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Electric cars will become cheaper than gasoline models within a decade

6:41 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2017

Battery powered cars will soon be cheaper to buy than conventional gasoline ones, offering immediate savings to drivers, new research shows.... Read More »

Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East

May 26, 2017 09:34 CET

Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and India, replacing Bernard Cambier, who has held the post since 2014.... Read More »

Renault sees wireless charging as answer to EV range anxiety

May 25, 2017 06:01 CET

As automakers and governments work to add more charging stations to ease electric vehicle range anxiety, Renault is touting dynamic wireless charging as a technology that could eliminate that fear. Renault has partnered with Qualcomm and French research consortium Vedecom to develop the technology.... Read More »

Renault, PSA commit to raise orders from troubled supplier

May 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault and PSA have committed to increasing their orders from ailing components-maker GM&S Industry after their CEOs spoke with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, his ministry said.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

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

Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded interior and new exterior personalization choices.... Read More »

French automakers push into Iran as rivals fear possible Trump sanctions

May 16, 2017 11:58 CET

PSA and Renault are turning their U.S. absence into an advantage in Iran by piling into a resurgent market still off-limits to foreign rivals fearful of sanctions under Donald Trump's administration.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan resume nearly all production after cyberattack

May 14, 2017 15:01 CET

Renault-Nissan said output had returned to normal at nearly all of their plants, after a global cyberattack caused widespread disruption including stoppages at several of the alliance's factories.... Read More »

Robo-Taxi rise won't slow global auto demand, Renault exec says

May 11, 2017 12:48 CET

Automakers can expect rising global demand over the coming decades, even if "dramatic" changes to the industry mean fewer people actually own their cars, said Gilles Normand, Renault's head of electric vehicles.... Read More »

Ghosn sees 'good news' in Macron's France victory

May 9, 2017 09:15 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn sees the embrace of globalization by French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as sign of faster growth for the country's economy. Macron won a significant victory over anti-EU politician Marine Le Pen in Sunday's election.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Macron victory a win for PSA, Renault?

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Macron victory a win for PSA, Renault?; Tesla recruits engineers in Mexico; Most AutoNation salespeople choose salary over commission; Nissan Murano brake probe; Toyota opens door to edgier ads.... Read More »

FRENCH ELECTION

Le Pen victory could hurt Renault, PSA

May 5, 2017 09:46 CET

France's presidential election could have repercussions for Renault and PSA. Front-runner Emmanuel Macron has battled with Carlos Ghosn over state influence at Renault, while his rival Marine Le Pen's protectionist policies could impact PSA's efforts to turn around Germany's Opel.... Read More »

Renault bets on SUVs in China

May 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is betting on more SUVs and SUV-styled vehicles for further growth in China as it mulls building its Captur SUV locally and importing its Espace crossover-styled compact minivan.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn takes aim at even tougher sales, profit targets

May 2, 2017 11:33 CET

Carlos Ghosn will outline new profitability and sales goals when he presents Renault's latest business plan this autumn. Challenges include deepening Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi and fixing the company's AvtoVAZ Russian unit.... Read More »

Renault's AvtoVAZ boosted by Russia rebound

April 28, 2017 16:27 CET

Renault executives said the Russian market's unexpected strength will help the company's AvtoVAZ unit, which builds cars under the Lada brand, to reach its 2018 target for profitability.... Read More »

Renault revenue rises 25% on new models, Lada consolidation

April 27, 2017 18:05 CET

Renault's first-quarter revenue rose 25 percent as the company launched new models and production deals, and began consolidating Lada sales by Russian affiliate AvtoVAZ.... Read More »

Renault expects big benefits from its expanded alliance

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault sees big benefits working with Nissan and the two newest members of their alliance, AvtoVAZ and Mitsubishi. Top Renault strategist Jeremie Papin gave an overview of the alliance's strategy for growth markets such as China and new business areas such as autonomous cars and mobility services.... Read More »

Renault welcomes EV competition; sees 'tipping point' with longer range newcomers

April 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault says mainstream acceptance of EVs is reaching a tipping point and it welcomes increasing competition as European rivals such as Volkswagen and Opel push harder into the market.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Renault concept previews F1 car of the future

April 6, 2017 15:40 CET

Renault says its R.S. 2027 Vision concept explores how a future Formula One car might look.... Read More »

Renault counts on SUVs to maintain sales growth

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault is counting on SUVs to maintain sales momentum in Europe, Thierry Koskas, the group's sales and marketing boss, said. Last year, Renault became Europe's No. 2 brand by sales. The playing field has shifted with the announcement that PSA is acquiring Opel.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars; Next-gen Nissan Leaf spied; Lexus teases refreshed NX; How Mitsubishi can help Renault; Porsche partners with Disney to train retail workers.... Read More »

Mitsubishi open to helping Renault in Southeast Asia

March 29, 2017 11:02 CET

Mitsubishi is open to rebadging and selling models from alliance partner Renault in Southeast Asia. It's one way the newest member of the Renault-Nissan alliance could create synergies with its partners, Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Renault's use of EU-backed loans questioned amid diesel-cheat inquiry

March 24, 2017 16:17 CET

The European Investment Bank has asked French investigators to find out whether EU-backed loans to Renault could have been used to develop test-cheating diesel engines, according to documents seen by Reuters.... Read More »

France likely would reduce Renault 20% stake at right price

March 23, 2017 10:53 CET

France does not rule out reducing its stake in Renault under the best possible market conditions, its finance minister said. The country has increased its stake in the automaker in recent years, currently holding just under 20 percent of the company's share capital.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault faces tough task staying Europe's No. 2 brand as product push slows

March 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault has overtaken Ford and Opel to become the second-largest brand in Europe by unit sales, but analysts say that success will be harder to maintain in 2017 as growth in the overall European market slows and the product pipeline empties out.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan creates LCV unit; Mitsubishi will be involved

March 16, 2017 11:45 CET

Renault and Nissan have taken another step toward integrating their global alliance, announcing the creation of a joint light commercial vehicle business unit in an effort to reduce costs, share technology and increase sales in a growing segment.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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