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Renault Megane-based protoype spied

Photographers have snapped images of an interesting prototype based on the current Renault Megane, raising questions about an upcoming new model based on the French small car. It’s unclear what exactly this vehicle is, but spotters noted a charging port on the driver’s side, suggesting it could be a plug-in hybrid, along with the obvious wheel arch extensions at all four corners...

Nissan reforms governance structure, CEO to concentrate on 'succession plan'

Nissan's annual general meeting has approved sweeping governance changes, which were championed by its CEO Hiroto Saikawa. As part of the reforms, the Nissan 11-strong board will feature two representatives each from Nissan and Renault, and seven independent directors. The company also gains three new committees overseeing nomination, compensation and audit...

Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi signs autonomous car deal with Google

Waymo, Google's self-driving car unit, has signed a deal to commercialise autonomous vehicle services with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. According to the companies, this new agreement is "exclusive... for an initial period" and will see the partners "explore all aspects" of autonomous vehicle services in France and Japan, including passenger services and cargo delivery...

Departments overseeing Nissan and Renault cooperation being axed - report

Departments overseeing cooperation between Nissan and Renault are reportedly losing staff, or have nothing to do. Sources have told the Financial Times the departments within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance overseeing cooperation and joint functions are either being axed completely, or have gone without work assignments for months...

2019 Renault Triber revealed for India

Renault has revealed its new Triber people-moving crossover for the Indian market, boasting ultra-compact dimensions and three rows of seating. Measuring just 3990mm long and 1739mm wide, the Triber is shorter and skinnier than the current Clio hatchback, yet manages to stuff seven seats in, and is powered by a little 1...

Renault Megane: Non-'Renault Sport' models axed in Australia

Renault has removed the non-Renault Sport Megane from its Australian range, as it looks to move the model upmarket and put the RS brand in the spotlight. Although some mainstream hatch, wagon and sedan stock remains in dealerships, the model has been removed from the Renault Australia website, leaving only the GT, GT-Line and RS hatch the brand considers 'Renault Sport Megane' models...

2020 Renault Zoe unveiled, here in 2020

The new Renault Zoe is hoping electric car fans are also lovers of the old saying "never judge a book by its cover". From the outside the Zoe looks to have hardly changed, but Renault has invested most of its time and effort changing what's under the skin. For the revised model, the Zoe comes standard with a 50kWh battery pack, which has a rated range of 390 kilometres according to the tougher WLTP testing cycle...

2020 Renault Zoe leaked

The new (yes, it really is new) Renault Zoe has leaked online, ahead of its expected reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September. A single image of the electric supermini's front end appeared on The Automobilist on Instagram, revealing its slightly edgier evolution of the current nose...

2020 Renault Captur leaked

The second-generation Renault Captur has been leaked online, ahead of its anticipated reveal later this year. Posted by user Julien Jodry on Twitter, the single front three-quarter image of the Captur looks very much like a new-generation Clio decked out in hiking gear, with chunkier bumpers, a skid plate element up front, and raised ride height...

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...