Some 28.1 million cars were sold in China in 2018, making it the world’s largest automotive market. With a car ownership rate that remains low, at 141 cars per 1,000 inhabitants (compared with around 600 in Western Europe and 800 in the United States), the country is attracting carmakers. Groupe Renault's number-four market, China is one of the key pillars in the Drive the Future strategic plan owing to its strong growth potential. Renault’s strategy is based on three joint ventures. With a little over two weeks to go before the Shanghai Motor Show, we review the major trends in the Chinese automotive market.
Groupe Renault is proud to be a partner of the French pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The theme of the Expo will be “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The multicultural event is expected to attract some 25 million visitors.
At the 2019 Rétromobile show, Groupe Renault auctioned a Formula 1 R.S.17 built entirely in LEGO® and the Formula E Renault e.dams Z.E.17 show car. The sale of these two items raised €75,000 for UNICEF France (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund*). The sale was initiated by the Renault Foundation.
This year, Groupe Renault, is celebrating 20 years of industrial presence in Brazil. With record market shares, Brazil is a land of opportunity for the Group. The investments made in the Ayrton Senna complex in Curitiba make it a high-performance industrial complex. Today, the site celebrates this anniversary and is delighted with the ranking of the Brazilian magazine Você S./A., which places Renault 8th out of 500 companies on the list of companies where it is good to work!
The COTY jury has announced the models shortlisted for the 2019 prize. The Alpine A110 is one of the seven contenders for the title to be awarded on March 4, 2019.
At the 16th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, Groupe Renault revealed the New Kadjar and the Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Company (RBJAC) JV presented two new models: the Guanjing, a family SUV, and the Lingkung EV, the first fully-electric vehicle produced by Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Company (RBJAC).
The very first Alpine customers invited to participate in the "ALPINE Customer Visits" program were welcomed a few days ago by Pierre-Emmanuel Andrieux, Director of the Dieppe Plant, and Thierry Witzenrieth, Alpine After-sales Director at the Normandy site.
On November 6, 2018, Carlos Sainz Jr, driver for the Renault Sport Formula One Team, visited Renault employees at the Aubevoye Technical Center before heading to the Sandouville plant. The visits provided a great opportunity for the Spanish driver to meet the employees and discover the sites where Renault vehicles are developed and manufactured – an opportunity that many employees would not have missed for the world.
Emmanuel Macron visits the Maubeuge plant; Carlos Ghosn announces €450 million in investment for the new utility vehicle center of expertise.
Following their press conference at the Paris Motor Show, Thierry Bolloré, Groupe Renault’s COO and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, took part in a question and answer session at the Renault Studio by Youtube integrated in the Renault booth