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Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 - a 400km range electric car?

1 March 2017

Fresh from having sold almost 19,542 examples of the Zoe in 2016, Renault sees another good year ahead for the B segment electric hatchback. A new battery pack which promises up to 400km or a real world range of 300km is now available.


Renault future model plans - Part 2 of 2

24 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature and the third was a look at current and future Renault brand models in the A, B, C and D segments. The final instalment below is a focus on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


Renault future model plans - part 1 of 2

20 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature, and now Renault's current and next generation passenger vehicles are examined. The number of models means this has been split into two parts. Below are A, B, C and D segment vehicles. The final instalment will be on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


Refreshed Clio helps Renault UK to five-year high

5 January 2017

The changes are subtle but a facelift and a new 110hp diesel engine have played a role in giving the revised Clio a major sales boost in Britain.

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


Renault reaches EV battery lease milestone

22 March 2017

Renault said it had has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Japan announces senior management changes

15 March 2017

Nissan Motor on 14 March 2017 announced senior management appointments, effective 1 April. The changes cover the positions of Executive Committee members, senior vice presidents (SVP), corporate vice presidents (CVP) and vice presidents (VP). Executive...


Renault-Nissan Alliance forms new LCV unit

14 March 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales in the growing segment worldwide.


just-auto Plus only Renault launches Kwid Climber in India

10 March 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, created history with its Global car for Conquest, Renault Kwid. This Attractive, Innovative and Affordable car, is a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, selling more than...


just-auto Plus only HERE navigation system used in Alpine A110

9 March 2017

The Alpine A110, the much-anticipated two-seater coupé unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show this week, is fitted with a navigation system powered by map data from HERE. “HERE is deeply proud to have been chosen to be a part of this...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Renault unveils new Captur at Geneva show

8 March 2017

The New Renault Captur has been unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show. Europe’s best-selling urban crossover in 2016 with sales of 215,670 vehicles, has reinvented itself to feature more distinctive styling and new advanced technologies, without...


just-auto Plus only Renault reveals ZOE e-sport concept car

8 March 2017

The Renault ZOE e-sport concept car revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show showcases Renault’s commitment to the ongoing development of electric vehicles.  Based on the all-electric ZOE’s supermini platform, ZOE e-sport concept draws on...


just-auto Plus only Alpine reveals new A110 at Geneva show

8 March 2017

One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine on 7 March 2017 revealed at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110. Combining the timeless Alpine principles of light weight, agility and performance, this mid-engined...


just-auto Plus only Renault/UTC/CNRS ink scientific/tech partnership

6 March 2017

Renault and Heudiasyc, a joint research unit formed by UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne) and the CNRS, are creating a shared research laboratory known as SIVALab, to be based in Compiègne, north of Paris, France. Shared...


just-auto Plus only Renault India sales rise 26.8% in February 2016

3 March 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered a growth of 26.8% with monthly sales of 11,198 units in the month of February 2017 as against 8,834 units in the corresponding month last year. Over the last few years, Renault...


Renault Brazil places second SUV bet on table

28 February 2017

A word which roughly translates as 'SUVisation' is now used here in Brazil to describe the growing consumer acceptance of SUV-like or crossover models which continue to shake up the market. It's no use arguing these vehicles are heavier, use more fuel, perform poorly and have an unfavourable centre of gravity compared with conventional vehicles.


Alliance, Transdev to jointly develop driverless

27 February 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.


just-auto Plus only Renault Kwid surpasses 130,000 sales in India

23 February 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, forayed into the compact hatchback segment, with the Attractive, Innovative and Affordable Renault KWID. KWID has been true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, with more than...


just-auto Plus only Carlos Ghosn steps aside from Nissan

23 February 2017

At the recommendation of chairman of the Board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of 1 April 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of chief executive officer. Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as...


AvtoVAZ 2016 net loss of RUB45bn but revenue up

13 February 2017

AvtoVAZ Group has posted a 2016 net loss of RUB44.8bn (US$772m), including impairment and restructuring costs, but the automaker increased revenue by 4.8% to RUB184.9bn.


just-auto Plus only H2ME deploys its first 100 FCEVs across Europe

9 February 2017

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – the ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands announced that the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) deployed by H2ME are...


Groupe Renault acquires Power Vehicle Innovation

7 February 2017

Groupe Renault has acquired Power Vehicle Innovation (PVI), with a view to accelerating the growth of its Light Commercial Vehicle business. 


Renault mulls supply impact after Czech blaze

3 February 2017

Renault has restarted production at its Douai plant in northern France after a three-day hiatus caused by a massive fire at interior supplier, Recticel, which has thrown several OEMs' just-in-time plans into considerable flux.


South Korean domestic sales flat in January

3 February 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers were flat at 106,210 units in January, compared with 106,281 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


Iran stars as Renault powers to record 2016 sales

17 January 2017

Groupe Renault has unveiled record sales for 2016, up 13.3% to 3.18m vehicles with Iran the stand-out market booming 110% to double its market share in a single year.


Renault inks labour deal but provokes CGT fury

16 January 2017

Renault France and three of its major unions have inked the Cap 2020 agreement outlining the future direction for the automaker, although the more militant CGT labour body has condemned the deal as "bad for the staff and bad for the business," in a wide-ranging document outlining its grievances.


Emissions probe likely to continue - Renault

16 January 2017

Renault is reiterating its vehicles comply with domestic and European emissions regulations, following its opinion the French Prosecutor was likely to continue with its investigation into the issue.


Renault adds Master to electric LCV line

13 January 2017

Renault is expanding its all-electric light commercial vehicle range with global debuts for a longer range Kangoo Van ZE (zero emissions) and a new Master ZE shown at the Brussels motor show.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Renault-Nissan/DeNA to develop driverless vehicles

6 January 2017

Leading a Renault-Nissan Alliance engagement, Nissan and Japanese internet company DeNA will begin tests aimed at developing driverless vehicles for commercial services.


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 India December 2016 sales up 9.2%

4 January 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered a growth of 9.2% with monthly sales of 11,244 units in the month of December 2016 as against 10,292 units in the corresponding month last year. In the calendar year 2016,...


just-auto Plus only Renault appoints new director to its board

23 December 2016

Appointment of Yu Serizawa to the Renault board of directors The Renault board of directors of 12 December 2016 appointed Yu Serizawa, as director proposed by Nissan. She replaces Yuriko Koike, who resigned on 27 July, 2016, for the remaining duration of the...


just-auto Plus only Enel/Verbund/EV carmakers join over EVA+ project

23 December 2016

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) is an electric mobility project to be carried out in Italy and Austria for which a grant agreement worth a maximum of EUR4.2m (US$4.38m) has already been signed with INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency delegated...

Renault news

Renault reaches EV battery lease milestone

22 March 2017

Renault said it had has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Ba...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Japan announces senior management changes

15 March 2017

Nissan Motor on 14 March 2017 announced senior management appointments, effective 1 April. The ch...


Renault-Nissan Alliance forms new LCV unit

14 March 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales i...


just-auto Plus only Renault launches Kwid Climber in India

10 March 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, created history with its Gl...


just-auto Plus only HERE navigation system used in Alpine A110

9 March 2017

The Alpine A110, the much-anticipated two-seater coupé unveiled at the Geneva Internationa...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important mode...



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