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Renault-Nissan Alliance: New holding company chairman named

Thierry Bollore has been named chairman of the holding company responsible for coordinating the Renault-Nissan Alliance, replacing embattled executive Carlos Ghosn in the role...

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Ghosn: Renault might have paid for part of executive's lavish wedding
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Ghosn: Renault might have paid for part of executive's lavish wedding

Renault has uncovered payments it believes were used to partially pay for Carlos Ghosn's second wedding, held at the Château de Versailles. The company has discovered a sum of €50,000 ($80,000) it understands was "allocated to Mr. Ghosn's personal benefit" as part of a broader charitable donation it signed with the château...


Renault Captur range gains 1.3L turbo engine
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Renault Captur range gains 1.3L turbo engine

Renault has added the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine from last year's S-Edition to the wider Captur range, replacing the existing 1.2-litre turbo engine option. With 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, the new four-pot is 22kW and 60Nm punchier than the existing turbo engine. The engine was developed alongside Mercedes-Benz, and is shared with the latest A-Class...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance takes global passenger car crown
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance takes global passenger car crown

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has beaten out Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company for the 2018 passenger car sales crown, with a total of 10.76 million sales worldwide. According to figures released by the various brands, the combination of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors accounted for 10.76 million passenger and light-commercial vehicles around the world, ahead of 10...


2019 Renault Zoe S Edition revealed
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2019 Renault Zoe S Edition revealed

Renault has added a top-spec S Edition to the Zoe range in Europe, with extra standard equipment and a more upmarket look. Compared to the Euro base model, the Zoe S Edition comes with a Bose stereo and DAB radio, a reversing camera, the full suite of Renault Connected Services, and keyless entry...


Carlos Ghosn claims he was arrested to thwart merger with Renault
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Carlos Ghosn claims he was arrested to thwart merger with Renault

In a short interview with The Nikkei, Carlos Ghosn said he has "no doubt" his arrest was part of a "plot" hatched by Nissan executives to kill a potential merger with Renault and Mitsubishi. Ghosn told the newspaper "there was a plan to integrate" Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and claims he'd discussed these plans with Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa...


2019 Renault Clio revealed: Exterior
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2019 Renault Clio revealed: Exterior

Renault has finally revealed the exterior of its new 2019 Clio, following last night's look at the car's high-tech cabin – and today's leak of the exterior design, which appeared on Instagram some hours ago. According to its designers, the Clio is "more elegant and dynamic" than its cutesy predecessor, with a larger grille and more pronounced air intakes than before...


2019 Renault Clio leaked
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2019 Renault Clio leaked

UPDATE: The new Clio has now been officially revealed. Click here for more images and details. Renault's new 2019 Clio has leaked on social media, revealing a sharp new look inspired by the larger Megane. Although it's not due for reveal until 8pm tonight, a set of official-looking pictures of the supermini have appeared on Instagram courtesy of cardesignworld, and it's a serious looker...


Carlos Ghosn: Charting his rise and fall
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Carlos Ghosn: Charting his rise and fall

Carlos Ghosn was born in 1954 in Porto Velho, a Brazilian city on the fringe of the Amazon rainforest. In his autobiography "Shift", Ghosn recounts his grandfather, a member of the Maronite minority, moving to Brazil from Lebanon to escape the crumbling Ottoman Empire and, eventually, running several companies...


2019 Renault Clio interior revealed
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2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

Renault has revealed the cabin of its key new compact hatchback, the 2019 Clio, ahead of the car's full reveal tomorrow night. As you'd expect of a totally-redesigned model, the latest Clio looks altogether more modern than its predecessor, and packs plenty more technology to boot. For one, there's a new 9.3-inch multimedia screen taking pride of place on the centre console...


Nissan CEO plans to step down
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Nissan CEO plans to step down

In a late night press conference in Tokyo, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, told reporters, including those from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, he "would like to complete my responsibilities as quickly as possible and pass the baton on to the next leader". Saikawa stated he will concentrate on overhauling the company's governance structures...


2019 Renault Twingo revealed
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2019 Renault Twingo revealed

Renault has launched a (very mildly) revised version of its rear-engined city car, bringing it into line with the wider range's styling direction. Gone are the Twingo's distinctive in-bumper spotlights, sacrificed in favour of a cleaner look designed to make the snout look wider than before...


Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault
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Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, the man who once headed up Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has decided to quit as the chairman and CEO of Renault. After a meeting of its board of directors, Renault has appointed Thierry Bolloré as the company's new permanent CEO. Bolloré was elevated from chief operating officer to interim CEO after Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November 2018...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest

The ongoing incarceration of former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn in Japan over alleged financial impropriety will not unravel arrangements to share vehicle platforms and other capital costs. That's the message from Nissan’s head of global planning, Phillippe Klein, speaking in Detroit this week with Automotive News...


2019 Renault Trafic Trader Life arrives at $29,990 d/a
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2019 Renault Trafic Trader Life arrives at $29,990 d/a

Renault has launched a bargain basement version of the Trafic van in Australia designed for urban delivery drivers, priced at a pretty compelling $29,990 drive-away for ABN holders. This puts it in the same ballpark as the Chinese LDV G10 diesel’s ABN price of $28,990, and undercuts the base Volkswagen Transporter Runner TDI250 model by $5000...


Carlos Ghosn makes first court appearance since arrest
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Carlos Ghosn makes first court appearance since arrest

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan, has appeared in court for the first time after his arrest in Japan. Ghosn was arrested on November 19, 2018 after he was accused by Nissan of a number of misdemeanours during his time at the automaker. He has been formally charged for under reporting his income by over $100 million, shifting his currency trading losses to his employer, and misusing company funds...


Accused Nissan executive released on bail, Ghosn remains in custody
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Accused Nissan executive released on bail, Ghosn remains in custody

Greg Kelly, the man accused of helping former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn understate his salary by around $100 million, was released from the Tokyo Detention Centre on Christmas Day. According to Reuters he was released after his family posted bail of ¥70 million ($880,000). He was photographed being taken from the jail in a taxi at around 10...


2019 Renault Zoe Intens review
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2019 Renault Zoe Intens review

It's one of the funkiest electric cars on the market, but is it priced too high for the impending influx of electric vehicles? Paul Maric finds out.


Carlos Ghosn rearrested for using Nissan funds to pay for trading losses
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Carlos Ghosn rearrested for using Nissan funds to pay for trading losses

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO and chairman of Nissan, has been rearrested on fresh charges, with Japanese prosecutors accusing him of hiding personal trading losses with funds from the automaker. Prosecutors have informed Japanese news outlets Ghosn has been rearrested on aggravated breach of trust charges. They allege Ghosn transferred ¥1...


Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison
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Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...