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This brand is owned by: Renault S.A.

Latest insights


Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 2019

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1. Happily for Dacia, its volumes rose by the same percentage, deliveries hitting 184,042 units.


New Duster lifts Dacia to same market share as Nissan

1 November 2018

The biggest mistake for anyone to make when summing up Dacia is to think of it as a provider of cheap, basic, boring cars. A major update for the Duster is now taking the brand right into the mainstream, with an emphasis on value rather than low pricing.


Future models for Groupe Renault's Dacia

3 May 2018

Following on from a look at the current and future models of the Renault brand plus Alpine, now comes an analysis of Dacia. Other brands under the Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Alliance umbrella will also be examined as part of this series, including Samsung, Lada, Datsun, Venucia, Infiniti, Nissan and Mitsubishi.


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.

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


Wages to rise at Dacia Romania car plant

4 June 2019

The trade union at Renault owned Romanian car producer Dacia concluded negotiations with the management for a new annual collective labour agreement which includes a net monthly salary increase of EUR100 (RON475), Profit.ro reported.


Renault Romania units boost 2018 turnover 10% over 2017

3 June 2019

Renault's subsidiaries in Romania, Renault Technologies Roumanie (design and engineering), Automobile Dacia (car production) and Renault Commercial Roumanie (car trade), achieved in 2018 a cumultative turnover of RON30bn (EUR6.4bn), up 10% over 2017.


Dacia plans utilitarian pickup truck

12 February 2019

Renault Romania will launch a Duster pick-up truck and special editions of existing models in 2019, Hakim Boutehra, general manager of Renault Commercial Roumanie, the sales division, was quoted locally as saying.


Romania new vehicle sales best in a decade

31 January 2019

Sales of new passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Romania rose 20% year on year to 187,276 units in 2018, the highest in 10 years, according to the Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers in Romania – APIA.


Renault 2018 sales up 3% to 3.9m vehicles

18 January 2019

Groupe Renault has posted 2018 sales up 3.2% to 3.9m vehicles, while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands, although at 2017 scope, volumes declined by 1.2% in a world market down 0.3%.


Renault Q3 down 6% weighed by Iran withdrawl

23 October 2018

Renault has posted third-quarter Group revenue down 6% to EUR11.5bn (US$13.2bn), partly due to currency devaluation and the automaker's withdrawal from Iran, although registrations rose 2.9%.


Dacia output up 4.8% YTD

10 October 2018

Renault's Dacia car factory in Mioveni, Romania, recorded a 4.8% increase in the number of units produced, in the first nine months of this year, to 242,600 cars, according to the company's data.


Paris - New petrol engines for Dacia Duster

2 October 2018

Dacia has announced new engines and a more powerful navigation system.


Renault books best French market performance in years

1 October 2018

In the first nine months of 2018, the Renault Group said, it benefited fully from the dynamics of the French automotive market (+6.3%), with passenger car + light commercial registrations up 6.5% to 531,107 vehicles sold for a 26.6% market share, up 0.1 point.


Indian Renault Lodgy gets dodgy NCAP test result

27 September 2018

The latest crash test results for India, announced to coincide with the inaugural Global NCAP World Congress in Delhi saw Maruti Suzuki achieve an encouraging four star result with the Vitara Brezza while Renault failed to impress with the zero star Lodgy.


Developer gets loan for Renault Romania HQ

22 August 2018

Globalworth, the biggest office developer and owner in Romania, has received a loan of EUR46m from BCR to finance the development of the Renault Bucharest Connected project, the new headquarters of Renault's operations in Romania.


Renault-Nissan Alliance global sales up 5.1% in H1 2018

30 July 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the automotive alliance, has announced that combined unit sales at its member companies rose 5.1% to a new record of 5,538,530 vehicles in the six months to 30 June 2018.


Renault's Dacia, 50, eyes the future

25 June 2018

Dacia, the Renault Group's Romanian unit, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but has its sights set firmly on the future.


Dacia Sandero tops Europe private retail sales chart

25 June 2018

What car sold the most to private, retail customers across Europe last year? Would you believe the Dacia Sandero with more than a quarter of a million sales into that sector?


just-auto Plus only Dacia sells five million cars globally since 2004

6 March 2018

Dacia continues to grow in 2018 and the brand has just passed the milestone of 5m vehicles sold since 2004 in all markets. In less than 15 years, Dacia has gone from a single model to a range of six cars sticking to its principles to always offer the best...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi sells 10.6m vehicles in 2017

30 January 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to 31 December last year, up 6.5%.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance 2018 sales top 10m

30 January 2018

Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rose 6.5% year on year to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide, the automakers said on Tuesday (30 January).


Renault sales up 8.5% to 3.8m vehicles in record 2017

15 January 2018

Renault says it sold 3.76m vehicles last year, a rise of 8.5% in a market which grew 2.3%.


Dacia extends UK scrappage programme for Duster/Sandero

4 January 2018

Dacia UK has extended its scrappage scheme until the end of March this year, allowing customers to trade-in and scrap older vehicles for a new Duster or Sandero.


Groupe Renault Q3 revenue up 15.9%

25 October 2017

Groupe Renault revenues were posted at EUR12,218m (US$14,368m) in the third quarter of 2017 (up 15.9%). Excluding the impact of the consolidation of Avtovaz, Group revenues increased by 9.8% to EUR11,584m (up 12.2% at constant exchange rates).


just-auto Plus only Dacia UK sells 21,126 vehicles in first 9M of 2017

6 October 2017

Dacia’s award winning combination of value, quality and robustness is continuing to prove a hit with UK car buyers with sales up in the first nine months of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year. According to figures released by the Society of...


Renault posts France nine month sales increase

2 October 2017

Renault has posted its best nine month results in terms of volumes for six years in France, while Dacia set its own new sales record.


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.

Dacia news

Wages to rise at Dacia Romania car plant

4 June 2019

The trade union at Renault owned Romanian car producer Dacia concluded negotiations with the mana...


Renault Romania units boost 2018 turnover 10% over 2017

3 June 2019

Renault's subsidiaries in Romania, Renault Technologies Roumanie (design and engineering), Au...


Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 2019

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7...


Dacia plans utilitarian pickup truck

12 February 2019

Renault Romania will launch a Duster pick-up truck and special editions of existing models in 201...


Romania new vehicle sales best in a decade

31 January 2019

Sales of new passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Romania rose 20% year on year to 187,276 u...


Renault 2018 sales up 3% to 3.9m vehicles

18 January 2019

Groupe Renault has posted 2018 sales up 3.2% to 3.9m vehicles, while integrating the Jinbei and H...



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