2 December 2013
The French car market continues its downward track in November with sales 4.4% down according to data released by the French carmakers' trade body, the CCFA. However, the result is not as bad as it appears.
25 October 2013
Renault group revenues rose 3.2% year on year to EUR7.998bn in the third quarter of 2013. Automotive revenues were off 3.4% to EUR7.483bn, hit by foreign exchange rates and a drop in independent dealer stock. Registrations rose 3.1% to 614,888 units.
8 October 2013
The second production line at Renault-Nissan’s Tangier plant in Morocco was officially inaugurated on Tuesday (8 October, 2013).
17 September 2013
Our detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA - forms a two part series for this month's management briefing. Glenn Brooks follows just-auto.com's preview with a comprehensive post-Frankfurt report.
11 September 2013
The media days for the 2013 Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) are 10 & 11 September. Each of the following vehicles is a world premiere at the show.
6 September 2013
This month, we take a detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA. Glenn Brooks assesses the key models having their global debuts, and will follow this with a comprehensive post-Frankfurt report later in September.
3 September 2013
The Renault group said it was making progress, in terms of both market share and volume, in a falling French market, boosting its PC/LCV market share by three points to 26.7 %. PC market share rose 3.2 points to 25.6%.
21 August 2013
Nissan India has revealed its own version of the Dacia and Renault Duster SUV. The new Terrano will be made alongside the Renault Duster at the Alliance's plant on the outskirts of the southern port city of Chennai.
1 August 2013
New car sales in France nudged up 0.9% in July, prompting industry association CCFA to suggest that the collapse in sales was nearing an end. It was the first monthly increase since October 2011.
12 July 2013
Renault Group’s global sales fell 1.9% in the first half of the year to 1.3m units, largely as the result of a 7.3% fall in sales in Europe.
5 July 2013
You could have been forgiven for thinking just-auto had become an extension of the Toyota PR machine this week, given the number of stories about the automaker. Just the way it goes, some times.
19 June 2013
According to JATO Dynamics, European new car sales slipped back into decline during May. Following a small 2.0% increase in April (versus April 2012), May ended with a 5.8% reduction in new car sales/registrations. However, despite year to date (YTD) figures showing a year on year decline of 6.8%, the downward trend appears to be slowing, as YTD decline rates have become smaller each month since last March.
18 June 2013
Renault India has told the Times of India that it will work closely with alliance partner Nissan to roll out cross badged vehicles, but with differentiated design.
13 June 2013
Dacia, Renault's budget car brand, is playing its part in helping Renault to maintain margins in Europe's cut-throat car market, according to Renault's entry range programme director.
4 June 2013
The Renault group increased its share of the French passenger car market 0.7 points year on year for a 23.2% share but the automaker's regional chief branded results "unsatisfactory".
29 May 2013
Two new family-oriented crossovers have done well in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results.
13 May 2013
Renault-Nissan is forecasting the market for Russia this year to be "relatively flat" as the hitherto booming automotive sector starts to plateau in relative terms.
22 April 2013
DPCA, the Dongfeng Motor and PSA joint venture, will build the Peugeot 301 at its forthcoming Wuhan 3 plant. Ground was broken on this 150,000/annum greenfield facility in 2011, with the first cars due off the line in late 2013.
16 April 2013
Just how good can a sub-GBP 6,000 car be? A lot better than you would expect, Glenn Brooks finds, as he tries out the Dacia Sandero.
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.
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.
7 March 2013
As our list of vehicle and concept world premieres attests, this year’s Geneva motor show media preview days saw a bumper crop of new models revealed. Glenn Brooks, our man at the Palais des Expositions, reports his observations.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
27 February 2013
A spokesperson for Renault has told just-auto that the second generation Dacia Logan wagon will have its world premiere at next week's Geneva motor show.
25 February 2013
Volkswagen has just announced it will build the seventh generation Golf alongside the Jetta and import it into Brazil from late this year or early in 2014.
19 February 2013
Data released by automotive data firm JATO shows that B-Segment models occupied four of the top five spaces in Europe's car market last month as the overall market continued to decline.
12 February 2013
Renault South Africa will add both the Clio and Dacia Duster to its line-up this year and is “carefully studying” the feasibility of building the Duster at the Nissan plant in Rosslyn, Gauteng, Renault South Africa managing director Susumu Uchikoshi said.
6 February 2013
UK new car registrations rose 11.5% to 143,643 units in January, another positive result to contrast with markets elsewhere in Europe.
31 January 2013
In this month's management briefing we review the latest developments and prospects for demand in the world's major vehicle markets. This instalment takes a look at two markets currently heading in different directions: Western Europe and China.
21 January 2013
Automakers will increasingly apply an 'Omni' channel strategy to market and sell cars to customers with about 4%, or about 4.5m units, sold completely on line by 2020, predicted Frost & Sullivan global practice director Sarwant Singh. That compares to 5,000 new cars sold solely on-line in 2011, he added.