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Renault plans to build electric Fluence for Chinese brand

Sept. 15, 2014 14:55 CET
Renault plans to build its Fluence electric sedan in China for an unspecified local brand, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.... Read More »



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 »


Daimler seeks boost for Smart from new 4-seat model

July 16, 2014 16:10 CET
Smart took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation. The new ForFour was unveiled alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater, currently the brand's only model.... Read More »


Daimler seeks to jumpstart Smart with revamped ForTwo, new 4-seat model

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014
Smart took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation. The new ForFour was unveiled today alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater.... Read More »


Renault starts assembly of Fluence in Malaysia

May 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is stepping up efforts to grow market share in Southeast Asia by starting local assembly of the Fluence compact sedan in Malaysia.... Read More »


Renault's EV plans hit by weak demand

May 23, 2014 10:04 CET
Renault has been forced to re-think its ambitious electric vehicle plans, a top executive said. "We're not in a situation where the market has followed our forecasts," Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll said.... Read More »



Audi TT, minicars on the rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
The Audi TT, Renault Twingo and Peugeot 108 were big Web winners during the first quarter because of their debuts at the Geneva auto show. The quarter's top performers, however, were the Volkswagen Golf and Land Rover's Range Rover.... Read More »


Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout

April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is targeting the United States in earnest as CEO Carlos Ghosn pushes his companies into common product architectures, manufacturing and r&d.... Read More »


Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is coming to the United States in earnest.... Read More »



Hollywood gives French brands a marketing boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
PSA and Renault are taking a battering in their slumping French domestic market, but globally the automakers are getting a big marketing boost from Hollywood's film industry.... Read More »


Renault aims for No. 2 spot with the Twingo

March 21, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault aims to challenge Fiat's decade-long dominance of the minicar segment with its new Twingo, but says it will not be offering the car at a low price to win sales.... Read More »


70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET
The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo.... Read More »



Renault Twingo: a new French revolution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
The Renault Twingo will stand out in Europe's crowded minicar segment because of its rear-engine layout and rear-wheel drive.... Read More »



Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

March 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as automakers reveal a host of new models.... Read More »



Renault gives the Twingo a radical makeover

Feb. 14, 2014 17:38 CET
Renault is touting a sporty design, maneuverability and a roomy interior as features that will boost sales of its new rear-wheel-drive Twingo in Europe's highly competitive minicar segment.... Read More »



Renault moves upscale with new, rwd Twingo

Feb. 11, 2014 14:12 CET
Renault will unveil its new Twingo minicar at the Geneva auto show in March. The minicar is the automaker's first production model resulting from its production alliance with Daimler.... Read More »


Renault-Nissan's platform plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Carlos Ghosn says the Renault-Nissan Alliance he heads will roll out two shared vehicle platforms, each of which will underpin more than 3 million vehicles, by 2016 as part of a cost-cutting plan.... Read More »



Honeywell turbo reduces CO2 in new Renault Clio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Honeywell’s turbocharger in the new Renault Clio helps the car’s new 90-hp 1.5-liter dCi diesel achieve fuel consumption as low as 3.2 liters per 100km and emissions of 83g/km, down from previous best of 106g/km and 3.4 liters per 100km in the powerplant that was replaced. Another way Renault improved the new Clio’s fuel economy is by reducing weight by about 100kg compared with the past-generation car by using lighter materials and components.... Read More »



PSA's hits and one miss

Dec. 4, 2013 13:55 CET
PSA has been responsible for some of the biggest automotive innovations of the past few decades. Now, that innovation is under threat as the automaker slashes investment in the face of falling sales.... Read More »



How PSA and France ran out of gas

Dec. 4, 2013 12:34 CET
PSA has spent years watching rivals find great success outside of Europe. Now both PSA and France must find a way -- if there is one -- to compete globally. In PSA's case, the company's future is at stake.... Read More »


Smart will unveil new ForTwo, ForFour models next year

Nov. 6, 2013 11:03 CET
Daimler's Smart brand is seeking to revive its fortunes with the release of two refreshed models, the ForTwo and ForFour, next year.... 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 »



Renault will launch upscale Initiale Paris line in China

Sept. 11, 2013 11:19 CET
Renault will sell upscale vehicles under its new Initiale Paris badge in China as well as Europe to compete with French rival Citroen's DS line.... Read More »



Renault concept will preview Initiale Paris upscale line

Sept. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault will unveil a concept car at the Frankfurt auto show that will preview both its forthcoming Initiale Paris upscale line and the successor to the Espace large minivan.... Read More »



Smart previews new four-seat model with FourJoy concept

4:19 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
Smart says its FourJoy concept previews its new four-seat model that will go on sale in 2014.... Read More »


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