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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Renault introduces Arkana Hybrid SUV coupe in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has introduced its newest electrified sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Arkana Hybrid, in the European market. In a press release issued by Renault on 23 September, the company stated that the Arkana will be put on sale with the options of an E-TECH Hybrid engine, and two pet...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    Renault-Nissan, Uber partner to expand electromobility in Europe
    Renault-Nissan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ride-hailing service provider Uber to expand electromobility services in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The companies will now explore a strong partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber A...
    Nissan recalls 5,520 vehicles in US to replace LED headlight
    Nissan is recalling 5,520 vehicles in the United States to replace LED headlight, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 26 August. The recall covers certain MY 2020 Sentra vehicles. The recall is expected to begin 5 October 2020. ...
    08-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Nissan develops new production process for carbon fiber
    Nissan Motors has developed a new production process for manufacturing carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), the company announced in a press release on 3 September. The new process is expected to speed up the development of car parts made from CFRP. Nissan aims to use the new process to mas...
    Panasonic develops intelligent rear-view mirror for the new Nissan Kicks compact SUV
    Panasonic has collaborated with Nissan Motor to develop camera-based rear-view mirror for the new Nissan Kicks compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Japanese automotive supplier said in a press release on 26 August. The intelligent, frameless rear-view mirror features a 2-megapixel (MP) came...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Renault Samsung launches all-electric ZOE in South Korea
    Renault Samsung Motors, the company that runs Renault’s operations in South Korea, has launched the Renault ZOE electric vehicle (EV) in the country, according to a report by Korea Bizwire on 18 August. The first vehicles will be delivered in September and will be imported from France after being ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kumho supplies OE tires for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea
    Kumho Tire is supplying tires as OE fitment for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald on 18 August. The Korean tiremaker is supplying its Solus TA31 tires for Kia Seltos in 16- and 17-inch seizes. The company is supplying Solus TA31 tires in 16- and ...
    Nissan migrates high-performance computing workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    Oracle has announced that Nissan Motor will be migrating its high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a company press release read on 11 August. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan will be able to ...
    Nissan and E.ON partner for V2G project in UK
    Nissan Motors and E.ON have partnered for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 August. The two companies have successfully deployed 20 V2G chargers as part of a trial at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield. In colla...
    Renault's cumulative EV sales cross 300,000 units in Europe
    Renault’s cumulative electric vehicle (EV) sales crossed 300,000 units in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 23 July. Renault is towards large-scale deployment of EVs in Europe. In the first half of 2020, Renault volumes are up 38% with more than 42,000 vehicles sold. ZOE sales ...
    Nissan recalls 6,200 Leaf EVs in US to update backup camera software
    Nissan is recalling 6,200 vehicles in the US to update backup camera software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Nissan Leaf electric hatchbacks. The recall is expected to begin 17 Augu...
    27-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Renault starts delivery of electric ZOE to EV subscription service Onto in UK
    Renault has started delivery of its ZOE electric vehicle (EV) to Onto, a subscription-based EV service in the United Kingdom, the automaker said in a press release. Onto has ordered 1,100 new Renault ZOE EVs to add to its ever-growing fleet. Onto opted for the latest ZOE based on customer feedb...
    Renault's EV sales grow 38% y/y to over 42,000 units in H1 2020
    Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle (EV) grew 38% year-on-year (y/y) to over 42,000 units in the first half ended 30 June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 20 July. During the period, Renault’s all-electric hatchback ZOE was the best selling car in Europe, with sales of 37,540 un...
    Nissan offers ‘Rear Door Alert’ technology in 12 US models
    Nissan is offering its rear door alert (RDA) technology in 12 models in the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 11 July. RDA reminds drivers to check the back seat before walking away from their vehicles. Nissan is currently offering RDA as a standard feature on the model year 20...
    21-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan launches Ariya EV with ProPILOT 2.0, advanced connectivity features
    Nissan has launched its Ariya electric vehicle (EV) with advanced connectivity features and ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the automaker said in a press release on 15 July. The EV will come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Amazon Alexa voice ...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan unveils all-electric crossover Ariya
    Nissan has unveiled its all-electric crossover Ariya, the company announced in a press release on 15 July. The Ariya will be offered with a two-wheel drive (2WD) and an all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, and both will come with two battery pack options—a 65-kWh battery and a 90-kWh battery. The...
