Bruce Gain

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Recent articles
Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km
March 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales. ...


Ghosn's pay increase criticized by Renault union
March 27, 2015 09:23 CET
Renault's biggest trade union, the CGT, criticized the automaker's proposal to more than double CEO Carlos Ghosn's 2014 pay package to 7.22 million euros ($7.85 million). ...


Renault seeks fresh start with single model to replace Laguna and Latitude midsize cars
March 25, 2015 11:33 CET
Renault will replace its slow-selling Laguna and Latitude midsize cars in Europe later this year with a single model in a bid to get a fresh start against rivals such as ...


Renault reinforces quality oversight
March 24, 2015 12:09 CET
Renault aims to improve its quality and customer satisfaction ratings by moving its Americas chief, Denis Barbier, to a new role overseeing those two areas. ...


Renault Megane will get sleeker design
March 6, 2015 06:01 CET
The next Renault Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as the automaker seeks to boost demand for a core model whose sales are flagging because of competit ...


Tavares 'starting to deliver' on PSA turnaround plan
Feb. 15, 2015 08:41 CET
Nearly 12 months after PSA/Peugeot-Citroen was rescued from financial disaster by the sale of stakes to China's Dongfeng and the French state, CEO Carlos Tavares is on tr ...


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 ...


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. ...


DS CEO wants upscale brand to have Audi-like impact
Feb. 5, 2015 06:15 CET
Yves Bonnefont, the CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's upscale DS brand, hopes the unit's sales will eventually represent 10 percent to 15 percent of its parent's annual volume ...


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. ...


PSA winds down hybrid air fuel-saving project, still seeks partner to share costs
Jan. 22, 2015 12:45 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said it will continue development of its Hybrid Air technology to reduce fuel use, despite reports in the French press that the project almost certain ...


Jeep uses Paris boat show to gain traction
6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16
Jeep hopes its role as a marketing partner at the Nautic in Paris, one of Europe's biggest boat shows, will help it get a leg up in the fast-growing small SUV market. The ...


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. ...


Tesla seeks solutions in 'fragmented' Europe
Jan. 9, 2015 06:01 CET
Tesla expects Europe to play a big part in its bid to hit production targets by the end of 2015, but the region presents unique challenges, as the electric carmaker's glo ...


Renault, PSA halt production as France falls silent for terror victims
Jan. 8, 2015 20:51 CET | UPDATED: Jan 9 11:30 CET - adds company comments
Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen stopped production lines during a nationwide minute's silence in remembrance of the victims of a terror attack on a Paris-based newspaper. ...


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