Renault http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31480/all en Formula One: F1 testing times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/formula-one-f1-testing-times-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fastest times on Friday on the fourth and last day of the opening testing programme for the 2013 Formula One season:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/formula-one-f1-testing-times-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Renault AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750386 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Renault recalling over 60,000 cars in China-Xinhua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/frances-renault-recalling-over-60000-cars-china-xinhua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 10 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua quoted the Chinese consumer watchdog as saying.</p> <p>Renault's China unit this week started recalling 61,508 Koleos sport utility vehicles produced between Dec 16, 2008 and July 10, 2012, Xinhua quoted the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine as saying on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/frances-renault-recalling-over-60000-cars-china-xinhua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Land transport Renault Renault Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751505 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault to recall more than 60,000 cars in China: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/renault-recall-more-60000-cars-china-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French car maker Renault has begun recalling more than 60,000 cars exported to China over problems with their fuel gauge sensors, China's consumer quality watchdog said, according to state media.</p> <p>The recall affects 61,508 Koleos sports utility vehicles made between 2008 and 2012. After prolonged use, the fuel-level sensors fail to deliver correct readings and are unsafe, a government agency told Xinhua on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/renault-recall-more-60000-cars-china-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Land transport Politics Renault Renault Koleos Transport AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:27:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751588 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault reports profit, shares jump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/renault-reports-profit-shares-jump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French automaker Renault reported on Thursday a 15.3-percent drop in net profit to 1.77 billion euros ($2.4 billion) last year of which nearly half came from a gain on the sale of a stake in Swedish group AB Volvo.</p> <p>Renault's results were far stronger than those of crisis-stricken PSA Peugeot Citroen which has reported a 2012 loss of 5.0 billion euros owing mainly to writedowns to reflect weakness in the French auto market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/renault-reports-profit-shares-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carlos Ghosn EUR Renault Renault Samsung Motors Transport AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:12:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755839 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault nears wage deal with workers to avoid job cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/renault-nears-wage-deal-workers-avoid-job-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Renault moved closer to securing the agreement of workers to a wage freeze needed to avoid factory closures and forced job cuts in France after a top union endorsed the deal on Friday.</p> <p>The approval from the CFE-CGC union that represents nearly 30 percent of workers means that Renault only needs one other union to sign onto the deal.</p> <p>Another union, the CFDT, has spoken positively of the agreement but will not take a decision until next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/renault-nears-wage-deal-workers-avoid-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Renault Renault Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD Transport AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763487 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault signs job-cuts deal with unions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/renault-signs-job-cuts-deal-unions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French automaker Renault signed a deal with unions on Wednesday to cut 7,500 jobs and increase working hours in exchange for a pledge to avoid factory closures.</p> <p>After signing the deal with three unions -- Force Ouvriere, CFE-CGC and CFDT -- Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn called it a "historic" step in French labour relations.</p> <p>"This is a balanced agreement.... It gives Renault the means to renew its competitiveness in France," Ghosn said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/renault-signs-job-cuts-deal-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carlos Ghosn Renault Renault Transport AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:30:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782145 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying - 2nd update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/formula-one-malaysian-grand-prix-qualifying-2nd-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Qualifying results from the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday (Q - qualified):</p> <p>Q3</p> <p>1. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull-Renault 1:49.674, 2. Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1:50.587, 3. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1:50.727, 4. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:51.699, 5. Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull-Renault 1:52.244, 6. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:52.519, 7. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus-Renault 1:52.970, 8. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:53.175, 9. Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India-Mercedes 1:53.439, 10. Sergio Perez (MEX) McLaren-Mercedes 1:54.136</p> <p>Q2</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/formula-one-malaysian-grand-prix-qualifying-2nd-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Renault AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:30:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791758 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault sales slide in first quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/renault-sales-slide-first-quarter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French automaker Renault on Wednesday said sales in the first quarter of 2013 fell 11.6 percent year-on-year to 8.27 billion euros ($10.7 billion) but maintained its outlook for the year.</p> <p>Vehicle sales worldwide fell by 4.7 percent to 608,455 units, the company said, due to a poor performance in Europe where unit sales fell by 11.6 percent, worse than the overall market which was down 10 percent.