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Renault will invest $1.2B in French EV production

June 14, 2018 16:05 CET

Renault will invest more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to increase EV production capacity in France and add new models.... Read More »

Swedish road project could slash cost of EVs

May 14, 2018 20:28 CET

An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of EVs, project backers Vattenfall and Elways said.... Read More »

Renault said to shift more Clio production to Turkey

March 16, 2018 18:00 CET

Renault plans to move more production of its Clio subcompact to Turkey, Reuters reported. The shift is likely to be the start of a French manufacturing phaseout for the brand's top-selling model, a move that would be politically sensitive in France.... Read More »

Buick raises forecasts for Regal wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Buick believes the vehicle could account for as much as 50 percent of Regal sales in the U.S.... Read More »

Renault strives to keep Zoe competitive in growing EV market

Jan. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Renault's Zoe has been Europe's top-selling EV for three years in a row, but the automaker is anticipating that the competition will get much tougher, and quickly.... Read More »

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BLOG: PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that could be a possible rival to Renault's Twizy.... Read More »

Renault, Daimler joint engine will launch in Scenic

Dec. 15, 2017 11:34 CET

The Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic will be the first vehicles to use a new 1.3-liter gasoline engine developed jointly by Renault and Daimler. The Mercedes A class is also expected to get the engine.... Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

 
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