Renault

Renault will tap Pakistan market to boost growth

Nov. 21, 2017 15:50 CET

Renault has signed an agreement to assemble and sell passenger vehicles in the fast-growing Pakistan market by 2019, as the automaker seeks to expand its presence in developing countries.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Ghosn pressing to bring Renault, Nissan, Mitsu closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Carlos Ghosn retired this year as Nissan CEO, but as CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, he's laying out strategies to make the three automakers larger and more profitable.... Read More »

Ghosn's ace for growth: Suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2017

Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features

Nov. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, a model it hopes will appeal to buyers because of a comfortable interior and driver assistance features more commonly found in SUVs.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Ghosn's Renault plan downgrades Europe, counts on Russia, China

Nov. 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has laid out a relatively conservative strategy that counts on volume growth in international markets while reducing the automaker's reliance on Europe to drive profits until 2022.... Read More »

France cuts Renault stake to 15% in $1.4 billion share sale

Nov. 2, 2017 23:13 CET

The French government's sale of $1.4 billion in Renault shares may help smooth long-standing tensions between CEO Carlos Ghosn and Emmanuel Macron's government.... Read More »

Renault targets annual 400,000 sales in China

Nov. 1, 2017 16:31 CET

Renault plans to increase the number of SUVs it builds in China to help lift annual vehicle sales to 400,000 by 2022.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan tech program is a big win for Conti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

The sourcing arrangement with Continental shows just how lucrative the industry's sometimes enigmatic emerging technologies can be to suppliers.... Read More »

Nissan will replace Renault in Formula E racing

Oct. 25, 2017 16:10 CET

Nissan will become the first Japanese automaker competing in Formula E, replacing alliance partner Renault, which will leave to focus on Formula One.... Read More »

Renault Q3 revenue boosted by Koleos and EV sales

Oct. 24, 2017 18:12 CET

Renault posted a 16 percent increase in third-quarter revenue and raised its forecast for growth in global autos markets.... Read More »

Renault boosts gasoline engine output to counter diesel slump

Oct. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is adapting its largest engine plant to build more gasoline units as European customers shift away from diesels.... Read More »

Renault raises 2022 revenue, profitability goals

Oct. 6, 2017 09:21 CET

Renault will boost annual revenue through 2022 to more than a previous target of 70 billion euros ($82 billion) and its margin that year will exceed an earlier prediction of 7 percent of sales, the automaker said.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years, which is in big contrast to rivals.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Ghosn's new Renault plan expected to address big market shifts

Oct. 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is expected to outline how the automaker will respond to a fast-changing automotive landscape when he presents the company's next strategic plan on Friday. The open questions include how much Renault will invest in areas such as electrification and autonomous driving.... Read More »

Renault plans second small SUV alongside Captur

Oct. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault will add a second subcompact SUV that will be sold alongside the Captur starting in 2019.... Read More »

EU, auto execs to discuss buildup of battery output

Oct. 3, 2017 17:19 CET

The EU will host executives from VW, Daimler and Renault as well as top officials from the chemical and engineering sectors to discuss developing battery manufacturing in Europe to compete against Asian and U.S. firms.... Read More »

Renault opens test track in China

Oct. 3, 2017 12:24 CET

Renault has opened a test track for vehicles built at its JV with Dongfeng Motor in central China. Renault builds the Koleos and Kadjar crossovers in China under the venture.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2017

In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a pickup truck. Now, Renault and a few other European automakers are aiming to change that by offering pickups with creature comforts that Americans have long taken for granted.... Read More »

Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Why Carlos, Dieter didn't perform in Frankfurt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

The "Carlos and Dieter Show" did not take place at this year's Frankfurt auto show. That could be a sign of trouble.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 14 million vehicles by 2022. Most of the growth will come from growing markets such as China and India, and from recoveries in Russia, Brazil and the Middle East.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Why Ghosn wants 14M annual vehicle sales from the Renault-Nissan alliance

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 14 million vehicles by 2022. Most of the growth will come from growing markets.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan deepens alliance with EV, savings push

Sept. 15, 2017 08:41 CET

The Renault-Nissan alliance will expand its electric car range and increase savings from closer integration as part of a six-year strategic plan that also fully integrates Mitsubishi.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Renault Symbioz is a car that can also be your living room

Sept. 12, 2017 11:12 CET

Renault sees its Symbioz concept as an ecosystem consisting of a house and an autonomous, electric and connected car that can be part of the home's interior.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe

Sept. 8, 2017 15:29 CET

Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than the slow-selling, smaller model it suceeds.The Koleos gives the brand a competitive midsize SUV at a time when European consumers are turning away from similarly sized sedans and station wagons.... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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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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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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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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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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