After several encouraging years, Renault Samsung Motors has seen a significant slowdown in sales in South Korea (down 27% between 2010 and 2011) owing to fierce competition from Hyundai and Kia. 2012 is set to be equally difficult. Renault is addressing the situation by launching an action plan aimed at restoring the brand’s competitiveness.
Renault is a company whose heritage is closely tied to the history of contemporary art. Considered a dominant art sponsor, Renault has supported and sometimes launched many a great artist like Robert Doisneau, Arman or Jean Dubuffet to name a few, and has inspired others... like Erwin Wurm, whose art piece we are introducing today: a modified R25.
Feeding R-Link, Renault’s new integrated and connected touch tablet, is a fantastic professional opportunity! Renault and Paris Région Lab launched a call for bids at the start of the year to select innovative start-ups working in connected services, IT and mobile communication. Five companies have been picked to develop their projects in a Connected Mobility and Services “incubator” set up by the two partners.
Within a few weeks, Renault Sport addicts have witnessed the three emblematic models of the label - namely Mégane, Clio and Twingo - adopting the attributes of the Austrian team, two times Formula 1 World Champion. Outstanding performances, a tremendous look
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.
The product design competition has existed since 1955. Its award, the "red dot", is an internationally recognised quality seal. This year, 1,800 companies and designers from 58 countries have submitted their creations. Our lovely electric quadricycle did great in the automobiles & transportation category.
New Clio is now a reality and if you don't fall in love with her... well, there is nothing we can do! It is the first production model to give full expression to the Renault design renewal inspired by Laurens van den Acker. Watch our exclusive video to learn more.