Renault


Renault is a French automaker, that is allied with Nissan. Thanks to that alliance, the company is one of the top automakers in the world. Renault has a distinguished Formula One record, and is currently providing engines to several teams.


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Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America

Top 10 Cars We Wish Were Sold in America

We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the…

Renault ZOE Sets Production EV Distance Record

Renault ZOE Sets Production EV Distance Record

The ZOE, bested the previous EV distance record by a quarter distance and the test, besides highlighting the distance possible by EV propulsion was also performed to showcase the viability of the Chameleon charger

Renault Alpine Leaked Ahead of Monaco GP Debut

Renault Alpine Leaked Ahead of Monaco GP Debut

Initially rumored to be based on a Nissan GT-R, the Renault Alpine has been reborn and a lone photo has leaked ahead of the sports car’s planned debut at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

Nissan Establishes Renault Japon Co. to Sell Renault’s in Japan

Nissan Establishes Renault Japon Co. to Sell Renault’s in Japan

Since Renault and Nissan formed a strategic alliance in 1999, the two companies have made tremendous strides in streamlining their business, with sales performances significantly improving for both companies. To further its efforts, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it will establish a new company, Renault Japon Co., Ltd., to import and sell Renault…

Driving Without a License Not a Problem in the Renault Twizy

Driving Without a License Not a Problem in the Renault Twizy

The Renault Twizy is a small electric city car which is ideal for personal transportation in an urban environment, and will be available to drive without the need for a license – overseas in the UK. The small car is a few inches shorter than a Smart Fortwo, which means that it is actually classified…

Renault Alpine Sports Car Revival Rumored To Borrow Nissan GTR Platform

Renault Alpine Sports Car Revival Rumored To Borrow Nissan GTR Platform

Marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary Alpine A110 Berlinette rally racing car, rumors of an all-new Renault Alpine concept for the 2012 Paris Motor Show started circulating. Details are limited for now but some information is available from Renault marketing director Stephen Norman, who says the new Alpine will follow the path of a lightweight…

Alain Prost Named New Renault Brand Embassador

Alain Prost Named New Renault Brand Embassador

Four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost is officially becoming the brand ambassador for French automaker Renault, the company announced today. “Renault’s history is intimately linked to that of motorsport and I have a deep attachment to the brand, with which I achieved some of the greatest successes in my sporting career,” Alain Prost said. “I accepted this…

Nissan Leaf Predicted to Double Sales in 2012

Nissan Leaf Predicted to Double Sales in 2012

As with all new products, analysts are quick to analyze its success after its first year of sales. When Nissan reported that its Leaf electric vehicle sales tallied 9,674 units last year, industry analysts claimed that the poor sales number proved that a market does not exist for electric propulsion. CEO Carlos Ghosn saw differently,…

Nissan to Build Mercedes Engines in the U.S.

Nissan to Build Mercedes Engines in the U.S.

Renault-Nissan and Daimler have announced the joint engine production of Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder engines at Nissan’s Decherd, Tennessee, plant beginning 2014. According to the press release, this marks the first ever production of a Mercedes-Benz engine within the North America Free Trade region. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Daimler Board of Management and Head of…

Renault UK To Discontinue At Least Five Models In February 2012

Renault UK To Discontinue At Least Five Models In February 2012

Renault is looking to take a step back in order to take two steps forward, looking to discontinue at least five models from their UK lineup in February. At the top of the list of vehicles getting killed off are the Laguna hatchback, Sport Tourer and Coupe, along with the Espace and Grand Espace, Modus…

Robert Kubica To Sit Out Start Of 2012 Formula One Season

Robert Kubica To Sit Out Start Of 2012 Formula One Season

Robert Kubica, one of Formula One’s most promising young drivers, will sit out the start of the 2012 F1 season as he continues to recover from a crash that partially severed his arm. While Kubica is making a recovery, the pace is not as rapid as some had hoped for. Kubica can move his arm,…

Renault To Make Ultra Low-Cost $3,500 Tata Nano Competitor

Renault To Make Ultra Low-Cost $3,500 Tata Nano Competitor

  Renault is in development of an ultra low-cost vehicle, along the lines of the Tata Nano. While the Nano is currently suffering from some awful sales numbers (initial projection of 20,000 a month but only saw 1,200 units sold in September), CEO of Renault/Nissan Carlos Ghosn is convinced that an extremely affordable vehicle would…

Smart FourFour Coming to America

Smart FourFour Coming to America

Mercedes-Benz is rethinking their line of Smart cars and will bring the ForFour, a four door, four passenger vehicle, to American consumers by 2015. That choice, among others, came after Mercedes-Benz took over distribution of the brand in the U.S. last July. They also plan to scrap the current FourTwo (above) in favor of a new…

2012 Car of the Year Candidates Chosen

2012 Car of the Year Candidates Chosen

It’s that time of the year again as Car of the Year begins the laborious task of whittling down new Car of the Year contenders for 2012. A total of 59 journalists, representing automotive authorities across 23 European countries, have been recruited for the task of choosing top car. The number of journalists to represent…

Wacky French Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show [Gallery]

Wacky French Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show [Gallery]

When it comes to bizarre concept cars, the Tokyo Auto Show might be the traditional winner, but when it comes to production time, often things end up looking like a Camry. Not so for those baguette-loving Frenchmen (and women). From Citroen, to Renault, to Peugeot, their production cars are plenty strange and the concepts that…

Next Infiniti G Will Incorporate Mercedes DNA

Next Infiniti G Will Incorporate Mercedes DNA

At that time, Nissan had planned to introduce an updated, rear-drive Infiniti G, slated for a 2011 model year release, but with new input from Daimler, said introduction was pushed back as the car underwent some significant revisions.

Message To Carmakers: Pull Ads From News Of The World, Donate To Charity Instead

Message To Carmakers: Pull Ads From News Of The World, Donate To Charity Instead

The News Of The World scandal rages on, with pressure mounting from Parliament, investigators, and the general public. Now an anonymous executive suggests that car companies who had planned to advertise in the tabloid should donate the money to charity instead. “If we had advertising booked with the News of the World the advert would…

Nissan to Launch One New Model Every Six Weeks for Six Years

Nissan to Launch One New Model Every Six Weeks for Six Years

Nissan has emerged from the global economic downturn as a powerhouse, quietly growing but without grabbing headlines like Ford or Hyundai have. Now the Japanese automaker has unveiled a new business plan titled “Nissan Power 88″ that aims to grow its share of the global market to 8 percent, while bringing operating profit to a…