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The Renault–Nissan Alliance and the city of Barcelona signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the development of zero emission mobility in the Catalan capital. The two organizations will work together to identify areas of co-operations in promoting the use of zero emission vehicles in the city.

Ten years into the Alliance, Renault and Nissan are taking cooperation to a higher level.

In 2009, identified synergies will contribute €1.5 billion (¥180 billion*) in free cash flow to the Alliance partners.

A small, dedicated team has been set up to foster deeper, broader cooperation and to maximize the contribution of synergies to the performance of both partners.

Ten years into the Alliance, Renault and Nissan are taking cooperation to a higher level.

In 2009, identified synergies will contribute €1.5 billion (¥180 billion*) in free cash flow to the Alliance partners.

A small, dedicated team has been set up to foster deeper, broader cooperation and to maximize the contribution of synergies to the performance of both partners.

Renault has fostered the growth of the Cannes Film Festival for 26 years. From May 13 to 24, 2009, a fleet of about a hundred vehicles, including 70 Vel Satis and 30 Espace, will drive the actors and Festival guests to and from the red-carpeted steps. In addition, this year about a dozen Kangoo be bop will supplement the official fleet to help with mounting the Festival.

Yesterday, ADAC, the German Automobile Association, published the results of its 2008 reliability survey. Renault’s excellence sets it apart:

- The general improvement of the Renault range, in evidence since 2005, is continuing in terms of quality and reliability. Twingo, Clio, Modus, Kangoo, Mégane, Scénic and Laguna have, for the last 3 years, been awarded green status by ADAC.

- In 2008 alone,

Energy Minister Eamon Ryan today announced a major move in the electrification Irish motoring.In a hugely significant and new collaboration between Government, between the semi-state electricity supplier ESB and between car manufacturers Renault-Nissan, these electric vehicles will be on Irish roads within 2 years.

- Tokyo/Paris (March 26, 2009): Signed on March 27, 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has built a unique business model that has created significant value for both companies.

- For 10 years, employees at Renault and Nissan have worked as partners with attitudes of mutual respect and company pride while keeping separate brands and corporate identities.

L’Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées in Paris has attracted more than 20 million visitors since opening on November 8,2000.

L’Atelier Renault is the place to go to see new model reveals, watch Formula 1 Grand Prix races live, have a drink or grab a bite to eat, buy clothes and accessories, collect info with a view to buying a car, or simply check out the premises. It is a place where the brand communicates directly with the public, a venue for exchange, discovery and pleasure.

In November 2008, in a world market down 22.5%, the Renault group sold 162,976 vehicles (PC + LCV) worldwide under its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, for a 24% decrease on November 2007. The European market downturn intensified in November and all emerging markets have now been severely impacted.

New Renault Symbol has been awarded the 'AUTOBEST 2009' prize after securing a total score of 879 points within the framework of the prizes attributed by the Autobest jury. The annual Autobest award is delivered to the best car in the following emerging markets: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

The Board of Directors of ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, has elected Carlos Ghosn as its new President. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, will take over from Christian Streiff, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, on 1 January 2009. 

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  • Dacia is expanding its range in Europe with two Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) from November 2008. Logan van and Logan pick-up feature the best in Renault’s LCV engineering and inherit all the simplicity, robustness and equipment-for-money that characterize the Dacia range.
  • Logan van has already been available in Romania and Bulgaria since February 2007 and Logan pick-up since March 2008. 
  • The Group reported consolidated revenues of 30,091 million euros for the first nine months of the year, up 0.9%.
  • The Automobile and Sales Financing activities grew 0.9% and 1.8%, respectively, over the same period.
  • Total revenues for third-quarter 2008 were 9,149 million euros, down 2.2% on third-quarter 2007.
  • The sharp fall in European markets in the second half-year has lead Renault to revise its 2008 operating margin target of 4.5% for 2008 to between 2.5% and 3%.
  • Consolidated revenues rose 2.3% to €20,942 million. 
  • Renault generated an operating margin of €865 million, i.e. 4.1% of revenues, vs. 3.5% in first-half 2007 in a particularly difficult economic context.

With the launch of five new products—Clio Grand Tour, Grand Modus, New Kangoo PC and LCV and Logan Pick-Up—the Renault group sold 1,325,500 vehicles, 4.3% more than in the first half of 2007. 

Operating margin up 19.8% on first-half 2007

  • The Renault group’s world sales rose 4.3% in first-half 2008 to 1,325,504 units. The Group increased its global market share by 0.2 points to 3.8%. 
  • Renault brand sales rose 4% and Dacia sales increased 13.3%. Renault Samsung Motors sales fell 7.2%. 
  • The Group pursued its international growth, increasing sales outside Europe by 15% to 460,526 units, representing nearly 35% of total Renault group sales.

Renault is giving Internet users a new sales communication interface as part of the upgrade of thewww.renault.fr website and the creation of "Renault Universe", the first completely 3D automotive website:www.univers.renault.fr.

  • February 29, 2008, Moscow, Russia: Serguey Chemezov, Head of Russian Technologies, Chairman of the Board of AvtoVAZ, Anatoli Issaïkine, Head of Rossoboronexport, Boris Alyoshin, President of AvtoVAZ, Ruben Vardanian, President of Troika Dialog Group Limited, Serguei Skvortsov, President of Troika Capital Partners representing Troika Dialog Investments Limited and Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Renault signed several agreements confirming the strategic partnership between AvtoVAZ and Renault. 

On the occasion of the 23rd International Motor Festival in Paris, held at Hôtel des Invalides from February 7 to 10, 2008, Renault Laguna Estate won "The Most Beautiful Car of 2007 Award" and "The Most Beautiful Car Interior of 2007 Award". Born under the quality sign, the Renault Laguna has been selling for 4 months in 56 countries.

  1. Renault Nordic, a 100% Renault subsidiary, has started its commercial activity throughout the 350 points of sale and repair centres throughout the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden. 
  2. Renault displays an unprecedented renewal of its product range. Over 22 new models and engines to be sold in the Nordic countries in 2008 and 2009.
  3. 170 employees of the Nordic subsidiary as well as 4,000 collaborators of the 350 agencies of the Nordic network to take up a highly ambitious training programme.