    16-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan trials V2G technology in Australia
    Nissan, along with the Australian government, is set to start trials of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in Australia, the company announced in a press release on 8 July. Under the trial, 51 Nissan LEAF EVs deployed across Australia. They will form part of the ACT Government fleet, and will provide ...
    Cybellum partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab on vehicle-level cyber security
    Automotive cybersecurity specialist Cybellum has announced a partnership with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab to develop automotive cyber-security technologies, a company press release read on 8 July. The companies will focus on vehicle-level risk assessment, taking into account the archi...
    Renault launches EV charging subsidiary Elexent in France
    Groupe Renault has established a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, according to a press release on 30 June. The subsidiary is focused on providing ready-to-use charging solutions; it helps cli...
    Renault's Zity electric car-sharing service starts operations in France
    Renault has inaugurated its ZITY car-sharing service in Boulogne-Billancourt in French capital Paris, the automaker announced in a press release on 1 July. Groupe Renault began a fleet of 500 pure electric Renault ZOE cars for Parisians on a self-service basis. The service is accessible 24/7 in Pari...
    KT Corp to offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles in South Korea
    South Korean telecom company KT Corp will offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles which are set to be released this year, Yonhap reported on 25 June. In-car infotainment services will include weather reports, music, podcast streaming and will be integrated through a...
    Renault delivers 122 electric Kangoo Z.E.33 to Leeds City Council in UK
    Renault has delivered 122 electric Kangoo Z.E.33 to Leeds City Council in the United Kingdom, the French automaker announced in a press release on 18 June. The authority intends to use 102 electric vehicles (EVs) in the delivery of a wide range of services across the city, including property mainten...
    Renault opens new R&D center in mainland China
    French car maker Renault has inaugurated its new research and development (R&D) center located in mainland China, according to a report filed by Yicai Global on 19 June. The facility, which is located in Shenyang in the Liaoning province of northeast China, will be involved in project devel...
    22-Jun-2020 News Investments
    Nissan partners with Sunwoda for next-gen battery development for e-POWER vehicles
    Nissan has partnered with Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery to study a joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles, the automaker announced in a press release today (19 June). The two companies will also discuss the development of an efficient production sys...
    Renault launches E-Tech PHEV versions of Captur and Mégane
    France-based carmaker Renault has put on sale the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants of two of its models: the Captur and the Mégane. According to a press statement issued by Renault on 12 June, the company says that the E-Tech plug-in hybrid versions of these vehicles are now available for test drives...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Nissan Rogue SUV features advanced connectivity technologies
    Nissan has launched the new Rogue sports utility vehicle SUV with advanced technologies in connectivity, user interface and driver assistance technologies, the carmaker said in a press release on 15 June. Users will have access to wireless Apple CarPlay. The Rogue will feature Nissan Safety Shiel...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault offers cash incentive to buyers of new Zoe, Clio Hybrid, Captur PHEV in UK
    Renault is planning to offer cash incentives to buyers of new all-electric ZOE, Clio hybrid, and the new Captur plug-in hybrid in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 June. Renault will offer GBP1,000 (USD1,265) switch incentive to ZOE buyers, whereas Clio hybrid and n...
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance appoints Jean-François Salles global vice-president of supply chain
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has appointed Jean-François Salles as the global vice president of Supply Chain of the entity, Automotive Logistics reported on 8 June. Salles will replace Mark Sutcliffe who will become the senior vice president of the Alliance LCV business unit. Salles first ...
    Nissan introduces e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology for EVs
    Japanese car maker Nissan has announced that its latest electric powertrain technology, called e-4ORCE, is in its final stages of development. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 4 June, the company stated that the e-4ORCE system is built around twin electric motors that provides power ...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault launches new Business+ variant of Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric van in UK
    Renault has launched a new Business+ version of its fully electric Kangoo Z.E. van in the United Kingdom, according to a press release. The new model is priced from GBP19,836. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase panel vans, the Kangoo Z.E. Business+ models are equipped with a 33-kWh battery...
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Nissan recalls nearly 1.9 million vehicles in US and Canada over hood latch problem
    Nissan is recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles in the United States and Canada over a latch problem that could allow the hood to fly open while cars are moving, The Associated Press reported on 4 June. The recall covers  the model year 2013–18 Altimas. Significance: Nissan informed that t...
