving Tehran, Rouhani was quoted on state TV as saying he expected to close a deal with PSA during the trip.... Read More »

PSA, Renault, FCA eye deals as Iran president tours EU

Jan. 25, 2016 16:14 CET

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Italy on Monday for the first stop of a European tour that may see him explore manufacturing partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PSA and Renault. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has said he sees opportunities in Iran.... Read More »

Renault CEO Ghosn sees need for new rules amid emissions scrutiny

Jan. 22, 2016 10:54 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said regulators need to determine new rules for checking vehicle emissions after probes sparked by VW Group's test cheating exposed differences between laboratory results and on-street performance.... Read More »

Renault plans bigger presence in Iran after return

Jan. 21, 2016 13:19 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker plans a "much more massive" presence in Iran when it returns to the market following the lifting of international sanctions. Renault halted business in Iran three years ago to comply with trade restrictions over the country's nuclear program.... Read More »

Renault recalls Captur diesels to fix emissions glitch

Jan. 19, 2016 09:10 CET

Renault is recalling 15,800 Captur SUVs to fix pollution-control systems and will offer voluntary emissions-system updates for about 700,000 diesel vehicles as the automaker seeks to avoid a Volkswagen-type crisis.... Read More »

Renault faces criticism over late disclosure of raids

Jan. 18, 2016 14:25 CET

Renault is facing criticism over the length of time it took to reveal that French investigators had raided the automaker on Jan. 7 in relation to rigged emissions testing. The raids remained a secret for nearly a week until a trade union mentioned the news almost as an afterthought in a leaflet about jobs.... Read More »

Renault targets more sales growth after record 2015

Jan. 18, 2016 10:47 CET

Renault said its global sales increased 3.3 percent to an all-time high last year. New models helped the company to grab a bigger share of rebounding European demand and hold its own in troubled emerging markets. Renault expects to increase sales in all regions this year.... Read More »


Ghosn not keen on industry mergers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Ghosn says his Renault-Nissan Alliance has proven more effective than past industry mergers and acquisitions.... Read More »

Renault, Ford and Mercedes under scrutiny in French emissions probe

Jan. 17, 2016 11:05 CET

The French government is asking Renault, Ford and Mercedes why some of their cars have NOx emissions far higher than legal limits, a report said.... Read More »

Renault emissions-fraud probe may hinder France's stake sale

Jan. 15, 2016 13:00 CET

Renault's share drop following the news that the automaker is being probed over emissions tests could make it harder for the French state to reduce its stake in the automaker as planned.... Read More »


Renault raid exposes EU's flawed plan on clean diesel

Jan. 15, 2016 14:50 CET

The raid on Renault premises over emissions tests highlights Europe's flawed emissions-testing system. Largely at the behest of Germany, the European regulators are moving to severely water down tighter emissions limits.... Read More »

Renault not forced to repay low-emissions tax breaks for now, report says

Jan. 15, 2016 10:57 CET

France is not considering claiming back tax breaks for low-emissions vehicles from Renault after tests showed that emissions from some of its cars exceeded limits, a French newspaper reported.... Read More »

Renault offices searched in emissions fraud probe

Jan. 14, 2016 12:39 CET

Renault said fraud investigators had inspected three of its sites in an emissions probe, raising the specter of a Volkswagen-type scandal. Investigations found "no evidence of a defeat device" equipping the company's vehicles, Renault said.... Read More »


Ghosn stands apart on consolidation, car sharing

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The auto industry may be looking for more consolidation and new opportunities in car-sharing. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's response? Not so fast.... Read More »


BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of Renault and Nissan, is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »


BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

10:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of France's Renault SA and Japan's Nissan Motor Co., is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »


Nissan ready for Europe's changing powertrain preferences

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Philippe Klein, Nissan's head of planning, sees changes to the powertrain mix in Europe due to the rising cost of diesels. He said Nissan and partner Renault have the right mix of alternatives, including EVs, to meet changing demand.... Read More »


Renault packs Megane with high-tech upgrades

Jan. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault has added upscale features to its new Megane to make the hatchback a better challenger in Europe's hard-fought compact segment.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan to offer 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said today it plans to offer 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in four years. The alliance made the announcement today as Carlos Ghosn, who is CEO of both companies, was meeting with reporters at Nissan's Silicon Valley research center.... Read More »


Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at how the green evolution of top global racing series is making it easier for Mercedes, Renault, Porsche and other automakers to quickly transfer successful technologies from the track to production models.... Read More »


BLOG: As head of a desperate Nissan, Hanawa knew where he stood

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2015

If Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is tempted to revive his push to acquire -- I'm sorry, merge with (cough, cough) -- General Motors, he might do well to consider the tale of Yoshikazu Hanawa.... Read More »

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