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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 »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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 »

 

Carmakers worry emerging markets gloom could overshadow European recovery

March 4, 2014 11:40 CET
Renault has trimmed its growth forecast for the global car market this year, in a sign that the industry is becoming increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets even as demand in Europe starts to pick up.... Read More »

 

Carlos vs. Carlos: PSA move turns double-act to rivalry

March 3, 2014 22:32 CET
Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisis-defying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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 CEO Ghosn postpones profit goal again

Feb. 13, 2014 16:05 CET
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's latest revenue and profit targets for the automaker have sparked mixed reaction from analysts, some saying the company was playing it safe while others were more skeptical.... 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 »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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 car sales rose 2% in 2013, boosted by China, U.S. growth

Feb. 7, 2014 11:56 CET
Renault and Nissan said their combined global vehicle sales rose 2 percent to 8.27 million vehicles last year, an all-time high for the alliance, propelled by record sales in China and the United States.... Read More »

 

Renault names former PSA exec Wertans as global sales boss

Feb. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault named Nicolas Wertans, PSA's former international sales chief, as its new global sales boss.... Read More »

 

Nissan will boost Micra production at French Renault plant, report says

Feb. 4, 2014 13:09 CET
Nissan plans to increase planned production of its Micra hatchback at a Renault factory in France after 2016, a report said.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

Daimler is open to further Renault-Nissan cooperation; projects with Tesla

Jan. 31, 2014 10:23 CET
Daimler is open to broadening its cooperation with partners Renault and Nissan to include other car segments and to new projects with Tesla, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan raises savings targets

Jan. 30, 2014 18:08 CET
Renault-Nissan named executives to lead efforts to converge manufacturing, r&d, purchasing and human resources.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan raises savings targets in cooperation push

12:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Renault-Nissan announced plans to accelerate integration between the carmakers by stepping up joint projects in development, manufacturing, purchasing and human resources.... 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 »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Will Renault and Nissan drift apart when Ghosn goes?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
The likelihood that Renault-Nissan will appoint a single executive to succeed Carlos Ghosn to run both automakers is remote. Will the alliance unwind if the automakers are headed by two different CEOs?... Read More »

 

CAR CUTAWAY

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 »

 

Renault, Nissan said to plan alliance managers for projects

6:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Renault and Nissan will announce new managers for their alliance to increase cooperation between the two, a person familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

 

Tavares could take helm of PSA in March, report says

Jan. 25, 2014 15:17 CET
Carlos Tavares could take over as CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen in March, sources said. Tavares, the former No. 2 at rival Renault, joined PSA as CEO-in-waiting on Jan. 1.... Read More »

 

Tavares could take helm of Peugeot in March, report says

9:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Carlos Tavares could take over as chief executive of PSA Peugeot Citroen in March, two sources close to the situation said. Tavares, the former second in command at rival Renault, joined the loss-making French carmaker as CEO-in-waiting on Jan. 1.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan said to plan joint managers for manufacturing, engineering

Jan. 24, 2014 14:23 CET
Renault-Nissan is said to plan the appointment of two new joint managers to oversee engineering and manufacturing. The move is part of a wider plan to boost alliance savings to 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) annually in 2016.... Read More »

 

Renault, Nissan to combine manufacturing, r&d for $4 billion annual savings, report says

8:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Renault and Nissan will combine their manufacturing and r&d functions in a move that will save the alliance more than 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) a year, a report said.... Read More »

 

Renault eyes return to Iran when sanctions are lifted

Jan. 23, 2014 13:38 CET
Renault could re-enter Iran once trade sanctions against the country are eliminated as the auto market is poised to grow by at least 50 percent, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.... Read More »

 

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