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ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

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

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 c...


Glenn Brooks | 9 Dec 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.

Special management briefing: Paris reflections (1)

Glenn Brooks | 13 Oct 2014

The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's XE drew only modest praise, and Volvo went properly premium - just some of the many highlights from the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

Management briefing: Paris show preview

Glenn Brooks | 22 Sep 2014

The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely main new models, with a round up of the highlights to follow later next month.

COMMENT: The Next Big Thing

Tony Lewis | 1 May 2014

Précis was my favourite part of English lessons which is probably why I put my hand up when the quarterly and annual results come in to the just-auto editoral office. Trying to work out what’s important other than the obvious sales/margin/profit/ figures can be a rewarding challenge - if somewhat frustrating because of the language used.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott

Chris Wright | 11 Apr 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

Glenn Brooks | 2 Apr 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.

Latest News

Four-door Renault pickup plugs a gap in Brazil

Fernando Calmon | 9 Oct 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

Graeme Roberts | 7 Sep 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

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 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

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

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

GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes

Glenn Brooks | 16 Apr 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

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 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

Graeme Roberts | 1 Apr 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

Dave Leggett | 11 Mar 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

Graeme Roberts | 3 Mar 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

Dave Leggett | 12 Feb 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

Dave Leggett | 4 Feb 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

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 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%

Simon Warburton | 20 Jan 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

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2015

Dacia has begun operations in Israel.

EU car sales scrape to 1.4% gain in November

Dave Leggett | 16 Dec 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

Glenn Brooks | 18 Nov 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

Tony Lewis | 10 Nov 2014

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

Tesla outsells rivals as Europe sales rise 6%

Graeme Roberts | 17 Oct 2014

Spain led the way in September as Europe’s new car sales increased 6% year on year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. Sales in Spain were up 25.9% while Germany and Great Britain saw increases of 5.2% and 5.6% respectively last month.

Dacia hits 3m sales in 10 years since relaunch

Tony Lewis | 15 Oct 2014

Dacia, Renault’s budget brand, this week reached the landmark of 3m sales since its relaunch in 2004.

Q&A with JATCO Ltd

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 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.

Renault Espace now a crossover SUV

Graeme Roberts | 2 Oct 2014

Renault has revamped its Espace people carrier as a crossover sport utility vehicle, reflecting a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles.

Renault moves UK Duster production to Romania

Graeme Roberts | 25 Sep 2014

Renault has moved production of its Duster SUV for the UK market from India to Romania.

Company research

Morocco Autos Report Q3 2014

Morocco Autos Report Q3 2014

Business Monitor International's Morocco Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independ...

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Renault S.A. (RNO) - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Renault S.A. (RNO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Renault S.A. (Renault) is an automobile manufacturing company. The group carries out design, development, manufacture and sales of automobiles including passenger cars, powertrains, light commercial v...

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