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ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [updated]

11 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand will make up the second feature, with a third concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles also to follow later in January.


ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

17 February 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.


ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

19 January 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively contracting. How will they fare in 2015?


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Dacia Duster

9 December 2014

You say DAY-see'a, I say DAH-chee'a, others say Datch-ya. The pronunciation hardly matters, and nor does the odd Duster model name when Renault's low-cost brand is doing so well, especially in the UK.

Latest interviews


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott

11 April 2013

Kia’s UK boss tells just-auto that Kia in Europe, along with Hyundai, is contributing hugely to the European economy and that Kia is seriously eyeing a move into motorsport.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


Interview with Renault's Pelata

23 November 2010

Renault’s chief operating officer Patrick Pelata talks exclusively to just-auto about the company’s alliance with Daimler, the market in Europe and the rest of the world as well as the company’s future in Formula One.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Renault UK sales up 8% in 2016

6 January 2017

Dacia recorded its best-ever year of sales in 2016 since it experienced the most successful launch of any new car brand in the UK at the beginning of 2013. Sales of Dacia’s ever-popular range continued to grow in 2016 with sales increasing to 25,842...


just-auto Plus only Renault UK September 2016 sales up 14%

7 October 2016

Renault UK car sales were up 15% during the first nine months of 2016 to 68,109 vehicles, the best first nine months for the brand since 2010 and considerably outpacing the car market growth of 2.5%, according to the official figures released today from the...


just-auto Plus only Dacia UK sales rise 17.7% in September 2016

6 October 2016

Dacia’s popularity continues to grow amongst UK car buyers with year-to-date sales up on last year’s record results. According to figures released on 5 October 2016, by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Dacia recorded sales of 20,921...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Dacia Duster features automatic EDC transmission

30 September 2016

For the very first time, the multi-award-winning Dacia Duster is available with an automatic six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission, whilst still maintaining its shocking affordability. The Duster EDC is the most affordable automatic crossover...


Romania vehicle output down YTD, sales up

14 September 2016

About 240,000 motor vehicles were produced in Romania in the first eight months of 2016, down 6.5% year on year.


Romanian car output drops in 2016

25 August 2016

Car output in Romania dropped by 8.2% in the first seven months of the year due to a lack of new models, a local report said.


Romanian car sales rise as local output slows

20 May 2016

New passenger car sales in Romania rose 9.4% year on year in the first four months of 2016 to 28,000 units. But local car production went down 6.4% on lower domestic sales and exports, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).


Gefco 2015 turnover up 3% to EUR4.2bn

18 May 2016

Gefco says it generated a turnover of EUR4.2bn (US$4.8bn) billion last year, up 3% compared to 2014.


Dacia boosts net profit 20%

10 May 2016

Automobile Dacia booked record turnover of over EUR 4.3bn last year, up 1.76% year on year, as net profit rose 20% to almost EUR100m.


Nissan-Renault Alliance sells 8.5m vehicles in '15

4 February 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said it sold 8,528,887vehicles in 2015, up almost 1% year on year, thanks to record sales in the United States, China and Europe.


Renault books a third year of sales growth

18 January 2016

The Renault group's passenger car and light commercial vehicle registrations saw a further rise of 3.3% worldwide to 2.8m vehicles, in a market that grew 1.6%.


European car sales grow for 27th straight month

17 December 2015

European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.


Four-door Renault pickup plugs a gap in Brazil

9 October 2015

Around four years ago, Renault-Nissan alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn visited Brazil and said the French automaker had no plans to make a Renault (Dacia) Duster/Logan/Sandero-derived pick-up. In fact, he just seemed to be deliberately fooling everyone and, more than that, hiding his plans for a planned compact four-door pick-up for the local market.


Dacia adds automated manual option

7 September 2015

Renault's low cost Dacia brand has finally added automatic transmission to its powertrain options though the gearbox is an automated manual rather than a conventional epicyclic, CVT or twin clutch unit. The Logan, Logan MCV, Sandero and Sandero Stepway will all be offered with the new transmission, in conjunction with a petrol engine before the end of this year - but not the Duster.


Renault expects sales growth acceleration in H2

8 July 2015

Renault expects to see an acceleration of its global sales based on continued recovery to the European car market and a raft of new models, in spite of sluggish sales in its major emerging markets.


Renault prepares for South America pickup launch

8 June 2015

Renault has alerted media to the pending launch of its first pickup truck, in Argentina.


GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes

16 April 2015

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.


SMMT bullish after record Q1 CV sales

13 April 2015

After a record first quarter for new van and truck registrations (108,456 units), the SMMT lobby group is bullish for the rest of 2015 as the CV industry prepares to show off its latest models at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show.


French car market recovery continues

1 April 2015

Car sales in France continued to recover in March with domestic automakers PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault both showing strong gains as mid market brands bounced back.


Renault Argentina to make Dacia platform models

11 March 2015

Renault Argentina is to invest in the production of Dacia platform (but Renault badged) models at its Santa Isabel facility in Cordoba.


French market sales make gains in early 2015

3 March 2015

French light vehicle registrations have continued to make gains during the early months of 2015, IHS Automotive principal analyst Ian Fletcher said in a research note.


2014 financials: Renault triples net income

12 February 2015

Renault has reported a tripling of net income in its 2014 full-year results in spite of deeper losses incurred in Russia.


Ren-Nis Alliance sales up to record 8.5m in '14

4 February 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,470,610 vehicles in 2014 boosted by higher sales in the US and Western Europe.


Volkswagen Golf stays top of European chart

21 January 2015

Annual new car sales in Europe increased by 5.3% in 2014, with monthly sales growth throughout the year compared to 2013. December sales were 5% higher than a year earlier, suggesting the trend remains positive, JATO Dynamics said.


Renault 2014 sales up 3.2%

20 January 2015

Renault says Group sales of private cars and light commercial vehicles rose 3.2% last year with 2.71m units sold in a global automotive market which increased by 3.5%.


Renault Israel distributor adds Dacia

8 January 2015

Dacia has begun operations in Israel.


EU car sales scrape to 1.4% gain in November

16 December 2014

New car sales in the EU scraped to a 1.4% gain in November amid continued industry concern over the weak pace of market recovery in the EU area.


BELGIUM: Jaguar overtaken by Lexus across Europe

18 November 2014

A sales surge by the Japanese brand, combined with a lack of interest in Jaguar by buyers outside the UK has seen Lexus overtake the British car maker in Europe.


Renault opens SKD assembly plant

10 November 2014

Renault has strengthened its presence in North Africa with the opening of an SKD assembly plant in Algeria.

Dacia news

ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [updated]

11 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model p...


just-auto Plus only Renault UK sales up 8% in 2016

6 January 2017

Dacia recorded its best-ever year of sales in 2016 since it experienced the most successful launc...


just-auto Plus only Renault UK September 2016 sales up 14%

7 October 2016

Renault UK car sales were up 15% during the first nine months of 2016 to 68,109 vehicles, the bes...


just-auto Plus only Dacia UK sales rise 17.7% in September 2016

6 October 2016

Dacia’s popularity continues to grow amongst UK car buyers with year-to-date sales up on la...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots...


just-auto Plus only Dacia Duster features automatic EDC transmission

30 September 2016

For the very first time, the multi-award-winning Dacia Duster is available with an automatic six-...



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