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Renault taps partner Nissan to boost quality

Feb. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has been working hard to improve the quality of its cars following criticism by customers and industry experts. Philippe Prevel, Renault's former quality chief, explained the group's quality control strategy to Automotive News Europe shortly before being reassigned at the automaker....
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Nissan Rogue shipments to U.S. to be boosted by 38% to 110,000

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Renault-Nissan will export 38 percent more Nissan Rogue crossovers to the U.S. from South Korea in 2015 than planned earlier, to meet rising demand in North America....
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Renault CEO Ghosn says one-third of Russian car market will vanish as recession deepens

Feb. 3, 2015 12:02 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Russia's car market will probably shrink by another fifth this year, putting pressure on the alliance he leads after it teamed up with AvtoVAZ to strengthen its leading position in the country....
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Kadjar crossover is key to Renault's growth, Ghosn says

Feb. 2, 2015 17:02 CET

Renault's new Kadjar will play a key role in the brand's global growth and profitability plans, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The model is forecast to become the No. 3 seller in Europe's compact crossover segment starting in 2016....
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Planned Mitsubishi sedan falls victim to currency woes

7:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Punishing foreign exchange rates have torpedoed plans to add a Korea-built midsize sedan to Mitsubishi's U.S. lineup. Dealers had been banking on the sedan, sourced from a Renault-Nissan assembly plant in Busan, South Korea, since the plan was disclosed in November 2013....
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After ending its long downturn, Europe sees positive signs in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Europe's six-year sales slump finally ended in 2014 as more than 80 percent of the brands competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase....
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Renault expects to make 3,000 Alpine cars a year

Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 CET

A Renault executive has revealed the output expectations for the automaker's Alpine-badged sports car. "In terms of scale, on average [annual production] volume will be about 3,000 cars, with a peak of 5,000 initially due to the novelty factor," Alpine head Bernard Ollivier told Reuters in an interview....
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Renault poised for big boost from new SUV

Jan. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault's new Kadjar will become a top-seller in Europe's key compact SUV segment, according to a forecast. The French automaker needs a boost after its Koleos flopped in a fast-growing niche dominated by alliance partner Nissan's Qashqai....
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Daimler seeks profitability at Smart with 2 minicar sizes

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler hopes to make its Smart small-car unit sustainably profitable by offering the same car in two sizes: the two-seat ForTwo and the four-seat ForFour....
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Renault plans big investment to catch rivals in China

Jan. 19, 2015 17:21 CET

Renault will make "massive investments" in China, where it sees its market share rising as high as 6 percent after the company ramps up sales of locally built vehicles in the world's biggest car market....
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Renault's 2014 sales rise 3% as budget cars offset Russia drop

Jan. 19, 2015 10:40 CET

Renault delivered 3 percent more vehicles globally last year as strong European sales of cars such as the Renault Captur and no-frills Dacia Sandero helped offset falling demand in Russia and South America....
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Renault faces dealer criticism over China strategy

Jan. 15, 2015 14:41 CET

Renault has become the latest foreign carmaker to be targeted by China dealers in disputes over who should bear the brunt of a market slowdown. BMW was persuaded earlier this month to pay $824 million in subsidies to its local dealers....
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Renault seeks fleet sales for new Espace

Jan. 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault hopes its new Espace will appeal to business customers as family buyers increasingly shun minivans. With the latest Espace, the automaker has opted for sleeker crossover styling and now offers an upscale Initiale Paris badged version....
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There's no one way to connect in Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Shad Laws is used to the questioning look he gets when he mentions his employer. Laws is a Silicon Valley project manager for Renault, a French automaker with little visibility in the U.S....
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TECH CENTER

Mining Silicon Valley for must-have car tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Automotive breakthroughs have long come from Detroit, Stuttgart and Tokyo. Yet in a sign of transformation, representatives from some of the world's largest automakers gathered in a converted paper factory in Silicon Valley this fall to catch a glimpse of the next big idea for auto technology....
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In Russia, all are losing, but none are leaving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014

Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia's sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there....
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Renault works on Citroen C4 Cactus rival

Dec. 19, 2014 14:47 CET

Renault is developing an affordable small car that could preview a future rival to the Citroen C4 Cactus....
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Renault-Nissan and AvtoVAZ form Russia's biggest auto parts buyer

Dec. 18, 2014 14:20 CET

The Renault-Nissan alliance and AvtoVAZ will merge their purchasing activities in Russia to create the largest buyer in the country's auto industry....
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Renault-Nissan Alliance shuffles purchasing team

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said today has shuffled its executive purchasing team, promoting Yasuhiro Yamauchi, 58, to executive vice president of the two companies' joint purchasing operation....
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Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015

Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles....
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CARLOS GHOSN, CEO, NISSAN MOTOR CORP.

Ghosn: 'We're going to continue the offensive' in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, 60, is one of the auto industry's longest-serving chief executives. He is pressing the Japanese automaker to reach an 8 percent global market share by the end of March 2017 -- up from 6 percent on Sept. 30, the end of the first half of Nissan's current fiscal year....
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Renault gets boost from ratings agency

Nov. 12, 2014 11:47 CET

Renault's debt was raised to investment grade by Fitch Ratings, which said the carmaker's Dacia brand and its expanding sales outside Europe are improving profitability. The agency also increased Renault's credit rating by one level....
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Renault taps into growing North African market with new Algeria plant

Nov. 10, 2014 12:04 CET

Renault today opened a new factory in Algeria. The company sees growth potential in the country where the ownership rate is 100 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, compared with 500 in western Europe....
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How Renault is cutting costs through more synergies with Nissan

Nov. 10, 2014 06:15 CET

Thierry Bollore has the task of boosting synergies with alliance partner Nissan in his role as chief competitive officer and joint No. 2 at Renault. Bollore spoke about this challenge and other future plans with Automotive News Europe....
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Mitsubishi mulls Renault-Nissan based compact for Europe

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET

A new Mitsubishi compact based on a Renault-Nissan platform could be sold in Europe, Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko said. The automaker's current compact for Europe, the Lancer, has been a disappointment....
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