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Innovative Faurecia seats for new Renault Scénic

5 December 2016

Designed with the capability to have 48V electrics for next year's Hybrid Assist variants, the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic also have the ingenious one-touch folding seats which Faurecia invented for the Espace.


Zoe leads Renault's EV sales surge - Analysis

19 October 2016

Overall sales numbers are modest but there's no doubting that the Zoe is finally becoming a success for Renault. A recently announced new battery pack which gives a far larger range might even make 2017 this B segment electric hatchback's best year yet.


Renault goes after Golf GTI with new Mégane GT

3 October 2016

The new Mégane range is the biggest factor in Renault's continued sales rises across European markets. According to ACEA data, the brand is now ahead of Ford, making it the region's number two make behind Volkswagen, and proving the wisdom of investments in new products rather than letting top sellers grow old.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.

Latest interviews


Carlos Ghosn interview

5 May 2016

Along with Dacia in Romania, Avtovaz in Russia and Samsung in Korea, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is now one of the top four automobile manufacturers with global sales of 8.5m in 2015. Roger Stansfield recently caught up with CEO Carlos Ghosn.


How Renault partnered with València University Q&A

4 December 2015

As automakers search for novel ways to improve fuel efficiency, technology partnering with universities remain popular. Matthew Beecham spoke to Pascal Tribotté and Frederic Ravet from Renault in France and Francisco Payri and Ricardo Novella from CMT Motores Térmicos at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain to learn how industry-academia collaboration can deliver some powerful results.


INTERVIEW: Paul Williams, CEO, SsangYong UK

28 November 2014

The head of the UK distribution arm of SsangYong tells Dave Leggett that he expects the Korean brand to double its UK sales in 2015, boosted by the impact of the upcoming small SUV, Tivoli.


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.

Latest news


Alliance powertrain convergence chief going?

7 December 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is reportedly replacing the top executive in charge of combining the automakers' engines and gearboxes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration to date.


New head for Renault’s electric vehicle unit

7 December 2016

Groupe Renault announced Gilles Normand would become SVP, electric vehicle, from 1 January, 2017, reporting to Thierry Koskas, EVP, sales and marketing.


just-auto Plus only Energy dCi 165 engine powers Megane GT/GT Estate

7 December 2016

The Megane GT and Megane GT Estate can now be specified with the new Energy dCi 165 engine mated to six-speed EDC automatic transmission. The combination of the Megane GT’s Renault Sport breeding and 4Control chassis with four-wheel steering ensures...


just-auto Plus only Renault India November 2016 sales rise 23%

5 December 2016

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered sales growth of 23% in the month of November. The company sold total 9,604 units in November 2016 as against 7,819 units in the corresponding month last year. The cumulative sales...


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines, a media report said.


2016 São Paulo show - World premieres

9 November 2016

The Honda WR-V was the main world premiere at the 8 November press day of the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It joined the Jeep Compass, which made its public debut at the event, the media preview having already taken place.


Renault to hire 3,000 temporary staff

8 November 2016

French Renault unions have concluded their fifth round of negotiations with the automaker, which says it will take on 3,000 'contract duration indeterminée' (CDI) or non-fixed contract staff, of which 50% will be for manufacture and the other half involved in unspecified "other functions."


just-auto Plus only Renault India YTD 2016 sales climb 211.7%

7 November 2016

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, crossed the 100,000 sales mark with cumulative sales of 1,11,387 units for the period January-October 2016. The company sold 35,736 units in the corresponding period last year, thereby...


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in October

3 November 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined 13.3% year on year to 126,660 units in October, from 146,106 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Nissan confirms end of Tsuru production in Mexico

27 October 2016

Nissan has confirmed the end of production of the Nissan Tsuru in Mexico by May 2017. The company says the popular Tsuru, with more than 2.4m sales to date, has provided accessible, economical and dependable mobility for drivers across Mexico and other markets for more than three decades.


