Groupe Renault has lots of F1™ news from the Shanghai Grand Prix. First time ever for a Formula 1™ car in the streets of Shanghai with a Chinese driver behind the wheel and a second Chinese driver welcomed to Renault Sport Academy…. Portraits of these rising stars of Chinese motorsport on the eve of a historic 1,000th Grand Prix!
Renault has had a long-standing interest and involvement in China. In the 1930s, chassis were exported to China for bodywork, but it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that Renault began to pursue a long-term presence in the country in earnest. Read on for a recap of the major milestones in Renault's history in the “Middle Kingdom”.
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.
Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) is unveiling the all-new XM3 INSPIRE at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show. The show car previews a future coupé SUV, both elegant and robust, that will embody RSM’s new design era. Intended for the South Korean market, the new model will be produced at the Busan plant and launched in first-half 2020.
The Course du Coeur race is a real extraordinary human chain. It brings together sports enthusiasts in relays for 4 days and 4 nights. The runners, true pugnacious and courageous competitors, are driven by a motivation that goes beyond anything else. The desire to raise awareness among the general public about organ donation. With the support of the Groupe Renault.
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.
The challenge of the “Plant of the Future” exhibition consisted in reproducing an almost life-size industrial site showcasing the digital transformation at our plants and in our supply chain.
Renault is unveiling the Alaskan ICE Edition at the Geneva International Motor Show. The show car is a preview to a limited-edition that will be available from the fall of 2019, firstly launched in Switzerland. The muscular design of the model is brightened up with a two-tone hardtop and specially-designed custom features.
2019 Geneva International Motor Show: The All-new Renault Clio launches the Alliance’s CMF-B platform
Unveiled to the public at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the All-new Renault Clio is the first vehicle to be designed based on the CMF-B platform, the Alliance’s most recent modular platform. The platform was designed to be used for a wide range of models and embodies the Drive the Future plan, featuring electric engines, advanced driving aids approaching self-driving technology and first-class connectivity technologies.