</p> <p>Renault added it believes the French and European markets will both contract by 5 percent this year, despite the global market expanding a projected 3 percent</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/renault-sales-slide-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Renault Renault Transport AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824369 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault quarterly sales tumble on weak Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/renault-quarterly-sales-tumble-weak-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gilles Guillaume</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault &lt;RENA.PA&gt; reported an 11.8 percent drop in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday and predicted the European market would contract 5 percent this year, a downward revision of its previous forecast.</p> <p>Revenue for the first three months dropped to 8.27 billion euros (7 billion pounds) on a 4.7 percent fall in global deliveries to 608,455 vehicles, the company said in an emailed statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/renault-quarterly-sales-tumble-weak-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Renault Renault Sedans Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5824381 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault plays down collapse of Israeli-US battery firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/renault-plays-down-collapse-israeli-us-battery-firm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French car manufacturer Renault played down on Monday the effect of the bankruptcy of Israeli-US firm Better Place, a pioneer of rapid changeover of electric-car batteries.</p> <p>Renault said that the collapse of Better Place, for which it had developed a battery-switching technology designed to make it easier for drivers to recharge their vehicles, did not in any way undermine Renault-Nissan's strategy to develop in the market for cars powered by electric batteries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/renault-plays-down-collapse-israeli-us-battery-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery electric vehicles Business Private transport Renault Technology Transport AFP Mon, 27 May 2013 10:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846778 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault says sales hold up, with help from Russia and Duster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/renault-says-sales-hold-help-russia-and-duster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French carmaker Renault achieved record sales outside Europe in the first half of the year, it said on Friday, outperforming its struggling French rival Peugeot Citroen despite weakness in the European market.</p> <p>Renault, comprising also the low-cost Romanian brand Dacia and South Korean subsidiary Renault Samsung Motors, sold a total of 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in the first six months of 2013.</p> <p>This was 1.9 percent fewer vehicles than in the first half of 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/renault-says-sales-hold-help-russia-and-duster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automobile Dacia Business Renault Renault Transport AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:33:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5882369 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault launches new phase of Morocco low-cost car plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/renault-launches-new-phase-morocco-low-cost-car-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Renault on Tuesday inaugurated the second phase of its giant low-cost car factory in Morocco, whose opening last year sparked anger in France, amid opposition to the so-called "delocalisation" of manufacturing.</p> <p>The second stream at the plant outside Tangiers, which will produce the Dacia Sandero model, will allow the French carmaker to double output at what it says is the biggest factory of its kind in Africa.</p> <p>Production is due to reach 340,000 vehicles in 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/renault-launches-new-phase-morocco-low-cost-car-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carlos Ghosn Renault Renault Transport AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:17:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5955443 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault sales slip 3.2% in third quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/renault-sales-slip-32-third-quarter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French carmaker Renault said Thursday its sales slid 3.2 percent to 8.0 billion euros ($11.0 billion) in the third quarter due to exchange rate effects and a halt in its activities in Iran.</p> <p>Nevertheless Renault said it is maintaining its 2013 outlook for sales growth and a positive automotive operating margin.</p> <p>Registrations of its Renault, Dacia and Samsung Motors brand vehicles increased by 3.1 percent in the period from July through September, but car sales dropped 3.4 percent to 7.5 billion euros.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/renault-sales-slip-32-third-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nissan Renault Renault Samsung Motors Transport AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:32:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5970019 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi announce electric tie-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-announce-electric-tie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Renault-Nissan and Japanese firm Mitsubishi are to share the production of vehicles, technology and factory capacity, the two groups announced on Tuesday, highlighting the development of electric cars.</p> <p>A statement on the terms of the deal said: "As a consequence, it has been agreed that the strategic cooperation between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors could be expanded across the broader Renault-Nissan Alliance."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-announce-electric-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive industry in Japan Business Economy of Japan Mitsubishi Motors Corp Nissan Motor Renault Technology Transport AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980306 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Renault and Peugeot seen to profit from Iran deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/frances-renault-and-peugeot-seen-profit-iran-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French carmakers Peugeot and Renault look to be among the clearest beneficiaries of the interim deal that lifts some sanctions on Iran, with both hoping to leap back into the Middle East's biggest auto market.</p> <p>One of the explicit concessions world powers made in the accord signed Sunday in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear programme was the promise to "suspend US sanctions on Iran's auto industry".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/frances-renault-and-peugeot-seen-profit-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Peugeot PSA Group PSA Peugeot Citro├źn PSA Peugeot Citroen Renault Technology Transport AFP Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:32:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5999577 at http://www.globalpost.com