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Public world debut for SEAT Tarraco at Paris show

23 July 2018

The public world premiere of the SEAT Tarraco will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile a few weeks after the SUV is revealed to the media.


PLANT FOCUS - Alpine's Dieppe sportscar factory

11 July 2018

The question comes to mind - why is Societe des Automobiles Alpine SAS in Dieppe, northern France, a straight shot across La Manche (the English Channel) and a popular ferry ride from Newhaven for thousands of holidaymakers? Turns out the town, where memorials to an unsuccessful 1942 Allied raid on Hitler's Fortress Europe abound, was home to one Jean Redele, a Dieppe garage proprietor who enjoyed motorsport success with the Renault 4CV and founded Alpine in 1955.


Moscow Motor Show - Renault C-Crossover world debut

27 June 2018

Renault is the first manufacturer to confirm that it will reveal a new model at this year's Moscow motor show. The event runs between 29 August and 9 September.


China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 

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 Asean NCAP announces results for MG 3 and Renault Kwid

11 July 2018

In recent months, the New Car Assessment Programme for South East Asian Countries (Asean NCAP) has tested two car models for the third quarter of 2018. The tested models were the MG 3, available in the Thailand market and the Renault Kwid, sold in Indonesian...


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi opens new parts distribution centre in Australia

9 July 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the opening of a state-of-the-art National Distribution Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The shared parts and accessories warehouse is a first for Alliance member companies, which globally sold more than 10.6m vehicles in...


Renault outlines Level 2 to Level 4 autonomous thinking

4 July 2018

Renault says the leap between autonomous driving levels is vast as the automaker wrestles with how to marry human activities with machine understanding.


Renault and Paris team for electric mobility

4 July 2018

Renault and the City of Paris are to gradually roll out a commercial offer of electric mobility for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors, starting in September this year.


Defiant Renault will "not abandon" Iran as sanctions loom

29 June 2018

Renault is insisting it will "not abandon" Iran as manufacturers struggle to understand the impact of US sanctions against Tehran.


just-auto Plus only Renault and partners testing first on-demand shared mobility service

29 June 2018

Metropole Rouen Normandie, Transdev Group, Groupe Renault, Matmut—partners in the Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab initiative—are testing, with the support of the Normandy Region and Banque des Territoires, the first on-demand shared mobility service...


just-auto Plus only Renault Trucks presents second generation of electric trucks

28 June 2018

After ten years of experimentation under actual operating conditions with its customer-partners, Renault Trucks unveil its second generation of all-electric vehicles: the Renault Master ZE, Renault Trucks D ZE and Renault Trucks D Wide ZE, a complete range...


Renault ploughs EUR1bn into France EV development

14 June 2018

Renault is accelerating the deployment of its Drive The Future plan with an investment of more than EUR1bn (US$1.2bn) for the development and production of electric vehicles in France.


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for Sandero/Logan and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

13 June 2018

Latin NCAP’s third round of results for 2018 was released with encouraging results from the recently launched Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with five stars for adults and three stars for child protection and once again a disappointing result for the Renault...


SPIEF 18 - Russia at start of electric road - Renault

25 May 2018

Russia's startling paucity of electric vehicles means it is at the very start of its alternative fuel journey says the country's Renault operation, although government Ministers underline the country "is not California."


Renault-Nissan sign EV battery deal with CATL

15 May 2018

Nissan and Renault have signed an agreement with Chinese manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for the supply of batteries for electric vehicles.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi join D-Alliance

24 April 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has announced it is one of the partners of DiDi Auto Alliance (the D-Alliance), which was formed by DiDi Chuxing ('DiDi'), the top Chinese mobile transportation platform.


just-auto Plus only Groupe Renault UK appoints new Press and Public Relations head

23 March 2018

Groupe Renault UK has appointed Matthew Bendall as its new head of Press and Public Relations. Matthew has been with Groupe Renault UK for nine years – most recently as Press Relations Manager, since 2014. He first joined Renault UK on the Graduate...


