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Renault opens new Alpine A110 production line

Renault opens new Alpine A110 production line

Renault has announced that it has opened a new Alpine A110 production line in Dieppe, France. The Location is the original home of the Alpine brand and the production line there is dedicated to the new Alpine sports car. The new line if the cumulation of two-years of work.

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Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault debuts limited-edition Star Wars Zoe cars

Renault has announced that it has some cool limited-edition Zoe EVs that it will be launching next spring. The limited-edition cars are Zoe Star Wars editions and pre-orders are going right now. The car has special Star Wars stickers on the outside that features the Millennium Falcon on the hood, roof, and trunk.

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Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

Renault is showing off a fancy autonomous car control system that promises to be able to handle challenging driving situations better than existing systems. Renault says that its autonomous system can avoid road obstacles as well as a professional test driver. The automaker calls this an industry first.

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Renault names “The Float” as the winner of car of the future design contest

Renault names “The Float” as the winner of car of the future design contest

It's always cool to see what designers think will be the vehicles of the future. Renault recently held a contest to design the car of the future at DesignJunction 2017. This year the emphasis for the car's design was on electric power, autonomous driving, and connected technologies. The participants in the contest were MA Industrial Design students and were judged by Anthony Lo and Nick Rhodes from the Renault senior design team.

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Renault SYMBIOZ is a house and a car that work in harmony

Renault SYMBIOZ is a house and a car that work in harmony

People who drive a lot for work tend to feel like they live in their cars, but Renault has a new concept called SYMBIOZ that is an integrated house and car designed to work together in harmony. The concept is a vision of an autonomous car and connected home that sees the car in use in different places within and around the home.

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Renault Kangaroo Z.E. charges wirelessly while running at 100 kph

Renault Kangaroo Z.E. charges wirelessly while running at 100 kph

Some car makers are already announcing the death of diesel engines and their replacement by electric ones. As ideal as that might be from an economy and environment perspective, it's still an untenable future, mostly because of problems with the ubiquity and spread of charging stations. If all goes well with this new development, however, that may no longer be a problem at all. Renault, Qualcomm, and Vedecom have successfully demonstrated a Kangaroo Z.E. that was able to charge wirelessly up to 20 kw, even while traveling at speeds of or more than 100 kilometers per hour.

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Nissan debuts Seamless Autonomous Mobility system based on NASA tech

Nissan debuts Seamless Autonomous Mobility system based on NASA tech

Like many car companies, Nissan's focus at CES 2017 this year is autonomous driving technology. Nissan Chariman and CEO Carlos Ghosn took the stage at the trade show this evening to announce a new driverless system called Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM). SAM will be one component of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility system, but it will likely be the most noteworthy one as well.

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Renault-Nissan teases big things for Mitsubishi in $2.2 billion deal

Renault-Nissan teases big things for Mitsubishi in $2.2 billion deal

It's been a little while since Mitsubishi has been in the news, but that's all changing today, with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn teasing plans for a massive team up between the three companies at the Paris Auto Show. Renault-Nissan is currently looking to pay $2.2 billion to take home a 34% stake in Mitsubishi, and it sounds like Renault-Nissan isn't interested in wasting any time once the deal is confirmed by the appropriate regulatory authorities.

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This is Renault’s stunning Alpine Vision Concept

This is Renault’s stunning Alpine Vision Concept

As halo cars go, the Renault Alpine Vision Concept is certainly striking, but can resurrecting the storied nameplate really drive the French automaker back into success? To give Renault its dues, it's certainly committed: back in late 2012, when the company said it would bring Alpine back from the dead as the go-to car for driving enthusiasts, the skepticism was palpable.

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Renault Corbusier Concept Celebrates Famous Architect

Renault Corbusier Concept Celebrates Famous Architect

Normally when we talk about a concept car, there are some details about the concept to go along with a few images. That isn’t the case with this Renault concept car, and it’s a shame. This is one of the sexiest cars that Renault has ever designed and it was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the French architect and artists known as Le Corbusier.

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Renaultsport Megane RS 275 Cup-S has 275hp and 265 lb-ft of torque

Renaultsport Megane RS 275 Cup-S has 275hp and 265 lb-ft of torque

Renault has unveiled a new version of its hot hatch the Megane dubbed the Megane 275 Cup-S. The car gets the engine from the 275 Trophy under the hood, meaning it is a turbo four that packs 275hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The car has upgraded Cup suspension as standard. The performance is lively with that much power.

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Renault Twizy 45 is legal to drive in France at 14 years old

Renault Twizy 45 is legal to drive in France at 14 years old

One thing teens have in common the world over is that most of them look forward to getting a license to drive on their own. In France, teens can now get a license to drive early for a little EV called the Renault Twizy 45. The little car can be driven on the roads by drivers as young as 14 years old.

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