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Latest insights


Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


How the mighty fall - the week

23 November 2018

I'm sure many others - in or observing the autobiz - were as saddened as I was to hear of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance kingpin and Nissan Motor supremo Carlos Ghosn's downfall this week.


COMMENT - Is there politics behind Ghosn charges?

21 November 2018

Companies are not just about the clinical science of conducting business and maximising returns for stakeholders. There are other elements in these sometimes complex social organisations.


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.

Latest interviews


Interview - ex-Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer

31 July 2018

Among a long list of French industrialists treading a familiar path through Paris' elite business universities, is Louis Schweitzer, whose storied and glittering career takes in a breathtaking canter through the rarefied air of the country's very top jobs. Simon Warburton spoke to him on the fringes of the recent Forum on the European Automotive Industry (FEAL) in Lille.


Ghosn raises Nissan Qashqai question-mark for UK

3 October 2016

The manufacturing location for the next generation Nissan Qashqai is an investment decision that will largely be determined by the shape of Brexit and the progress of UK-EU negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU that will start in 2017. In Paris last week, we heard Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn set out his latest thoughts on Brexit and other issues.


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.

Latest news


Nissan and MMC 'confirm' Ghosn misconduct

18 January 2019

Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have said that results from their ongoing joint investigation into misconduct carried out by Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of the two companies, confirm that he received improper payments from a Dutch subsidiary (Nissan-Mitsubishi BV - a JV established by both companies).


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%.


Ghosn loses backing of French government

17 January 2019

Reports circulating in France suggest that Carlos Ghosn will soon be replaced as CEO and chairman of Renault. The ex-chairman of Nissan has recently been refused bail for a second time and faces months in detention ahead of trial in Japan on charges related to financial misconduct.


Alliance Ventures invests in retail startup Tekion

17 January 2019

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's venture capital arm, Alliance Ventures, has announced an investment in US company, Tekion.


Ghosn again denied bail

15 January 2019

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has again been denied bail in Japan.


Renault slams 'destabilisation campaign'

11 January 2019

Renault has slammed what it describes as a 'purposefully orchestrated destabilisation campaign' after the Reuters news agency published a story claiming that it has seen documents showing that executives from both carmakers in the Renault-Nissan alliance looked at legal ways to pay chairman Carlos Ghosn undisclosed income through the partners' shared finances.


Renault expands car-sharing to Nice

20 December 2018

Renault says it is extending its car share service to Nice. From January 2019, via the Renault Mobility service, the latest generation Zoe will be available for rent by everyone, everywhere in the city.


Nissan CEO 'plans meet with Renault deputy CEO'

18 December 2018

As the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance continues to experience tensions following Carlos Ghosn's ongoing detention in Japan on financial misconduct charges, Reuters reports that Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa and Renault’s de facto deputy CEO Thierry Bollore could be about to have a one-to-one meeting.


Renault urges Nissan shareholder meeting

17 December 2018

Renault has sent a letter to its alliance partner Nissan Motor, urging the Japanese carmaker to call a meeting of its shareholders "as promptly as practicable", the Wall Street Journal reported at the weekend, according to Reuters.


French tip Michelin CEO to chair Renault - reports

17 December 2018

The French government reportedly is considering backing Michelin chief executive Jean-Dominique Senard for the chairmanship of Renault, replacing embattled CEO Carlos Ghosn, Le Figaro reported at the weekend, citing several sources.


Renault says Ghosn Renault pay 'in compliance'

13 December 2018

Renault's Board of Directors has met under the Chairmanship of Philippe Lagayette, Lead Independent Director, and heard the preliminary conclusions of a review of under-fire Carlos Ghosn's Renault compensation in the period 2015-2018 (the period of alleged financial misconduct at Nissan). The review concluded that his compensation was 'in compliance with applicable law'. 


Ghosn and Nissan both charged officially in Japan

10 December 2018

Tokyo prosecutors have officially charged ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for under-reporting his income and extended his detention on suspicion of additional financial misconduct, according to local media reports.


Ghosn expected to be indicted on Monday - Nikkei

7 December 2018

Tokyo prosecutors are expected to indict Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, along with former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly and Nissan Motor itself on Monday, the Nikkei business daily reported.


