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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...