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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.


Project HHR - Kaptur & future Renault SUVs

7 April 2016

Renault says only that the recently announced Kaptur SUV will be for Russia. But there is a lot more to this new model, the fruition of an R&D project codenamed HHR, than meets the eye.


Briefing: Iran's auto industry (1)

24 March 2016

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s current situation and identifies trends and opportunities in the sector that are now available. This is the first instalment in March's management briefing.


Clio R.S. 220 Trophy & future Renaults

2 February 2016

Does it matter that a version of the Clio now holds the record as the fastest small hatchback at the 20.8km long Nordschleife? To Renault it certainly does, especially with the plans that the company has for multiple high-priced sports models.

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.

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Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.


"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."


just-auto Plus only Nissan India to export Datsun Go+ to South Africa

15 September 2016

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai, will begin in September in...


just-auto Plus only Faurecia signs cooperation agreement on EHPG test

15 September 2016

Faurecia announces the signature of a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks (Volvo Group) and Exoès to test the performance of its EHPG (exhaust heat power generation) system. According to the terms of this agreement, Renault Trucks is providing...


Renault's Zoe EV wins largest UK order

14 September 2016

Renault has delivered its biggest ever UK order of the Zoe EV with 55 supplied to Europcar UK for use delivering and collecting hire vehicles in major cities.


Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 350,000 EVs

13 September 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said it had sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf went on sale.


just-auto Plus only Renault/Centrale Nantes launch EV research chair

13 September 2016

On 12 September, 2016, Ecole Centrale Nantes and Renault launched the first research chair dedicated to the propulsion performance of electric vehicles. “Renault has worked with electrification systems for several years. This chair will be tasked with...


just-auto Plus only New Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic set for UK launch

13 September 2016

Twenty years after inventing the world’s first compact MPV with the Scénic, which has since sold almost 5m units and was named European Car of the Year in 1997, Renault has completely overhauled its offering in the segment with the fourth...


just-auto Plus only Renault delivers 100,000 EVs since launch

12 September 2016

Renault handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric car, a ZOE, in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on 9 September 2016. The pioneer of the fully electric car, Renault is the European leader with 27% market share for electric private and utility...


just-auto Plus only Renault India August 2016 sales up 227%

6 September 2016

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, registered highest ever monthly sales of 12,972 units in August 2016 as against 1,527 units in the corresponding month last year. The cumulative sales figure for the period January-August...


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in August

5 September 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 10.6% to 107,677 units in August, from 120,400 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores new Renault Scenic five stars

1 September 2016

New Renault Scenic has received a five-star rating on safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP. As the 20th Renault vehicle to receive a five-star Euro NCAP rating, Scenic demonstrates over 15 years of brand commitment to safety...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of four new cars

31 August 2016

The safety ratings of four new cars are published by Euro NCAP on 31 August 2016: the Kia Niro, Renault Scenic, Subaru Levorg and the Toyota Hilux.  The Renault Scenic and the Subaru Levorg, both equipped as standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking...


just-auto Plus only Renault LCV offers contract hire plans in the UK

30 August 2016

After selling a record number of LCVs in the UK last year, Renault is offering a host of contract hire rental packages that are designed to make its award-winning LCV range even more appealing to businesses who are considering new 66-plate...


French Ministry sticks to environmental guns

25 August 2016

France's Environment Ministry is denying reports it had left out any information surrounding emissions testing following speculation circulating this week.


just-auto Plus only Third generation Renault Megane on sale in the UK

24 August 2016

The last ever produced third generation Renault Megane Renault Sport has rolled off the production line in Palencia, Spain and is now on sale in the UK at Arnold Clark Renault Dundee. The final Mégane Renault Sport is a right-hand-drive 275 Cup-S...


just-auto Plus only Renault launches new Kwid 1.0L SCe in India

24 August 2016

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, amassing over...


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in July

4 August 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined 10.6% to 121,144 units in July, from 135,516 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Renault to build Captur at Ayrton Senna plant

3 August 2016

Despite the continued economic crisis in Brazil, Renault says it will add production of another model at its Aytron Senna plant in São José dos Pinhais. The Captur will become the brand's third SUV to be manufactured in Curitiba.


Renault spending a further US$100m in Argentina

1 August 2016

Renault Argentina is to spend US$100m in preparing its Santa Isabel plant in Córdoba for the addition of an unnamed new model. This is in addition to the US$100m announced in March 2015 for the production of Renault Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan models at the plant.


Renault H1 profit leaps 41% to EUR1.54bn

28 July 2016

Renault has posted Group operating profit rising 41% to EUR1.54bn (US$1.71bn), with net income rising from EUR1.45bn to EUR1.56bn.


Renault books record H1 sales

7 July 2016

Groupe Renault has announced record sales for the first half of 2016. In H1 2016, in a global automotive market up 2.5%, group registrations grew strongly by 13.4% to 1.57m vehicles. Market share was up 0.3 points at 3.5%.


Renault-Nissan synergies rise 13% in 2015

6 July 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance generated EUR4.3bn (US$4.8bn) in synergies in 2015, one year ahead of schedule and an increase of 13% from 2014. Purchasing, engineering and manufacturing were the main contributors.


OEMs to lead on future mobility – Renault-Nissan

1 July 2016

High volume automotive car companies are well-placed to meet the challenges ahead in urban mobility and add mobility services according to Renault-Nissan’s connected vehicle and mobility services manager.


Export demand boosts Brazil automakers recruitment

24 June 2016

Following BMW, which will begin X1 SUV exports from its Brazilian assembly plant to the US next month, three other automakers have decided to hire temporary workers to help fill new orders from overseas due to increased competitiveness following devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar.


AvtoVAZ announces new board members

23 June 2016

AvtoVAZ has unveiled the composition of its new board members today (23 June) at its annual general shareholder meeting.


South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in May

6 June 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 20% to 145,815 units in May, from 121,497 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


ACEA revises up 2016 growth forecast to 5%

2 June 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


Faurecia adds CoverTech to France facility

16 May 2016

Faurecia has added to its TechCentre in Brières-les-Scellés (France) with the inclusion of CoverTech, a new expertise facility for automotive seat covers.


Saipa talks JV with PSA as Iran potential emerges

10 May 2016

Saipa says discussions are "under way" to start production in a joint venture with PSA Groupe as yet further fruits of the recent sanctions lift against Iran become evident.

Renault news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Par...


"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...


just-auto Plus only Nissan India to export Datsun Go+ to South Africa

15 September 2016

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduct...


just-auto Plus only Faurecia signs cooperation agreement on EHPG test

15 September 2016

Faurecia announces the signature of a cooperation agreement with Renault Trucks (Volvo Group) and...


Renault's Zoe EV wins largest UK order

14 September 2016

Renault has delivered its biggest ever UK order of the Zoe EV with 55 supplied to Europcar UK for...



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