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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.


Renault future model plans - Part 2 of 2

24 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature and the third was a look at current and future Renault brand models in the A, B, C and D segments. The final instalment below is a focus on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


Renault future model plans - Part 1 of 2

20 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature, and now Renault's current and next generation passenger vehicles are examined. The number of models means this has been split into two parts. Below are A, B, C and D segment vehicles. The final instalment will be on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.

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 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.


just-auto Plus only 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...


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...


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.


just-auto Plus only Renault launches new Twingo Iconic

4 September 2017

Renault has launched a new Iconic Special Edition on its Twingo city car with new interior and exterior upgrades. The chic, cosmopolitan special edition, perfect for running about town, is positioned at the top-of-range. It is available to order with first...


Renault joins UK scrappage stampede

1 September 2017

Renault UK has unveiled a car and van scrappage scheme for Euro IV vehicles registered by 31 December, 2009, adding to similar moves recently by Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen among several others.


Renault and Ferrovial start Madrid car-sharing service

1 September 2017

Ferrovial Services and Renault have inked an agreement to create Zity, a car sharing service in Madrid.


just-auto Plus only Renault/Ferrovial to start car sharing service in Madrid

1 September 2017

Ferrovial Services and Renault have signed an agreement to implement a car sharing service in Madrid. The project will start up with an initial fleet of 500 electric vehicles located within the M-30 beltway and in some adjoining areas. This new car-sharing...


Renault/Connected Energy install E-Stor EV charging stations in Belgium/Germany

30 August 2017

UK-based Connected Energy and Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on E-Stor energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany.


Kwid places Renault Brazil in the spotlight

11 August 2017

If the Brazilian buyer has taken some time to understand - and especially to accept - the subcompact idea, the debut of the Renault Kwid will straighten this out.


just-auto Plus only Renault Koleos features Borbet CW4-wheel

11 August 2017

The SUV Renault Koleos has now found a perfect companion with the Borbet CW4-wheel.  The several spokes wheel from the "Sports" category is available in the dimension 7.0 x 17 inch with offset 40 and PCD 114.3/5 in the colour variants...


Renault signs Iran JV to rapidly increase production

7 August 2017

Groupe Renault has inked a joint venture agreement with Iranian partners, Industrial Development & Renovation Organisation (IDRO) and Parto Negin Naseh to produce 150,000 vehicles per year in the country.


just-auto Plus only Groupe Renault UK announces management changes

4 August 2017

Groupe Renault UK has announced a restructure for its expanding fleet team. The department now has two key divisions, separated into sales, led by Mark Potter, and operations, headed up by Mark Dickens. A team of 10 Business Sales Area managers have been...


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.


Renault Group H1 net income powers up 54% to EUR2.4bn

28 July 2017

Renault Group has unveiled first-half net income soaring 54% to EUR2.4bn (US$2.8bn), while revenue rose 17% to EUR29.5bn.


just-auto Plus only Renault Kwid surpasses 175,000 sales in India

28 July 2017

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, forayed into the compact hatchback segment, with the Attractive, Innovative and Affordable Renault Kwid. Kwid has been a true game-changer and continues to drive volumes for Renault India,...


Renault/Microsoft/Viseo trial digital car maintenance 'book'

26 July 2017

Renault and has developed a prototype for a digital car maintenance 'book', using Blockchain technology, in collaboration with Microsoft and Viseo.


Nissan US launches new driver assist system

21 July 2017

Nissan North America has demonstrated its ProPilot Assist technology to media. The demo cars were Rogue SUVs (sold as X-Trail elsewhere). The system will be available in the US later this year and, after region-specific fine tuning, is due in the UK and Europe in the English-made Qashqai from next autumn. It will also be offered in the recently updated European X-Trail, and the redesigned Leaf due out soon.


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-Nissan alliance synergies growing

7 July 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has reported a 16% increase in synergies for 2016 compared to 2015.


just-auto Plus only Renault Batilly plant rolls off its 2.5 millionth LCV

29 June 2017

Renault’s 2,500,000th LCV manufactured at Batilly plant, near Metz in Eastern France, rolled off the line this week. The Renault Master L3H2 was handed over to representatives of the Polish company TP Teltech at a special ceremony organised at the...


Renault updates connected car app

12 June 2017

Renault is launching a new version of the MY Renault application, which now connects directly to the vehicle. Owners can manage their cars and their services from their smartphones.


Nissan, Mitsubishi sharing parts and accessories warehousing in Australia

5 June 2017

Nissan Motor Australia and Mitsubishi Motors Australia have announced the establishment of a joint parts and accessories warehousing and logistics operation.


just-auto Plus only Renault presents new Megane range

5 June 2017

The All-New Renault Megane has gained a versatile and sporty new flagship with the launch of the GT dCi 165 Auto EDC. Available in both hatchback and Sport Tourer bodystyles, the new twin-turbo engine is the most powerful 1.6-litre diesel available in the...


SPIEF 17 - Renault Russia looks to build on parts export

2 June 2017

Renault Russia says it is aiming to increase its level of component exports building on substantial gains already in the last couple of years.


Renault names new Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region chief

24 May 2017

Groupe Renault has name seasoned company executive Fabrice Cambolive senior vice president and chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region.

Renault news

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 petro...


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 medi...


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 September 2017

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% year on year growth during the first five mon...


just-auto Plus only 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 anal...


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 Kan...


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 forme...



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