Renault-Nissan Alliance press releases

The alliance Press Releases

  • Renault-Nissan Alliance launches $1.8 billion “Brazilian offensive” - 06/10/2011

    • Nissan to invest 2.6 billion reais (US$1.5 billion, or €1.1 billion) to build new plant in Resende and develop new products for Brazil
    • Renault to invest 500 million reais (US$285 million or €212 million) to expand plant in Curitiba

  • Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has received the 2011 FISITA medal - 20/06/2011

    The medal was presented to Carlos Ghosn this morning at Universidad Politecnica in Valencia, Spain at the end of the plenary session of the FISITA congress.

  • The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports record sales of 7,276,398 units in 2010 - 28/01/2011

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance had a record year with 7,276,398 units sold in 2010, a 19.6% increase over 2009 in a market that expanded by 11.8%. The Renault-Nissan Alliance captured 10.3%* of the global market in 2010.

  • 100% electric nissan leaf is 2011 european car of the year - 29/11/2010

    In a historic moment for Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and zero emission vehicles, the 100% electric Nissan LEAF was awarded 2011 European Car of the Year.

  • Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG announce wide-ranging strategic cooperation - 07/04/2010

    • Cooperation on the next-generation smart fortwo and Renault Twingo, including electric versions, as well as on expanding the smart and Twingo families
    • Widespread powertrain sharing and co-development on future projects with applications across passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, specifically:
    - The sharing and co-development of diesel and gasoline engines from the Renault-Nissan Alliance; to be used in the new smart and Renault Twingo and to be adapted and modified with Mercedes-Benz characteristics for its new generation of premium compact cars
    - The sharing of gasoline and diesel engines coming from Daimler to Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan Motor Company, and providing the opportunity for further collaboration
    - The sharing of a Renault-Nissan Alliance diesel engine and transmission for the Mercedes-Benz Vito
    Collaboration in the field of light commercial vehicles
    One-time cross-shareholding amounting to 3.1% of each partner's equity capital
    Additional synergies encompassing selective common purchasing opportunities, exchange of operational benchmarks and best practices to be shared across both groups

  • The Renault-Nissan alliance inaugurates plant in Chennai, India - 17/03/2010

    First dedicated Alliance global plant; production capacity of up to 400,000 units Chennai, India - Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today joined more than 1,000 guests in Chennai, India, for the inauguration of the first dedicated Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicle manufacturing plant.

    The inaugural ceremony was attended by the representatives of state government led by Dr. Kalaignar Karunanidhi, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

  • Renault Nissan Alliance reports sales of 6,085,058 units in 2009 - 02/02/2010

    In a global market that contracted 4.5%, the Renault Nissan Alliance, including for the first time the sales of the AvtoVaz Lada brand, captured 9.8%* of the global market in 2009. In 2008, the Alliance without Lada had a share of 9.4%.

    Renault and Nissan sold 2,309,188 and 3,358,413 vehicles respectively. Sales of Lada accounted for 417,457 units. Renault's worldwide sales decreased by 3.1% and Nissan's by 9.4%.

  • Renault-Nissan Alliance announces battery plant site for Portugal - 08/12/2009

    LISBON, Portugal - the Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced the location for the planned battery production site in Portugal. The announcement was made today in Lisbon by Prime Minister Jose Socrates and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

    The new plant, which will manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be located at the Renault CACIA (Companhia Aveirense de Componentes para a Indústria Automóvel) industrial complex located in Aveiro, about 250km north of the capital, Lisbon.

  • A new step forward for the alliance - 29/05/2009

    • 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*1) 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-Nissan Alliance recognizes its 10-year anniversary - 27/03/2009

    Tokyo/Paris (March 27, 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.