Renault Russia convinces Algeria of component quality

15 March 2018

Renault Russia says it has won the battle to win the confidence of a major North African market as the export arena becomes increasingly important.


just-auto Plus only Alliance announces leadership appointments to accelerate synergies

14 March 2018

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced that they have met with the necessary employee representative groups for the convergence projects unveiled on 1 March. The following management organisation will be effective from 1 April, 2018. Carlos Ghosn,...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


GENEVA SHOW - Renault launches new petrol engine developed with Daimler

6 March 2018

Renault launched a new 1.3 litre, direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, co-developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler at the Geneva show.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone engineers Renault Megane RS and Potenza S001 tyres

2 March 2018

The New Renault Megane RS has been updated with state-of-the-art technology for greater agility, efficiency and driving enjoyment. These innovations still rely on the right tyres which is why Bridgestone engineered every aspect of the Potenza S001 to match the...


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance appoints new communications chief

1 March 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world's largest automotive alliance, announced that Jonathan Adashek has been appointed Alliance global vice president, Communications, with immediate effect. Adashek, who joined Nissan in September 2015 as global vice...


just-auto Plus only Renault to open its first Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Stockholm

15 February 2018

Renault is to open its first European concept store – the Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Centre – in Stockholm where visitors will be able to discover the benefits of electric mobility and find answers to their questions on the subject. This...


Renault UK communications director steps down

12 February 2018

Renault UK and Ireland communications director, Jeremy Townsend is to leave the company with immediate effect to pursue an unspecified new opportunity within the automotive industry.


Renault partners with high power charging network E-Via Flex-E

12 February 2018

Renault has partnered with a high power charging network, E-Via Flex-E, desinged to reduce charging times and promote long-distance travel across Europe in new-generation electric cars.


Didi to set up EV ride-hail platform with R-N and Ford

7 February 2018

Chinese ride-hail firm Didi Chuxing is setting up an electric car sharing service with 12 automakers, including BYD Co Ltd and the local partners of Ford Motor Co and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.


just-auto Plus only Renault Trucks to launch range of electric trucks in 2019

1 February 2018

Renault Trucks, part of Volvo Group, has announced that it will launch a range of electric vehicles in 2019. This range capitalises on the experience gleaned from ten years of testing electric trucks in real-life conditions with its customers. These...


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%.


Renault UK appoints Adam Wood as new marketing director

10 January 2018

Renault UK and Ireland has appointed Adam Wood as new marketing director.


just-auto Plus only Borbet presents new VTX-wheel for Renault Grand Scenic

10 January 2018

The new Borbet VTX-wheel from the 'Premium' category wins through its noble and spirited rotor design, which appears sporty and in full need of rotation. Ten spokes, which glide consequently and dynamically to the outer rim although staggered from the...


Ridecell powers Madrid Zity carsharing service platform

18 December 2017

Carsharing platform developer,  Ridecell says it is providing the technology foundation for Zity, a new service in Madrid.

Renault news

Public world debut for SEAT Tarraco at Paris show

23 July 2018

The public world premiere of the SEAT Tarraco will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobil...


PLANT FOCUS - Alpine's Dieppe sportscar factory

11 July 2018

The question comes to mind - why is Societe des Automobiles Alpine SAS in Dieppe, northern France...


just-auto Plus only Asean NCAP announces results for MG 3 and Renault Kwid

11 July 2018

In recent months, the New Car Assessment Programme for South East Asian Countries (Asean NCAP) ha...


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi opens new parts distribution centre in Australia

9 July 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the opening of a state-of-the-art National Distribution Centr...


Renault outlines Level 2 to Level 4 autonomous thinking

4 July 2018

Renault says the leap between autonomous driving levels is vast as the automaker wrestles with ho...


Renault and Paris team for electric mobility

4 July 2018

Renault and the City of Paris are to gradually roll out a commercial offer of electric mobility f...



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