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Bernard Lapasset, President of the French Rugby Federation (FRF), Michel Gornet, Renault Deputy General Director and leader of the French Region and Jacques Chauvet, Renault France Sales Director signed a partnership agreement on 10 January 2008.
Renault thus becomes one of the five Official Partners of the FRF and of the French National Rugby Team for a period of five years, and the sole automobile partner
The vehicles from the Twingo, Velsatis ou Espace ranges become the Official Cars of the National Rugby Team of France.

On December 8, 2007, Renault and Russian Technologies signed, in Togliatti, Russia, a Memorandum of Understanding aiming to make the two companies equal shareholders starting mid 2008. The agreement would render Renault the de facto reference shareholder of AvtoVAZ.

Dacia Logan was the best sold car in Central and Eastern Europe in the third quarter of the year, where it counted more than 24.000 new owners.

In May Renault launched the "Renault eco²" signature, thus reinforcing the Renault Commitment on economic vehicles that are also friendly towards the environment. On this day, Renault presents Logan "Renault eco²" Concept, an experimental vehicle that will take part in the Bibendum Michelin Challenge in Shanghai (China).

With the arrival of Sandero, Renault is – for the first time – launching a new model outside its European home base. Developed from the same B0 platform as Logan and built in the Curitiba plant in Brazil, Sandero will be marketed in Brazil from December 2007, followed by Argentina. Thanks to the involvement of Renault’s Brazil-based Regional Engineering Centre, Sandero was designed with the expectations of South American customers in mind.

Available with certain Mahindra dealers starting April 14 at a highly competitive price, the Logan marks the entrance of Mahindra into the world of car makers and that of Renault on the Indian market.  Mahindra Renault, a joint venture between the Indian Mahindra&Mahindra and Renault, announced today the launch of the Logan in India. 

The car holds a host of advantages and comes with a very competitive price. The car will come out of the production lines at the Mahindra plant in Nashikm, equipped to make 50,000 Logans per year.

On March 6, 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show, Renault unveiled New Twingo, which takes over from the famous Twingo launched in 1993. A communicative, customizable car, New Twingo`s missions are to build on its ever-growing reputation and to reach out to a new clientele.

Comprising over 120 models under 31 brands, the survey places Renault top of the list on 3 categories: the "Compact" category with Logan, the "Mini" category with Twingo, and the "Ludospace" category with Kangoo.

The Renault Nissan Alliance retained its position as the fourth largest global automaker in 2006 in terms of unit sales. A combined 5,911,171 vehicles were sold in 2006 (down 3.6%) to secure a global market share of 9%.

Renault and Nissan sold a total of 2,433,372 and 3,477,799 vehicles respectively. Globally, Renault sales decreased by 4% while Nissan sales saw a 3.3% reduction.

  • A 4 percent drop in worldwide sales, divergent performances depending on the various markets 
    An 8.8 percent advance in sales outside Europe* thanks to three brands, namely Renault, Dacia and Samsung.
  • In 2006, they accounted for more than 30 percent of the Group’s sales.
    An 8.7 percent drop in sales in Europe, where the selective commercial policy yielded its first effects, laying the groundwork for the launching of new models.

The Avtoframos Plant in Russia has opened its gates for the first time to collaborators and their friends and relatives in celebration of the 50,000th Renault Logan being manufactured.

Question: Where does the Logan stand?
CG: We are currently selling all Logan vehicles we are capable of producing. It is a successful product not only on emerging markets - for which it was originally designed - but also on mature markets, such as France, for instance. We sold 10,000 Logan vehicles in France in the first semester, as all buyers were private individuals. Renault thus witnessed the most spectacular growth of non-corporate sales among all automobile brands.

This figure is a proof of the product`s success revealing a major industrial and commercial project, all the more so that all 10,000 vehicles have been assembled locally and sold in a little more than a year.