Renault

LONG GAME

At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future

4:34 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.... Read More »

Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses

April 17, 2018 10:37 CET

Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain as managing director of Dacia, replacing Yves Caracatzanis, who becomes CEO of AvtoVAZ, which makes the Lada cars.... Read More »

Ghosn confirms review of Renault-Nissan capital structure

April 17, 2018 09:35 CET

Carlos Ghosn said he is open to all options as Renault and Nissan explore deeper ties. The two automakers are in talks to merge, according to reports.... Read More »

Ghosn seeks Renault-Nissan deal for when 'mere mortal' steps in

6:09 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2018

Carlos Ghosn has revived two troubled automakers and he's in the midst of doing so with a third. Now, he's poised to undertake what might well be his final act: A full merger of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.... Read More »

Nissan, Renault in merger talks, report says

March 29, 2018 10:58 CET

Renault and Nissan are in talks to merge and create a new automaker that trades as a single stock, Bloomberg reported, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.... Read More »

BMW, VW and Renault warn on new EU emissions-testing regime

March 23, 2018 11:50 CET

BMW, VW and Renault warned that new EU emissions-testing procedures will impact production and profits.... Read More »

Laying the groundwork for post-Ghosn Alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Ghosn moves a step closer to reassuring Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi shareholders that their Alliance will outlast him.... Read More »

Renault said to shift more Clio production to Turkey

March 16, 2018 18:00 CET

Renault plans to move more production of its Clio subcompact to Turkey, Reuters reported. The shift is likely to be the start of a French manufacturing phaseout for the brand's top-selling model, a move that would be politically sensitive in France.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan names teams to find more synergies

March 14, 2018 12:00 CET

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance continued its management reorganization by naming members of new teams designed to find additional synergies in purchasing, engineering and other departments.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan sees autonomous deliveries taking lead over robotaxis

March 13, 2018 16:55 CET

Early conversations around driverless cars have focused on robot taxis because taking the human driver out of a cab seemed like the quickest path to profitability. Renault-Nissan sees autonomous delivery as the more lucrative venture.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018

The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Nissan, flush with cash, may get chance to weaken France's grip on Renault partnership

11:08 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2018

After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault, Nissan may have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart if the government agrees to sell its 15 percent stake.... Read More »

Renault deepens pact with Alibaba as part of China sales push

March 8, 2018 15:20 CET

Renault is deepening a partnership with Alibaba to boost sales in China, a market the automaker is counting on as the biggest growth pillar in the coming years. As part of Renault's push, Chinese consumers will be able to buy the company's cars online through Alibaba's Tmall service.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan cross-shareholding ratio will remain the same, Nissan says

March 8, 2018 09:25 CET

Nissan says the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has no plans to change cross-shareholding ratios of its member companies. The response follows a Reuters report saying that Nissan was in talks with Renault over a closer tie-up that would lead to a merger.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan deny talks to buy France's Renault stake in merger prelude

March 7, 2018 18:07 CET

Renault and Nissan denied a report that the companies are in talks to buy the French state out of its holding in Renault in a prelude to a merger between the two automakers.... Read More »

Nissan in talks to buy France's Renault stake in merger prelude, report says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

Renault and alliance partner Nissan are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state's 15 percent Renault holding, Reuters reported.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

EZ-GO concept showcases Renault's robotaxi plans

March 6, 2018 15:12 CET

The Renault EZ-GO offers a look at the automaker's plans for a robotaxi service, which it aims to start by 2022. The driverless electric concept seats six passengers and Renault envisions attracting customers for the model from municipal transit authorities, hotels and other service businesses.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Renault offers 3 new Alpine A110 variants

March 6, 2018 15:48 CET

Renault is seeking to broaden the appeal of the Alpine A110 sports coupe with three new versions: a minimalist Pure edition, a comfort-oriented Legende model, and the track-only GT4, with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2 kg per horsepower.... Read More »

Mergers within Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance possible, Ghosn says

March 2, 2018 10:43 CET

Carlos Ghosn does not rule out the possibility of mergers among members of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, but said this was not necessarily a goal.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will speed up collaborations in key areas

March 1, 2018 10:23 CET

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is looking to extend its convergence in purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and supply chains. It named new project leaders for some of its key business areas.... Read More »

Renault picks Sweden for first EV-only showroom

Feb. 23, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault chose Sweden, Europe's No. 3 market for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, for its first showroom dedicated to EVs... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2018

Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars will be autonomous, connected and electric. The open questions include: What shape will that future take? When will it get here?... Read More »

Ghosn's final challenge: Secure future of the alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.... Read More »

Ghosn pledges 'irreversible' Renault alliance with Nissan

Feb. 16, 2018 11:29 CET

Carlos Ghosn pledged to cement Renault's partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi, saying the companies will come up with a plan in the next few weeks to make the alliance "irreversible."... Read More »

Renault posts record earnings, strengthening Ghosn's hand

Feb. 16, 2018 08:35 CET

Renault posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering CEO Carlos Ghosn's position in the face of government demands for a clearer succession plan and deeper integration with alliance partner Nissan.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
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