    05-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Renault launches new Megane with plug-in hybrid option in France
    Renault has launched the new Megane with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in France, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. Renault’s ETECH plug-in hybrid powertrain gets Renault’s TCe 160 engine and a 9.8-kWh (400-V) battery. New MEGANE E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid has a range of up to 13...
    01-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault presents transformation plan, aims fixed cost reduction of USD2.2 billion in three years
    Renault Group has presented its transformation plan which aims to achieve a fixed cost reduction of EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion) over the next three years and also set foundation for profitable growth, the company said in a press release on 29 May. Of the total EUR2 billion, Renault aims to realize...
    Renault launches Captur PHEV and Clio HEV in UK
    Renault has launched the new Captur plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the Clio hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. The Captur PHEV gets the new petrol-electric powertrain and has an all-electric range of 48 km (30 miles). It is equipped wi...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors outline new business model to drive competitiveness and profitability
    Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Alliance (RNM Alliance) has announced several initiatives as part of a new cooperation business model to enhance competitiveness and profitability, the alliance said in a press release on its website on 27 May. Under the new initiatives, the Alliance partner...
    Alliance Innovation Lab, Upstream collaborate develops cyber-security solution for connected cars
    Israel-based Upstream Security and The Innovation Lab have developed cyber security for connected vehicles, a company press release read on 25 May. The cyber-security solution was designed for connected cars within the Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The entire process included a solution la...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends free trail for NissanConnect in US through 30 June
    Nissan has extended its NissanConnect Services Premium Plus complimentary trials by three months activated through 30 June, to assist its customers in the COVID-19 pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. It has also included Nissan Concierge service for 2019 Altima Edition...
    Renault deploys 500 ZOE for ZITY car-sharing service in Paris
    Groupe Renault continues the operational deployment of the ZITY free-floating service in Paris, according to a company press release on 19 May 2020. The automaker said starting 20 May, a fleet of 500 pure electric Renault ZOE cars is available to Parisians on a self-service basis. The automaker said...
    New Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand
    Nissan has launched the new Kicks with e-power technology, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The new Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand. "The launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER in Thailand represents the disruptive and innovative DNA of Nissan that we contin...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Juke
    The second generation Nissan Juke is assembled at Nissan's facility in Sunderland #1, United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Nissan Juke from the plant is expected to peak in 2022 at over 102,000 units. If you would like your compa...
    Nissan to launch new Voltia variant of all-electric van e-NV200 in Europe
    Nissan is set to launch the Voltia variant of its all-electric delivery van e-NV200 in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 7 May. The e-NV200 XL Voltia gets an elongated load bay with enlarged 8-cubic-meter cargo capacity. The e-NV200 XL Voltia will be made available in all European ...
    08-May-2020 News New Products
    Nissan to launch e-power technology in Thailand
    Nissan is planning to introduce its e-power technology in Thailand soon, the company announced in a press release on 5 May. Thailand will also be the first market after Japan to manufacture e-POWER technology. "Nissan's commitment is to change the way we all drive and live. As leaders in electrifica...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends free trial of NissanConnect services
    Nissan has announced an extension of the free trial of NissanConnect services to its customers in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We are extending your previously expired NissanConnect Services Premium trial with 3 additional months of service on a complimentary basis. ...
    06-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan licenses Li-ion battery technology to APB for mass production
    In a press release on 16 April, Nissan announced that it has licensed its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology to APB Corporation for mass production. APB plans to build a factory in Japan that will use Nissan’s technology to make all-polymer batteries for storage use. “We believe the widespr...
    Groupe Renault sets new strategy for mainland China; to focus on EVs, LCVs
    Groupe Renault has announced a new strategy for mainland China in which it will shift its focus on electric vehicles (EV) and light commercial vehicles (LCV), according to a company press release on 14 April. Groupe Renault will transfer its shares in Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company Ltd (DRAC) t...
    Android Automotive and COVID-19: Navigating a dynamic market in the cockpit
    After years of a record pace of vehicle sales, the automotive industry was once again showing positive signs for 2020, albeit at a relatively flat level compared with 2019. However, the industry is now scrambling to deal with a unique situation impacting every aspect of the economy—the coronavirus...
