Renault is thinking about building a plant in Mexico, despite the uncertainty of the world economic situation, said Mexico City daily el Economista columnist Tomas de la Rosa.

Renault could increase its current operations in the Nissan plants in Cuernevaca and Aguascalientes within two or three years. The company returned to Mexico in 2000, ending a 14-year absence.

The French car maker bought 36.8 percent of Nissan in 1999, and began operations at Nissan's Mexican plants in December 1999. Production of the company's Clio model is expected to begin in Cuernevaca before the end of the year.

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