With the recent announcement that Caterham and Renault have joined forces, Caterham is considering powering its Seven model with powerplants supplied by Renault. Continue Reading...
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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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Renault and Caterham will revive the Alpine badge, which will adorn new sports cars that the brands will design and build together. Continue Reading...
Renault’s sports car caught made a splash big enough to justify production, or so it seems. Continue Reading...
We may never seem them on our shores, but there are a few honorable mentions from French automakers on display at the Paris Motor Show. Continue Reading...
The alliance of Renault-Nissan and Daimler have just announced a collaboration project that will focus on building new fuel-efficient powertrains. Continue Reading...
The first Pope to prioritize environmental issues, His Holiness Benedict XVI now has a Popemobile St. Francis of Assisi would approve of. Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
Last month brought the debut of the Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept, powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 with 400-hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...
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 Continue Reading...
Managing to look different than any sports concept today but still exotic, the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept broke free of still pictures and graced our screens in motion. Continue Reading...
Pictures of the Renault Alpine A110-50 supercar have leaked onto the internet, giving you a preview of what to expect at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix when the car is publicly unveiled. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
All forms of motorsports are dangerous, but rally is more so with races sometimes occurring in tight, windy roads in a natural environment. That means trees and lakes are always by a race car’s side, and so are spectators. Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
Yet as we move forward and automakers seek to maintain economies of scale, the number of vehicle architectures is expected to shrink still further, even as many brands aim to proliferate their model offerings as well as adding localized production. Continue Reading...
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,… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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,… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...