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Renault-Nissan's Ghosn intent on staying ahead in electric cars

Jan. 18, 2017 18:03 CET

Renault-Nissan has sold more than 400,000 electric cars globally and is planning further investment to maintain its market lead, the alliance's CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with help from Renault. At 160 km, the Daimler subsidiary's electric drivetrain has a 10 percent longer range under the European testing regime than the previous powertrain.... Read More »

Renault reports record 2016 sales, expects further growth

Jan. 17, 2017 12:35 CET

Renault Group sales rose 13 percent in 2016 to a record 3.18 million vehicles thanks to growth in Europe and in overseas markets such as India and Iran as the automaker expects more progress this year.... Read More »

French emissions probes could widen beyond Renault, minister says

Jan. 15, 2017 09:46 CET

A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said.... Read More »

Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault and Fiat Chrysler

Jan. 13, 2017 18:49 CET

European carmakers were drawn into a widening probe of diesel emissions testing, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers from Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

Renault emissions are being investigated by French prosecutors, report says

Jan. 13, 2017 12:11 CET

French prosecutors are investigating Renault over suspected cheating on vehicle exhaust emissions, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office told Reuters.... Read More »

Renault expects 30% production boost for Clio in Slovenia

Jan. 12, 2017 11:17 CET

Renault's Slovenian unit will create 340 new jobs by the end of this month as it expects production of a face-lifted Clio model, which begins in March at the plant, to help boost annual output by 30 percent.... Read More »

France's Le Pen says she would seek Trump-style repatriation of car plants

Jan. 10, 2017 11:02 CET

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods if she wins office, potentially threatening Renault and PSA plants in low cost countries.... Read More »

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Microsoft drives car software push with Renault-Nissan deal

Jan. 6, 2017 09:40 CET

Microsoft is rebooting its push to sell car software in a bid to keep up with Google and Apple. The Renault-Nissan alliance will be the first customer for Microsoft's Connected Vehicle Platform, which provides carmakers with a set of services built on Microsoft's Azure cloud.... Read More »

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Female designers want more done to lure next wave of women stylists

Dec. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Women such as Martina Starke at BMW and Agneta Dahlgren at Renault are shaping the designs of today's vehicles, but they are the exception. The field remains male dominated, they say.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW 3-liter diesel settlement near?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

VW 3-liter diesel settlement near?; Report: GM to halt Detroit plant 3 weeks; Waymo-ready Pacificas; Nissan partners to share EV platform?; Traverse tease; Autonomy in overdrive.... Read More »

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi will share electric car platform, paper says

Dec. 18, 2016 09:11 CET

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will combine their electric vehicle platforms to reduce prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars, the Nikkei newspaper said... Read More »

Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge

Dec. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle business. During his 28-year career with the automaker, Normand helped Ghosn to fix Nissan and most recently led Renault's China expansion.... Read More »

Ghosn poised for third salary after being confirmed as Mitsubishi chairman

Dec. 14, 2016 10:06 CET

Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is set to receive a third salary after Nissan-controlled Mitsubishi Motors approved his appointment as its chairman, along with a tripling in compensation for board members.... Read More »

Renault and Nissan will use common platform for EVs

Dec. 13, 2016 11:25 CET

Renault and Nissan will build the next Zoe and Leaf electric cars on a new common platform. The cars will have different exterior styling but will share underpinnings and electric motors, said Arnaud Deboeuf, a senior alliance executive.... Read More »

Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years

Dec. 8, 2016 11:53 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market since December 2014, helped by government incentives. Adjusted for selling days, volume fell 4 percent.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration

Dec. 7, 2016 10:50 CET

Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan to replace powertrain chief as problems mount, report says

9:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far.... Read More »

France has not ruled out banning some diesel sales

Nov. 25, 2016 09:58 CET

France will seek more information from criminal investigations into Renault and VW diesel emissions before deciding whether to ban any of their cars from sale, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.... Read More »

Renault unions order stoppages over flexible working demands

Nov. 14, 2016 19:34 CET

Unions at Renault have called for work stoppages in France as they resist demands for greater working time flexibility. The stoppages could hit production of the Renault Clio and Zoe hatchbacks, and the Nissan Micra.... Read More »

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BLOG: Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and its Opel Ampera-e sibling but for now Renault is ahead with its Zoe, which is Europe's best-selling EV.... Read More »

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief

Nov. 8, 2016 13:31 CET

Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world's top-selling premium brand.... Read More »

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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly

Nov. 7, 2016 14:34 CET

Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of giving SUV styling to people movers. With the fourth-generation Scenic, Renault stays focused on winning family buyers by emphasizing the vehicle’s roominess, comfort and practicality.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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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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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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