Alpine is revealing some of its precious manufacturing secrets, with details on its new production model, announced for early 2017
Production of the brand new Nissan Micra started up at Renault’s Flins and Le Mans plants a few days ago. Micra is the first Nissan passenger car to be made at a Renault facility, an arrangement that proves the competitive performance of Renault’s production facilities in France and the synergies operating across the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world’s biggest technology innovation gatherings, runs from January 5 to 8. Carlos Ghosn will be there to champion the Renault-Nissan Alliance on January 5. And Groupe Renault is taking this opportunity to showcase its ongoing work to illustrate new ways of thinking about mobility as technology meets transportation.
Somewhat in advance of the season’s eternally festive spirit, Alpine created a buzz across the motor enthusiasts’ community on 10 December by opening orders for its initial Première Edition release of 1,955 units. Read on for details on what could be a very special Christmas gift in Black (deep), White (solar) and Blue (Alpine).
Chances to try out the whole of the Dacia range don’t come that often, though Dacia has a great deal to show off right now, with no fewer than four new models holding court at the Dacia stand at the Paris Motor Show this autumn. The international press road tests under way in Portugal make a great opportunity for journalists to check out the new Dacia range. The findings are conclusive: Dacias are even more in tune with the times, but that doesn’t make them more expensive!
The Renault MEGANE has been named winner of the 2016 Goldene Lenkrad (Golden Steering Wheel) in the small and compact car category. The Golden Steering Wheel awards are adjudged by 21 European publications of the Axel Springer Verlag media group which notably includes Auto Express in the United Kingdom, Auto Plus in France and Auto Bild in Germany. The Renault MEGANE has also scooped the ‘Best Family Car’ prize in the Scottish Car of the Year 2016 awards, while the Renault KADJAR was singled out as the ‘Best Crossover’.
At the São Paulo Motor Show, Renault is showing off its coming SUV range for South America: Captur, Koleos and Kwid.
After 18 days, and attendance topping 1,055,000, the 2016 Paris Motor Show finally closed it gates yesterday. Here’s a rundown on how it went for Renault: very well indeed!
OK, so it’s not the same podium step as the one Sébastien Buemi climbed to after winning the Hong Kong ePrix last week in the opening race of the third FIA Formula E championship season. There again, there was not one but two Renault ZOEs on the podium for the Monte Carlo eRally, another event on the FIA calendar. Ourselves, well we finished third. By Alex Stricher, AutoCult
After the first leg, from Fontainebleau to Alès, the 2016 Monte Carlo eRally changed pace yesterday afternoon, to put the priority on regularity. New Renault ZOE with the ZE 40 battery put in a flawless performance here, though things would get somewhat more complicated a little later on.