    14-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends plants closures across Europe
    Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it will be extending the suspension of production across all of its facilities located in Europe, owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The steep drop in demand of new vehicles has also contributed in this decision. In a press stateme...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan recalls 216,678 vehicles in US over defective airbags
    Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling 216,678 vehicles in the United States over defective airbags, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) on 30 March. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2012–17 NV Cargo and NV Passenger ...
    07-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan, Mitsubishi suspend production at three Japanese production facilities
    Nissan has announced production suspensions at its plants in Japan in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release on 27 March read. The suspensions are due to a fall in global demand. Nissan’s Oppama plant will suspend vehicle production on 3, 13, 24 Ap...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault halts production in Turkey
    Renault has announced its plans to gradually and temporarily suspend most of its operations in Turkey due to disruptions in the global supply chain processes caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. The automaker decided to tempor...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Toshiba to supply lithium-ion battery for Mitsubishi, Nissan’s hybrid models
    Toshiba is supplying its SCiB™ lithium-ion rechargeable battery for two Japanese automakers’ hybrid models, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company is supplying batteries for Mitsubishi Motors’ latest generation eK X space and eK space cars as well as Nissan’s...
    Nissan plans to offer all-electric powertrain in all upcoming models in Japan
    Nissan is planning to offer all-electric powertrains in all its upcoming models, both new and redesigned, in Japan, from 2020 onward, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 14 March. According to the report, Nissan is planning to launch an all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the second half of...
    Nissan, partners complete V2G trial project in Germany
    Nissan, TenneT, and The Mobility House have completed a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Germany, the automaker announced in a press release on 16 March. As part of a showcase project (SINTEG) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, batteries from all-electric ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends production in US, announces further measures for European operations
    Nissan announced that it will temporarily suspend production at its manufacturing facilities in the United States starting 20 March through 6 April owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. “The company is taking this action ...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production at Mioveni plant in Romania until 5 April
    Renault has suspended production at its Mioveni plant in Romania from 19 March until 5 April in light of current developments related to the spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The production activity in Mioveni plants will...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault temporarily suspends production at plants in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Morocco
    After announcing the suspension of manufacturing activities in France on 16 March, Renault has also decided to gradually halt production at its other European plants on 17 March. The latest announcements will affect the French automaker’s manufacturing plants in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, and Moro...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends manufacturing at Sunderland plant in UK
    According to a press statement released by Japanese car maker Nissan on 18 March, the company has announced its decision to halt production operations at its manufacturing facility located in Sunderland, UK. The decision was taken owing to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)&nbs...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production activities in France, Spain
    French carmaker Renault has announced that it has ceased manufacturing operations at 12 of its facilities across France as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued by the company on 16 March, the company has declared that it has suspend...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault, MG Motor offer additional subsidies for EVs in UK
    Renault is planning to offer a top-up on the newly updated Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) of GBP3,000 by GBP500 for all New ZOE, the company announced in a press release on 12 March. The top-up will be offered until 31 March 2020. “We welcome the longer term stability of yesterday’s announcement and, ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault-Nissan stops production at Spanish plants
    As many as four vehicle manufacturing plants of Renault-Nissan in Spain have either halted production temporarily on Friday (13 March) or were planning to do so this week owing to a supply shortage of auto parts from their suppliers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Honda partially resumes manufacturing at Wuhan facility in China
    Japanese carmaker Honda has partially restarted production activities of four wheelers at its Wuhan facility, according to a report filed by news publication Japan Times. The article goes on to say that Honda had obtained permission from local authorities to resume operations at the epicenter o...
    12-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault unveils electric car Spring under Dacia brand
    Renault has showcased a new all-electric car ‘Spring’ under the Dacia brand, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. The car will come with a top range of over 200 km, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The car is scheduled to be launched in 2021....
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Renault showcases all-electric concept MORPHOZ
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric concept car MORPHOZ, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The concept is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV modular electric platform. Renault said that the MORPHOZ prefigures a new family of Renault electric models that will ...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Honda, Nissan to cut output at Japanese plants due to parts supply concerns
    Japanese automakers Honda and Nissan plan to adjust output at some of their domestic plants due to shortage in auto parts supply from China amid novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Kyodo News reported on 3 March, citing sources familiar with the development. Honda will reduce production a...
