In 2015, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8.5 million vehicles in almost 200 countries around the world through its eight brands: RENAULT, DACIA, RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS, NISSAN, INFINITI, DATSUN, VENUCIA and LADA. This record figure corresponds to more than one vehicle in every ten sold worldwide. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the world’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer

A Group made stronger by its unique Alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership that was established in 1999 between Renault, with its head office in Paris, and Nissan, with its head office in Yokohama, Japan.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is currently the longest-running cross-border partnership between two major manufacturers in the automotive industry. The unique partnership is a flexible and pragmatic model that can be extended to new projects and new partners on a global scale.

  • The Alliance has enabled Renault and Nissan to outperform their traditional regional competitors, lifting the two partners into the club of the largest carmakers. Together, Renault and Nissan rank among the world’s top four automobile manufacturers.
  • Based on the principle of cross shareholdings and common interest, the Alliance serves to optimize synergies without altering the brand identities of the two partners.
  • The Alliance protects Renault and Nissan against regional economic downturns and bolsters their growth in the world’s most dynamic economies.
  • To achieve economies of scale, numerous carmakers are now trying to create structures for collaboration similar to the innovative partnership that Renault and Nissan formed 17 years ago.

Schweitzer and Hanawa sign the Renault-Nissan Alliance cooperation in 1999


Our strategic partnerships

Carlos Ghosn signs the partnership agreement with AVTOVAZ

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been designed so that its partners can work together when opportunities arise, according to the simple principles of openness, flexibility and pragmatism. Besides our partnership with AVTOVAZ, we have concluded strategic cooperation agreements with other manufacturers such as Daimler, Dongfeng, Ashok Leyland and Mitsubishi.