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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.


Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

18 January 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.

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


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.


French union wades into EUR7m Ghosn salary debate

9 May 2016

Renault's moderate CFDT union is slamming the automaker's board decision to rubber stamp CEO, Carlos Ghosn's EUR7.2m (US$8.2m) salary as part of a wider condemnation of top French executives' remuneration.


"Collective holiday" for Renault Russia plant

5 May 2016

Renault Russia's Moscow factory is to scale back production for one week as the market continues to face huge challenges related to plunging consumer confidence.


French government slashing Renault CEO's pay

5 May 2016

Following the shareholders vote against Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's EUR7.2m (US$8.3m) remuneration, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said that the country would insist on reducing the payout.


South Korean domestic sales continue rise in April

3 May 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to rise in April, up 4.2% year on year to 139,617 units from 133,935, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Renault records Q1 revenue up 11% to EUR10.5bn

21 April 2016

Groupe Renault has unveiled first-quarter revenue up 11% to EUR10.5bn (US$11.7bn), mainly due to the recovery of the European market.


Renault aims to double Morocco suppliers by 2023

18 April 2016

Renault says it is looking to increase its local supplier content in Morocco from its current 40% to 65% by 2023 as well as add up to a further 30 new component manufacturers to its partners in the kingdom.


AvtoVAZ outlines expected board changes

18 April 2016

Renault-Nissan and Rostec State Corporation say they expect to appoint Serguey Skvortsov as AvtoVAZ chairman, with Denis Le Vot elected as vice chairman following the Russian automaker's annual shareholder meeting on 23 June in Togliatti.


South Koreans' sales continue growth in March

5 April 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to grow strongly in March, by 11.7% to 148,848 units from 127,216 units a year earlier, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Renault premieres Kaptur crossover for Russia

31 March 2016

Renault has shown its new Kaptur crossover designed for  Russia. It will also be made at Renault’s Moscow factory.


Renault set to unveil ‘Kaptur’ crossover in Russia

16 March 2016

Renault is extending its range of vehicles for emerging markets with a crossover closely based on its Captur model sold in Europe, but named ‘Kaptur’ in Russia.


Renault signs LoI for Utrecht smart solar charging

14 March 2016

Renault and Dutch partners Utrecht City Council, ElaadNL and LomboXnet have signed a letter of intent to develop a Franco-Dutch framework of smart solar charging points for electric vehicles.


Alliance plans more convergence

4 March 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is strengthening synergies in four core divisions and launching new "convergence" projects to boost efficiency and revenue.


Renault to build new Nissan van

17 February 2016

Renault's Sandouville plant in northwest France will build a new light commercial vehicle for Nissan.


Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets

9 February 2016

Renault Brazil would prefer to launch the Captur first ahead of the Kwid to take advantage of a wave of compact SUVs in a segment likely to become the second most important in Brazil this year and second only to compact hatchbacks and saloons. The Captur is not due for launch until the first quarter of 2017.

Renault news

French Ministry sticks to environmental guns

25 August 2016

France's Environment Ministry is denying reports it had left out any information surrounding emis...


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 productio...


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 gl...


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 Ju...


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 m...


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 t...



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