Most US buyers are not privy to Dacia, a Romanian car brand and Renault subsidiary, known for making affordable, reliable, and quirky vehicles like the Sandero and Duster SUV. Most recently, Renault unveiled the 5 concept electric vehicle to coincide with the brand’s ‘Renaulution’ business strategy, and it seems Dacia is along for the ride with its newest Bigster concept SUV.
In the same way the French Renaissance ignited the artistic and cultural movement between the 15th and 17th century, Renault’s 5 prototype is ushering the brand’s Nouvelle Vague (or New Wave) era by transitioning from a dedicated car builder into an all-in-one technology company.
The Renault Megane eVision is an all-electric concept vehicle. It looks pretty similar to the shape-shifting Renault Morphoz concept car unveiled in March of this year, but it actually embodies the next-generation Megane with an all-electric powertrain. And unlike the Morphoz, the Megane eVision makes do without the extending front and rear body panels.
Renault has a new SUV that it is showing, the all-new Captur, and Renault has crammed a bunch of new features and technology into the car. The automaker is also talking up how the car will meet the three pillars of the mobility future.
Waymo's driverless cars are headed to France and Japan, with Alphabet's autonomous vehicle devision inking a new deal with Renault and Nissan. The move will see Waymo's technology expand from its current stomping grounds in the US, where in addition to prototype drives it also operates a Waymo One ride-hailing service in parts of Arizona.
It's fair to say we still haven't got over Alpine refusing to bring the punchy little A110 sports coupe to the US, and the more aggressive new flagship A110S is going to do nothing to placate us. The mid-engined European two-seater returned the Alpine name to roads back in 2017, and now the line-up is gaining a third version.
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested, after the automaker found years of financial reporting improprieties following a whistleblower report. Ghosn is accused of underplaying his compensation in Tokyo Stock Exchange securities reports, in addition to using company assets for personal use.
Renault is working hard to bring the future of autonomous vehicles to market with an experience that caters to just about every demographic. Renault showed off its EZ-Go autonomous vehicle for getting the masses wherever they need to be. For those not wanting a basic mobility experience, Renault is showing off its vision for a premium autonomous mobility service.
Renault showed off its EZ-Go concept for shared mobility in March and the concept was a cool glimpse into the future. Renault is now back with a similar concept called EZ-Pro that aims at being a robotic vehicle concierge for last mile delivery. EZ-Pro had its world premiere this week at the Hannover Motor Show.
Google's Android will power the new infotainment systems of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi cars, with the huge automaker alliance announcing the huge deal today. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is the world's largest automotive group, collectively responsible for 10.6 million vehicle sales last year.
Renault has unveiled a new concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show called the EZ-Go. The vehicle is a future vision of shared urban mobility. Renault says that the vehicle is built for the city and meant to be integrated with it.