Japanese prosecutor to arrest Ghosn on fresh claim

4 December 2018

Tokyo prosecutors plan to arrest Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his income, media reports said.


South Korean sales flat in November, exports drop

3 December 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rose by just 0.3% to 139,862 units in November from 140,132 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Japan extends Ghosn detention time

3 December 2018

A Tokyo court on Friday approved a 10-day extension of jail time for Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, as prosecutors assess allegations of financial misconduct.


Renault-Nissan's future up to private shareholders

3 December 2018

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told French president Emmanuel Macron the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance was up to private shareholders.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi commit to partnership

29 November 2018

Renault says its board of directors along with those of Alliance partners, Nissan and Mitsubishi, have "individually and collectively" reiterated their commitment to the grouping.


MMC exec says alliance will survive current crisis

27 November 2018

Mitsubishi Motors' (MMC) alliance with Nissan Motor and Renault can survive management upheaval, a top MMC executive said a day after the automaker fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman, citing financial misconduct.


Mitsubishi Motors dumps Ghosn as chairman

26 November 2018

Carlos Ghosn was today (26 November) removed as chairman and a representative director of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and is now only a board member.


Renault commits to suppliers as Ghosn stays silent

23 November 2018

Interim Renault CEO, Thierry Bolloré, says it will make working with its suppliers a priority while the French automaker attempts to make sense of what is happening to Carlos Ghosn in Japan


Nissan sacks Ghosn as chairman

22 November 2018

Nissan has dismissed Carlos Ghosn as chairman as well as representative director, Greg Kelly following its investigation into what it says is "misconduct.


Ghosn "presumption of innocence - French govt

22 November 2018

France's Deputy Finance Minister says the government is not able to make any decision surrounding Carlos Ghosn as he is currently being detained by Japanese authorities.


Recaro Seating to supply Renault with sports seats

22 November 2018

Recaro Automotive Seating said it would supply performance seats for the new Renault Megane RS Trophy.


Renault retains "temporarily incapacitated" Ghosn

21 November 2018

Renault says it is retaining Carlos Ghosn as CEO but has asked alliance partner, Nissan for "all information in their possession" while the Japanese automaker investigates the Brazilian-born Frenchman for what it says is "misconduct."


Mitsubishi Motors chairman supports Ghosn

21 November 2018

Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko has come out in support of under-fire Nissan CEO and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance kingpin Carlos Ghosn, telling local reporters the three-way alliance may be harder to manage without the unifying force of the long standing chairman.


Japanese government offers support to alliance

21 November 2018

Media reports from Japan said the government was ready to work for the stability of the Nissan-Renault global alliance following the shock arrest of common chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday but a Nissan executive said the automaker was seeking ways to weaken the influence of its French partner.


France-Japan Ministers to meet for Alliance talks

21 November 2018

French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire and his Japanese counterpart, Hiroshige Seko, are to meet in Paris tomorrow (21 November) as the crisis surrounding Renault's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, shows no signs of dissipating.


Thierry Bolloré takes temporary Renault helm

20 November 2018

Renault says COO, Thierry Bolloré, will be "specifically in charge of the continuity of the Executive Committee of Groupe Renault," following CEO, Carlos Ghosn's arrest in Tokyo yesterday by Japanese authorities.


Renault-Nissan finances to be scrutinised?

20 November 2018

Nissan's investigation into alleged misconduct by disgraced chairman Carlos Ghosn is expanding to include Renault-Nissan finances, sources have told the Reuters news agency, a further sign Nissan may seek to loosen its French parent's hold on their global carmaking alliance.

Renault S.A. news

Nissan and MMC 'confirm' Ghosn misconduct

18 January 2019

Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have said that results from their ongoing joint in...


Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's...


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...


Ghosn loses backing of French government

17 January 2019

Reports circulating in France suggest that Carlos Ghosn will soon be replaced as CEO and chairman...


Alliance Ventures invests in retail startup Tekion

17 January 2019

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's venture capital arm, Alliance Ventures, has announced an investment i...


Ghosn again denied bail

15 January 2019

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has again been denied bail in Japan. The Wall Street...



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