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ANALYSIS - New Renault Kadjar TCe 165

8 January 2018

The Kadjar, a big seller across Europe, has always had one major weakness in its powertrain choices. The 1.2-litre petrol engine has a great CO2 number but lacks the torque that people switching from diesel are used to. So, supporting the TCe 130, in comes a new 1.6-litre unit, the TCe 165.


ANALYSIS - Renault Twingo GT

28 November 2017

Is any manufacturer making money in Europe's A segment? Surprisingly, some probably are. The key to success is either selling old cars at aggressive prices or collaboration in R&D and manufacturing. Renault chose the latter route for the Twingo.


HZG project gives Groupe Renault two D-SUVs

31 July 2017

With the second generation Koleos, Groupe Renault is going bigger, and in markets such as the UK, that means a presence in the D segment for the first time in years.


New Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 - a 400km range electric car?

1 March 2017

Fresh from having sold almost 19,542 examples of the Zoe in 2016, Renault sees another good year ahead for the B segment electric hatchback. A new battery pack which promises up to 400km or a real world range of 300km is now available.

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


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 forms JV with Brilliance for China LCV production

15 December 2017

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings [BMW's car JV partner] have inked a joint venture to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles (LCV) using Jinbei, Renault and Huasong brands aiming for 150,000 sales annually by 2022 and an acceleration of electrifying powertrains.


Renault opens new Alpine A110 production line in Dieppe

15 December 2017

Renault chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, as well as France’s Minister for Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, have inaugurated the new Alpine A110 production line at the automaker's facility in Dieppe, Normandy, the brand’s original home.


Major Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 new jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


Renault/Ferrovial to start Zity car-sharing service in Madrid

8 December 2017

Renault and Ferrovial will start providing 500 all-electric Zoe vehicles in Madrid this month through the Zity car sharing scheme using smartphone applications.


Renault unveils new Alliance/Daimler petrol engine

7 December 2017

Renault has unveiled a new direct injection turbocharged 1.3L petrol engine co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler.


Groupe Renault announces senior management changes

7 December 2017

Current AvtoVAZ president and CEO, Nicolas Maure, has been appointed SVP, chairman of Eurasia Region to replace Denis Le Vot, who will take on new responsibilities within Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi.


Industry 4.0 to drive emerging economies - Grammer Serbia

6 December 2017

Fast-moving economies will be able to take advantage of Industry 4.0 techniques as their need to operate at faster rates capitalises on new technologies to drive efficiencies.


Renault teams with EU Scoop project on autonomous cars

1 December 2017

Renault is working with the European Union (EU) on its V2V and V2X Scoop programme to test new technology on its Renault Méganes vehicles and is in the process of recruiting fleet partners to be part of the next-generation project.


First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017

The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popular compact and small cars has delivered poor results, as expected for markets where cars are sold with less standard safety equipment than in Europe. The crashworthiness results of the five cars tested show a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life threatening injury in a road crash.


just-auto Plus only Renault opens orders for Trafic SpaceClass in the UK

21 November 2017

Following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, the new Renault Trafic SpaceClass is now available to order in the UK, with pricing from GBP32,500 (US$43,051) excluding VAT. The launch of the Trafic SpaceClass strengthens the award-winning Renault...


just-auto Plus only Renault autonomous car can avoid obstacles like professional test drivers

8 November 2017

Groupe Renault announced it has developed an autonomous control system that can handle challenging driving scenarios. In an industry first, the system can demonstrate road obstacle avoidance as well as professional test drivers. These drivers served as the...


Renault claims ADAS obstacle avoidance as good as human test drivers

7 November 2017

The Renault Group said it had developed an autonomous control system that handles challenging driving scenarios and, as a claimed industry first, has obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers.


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 Renault Flins plant produces 18m cars since 1952

16 October 2017

Groupe Renault celebrated the 18 millionth car to roll out of its Flins plant in France. The car was a white Zoe Intens manufactured for Green City, a German company based in Munich and Starnberg which specialises in e-mobility services. Eric Feunteun,...


Renault Captur features new engine and transmission combination

3 October 2017

A new engine and transmission combination has been added to the New Renault Captur line-up.


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.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores Renault Koleos five star rating

27 September 2017

Achieving a 5-star Euro NCAP rating highlights Renault's commitment to safety, particularly with the All-New Koleos. The mix of technology and advanced design passed the latest 2016 Euro NCAP test criteria. The All-New Koleos achieved a 90% score for adult...


Renault launches Captur SUV in India

26 September 2017

Renault has introduced its popular Captur SUV in India.


just-auto Plus only Nissan opens new administrative offices in Cordoba, Argentina

26 September 2017

Nissan Argentina opened its new administrative offices in Cordoba Province. The event was attended by Provincial Governor Juan Schiaretti and CEO of Nissan Argentina Diego Vignati. The new offices will be occupied by the team that is already working in Cordoba...


just-auto Plus only Renault powers up Kadjar with new engine and transmission options

20 September 2017

Renault has strengthened its Kadjar crossover line-up with the addition of a new high power petrol engine and a new transmission option that are both available to order now with UK deliveries commencing later this month. As the most powerful engine in the...


Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 September 2017

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local report said.


VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.


just-auto Plus only Renault introduces EDC automatic transmission in Kangoo

15 September 2017

Renault’s Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission has been introduced to the Kangoo range for the first time. The innovative automatic gearbox will be offered with the dCi 90 and dCi 110 versions of Europe’s best-selling van, resulting...


Former Sunderland exec to head Alliance manufacturing and purchasing

14 September 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance's new manufacturing, supply chain and purchasing chief is a former production controller who started his Nissan career with the automaker's assembly plant in Sunderland in 1991.


just-auto Plus only Borbet premieres new VTX-wheel

14 September 2017

Just in time for the IAA 2017, Borbet presents a world premiere. The new 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...

Renault news

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%. The...


Renault UK appoints Adam Wood as new marketing director

10 January 2018

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


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...


ANALYSIS - New Renault Kadjar TCe 165

8 January 2018

The Kadjar, a big seller across Europe, has always had one major weakness in its powertrain choic...


Ridecell powers Madrid Zity carsharing service platform

18 December 2017

Carsharing platform developer, Ridecell says it is providing the technology foundation for Zity,...


Renault forms JV with Brilliance for China LCV production

15 December 2017

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings [BMW's car JV partner] have inked a joint ventur...



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