    03-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault Talisman to get four-wheel steering and adjustable dampers
    French carmaker Renault has announced that the latest version of its flagship sedan, the Talisman, will go on sale in June 2020. According to a press release issued by Renault on 26 February, the company stated that the updated version of the Talisman will be equipped with features such as driver as...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New Renault Talisman features LED Matrix Vision technology
    The new Renault Talisman features LED MATRIX Vision headlamps, according to a company press release on 26 February. The automaker said that the full range of the New Talisman also comes fitted with full LED lights. Adaptive headlights are equipped with LED MATRIX technology and come with d...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Toyota restarts operations at all plants in China
    Toyota restarted operations at its Chengdu assembly plant in Sichuan Province, China on Monday (24 February), Nikkei Asian Review reported on 25 February. The Japanese automaker has now resumed operations at all four plants in China, following an extended shutdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbr...
    26-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault unveils all-electric Twingo Z.E. with 22 kWh battery
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric Twingo Z.E., according to a company release on 24 February. It contains a 22 kWh battery with lithium ion cells developed in collaboration with LG Chem. The Twingo Z.E. has an operating range of around 250 km per charge in cities. The EV features a ...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Nissan and Honda postpone restarting facilities in China
    Japanese automakers Nissan and Honda have delayed the restart of its operations at some facilities in China, citing directives from local authorities in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a Reuters report on 21 February. While Honda said that its plants in Wuhan, the epice...
    24-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Renault to showcase EV concept MORPHOZ
    Renault is set to showcase its new all-electric vehicle concept MORPHOZ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 19 February. Renault will present a 100% electrified stand during the press days with a full range of eight vehicles, including the world ...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renault plans to launch all-electric city car under Dacia brand before end of 2022
    Renault is planning to launch an all-electric city car for the European market under the Dacia brand before the end of 2022, Autocar reported on 14 February, citing an official confirmation from Renault. The car is expected to be based on the Renault City K-ZE and could be launched before CMF platfo...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to supply shortages of parts from China
    Nissan plans to temporarily halt production at its Kyushu plant in Japan due to supply shortage or parts from China amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported earlier this week. The automaker said in a statement that output would be affected on Friday (14 February) and on Monday...
    13-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan completes 230-mile journey in autonomous mode in UK
    Earlier this month, a modified Nissan LEAF self-driving electric car completed a 230-mile journey autonomously in the United Kingdom. The autonomous drive from Cranfield in Bedfordshire to Sunderland was part of a UK-based project HumanDrive, which was led by Nissan as part of a consortium. ...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Renault Samsung to suspend production at Korean plant for four days
    Renault Samsung Motors (RSM), a subsidiary of the French automaker Renault, will suspend production at its Busan site for four days from 11 February due to supply chain disruption from China amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported on 7 February. “Because of its geographical prox...
    10-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Auto Expo 2020: Renault unveils Duster compact SUV with new 1.3L turbo petrol engine
    At the Indian Auto Expo 2020, French car maker Renault recently announced a new turbocharged petrol engine that is compliant with the BS6 Indian emission norms. According to a report filed by NDTV, this new engine is a 1.3 liter unit that will power the Renault Duster compact SUV. Renault states ...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Renault unveils K-ZE EV with 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric hatchback K-ZE at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, reports Autocar India. The vehicle is equipped with a 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery which enables a range of 271 kilometers on a single charge, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The battery powers an electric ...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renault unveils plug-in hybrid version of new Megane
    Renault has unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its new Mégane, the company announced in a press release on 3 February. The New Mégane will go on sale in summer 2020. The E-TECH Plug-in powertrain from Renault will be initially offered on the New Mégane Estate, and will be made available on th...
    04-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Nissan and Uber partner for electric mobility in London
    Nissan and ride-hailing service provider Uber have partnered to expand the number of electric cabs in London, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 January. Under the partnership, 2,000 all-electric 40kWh Nissan LEAF will be introduced for drivers who use the Uber app in London. Nissan wi...
    Nissan recalls 345,700 vehicles globally due to defective Takata airbag inflators
    Nissan is recalling 345,700 vehicles globally due to defective Takata airbag inflators, according to a report by Automotive News earlier this month. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2001-2003 Maxima, MY 2002-2006 Sentra, MY 2002-2004 Pathfinder, MY 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback,...
