Established in 1899, Renault is a headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt. It produces a range of cars and vans and has cross shareholdings in Japanese vehicle group, Nissan.

Renault-Dongfeng joint venture gets green light from Beijing

State-owned Dongfeng is China's second-largest vehicle manufacturer by volume. Photo: Reuters

Beijing has approved a long-awaited US$1.3 billion joint venture between French carmaker Renault and Chinese giant Dongfeng Motor, the Chinese firm said in a statement on Thursday.

Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 11:40am

Renault’s Tavares steps down after hinting at US move

Parting company: Renault chief operating officer Carlos Tavares (right) is leaving the company. It marks the second departure of a key lieutenant of chief executive Carlos Ghosn (left) in as many years. Photo: Reuters

Renault’s second-in-command, Carlos Tavares, has quit , two weeks after he dismayed colleagues by hinting he might join one of the US carmakers.

30 Aug 2013 - 10:42am

Dongfeng, Renault to set up US$1.8b joint venture

Dongfeng had previously been reportedly in talks to buy a stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen. Photo: AFP

Ambitious Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor and France’s Renault may sign a deal this month for an 11 billion yuan (HK$13.8 billion) joint venture after a decade of talks, a report said on Monday.

8 Jul 2013 - 11:54pm

Renault threatens to close two sites in France: unions

Xavier Reynaud (R) and Jean-François Pibouleau (L) French Renault CGT union representatives brief media on Tuesday in Paris. The union says French automaker Renault has threatened to close two sites in France unless trade unions make concessions. Photo: AFP

Managers of French automaker Renault threatened to close two sites in France unless trade unions agreed to measures aimed at raising the group’s competitive performance, union officials said.

“The management warned us: ‘If you don’t sign, two sites could be closed’,” an official of the FO union told AFP. Officials of two other unions confirmed the warning.

23 Jan 2013 - 10:48am

Briefs, January 19, 2013

Charles Lee Yeh-kwong was appointed as a non-executive director of Cheung Kong.

China discovered more than 1.4 billion tonnes of new proven oil reserves last year, its third-highest annual haul ever, while its proven reserves of natural gas rose by a record of nearly 900 billion cubic metres over the year, the Ministry of Land and Resources said.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Renault looks forward to renewal in China

Renault is finally on the verge of making cars in China after a decade-long effort to link up with a local partner.

The French carmaker's China chief said the breakthrough wouldn't have been possible without a corporate shake-up which boosted the company's sales on the mainland by nearly 30 times in the three years to 2011.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Plug-in, recharge and go

Electric cars are popular in many world cities, but have yet to catch on in Hong Kong.

There are about 370 recharging stations across town, but only 300 of the city's 630,000-odd licensed vehicles are plug-ins, the South China Morning Post reported on March 17.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A driving force for creativity

The Hong Kong SAR has designated 2012 as 'Hong Kong Design Year', and has allocated HK$50 million to support design-related activities and programmes. The aim is to use design as a driving force, turning Hong Kong into the world-class creative city that it can be. All of this is uplifting news to local designers; even the least ambitious among them are dreaming a little bit bigger.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK-born car designer drives trends

If you admire the classic design of a Jaguar or the sleek lines of a Ferrari and wonder what it takes to become a car designer, you may want to listen to Anthony Lo, vice-president of exterior design at Renault/France. As he puts it, success can only be achieved through solid commitment and hard work.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Shades of Miranda Priestly in Prada's IPO media chief

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel by Robert Puyal Flammarion HK$390

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Results in Macau

Motorcycle Grand Prix

1. Stuart Easton (Britain) Hydra IGT Honda 36:50.910

2. Conor Cummins (Isle of Man) PBM Kawasaki WSBK Team 36:51.291

3. Ian Hutchinson (Britain) PBM Kawasaki WSBK Team 37: 00.702

4. Gary Johnson (Britain) AIM Racing 37:06.506

5. Rico Penzkofer (Britain) BMW Macau Racing Team 37:15.519

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Formula One seriously in need of big clean-up

Tonight's Singapore Formula One grand prix will, as usual, be a test of the drivers' skill, judgment and courage. For the sake of the sport and its global audience of hundreds of millions, it would be good if these qualities were more in evidence in the way it is run.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Petite heat

Renault makes drool-inducing hot hatches - just look at the Clio Renaultsport 182, the Clio 197 and Megane Renault F1 Team - and when the marque's Formula 1 team won back-to-back World Championships, it brought out the limited-edition Clio Renaultsport F1 Team R27 for last year's Geneva Motor Show.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Lee breaks hand in crash

Pole sitter Marchy Lee Yin-kin has received a cruel blow in the Formula V6 by Renault series after breaking his hand at Sepang yesterday.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am