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ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [new information added]

11 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand will make up the second feature, with a third and fourth concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles also to follow later in January.


ANALYSIS: How soon until Nissan Europe outsells Toyota?

17 February 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.


ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

19 January 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively contracting. How will they fare in 2015?


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Dacia Duster

9 December 2014

You say DAY-see'a, I say DAH-chee'a, others say Datch-ya. The pronunciation hardly matters, and nor does the odd Duster model name when Renault's low-cost brand is doing so well, especially in the UK.

Latest interviews


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.


INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott

11 April 2013

Kia’s UK boss tells just-auto that Kia in Europe, along with Hyundai, is contributing hugely to the European economy and that Kia is seriously eyeing a move into motorsport.


INTERVIEW: Keno Kato, Corporate VP of Product Planning for Nissan & Infiniti

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Renault COO Patrick Pelata

23 November 2010

Renault’s chief operating officer Patrick Pelata talks exclusively to just-auto about the company’s alliance with Daimler, the market in Europe and the rest of the world as well as the company’s future in Formula One.

Latest news


Novares opens first Romanian production plant

25 September 2017

Novares has opened its first Romanian plant near Pitesti, producing automotive components using plastic injection techniques, days after rebranding from Mecaplast-Key.


Dacia unveils UK scrappage scheme

18 September 2017

Dacia has unveiled a scheme allowing UK customers to trade-in and scrap their older vehicle for a new Dacia Duster.  


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Renault-Nissan Alliance global sales up 7% in H1

28 July 2017

Vehicle sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year resulting from an increased demand for models from the French and Japanese brands, and the first semester sales contribution from new Alliance member Mitsubishi Motors.


just-auto Plus only Dacia to feature SCe 75 engine in new Sandero/Logan MCV ranges

25 July 2017

Dacia is making a number of updates to the New Sandero and New Logan MCV ranges. The efficient SCe 75 engine is now offered with Lauréate trim for both cars. In response to customer demand, the Height Adjustment Pack becomes standard equipment for...


Renault Group unveils record H1 sales up 10% to 1.88m vehicles

17 July 2017

Renault Group has posted record half-year sales up 10.4% to 1.88m vehicles, with all Group brands seeing rises in volumes and market share.


Renault Tangier plant builds a million cars

10 July 2017

The millionth vehicle at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier has been completed just three years after #200,000 rolled off the line.


Renault Dacia Romania plant back up and running

16 May 2017

The Dacia plant in Mioveni restarted production after dealing with the effects of last weekend's WannaCry cyber attack, the automaker said.


just-auto Plus only Renault UK sales up 4.9% in Q1 2017

6 April 2017

Renault UK car sales were up 4.9% during the first quarter of 2017 to 25,126 vehicles according to the official figures released on 5 April 2017 from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Renault’s performance represents a...


just-auto Plus only Dacia UK sales up 10% in Q1 2017

6 April 2017

Dacia’s popularity continues to grow amongst UK car buyers four years after launching in the country with sales breaking last year’s record results. According to figures released on 5 April 2017 by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders,...


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 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 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...


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 New Dacia Duster features automatic six-speed EDC transmission

30 September 2016

For the very first time, the multi-award-winning Dacia Duster is available with an automatic six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission, whilst still maintaining its shocking affordability. The Duster EDC is the most affordable automatic crossover...


Romania vehicle output down YTD, fleet-dominated sales up

14 September 2016

About 240,000 motor vehicles were produced in Romania in the first eight months of 2016, down 6.5% year on year.


Romanian car output drops in 2016

25 August 2016

Car output in Romania dropped by 8.2% in the first seven months of the year due to a lack of new models, a local report said.


Romanian car sales rise as local output slows

20 May 2016

New passenger car sales in Romania rose 9.4% year on year in the first four months of 2016 to 28,000 units. But local car production went down 6.4% on lower domestic sales and exports, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).


Gefco 2015 turnover up 3% to EUR4.2bn

18 May 2016

Gefco says it generated a turnover of EUR4.2bn (US$4.8bn) billion last year, up 3% compared to 2014.


Dacia boosts net profit 20%

10 May 2016

Automobile Dacia booked record turnover of over EUR 4.3bn last year, up 1.76% year on year, as net profit rose 20% to almost EUR100m.


Nissan-Renault Alliance sells 8.5m vehicles in 2015

4 February 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said it sold 8,528,887vehicles in 2015, up almost 1% year on year, thanks to record sales in the United States, China and Europe.


Renault books a third year of sales growth

18 January 2016

The Renault group's passenger car and light commercial vehicle registrations saw a further rise of 3.3% worldwide to 2.8m vehicles, in a market that grew 1.6%.


European car sales grow for 27th straight month

17 December 2015

European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.


BRAZIL: Four-door Renault Oroch pickup plugs a gap in the market

9 October 2015

Around four years ago, Renault-Nissan alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn visited Brazil and said the French automaker had no plans to make a Renault (Dacia) Duster/Logan/Sandero-derived pick-up. In fact, he just seemed to be deliberately fooling everyone and, more than that, hiding his plans for a planned compact four-door pick-up for the local market.


FRANCE: Dacia adds automated manual option

7 September 2015

Renault's low cost Dacia brand has finally added automatic transmission to its powertrain options though the gearbox is an automated manual rather than a conventional epicyclic, CVT or twin clutch unit. The Logan, Logan MCV, Sandero and Sandero Stepway will all be offered with the new transmission, in conjunction with a petrol engine before the end of this year - but not the Duster.


FRANCE: Renault expects sales growth acceleration in H2

8 July 2015

Renault expects to see an acceleration of its global sales based on continued recovery to the European car market and a raft of new models, in spite of sluggish sales in its major emerging markets.


ARGENTINA: Renault prepares for pickup truck launch

8 June 2015

Renault has alerted media to the pending launch of its first pickup truck, in Argentina.


GERMANY: Surging Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes

16 April 2015

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.


UK: SMMT bullish after record first quarter commercial vehicle sales

13 April 2015

After a record first quarter for new van and truck registrations (108,456 units), the SMMT lobby group is bullish for the rest of 2015 as the CV industry prepares to show off its latest models at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show.

Dacia news

Novares opens first Romanian production plant

25 September 2017

Novares has opened its first Romanian plant near Pitesti, producing automotive components using p...


Dacia unveils UK scrappage scheme

18 September 2017

Dacia has unveiled a scheme allowing UK customers to trade-in and scrap their older vehicle for a...


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


Renault-Nissan Alliance global sales up 7% in H1

28 July 2017

Vehicle sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of t...


just-auto Plus only Dacia to feature SCe 75 engine in new Sandero/Logan MCV ranges

25 July 2017

Dacia is making a number of updates to the New Sandero and New Logan MCV ranges. The efficient SC...


Renault Group unveils record H1 sales up 10% to 1.88m vehicles

17 July 2017

Renault Group has posted record half-year sales up 10.4% to 1.88m vehicles, with all Group brands...



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