LJUBLJANA -- Renault's Slovenian unit will create 340 new jobs by the end of January as it expects production of a face-lifted Clio model, which begins in March at the plant, to help boost output by 30 percent.
The unit, Revoz, which has 2,400 employees, expects annual production to rise from about 133,700 cars made in 2016 because of demand for the new model, a spokeswoman, Nevenka Basek Zildzovic, said.
The company, one of Slovenia's largest exporters, also makes the Renault Twingo and Smart ForFour models at the factory, according to the Automotive News Europe plant assembly map.
Zildzovic said Revoz could create another 200 jobs in June or July, depending on sales.
The fourth-generation Clio, which is also built at plants in France and Turkey, is Renault's best-selling model in Europe. Eleven-month sales of the subcompact rose 1.9 percent to 280,604 last year, according to data from JATO Dynamics.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report