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Renault opens test track in China

Oct. 3, 2017 12:24 CET

Renault has opened a test track for vehicles built at its JV with Dongfeng Motor in central China. Renault builds the Koleos and Kadjar crossovers in China under the venture.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe

Sept. 8, 2017 15:29 CET

Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than the slow-selling, smaller model it suceeds.The Koleos gives the brand a competitive midsize SUV at a time when European consumers are turning away from similarly sized sedans and station wagons.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Renault design boss knows which line matters most

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker has his own take on the word.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Renault faces tough task staying Europe's No. 2 brand as product push slows

March 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault has overtaken Ford and Opel to become the second-largest brand in Europe by unit sales, but analysts say that success will be harder to maintain in 2017 as growth in the overall European market slows and the product pipeline empties out.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Renault Megane

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's factory in Palencia, Spain. Output is expected to peak at more than 210,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NICK GIBBS

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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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 »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 7. The new edition looks at how Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW and reclaim the title of world’s top-selling premium brand, achieving his target four years ahead of schedule.... Read More »

How GM pulled a fast one in EV one-upmanship

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

General Motors quoted a 250-mile range claim for the European version of the Chevy Bolt electric car ahead of the Paris auto show, then significantly upped up that to 310 miles at the show.... Read More »

Renault to test self-driving Zoe EVs in China

Oct. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault plans to test a fleet of self-driving Zoe electric cars in Wuhan, China, in November to demonstrate its autonomous-driving technology.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Renault defends EV headstart with 400 km range for Zoe EV

Sept. 29, 2016 15:13 CET

Renault is nearly doubling the range of the battery-powered Zoe subcompact to keep ahead of competitors as they ramp up electric-vehicle offerings. The Zoe will be able to travel as far as 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge, compared with 240 km now..... Read More »

Renault targets 3.5% market share in China

Sept. 27, 2016 14:45 CET

Renault says it is targeting a 3.5 percent market share in China through its partnership with Dongfeng.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to make a film that plays on how many different ways a minivan can be used.... Read More »

Renault's Turkey unit to begin production of new Megane sedan

Sept. 7, 2016 14:23 CET

Renault's Turkish unit will begin production of the Megane sedan following a $225 million investment. The automaker plans annual capacity of 90,000 vehicles.... Read More »

ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday

Sept. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 5. This month's edition looks at why Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model S.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman

6:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. Output is expected to peak at more than 53,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Renault's new SUVs push brand past Ford to become No. 2 in Europe

Aug. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault's push into hot-selling SUV/crossover segments has paid off after the brand overtook Ford to become Europe's No. 2 brand by vehicle sales.... Read More »

Renault outpaces European sales recovery

July 8, 2016 11:48 CET

Renault said its global sales rose 13 percent to a new record of 1.57 million vehicles in the first half of the year, as a product offensive helped it to outpace a recovering European market. Renault kept its full-year market outlook that European car sales will grow more than 5 percent.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Smart CEO Winkler outlines plan to keep Daimler brand profitable, 'unique'

June 16, 2016 06:01 CET

The fortunes of Daimler's Smart brand have rebounded after some tough times with the latest ForTwo and ForFour models that are built in partnership with Renault-Nissan. Smart CEO Annette Winkler explained to Automotive News Europe about how she sees the brand's future.... Read More »

 
Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Opel's loss of key executives makes turnaround much harder

Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Opel faces a tough task replacing the automaker's award-winning marketing chief, Tina Mueller, who i ...
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Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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The auto industry's move toward electrification has been driven by the rising anti-diesel sentiment ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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