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05 April 2019 by Aimee Sean - Heritage

Renault, Nearly a century in China

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”.

Tags: china history

18 September 2014 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Spotlight on the history of Renault during the European heritage days

On the occasion of the European heritage days on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, Renault will be taking part in the events organised by the town of Boulogne-Billancourt, the brand’s historical home. The programme includes a parade of vintage cars through the town, a car exhibition in the “Renault Histoire” museum and events on the Île Seguin. A mouth-watering menu for car-lovers from near and far!

Tags: history

29 January 2014 by Claude Viret - Heritage

Chrono 115 episode 10: the turbocharging saga

More powerful cars… Even right at the start of the 20th century that was what carmakers wanted, and their main showcase was motor racing. Louis Renault had become a leading name in the automobile world since the launch in 1898 of his “Voiturette” with a De Dion Bouton engine and revolutionary direct drive transmission. But it was only in 1902 that Renault began designing its own engines.

Tags: engine history

21 August 2013 by Groupe Renault - Corporate

Renault's 115 years of innovation

To celebrate this milestone, we'll publish a series of "Chrono 115" episodes on this blog, to comment on what made Renault's history. This saga will feature 4 main topics, dear to Renault today : quality, zero emission mobility, design and innovation for all.

Tags: history quality

13 September 2012 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Seguin island: a pavilion to tell the story of Renault

On September 10, Pierre-Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, and Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, opened the Seguin Island Pavilion. Visitors to the new information and exhibition centre will be able to trace Renault's history at this key site in French manufacturing.

Tags: history opening

12 July 2012 by Claude Viret - Heritage

The Clio story: At 22, it's come of age

Clio was an instant hit when the first generation was launched in 1990 and its popularity has never waned. Twenty-two years and over 11 million units later, the "small car with big car refinement" remains a firm favourite with customers. So what's the secret of its success? Clio is comfortable, versatile and safe, with manufacturing quality and equipment levels that make it a forerunner in its segment.

Tags: clio history