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan announces senior management changes

21 October 2016

Véronique Sarlat-Depotte, purchasing alliance global senior vice president & deputy managing director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO), on 20 October 2016 has been appointed as, purchasing alliance global executive vice president and...


just-auto Plus only Continental electrifies new Renault/Grand Scenic

21 October 2016

Continental is electrifying one diesel variant of both the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models. The system, offered as a "Hybrid Assist" uses a 48-volt hybrid drive in production vehicles for the first time. The technology is a...


just-auto Plus only Renault India recalls Kwid to add fuel hose clip

12 October 2016

Groupe Renault is committed to total customer satisfaction, having robust processes in place to ensure safety, quality and performance of its products. In line with our high standards of product quality, Renault India is conducting a pre-emptive and...


just-auto Plus only Renault France to hire 1,000 permanent employees

12 October 2016

Renault has announced that it will recruit 1,000 new employees on open-term contracts between now and the end of the year, bringing the total number of open-term contracts hired in the course of 2015 and 2016 to 3,000. The group has thus largely exceeded its...


Renault Romania unit receives EU funding

10 October 2016

Renault Technologie Roumanie, a Romanian subsidiary of Renault, has received EU funds in Romania to develop virtual reality systems and to test physical components in the simulated virtual environment, according to a local media report.


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...


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan appoints new communication director

5 October 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, on 4 October, 2016, announced the appointment of Catherine Loubier as alliance communication global director effective 4 October, 2016. She will be based at Renault's headquarters in Boulogne, France and oversee a global team...


just-auto Plus only Renault India sells 12,143 units in September 2016

5 October 2016

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered monthly sales of 12,143 units in September 2016 as against 1,781 units in the corresponding month last year. The cumulative sales figure for the period January-September stands at...


just-auto Plus only Renault appoints new Asia-Pacific chairman

4 October 2016

As of 1 January 2017, François Provost is appointed chairman of Asia-Pacific region, in replacement of Gilles Normand, assigned to another position in the Groupe Renault. He will report to Stefan Mueller, EVP, chief performance officer. In close...


Renault plans new joint venture in Iran - Paris

30 September 2016

Renault plans a comprehensive joint venture in Iran which will see local vehicle and supplier development and its own vehicle distribution network.


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 Renault Koleos makes European debut at Paris show

30 September 2016

Originally unveiled in Beijing, the all-new Renault Koleos has made its European debut at Mondial De L’Automobile Paris 2016. The all-new Koleos rounds out Renault’s high-end model range by effortlessly blending the rugged style of an SUV with...


Let the EV range war commence - Paris show

29 September 2016

Renault may have been a little too quick with its press release claiming a new range record of 250 miles (400kms) for its Zoe EV. A walk over to the Opel stand at the Paris show would have revealed the record had already been broken.


Renault calls long distance with new Zoe battery

29 September 2016

Renault has confirmed a new 250-mile battery pack for the Zoe on sale later this year.


Nissan wants Brexit compo promise before new spend

29 September 2016

Nissan wants the UK to promise compensation for any eventual tax barriers imposed due to the planned 'Brexit' European Union exit before it makes new investment in its Sunderland car plant, chief executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters.


just-auto Plus only Renault/Waze join over driving/navigation solution

29 September 2016

Renault on 29 September 2016, announced a collaboration with Waze, the free, real time, crowd sourced traffic and navigation app, to bring better driving and navigation solutions to customers and drivers of Renault cars. Waze will showcase a prototype demo...


Renault leaks Bolt-rivalling Zoe EV's longer range

28 September 2016

Renault reportedly is about to announce a longer range EV that will give the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt-based Opel Ampera-e a run for its money.


just-auto Plus only Renault launches T High long haul range trucks

27 September 2016

Renault Trucks is offering a special high edition series in its T High range. The high edition version of the T High, the flagship of the Renault Trucks Long Haul range, comes with a number of features that highlight its design and enhance driving and...


"Safety still an option" in India - Global NCAP

19 September 2016

Limited progress from the Renault Kwid and an encouraging showing from the Honda Mobilio are the latest results for Global NCAP for vehicles sold in India but the organisation said: "However overall disappointment as safety is still considered an option and not a standard."

Renault news

Alliance powertrain convergence chief going?

7 December 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is reportedly replacing the top executive in charge of combining the...


New head for Renault’s electric vehicle unit

7 December 2016

Groupe Renault announced Gilles Normand would become SVP, electric vehicle, from 1 January, 2017,...


just-auto Plus only Energy dCi 165 engine powers Megane GT/GT Estate

7 December 2016

The Megane GT and Megane GT Estate can now be specified with the new Energy dCi 165 engine mated...


Innovative Faurecia seats for new Renault Scénic

5 December 2016

Designed with the capability to have 48V electrics for next year's Hybrid Assist variants, the ne...


just-auto Plus only Renault India November 2016 sales rise 23%

5 December 2016

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered sales growth of...


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to...



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