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Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km

March 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales.... Read More »

Ghosn's pay increase criticized by Renault union

March 27, 2015 09:23 CET

Renault's biggest trade union, the CGT, criticized the automaker's proposal to more than double CEO Carlos Ghosn's 2014 pay package to 7.22 million euros ($7.85 million). Renault, which is cutting 7,200 jobs in France, says Ghosn's higher earnings are tied to the company's profit increase.... Read More »

Renault seeks fresh start with single model to replace Laguna and Latitude midsize cars

March 25, 2015 11:33 CET

Renault will replace its slow-selling Laguna and Latitude midsize cars in Europe later this year with a single model in a bid to get a fresh start against rivals such as the Volkswagen Passat and Peugeot 508.... Read More »

Renault reinforces quality oversight

March 24, 2015 12:09 CET

Renault aims to improve its quality and customer satisfaction ratings by moving its Americas chief, Denis Barbier, to a new role overseeing those two areas.... Read More »

Renault slated to add Cherie Blair to board

March 14, 2015 22:00 CET

Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, could land a seat on the Renault board of directors next month.... Read More »

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Ghosn sees Renault-Nissan passing No. 3 GM by 2018

March 9, 2015 06:15 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his seven-brand alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. Ghosn discussed topics including the sales race and Dacia's success with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why Renault should plan a U.S. return

2:07 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2015

France's Renault brand will eventually return to the US market, I do predict. Not any time soon, I will concede. But sooner or later.... Read More »

Renault Megane will get sleeker design

March 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The next Renault Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as the automaker seeks to boost demand for a core model whose sales are flagging because of competition from fresher rivals.... Read More »

Ghosn guns for global top 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. He sees the alliance rising from its current No. 4 ranking, even though last year it encountered big troubles in Russia and finished about 1.4 million vehicle sales behind No. 3 General Motors.... Read More »

Nissan’s bullish U.S. forecast calls for overtaking Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Nearly two years ago, Carlos Ghosn bemoaned Nissan Motor Corp.'s lackluster performance in North America as his biggest "disappointment." Now, the CEO's fix-it man, Jose Munoz says the U.S. is a "powerhouse" again and the comeback is gaining speed.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success.... Read More »

Lada proves popular in Crimea's vacated car market

Feb. 26, 2015 13:40 CET

Lada, Russia's biggest car brand, has become a favorite in Crimea after its annexation by Vladimir Putin's government. The first official Lada dealership opened in October and local customers are now ordering up to 300 cars a month, compared with the 155 sold in 2013, when Crimea was part of Ukraine.... Read More »

Renault delays AvtoVAZ consolidation

Feb. 12, 2015 17:19 CET

Renault may delay adding Russian unit AvtoVAZ to its books, insulating the company from the country's political and economic turmoil. Renault originally intended to consolidate AvtoVAZ, which builds Ladas, this year but finance chief Dominique Thormann said that probably will not happen in 2015.... Read More »

Renault pledges 2015 profit gain on product offensive

Feb. 12, 2015 08:28 CET

Renault is targeting further sales and earnings improvement this year after strong European deliveries of its low-cost Dacia cars and small SUVs helped to more than tripled full-year profit.... Read More »

Renault halts Moscow output on Russian sales slump

Feb. 11, 2015 16:06 CET

Renault will stop production at its Moscow factory for three weeks in response to a slump in Russian car sales. Renault's vehicle sales in the country fell 32 percent last month in a market down 24 percent.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan posts record 2014 sales but fails to gain ground on Ghosn's No. 3 goal

Feb. 10, 2015 11:02 CET

Renault-Nissan increased combined global vehicle sales by 2.5 percent to 8.47 million last year, but the alliance is no closer to CEO Carlos Ghosn's goal of becoming one of the world's top three automakers.... Read More »

Mitsubishi said to be in talks with Nissan for midsize sedan

10:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

After dumping Renault as a possible partner for small- and midsize sedans, Mitsubishi has entered talks with Nissan as an alternative source for a badly needed midsize vehicle. A deal would help beleaguered Mitsubishi plug a hole in a sparse lineup that is hurt by an aging compact Lancer sedan and the discontinuation of the larger midsize Galant.... Read More »

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Renault taps partner Nissan to boost quality

Feb. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has been working hard to improve the quality of its cars following criticism by customers and industry experts. Philippe Prevel, Renault's former quality chief, explained the group's quality control strategy to Automotive News Europe shortly before being reassigned at the automaker.... Read More »

Nissan Rogue shipments to U.S. to be boosted by 38% to 110,000

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Renault-Nissan will export 38 percent more Nissan Rogue crossovers to the U.S. from South Korea in 2015 than planned earlier, to meet rising demand in North America.... Read More »

Renault CEO Ghosn says one-third of Russian car market will vanish as recession deepens

Feb. 3, 2015 12:02 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Russia's car market will probably shrink by another fifth this year, putting pressure on the alliance he leads after it teamed up with AvtoVAZ to strengthen its leading position in the country.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Faurecia helps cut CO2 in new Renault Twingo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Faurecia's emissions control systems helps the third-generation Renault Twingo reduce fuel consumption by 26 percent to 4.2 liters per 100km and cuts CO2 emissions by 35 grams per kilometer to 95g/km in variants with the 1.0-liter gasoline engine equipped with stop-start technology.... Read More »

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Kadjar crossover is key to Renault's growth, Ghosn says

Feb. 2, 2015 17:02 CET

Renault's new Kadjar will play a key role in the brand's global growth and profitability plans, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The model is forecast to become the No. 3 seller in Europe's compact crossover segment starting in 2016.... Read More »

Planned Mitsubishi sedan falls victim to currency woes

7:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Punishing foreign exchange rates have torpedoed plans to add a Korea-built midsize sedan to Mitsubishi's U.S. lineup. Dealers had been banking on the sedan, sourced from a Renault-Nissan assembly plant in Busan, South Korea, since the plan was disclosed in November 2013.... Read More »

After ending its long downturn, Europe sees positive signs in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Europe's six-year sales slump finally ended in 2014 as more than 80 percent of the brands competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase.... Read More »

Renault expects to make 3,000 Alpine cars a year

Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 CET

A Renault executive has revealed the output expectations for the automaker's Alpine-badged sports car. "In terms of scale, on average [annual production] volume will be about 3,000 cars, with a peak of 5,000 initially due to the novelty factor," Alpine head Bernard Ollivier told Reuters in an interview.... Read More »

 
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