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Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1. Happily for Dacia, its volumes rose by the same percentage, deliveries hitting 184,042 units.


New Duster lifts Dacia to same market share as Nissan

1 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.


Future models for Groupe Renault's Dacia

3 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from a look at the current and future models of the Renault brand plus Alpine, now comes an analysis of Dacia. Other brands under the Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Alliance umbrella will also be examined as part of this series, including Samsung, Lada, Datsun, Venucia, Infiniti, Nissan and Mitsubishi.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: The fascinating story of Romania’s ‘other’ automaker

25 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

Ford’s recently acquired Romanian plant has a tale to tell – only 25 years old, it’s changed hands five times already. And its original concept – a low-cost source point for small European cars – is commonplace today. But in the 1970s, this was a radical plan, writes Mark Bursa


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Sandero drives Dacia growth as East European tastes shift westward

18 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

The view that Eastern Europe demands three-box sedans is changing, believes Dacia chairman Christian Esteve. New, younger buyers in the region are taking their tastes from the west. Mark Bursa reports.


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Mercedes to supply hybrid buses to Bucharest

14 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes Benz will supply 130 Citaro Hybrid buses to the Bucharest municipality in Romania for RON195m (EUR40m) after the German producer won a tender where it was the sole bidder, romania-insider.com reported, citing Economica.net.


Daimler ride sharing in Romania gets capital boost

6 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Clever Tech, the company that owns the clevertaxi.ro ride sharing application and was fully taken over by Daimler group in April 2017, has received a capital boost of RON14.3m (EUR3m), after a similar operation worth RON13.6m earlier this year, romania-insider reported, citing Profit.ro.


Koyo Seiko Romania expanding to supply Toyota

30 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Japan's JTEKT Corporation plans to expand through a EUR125m investment its operations and production facilities currently carried by its subsidiary Koyo Seiko Romania (formerly Alexandria Bearing Company), romania-insider.com reported, citing Profit.ro .


Porsche imports Austrian to manage its Romania business

29 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Holding named Austrian Elmar Geisler as the general manager of Porsche Romania.


Ford chief criticises Romanian infrastructure (or lack thereof)

3 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Romania's infrastructure shortcomings have again been highlighted by an automaker.


Renault brings everyone together in new Romania HQ

28 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Renault has officially opened a new headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, 20 years after taking over Dacia (which built its cars under licence in the Communist era).


Ericsson and local partner switch on 5G network in Romania

28 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson and Romanian telecommunications services operator RCS&RDS have launched the first 5G commercial service in Romania in Bucharest.


Thyssenkrupp opens new damper factory in Romania

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Thyssenkrupp says it has opened a new automotive components plant in Sibiu, Romania.


Dacia state subsidised plant capacity extension ready in September

21 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Renault-owned Romanian carmaker Dacia is preparing to launch new models, the company's CEO Christophe Dridi told local media.


Continental Romania spends EUR27m expanding Iasi office building

17 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Continental Romania said it was spending EUR27m to expand its office building in Iasi.



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