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Renault and Alpine future models

13 May 2019

As Renault approaches mid-year and its AGM on 12 June, the group is in good shape. The first quarter was a strong one for the company's namesake brand and the new product pipeline is brim with fresh models due out very soon, the fifth generation Clio being the most important of those.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance

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 to develop new powertrain concepts targeting CO2 reduction – 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


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Roc’s smaller brother the T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX. Euro...


Vulog and Renault team on car sharing

21 May 2019

Vulog and Renault are collaborating to manufacture car-sharing vehicles, starting immediately.


Renault unveils autonomous Ez-Pod

20 May 2019

Renault has unveiled Ez-Pod, an exploratory electric and autonomous vehicle for on-demand travel across short distances.


Renault teams with La Poste for last mile research

16 May 2019

Groupe Renault is to conduct an initial experiment with La Poste of its EZ-FLEX light commercial vehicle to gain better understanding of future urban delivery practices.


Renault shows off mobility moves at Viva Tech

16 May 2019

Following on from its 2018 unveiling of three concept cars as its "vision of the mobility of the future", Renault Group has showcased new vehicles, partnerships and experiments for "the mobility of tomorrow".


Renault starts Paris transport laboratory

15 May 2019

Renault has inaugurated its Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab to devise and test different smart, autonomous, electric and shared public and private mobility services to supplement existing transportation systems in the Paris-Saclay area.


South Korean sales up slightly in April

2 May 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers increased by 1.6% to 136,296 units in April 2019 from 134,197 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


France hails Fonderies du Poitou Liberty takeover

2 May 2019

French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire has welcomed the takeover of Renault supplier, Fonderies du Poitou d'Ingrandes-sur-Vienne, by GFG Alliance division, Liberty, saving 623 jobs.


Shanghai sees new Renault baby EV

16 April 2019

Renault has launched a new, small, SUV-style EV for China at the Shanghai show.


just-auto Plus only Renault and Nissan open new R&D centre in Shanghai

15 April 2019

Renault and Nissan, the French and Japanese automotive alliance partners, announced the establishment of a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai, China, the Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), which will be referred to as...


Alliance launches Intelligent Cloud

20 March 2019

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has unveiled production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud, a new platform enabling RNM to deliver connected services in vehicles sold in nearly 200 markets.


PSA poaches Renault's sales and marketing chief

18 March 2019

PSA has poached Renault's sales and marketing chief to carry out a similar role across its five brands.


Mann out at Mitsubishi after Alliance executive shake-up

13 March 2019

The British born chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Trevor Mann, is to leave the automaker on 31 March, according to a press statement, and will be replaced by Ashwani Gupta.


South Korea deregulates LPG car segment

13 March 2019

South Korea enacted legislation this week which allows private motorists to buy vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in response to rising environmental concerns in the country.


Renault UK names Jean-Philippe Roubes as dealer director

8 March 2019

Groupe Renault UK has appointed Jean-Philippe Roubes as Customer Experience and Dealer Network Development director.


Nissan appoints Renault chairman Senard to its board

6 February 2019

Nissan Motor appointed Renault's new chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as a company director during a board meeting held on Tuesday, according to local reports in Japan.


just-auto Plus only Alliance members sell 10.76 million units in 2018

30 January 2019

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive alliance, announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,756,875 units in the 12 months to 31 December 2018. The Alliance maintained its position as the world leader in volume...


CFDT union hails Renault board changes

28 January 2019

Renault's CFDT union has welcomed the appointments of Jean-Dominique Senard and Thierry Bollore as chairman and CEO respectively.


just-auto Plus only Michelin CEO named Renault chairman

25 January 2019

With the full backing of all participants in Michelin’s governance system, Jean-Dominique Senard, chief executive officer of the Michelin Group, has agreed to become chairman of the board of directors of Renault effective 24 January 2019. Jean-Dominique...


Avtovaz inks SPIC for development of Alliance brands in Russia

22 January 2019

Avtovaz has signed a Special Investment Contract (SPIC) with Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade, for the development of Alliance brands Lada, Nissan, Datsun, Renault and Mitsubishi, as well as to modernise its production facilities in Russia.


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%.


Alliance Ventures invests in retail start-up Tekion

17 January 2019

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


Renault to take share of China EV company JMEV

20 December 2018

Renault is to take a significant, but unspecified part of JMEV, a subsidiary of JMCG, a major EV player in China.


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.


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.


French govt insists on Ghosn "presumption of innocence"

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 Automotive Seating to supply Renault with performance 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 as CEO

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."


France-Japan Finance 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.

Renault news

just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their f...


Vulog and Renault team on car sharing

21 May 2019

Vulog and Renault are collaborating to manufacture car-sharing vehicles, starting immediately....


Renault unveils autonomous Ez-Pod

20 May 2019

Renault has unveiled Ez-Pod, an exploratory electric and autonomous vehicle for on-demand travel...


Renault teams with La Poste for last mile research

16 May 2019

Groupe Renault is to conduct an initial experiment with La Poste of its EZ-FLEX light commercial...


Renault shows off mobility moves at Viva Tech

16 May 2019

Following on from its 2018 unveiling of three concept cars as its "vision of the mobility of the...


Renault starts Paris transport laboratory

15 May 2019

Renault has inaugurated its Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab to devise and test different smart, auton...



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