    27-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Renault initiates INCIT-EV project for developing innovative EV charging solutions
    In a press release dated 22 January, Renault announced that it had launched its INCIT-EV project, along with 32 other partners, to develop innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Spanning the 48 months from January 2020 through December 2023, the INCIT-EV will focus on seven E...
    Nissan starts sales of MY2020 Nissan LEAF EV in US
    Nissan has started sales of MY2020 LEAF electric vehicle (EV) in the United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 10 January. The automaker has improved model year 2020 LEAF with added safety and convenience features, including standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology. In additio...
    Renault's EV sales grow 23.5% y/y to 62,447 units in 2019
    Renault has reported a growth of 23.5% year on year (y/y) in its electric vehicle (EV) sales to 62,447 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 17 January. In the light commercial electric vehicle segment, Kangoo Z.E. was the best selling model, with a growth of 19.2% y/y to 10,349 veh...
    Nissan recalls 307,962 vehicles in US to replace front passenger airbag inflators
    Nissan is recalling 307,962 vehicles in the United States over defective airbag inflators, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2001-2003 Maxima, MY 2002-2006 Sentra, MY 2002-2004 Pa...
    21-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Cooper Tire supplies Discoverer AT3 LT tire as OE fitment for Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT™ tire in size LT275/70R17 as original equipment (OE) for the new Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior utility vehicle, the company said in a press release on 16 January 2020. “Cooper is excited to have our tire selected for this fitme...
    Brussels Motor Show 2020: Dacia showcases new Eco-G engine
    According to a press statement released on 9 January, Renault-owned Romanian car maker Dacia has presented a new engine series, named the TCe 100 Eco-G. This engine is a bi-fuel unit that can run on petrol and liquified petroleum gas (LPG). The new 3 cylinder engine was unveiled at the Brussels M...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Nissan unveils ‘e-4ORCE’ twin motor all-wheel control to improve power delivery and handling
    Nissan has unveiled its new twin motor, all-wheel control technology, called e-4ORCE. According to a press release issued by the company on 7 January, Nissan will also be displaying it at the ongoing CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, in addition to also showcasing a test car that features this system. ...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Nissan presents new lightweight sound insulation material
    Nissan has showcased a new material for lightweighting and noise insulation at the 2020 CES in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 6 January. Known as acoustic meta-material, it is a combination of a lattice structure and plastic film which controls air vibrations to limit...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Renault, Otodo to preview new connected vehicle solution
    According to a press release from the company dated 6 January, French car maker Renault has developed a new solution that links peoples’ homes with their cars. The company is working together with a French smart home connectivity firm named Otodo in order to enable customers to control connected d...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Renault plans to launch first EV in India in 2021
    Renault is planning to launch its first electric vehicle (EV) in India by the end of 2021, Autocar Professional reported on 26 December citing Venkatram Mamillapalle, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations. However, Mamillapalle did not disclose which model the French autom...
    Nissan to offer upgraded ADAS technologies, connected features in LEAF for Japanese market
    Nissan will offer upgraded advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected features in the Nissan LEAF for the Japanese market from next month, the automaker said in a press release on 16 December. The upgraded features include improvements to the LEAF’s ProPILOT driver assistance technolo...
    Nissan recalls 5,828 vehicles in Australia over problem with anti-lock braking system actuator
    Nissan is recalling 5,828 vehicles in Australia over a problem with the anti-lock braking system (ABS) actuator, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website last month. This recall expands the previous recall PRA2018/17106 to include additional vehicles. ...
    09-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    MY2020 Nissan Skyline features DRiV Monroe Intelligent Suspension
    The 2020 Skyline 400R has now gone on sale in Japan with the Monroe Intelligent Dynamic Suspension (IDS) of DRiV, according to a press release issued on December 4th. This new suspension system features the DRiV continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) technology. The CVSAe electronic suspension...
    Nissan invests USD302 million in Tochigi plant in Japan to produce next-generation of electrified, intelligent vehicles
    Nissan has announced plans to make a substantial investment in advanced production technologies and equipment at its plants around the world to prepare them to produce the next-generation of electrified and intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release today. The automaker has earmarked ...
    Renault’s new Espace crossover features EasyLink multimedia system
    Renault has unveiled its Espace crossover with EasyLink multimedia system, the French automaker said in a press release. The Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem is made up of apps such as MY Renault, the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and connected services such as automatic updates and remote v...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
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