Renault

Renault-Nissan names teams to find more synergies

March 14, 2018 12:00 CET
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance continued its management reorganization by naming members of new teams designed to find additional synergies in purchasing, engineering and other departments.

Renault-Nissan sees autonomous deliveries taking lead over robotaxis

March 13, 2018 16:55 CET
Early conversations around driverless cars have focused on robot taxis because taking the human driver out of a cab seemed like the quickest path to profitability. Renault-Nissan sees autonomous delivery as the more lucrative venture.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018
The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Nissan, flush with cash, may get chance to weaken France's grip on Renault partnership

11:08 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2018
After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault, Nissan may have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart if the government agrees to sell its 15 percent stake.

Renault deepens pact with Alibaba as part of China sales push

March 8, 2018 15:20 CET
Renault is deepening a partnership with Alibaba to boost sales in China, a market the automaker is counting on as the biggest growth pillar in the coming years. As part of Renault's push, Chinese consumers will be able to buy the company's cars online through Alibaba's Tmall service.

Renault-Nissan cross-shareholding ratio will remain the same, Nissan says

March 8, 2018 09:25 CET
Nissan says the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has no plans to change cross-shareholding ratios of its member companies. The response follows a Reuters report saying that Nissan was in talks with Renault over a closer tie-up that would lead to a merger.

Renault-Nissan deny talks to buy France's Renault stake in merger prelude

March 7, 2018 18:07 CET
Renault and Nissan denied a report that the companies are in talks to buy the French state out of its holding in Renault in a prelude to a merger between the two automakers.

Nissan in talks to buy France's Renault stake in merger prelude, report says

12:35 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2018
Renault and alliance partner Nissan are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state's 15 percent Renault holding, Reuters reported.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

EZ-GO concept showcases Renault's robotaxi plans

March 6, 2018 15:12 CET
The Renault EZ-GO offers a look at the automaker's plans for a robotaxi service, which it aims to start by 2022. The driverless electric concept seats six passengers and Renault envisions attracting customers for the model from municipal transit authorities, hotels and other service businesses.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Renault offers 3 new Alpine A110 variants

March 6, 2018 15:48 CET
Renault is seeking to broaden the appeal of the Alpine A110 sports coupe with three new versions: a minimalist Pure edition, a comfort-oriented Legende model, and the track-only GT4, with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2 kg per horsepower.

Mergers within Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance possible, Ghosn says

March 2, 2018 10:43 CET
Carlos Ghosn does not rule out the possibility of mergers among members of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, but said this was not necessarily a goal.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will speed up collaborations in key areas

March 1, 2018 10:23 CET
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is looking to extend its convergence in purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and supply chains. It named new project leaders for some of its key business areas.

Renault picks Sweden for first EV-only showroom

Feb. 23, 2018 06:01 CET
Renault chose Sweden, Europe's No. 3 market for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, for its first showroom dedicated to EVs

PETER SIGAL

Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2018
Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars will be autonomous, connected and electric. The open questions include: What shape will that future take? When will it get here?

Ghosn's final challenge: Secure future of the alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.

Ghosn pledges 'irreversible' Renault alliance with Nissan

Feb. 16, 2018 11:29 CET
Carlos Ghosn pledged to cement Renault's partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi, saying the companies will come up with a plan in the next few weeks to make the alliance "irreversible."

Renault posts record earnings, strengthening Ghosn's hand

Feb. 16, 2018 08:35 CET
Renault posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering CEO Carlos Ghosn's position in the face of government demands for a clearer succession plan and deeper integration with alliance partner Nissan.

Renault confirms departure of Ghosn's joint deputy

Feb. 14, 2018 18:49 CET
Renault confirmed the departure of its chief performance officer, Stefan Mueller. His exit clears the way for Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.

PETER SIGAL

Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018
Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative e-sports world, with the goal of selling more real cars to fans of racing- and auto-themed games.

Renault to appoint finance execs to board after Desmarest exit

Feb. 13, 2018 22:20 CET
Renault will add insurance boss Thierry Derez and former Credit Suisse France CEO Pierre Fleuriot to its board, sources said.

Renault confirms departure of board member Desmarest

Feb. 13, 2018 16:34 CET
Renault said board member Thierry Desmarest would leave the company on Feb. 15. Desmarest is said to be concerned about the recruitment process for a deputy to CEO Carols Ghosn.

France backs Renault COO nomination, seeks Nissan integration

Feb. 12, 2018 15:59 CET
The French government will back Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's nominee for chief operating officer but its support for Ghosn's own contract renewal may hinge on a deeper tie-up with Nissan.

Renault board member quits ahead of CEO succession meeting, report says

Feb. 11, 2018 20:25 CET
Renault board member Thierry Desmarest has resigned from the automaker, Reuters reported, days ahead of a meeting at which CEO Carlos Ghosn will ask directors to back his chosen successor's appointment.

Renault's joint No. 2 Mueller said to quit, clearing CEO succession path

Feb. 9, 2018 22:39 CET
Renault Chief Performance Officer Stefan Mueller is leaving the automaker, sources said. The move likely clears the way for rival candidate Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Renault-Nissan, Ford partners join China car-sharing network

Feb. 7, 2018 10:00 CET
Renault-Nissan may supply electric cars for a car-sharing service Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is setting up with 12 automakers, including the local partners of Ford.

 
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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