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.
The Pope goes electric!
The Moscow Motor Show opened a few days ago and will host the Russian visitors until September 9. Renault became the leading foreign brand on the Russian market in the first half of 2012, selling about 100,000 vehicles thanks to a broad, ambitious product plan. Russia is now the Group's third-biggest market, after France and Brazil.
Deauville may be in France, but until September 9, it’s on American time. Between the competition, where a number of first films are in the running, the tributes to movie stars (Liam Neeson and Harvey Keitel top the list), and powerhouse premières (The Bourne Legacy, to name just one), festivalgoers will have a packed program at this thirty-eighth American Film Festival. And again this year, the stars can count on a fleet of Renault Latitude and Espace to deliver them in style to the red carpet.
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.