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Renault, suppliers to invest $1 billion in Moroccan component production

April 11, 2016 11:58 CET

Renault and a group of suppliers will invest $1.04 billion in Morocco to build an "industry ecosystem" to help boost local production of components.... Read More »

Dacia will focus on marketing as sales momentum stalls

March 30, 2016 10:58 CET

Dacia will focus on boosting brand recognition this year as the sales growth that Renault's low-cost unit had during the European downturn slows.... Read More »

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia

March 21, 2016 16:18 CET

Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ's new boss faces a tough job at Russian carmaker

March 16, 2016 10:28 CET

Nicolas Maure, brought in to turn around Renault-Nissan's Russian carmaker, AvtoVAZ, faces a tough challenge at a company where his predecessor, Bo Andersson, failed to stop sales from falling and could not overcome powerful vested interests among shareholders, suppliers and workers.... Read More »

Renault Romania chief Maure to become AvtoVAZ CEO

March 15, 2016 12:42 CET

Nicolas Maure, the head of Renault's Romanian business, will replace Bo Andersson as CEO of AvtoVAZ, Russia's biggest automaker.... Read More »

Renault Romania chief to become AvtoVAZ CEO, report says

March 15, 2016 10:25 CET

Nicolas Maure, the head of Renault's Romanian subsidiary Dacia, will replace Bo Andersson as CEO of Lada owner AvtoVAZ, Russia's largest automaker, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Cadillac's plan to speed rollouts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Cadillac's plan to speed rollouts; Plug-in Prius peek?; GM rentals for Lyft drivers; Investors sue VW; Google's plea; Ford rating rises; AvtoVAZ boss; Subaru inventory lowest.... Read More »

Fiat expects low-cost compact car family to mimic Dacia's success

Oct. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat expects to mimic the success of Renault's no-frills Dacia brand with its new compact car range based on the Aegea concept. The first car in the family will be the Tipo sedan.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan will cut jobs, production in India

Aug. 20, 2015 12:32 CET

Renault-Nissan plans to cut several hundred jobs in India and reduce production at its plant near Chennai. The move is in reaction to slowing sales caused by the slow pace of new product launches and growing competition from rivals such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.... Read More »

Renault's Ghosn expects turnaround for brand's stalled passenger cars

July 8, 2015 12:36 CET

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn expects the French automaker's weak spot – global passenger-car sales – to become a strength soon because of a product offensive that includes the all-new Talisman and Kadjar as well as the forthcoming debut of a new-generation Megane.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why Ford stumbled with the EcoSport

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

Ford stumbled with the EcoSport and was forced to make a quick redesign to address poor sales. So what went wrong?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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 »

Renault's 2014 sales rise 3% as budget cars offset Russia drop

Jan. 19, 2015 10:40 CET

Renault delivered 3 percent more vehicles globally last year as strong European sales of cars such as the Renault Captur and no-frills Dacia Sandero helped offset falling demand in Russia and South America.... Read More »

Renault gets boost from ratings agency

Nov. 12, 2014 11:47 CET

Renault's debt was raised to investment grade by Fitch Ratings, which said the carmaker's Dacia brand and its expanding sales outside Europe are improving profitability. The agency also increased Renault's credit rating by one level.... Read More »

Renault's revenue rises on Dacia, Europe

Oct. 29, 2014 21:26 CET

Renault reported a 7 percent increase in revenue in the third quarter, boosted by higher demand for low-cost Dacia models in its home region. Revenue rose to 8.53 billion euros ($10.9 billion) from 7.99 billion euros a year earlier.... Read More »

Renault mulls engine plant in Morocco to serve growing car production

Oct. 3, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault is considering building engines in Morocco to serve growing production in the country and trim costs.... Read More »

Renault mulls cutting Dacia's lineup

Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault must decide whether to cut the Logan MCV station wagon, Dokker car-derived van or Lodgy compact minivan from Dacia's lineup, a company spokesman confirmed. The models are at risk because of a market shift away from vans and stations wagons.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Nissan, Renault, Dacia and Lada benefit from low-cost car vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014

The global reach of Renault's budget-car program, which was dreamed up by former Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer, was in evidence at the Moscow auto show where seven models underpinned by the automaker's B0 low-cost platform were on display.... Read More »

Renault puts more focus on India, Iran

July 20, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault is splitting its Asia Pacific region in two to help boost sales growth in India and the Middle East. Renault expects China and India will become the world's two leading economies within the next 20 years.... Read More »

Renault's first-half deliveries rise 5% on Dacia demand

July 7, 2014 12:20 CET

Renault's global auto sales rose 5 percent in the first six months on stronger demand for its Dacia brand. Group deliveries in Europe rose 18 percent, outpacing an overall market increase of 7 percent.... Read More »

Auto recovery takes firmer hold in France

May 2, 2014 09:57 CET

Renault led a 6 percent gain in French new-car sales in April as the European auto market recovery took a firmer hold in the region's third-biggest market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Renault aims to be Europe's 2nd-largest brand by 2017

April 9, 2014 06:15 CET

Renault aims to be Europe's No. 2 brand by unit sales after Volkswagen, the automaker's Europe boss, Stefan Mueller, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Renault 2013 profit advances 59% on gains for Dacia brand

Feb. 13, 2014 08:04 CET

Renault said full-year earnings rose 59 percent as low-cost cars from the company's Dacia division pushed delivery growth and the automaker reduced costs.... Read More »

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 3. This edition looks at Europe's 2013 winners and losers in terms of sales and features interviews with BMW development chief Herbert Diess and new Mercedes sales boss Ola Kaellenius.... Read More »

Renault resumes Iran shipments for car production

Jan. 29, 2014 16:05 CET

Renault has resumed shipments to Iran and expects its car production in the country to pick up progressively throughout the first half of 2014.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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