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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

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 »

 

Renault's 2013 sales gain 3% on strong demand for Dacia brand

Jan. 21, 2014 14:17 CET
Renault sold 3 percent more cars last year on surging demand for the automaker's no-frills Dacia brand, whose sales jumped 19 percent.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

GM's massive missed opportunity in Europe

2:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
General Motors never should have dumped Daewoo in favor of Chevrolet in Europe eight years ago. Had GM stuck with Daewoo it could have gone head to head against Renault's successful low-cost Dacia brand.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

GM's massive missed opportunity in Europe

2:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
General Motors never should have dumped Daewoo in favor of Chevrolet in Europe eight years ago. Had GM stuck with Daewoo it could have gone head to head against Renault's successful low-cost Dacia brand.... Read More »

 

Renault expands Morocco plant to meet strong Dacia demand in Europe

Oct. 9, 2013 11:54 CET
Renault is expanding Dacia production at its plant in Tangier, Morocco, to help meet strong demand in Europe for the Sandero, the carmaker's top-selling model in the region.... Read More »

 

Renault begins work on Algeria plant

Oct. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault started construction of a plant in Algeria to expand its presence in North Africa where car sales are expected to rise by more than 100,000 in the next two years.... Read More »

 

Renault starts sales of locally built Duster in Indonesia

Sept. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault has started sales of locally assembled Duster SUVs in Indonesia as it seeks to boost growth outside slumping Europe.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Dacia Duster gets more rugged look

Sept. 4, 2013 06:01 CET
Dacia's best-selling model, the Duster SUV, gets a more rugged look to increase its appeal.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Western automakers watch nervously as Russian market stalls

Aug. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Global automakers are nervously monitoring Russia's car market as a sales slide threatens billions of euros committed to increase manufacturing capacity in the country.... Read More »

 

Renault first-half deliveries fall 1.9% on Europe

July 12, 2013 11:34 CET
Renault's first-half vehicle sales fell 1.9% as a contraction in Europe's car market weighed down increases abroad. A 17% rise in Dacia volume was a bright spot for the automaker.... Read More »

 

Dacia completes EU rollout with Denmark sales start

June 19, 2013 06:01 CET
Dacia has started selling its Lodgy minivan in Denmark, the latest western European market for Renault's no-frills brand that was originally created for developing markets. The expansion into Denmark marks the completion of Dacia's rollout in the EU.... Read More »

 

2013 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS CONGRESS

Dacia benefits from downsizing trend in Europe

June 12, 2013 17:00 CET
Dacia is the symbol of a new consumer trend for affordable cars in austerity-hit Europe, said Arnaud Deboeuf, Renault's entry-program director.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Chevrolet slumps in Europe

June 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Chevrolet -- General Motors' best-selling brand globally -- is falling further behind rivals in Europe as the region's buyers turn their backs on the marque's aging product lineup. Steep declines of Chevy's best-selling models in Europe pushed down the brand's sales in the region by 33 percent to 45,706 in a total market down 7 percent, according to industry body ACEA. Chevy's market share was 1.1 percent, down from 1.5 percent during the same period last year.... Read More »

 

Renault's Dacia will not get a minicar, Tavares says

May 31, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault's Dacia will not join Europe's minicar segment, the automaker's Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares said. The segment is gaining in importance as the economy slumps.... Read More »

 

Renault expects 5% dip for European car market

May 16, 2013 09:34 CET
Renault expects the European car market to shrink 5 percent this year over last year, Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares said. The French carmaker foresees the European market being "slightly better" in the remaining three quarters of this year than the first three months, when European market sales fell 10 percent after a "very poor performance," Tavares said.... Read More »

 

Morocco bids to build auto industry for the region

April 20, 2013 06:15 CET
Morocco is aiming to become a major auto-producing market in the North African region. At present, the heavily agricultural country is host to only two Renault Group plants and may need to develop a better qualified workforce before it can attract further automakers.... Read More »

 

Dacia says strikes may push production to Morocco

April 10, 2013 15:05 CET
Renault's Dacia unit may shift output to cheaper sites in Morocco if a pay conflict in Romania escalates. Workers at Dacia's assembly plant went on strike for two days demanding a 40 percent pay increase.... Read More »

 

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