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Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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GHOSN'S GOAL

Renault-Nissan will be No. 3 globally in 3 years, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains confident that by 2018 his alliance will rank as one of the world's three largest automakers. He sees the alliance rising from its current No. 4 ranking, even though last year it encountered big troubles in Russia and finished about 1.4 million vehicle sales behind No. 3 General Motors....
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Nissan's big bet on America

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015
Nearly two years ago, Carlos Ghosn bemoaned Nissan Motor Corp.'s lackluster performance in North America as his biggest "disappointment." Now, the CEO's fix-it man, Jose Munoz says the U.S. is a "powerhouse" again and the comeback is gaining speed....
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Lada proves popular in Crimea's vacated car market

Feb. 26, 2015 13:40 CET
Lada, Russia's biggest car brand, has become a favorite in Crimea after its annexation by Vladimir Putin's government. The first official Lada dealership opened in October and local customers are now ordering up to 300 cars a month, compared with the 155 sold in 2013, when Crimea was part of Ukraine....
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Renault delays AvtoVAZ consolidation

Feb. 12, 2015 17:19 CET
Renault may delay adding Russian unit AvtoVAZ to its books, insulating the company from the country's political and economic turmoil. Renault originally intended to consolidate AvtoVAZ, which builds Ladas, this year but finance chief Dominique Thormann said that probably will not happen in 2015....
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Renault pledges 2015 profit gain on product offensive

Feb. 12, 2015 08:28 CET
Renault is targeting further sales and earnings improvement this year after strong European deliveries of its low-cost Dacia cars and small SUVs helped to more than tripled full-year profit....
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Renault halts Moscow output on Russian sales slump

Feb. 11, 2015 16:06 CET
Renault will stop production at its Moscow factory for three weeks in response to a slump in Russian car sales. Renault's vehicle sales in the country fell 32 percent last month in a market down 24 percent....
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Renault-Nissan posts record 2014 sales but fails to gain ground on Ghosn's No. 3 goal

Feb. 10, 2015 11:02 CET
Renault-Nissan increased combined global vehicle sales by 2.5 percent to 8.47 million last year, but the alliance is no closer to CEO Carlos Ghosn's goal of becoming one of the world's top three automakers....
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Mitsubishi said to be in talks with Nissan for midsize sedan

10:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015
After dumping Renault as a possible partner for small- and midsize sedans, Mitsubishi has entered talks with Nissan as an alternative source for a badly needed midsize vehicle. A deal would help beleaguered Mitsubishi plug a hole in a sparse lineup that is hurt by an aging compact Lancer sedan and the discontinuation of the larger midsize Galant....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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