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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 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).

Simon Warburton | 18 May 2016

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

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Graeme Roberts | 4 Feb 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.

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jan 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%.

Graeme Roberts | 17 Dec 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.

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.

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.

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.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2015

Dacia has begun operations in Israel.

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.

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.

Company research

Global Four Wheel Drive Vehicle market 2015-2019

Global Four Wheel Drive Vehicle market 2015-2019

Technavios market research analysts estimate four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle shipments to cross over 7 million, in terms of unit sales by 2019....

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

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

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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Romania Autos Report Q1 2015

Romania Autos Report Q1 2015

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

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