Renault has recently signed an agreement with Dongfeng Motor Group to produce cars in China by 2014.
It is expected that by the end of 2012 Renault would have its first car manufacturing plant in the world’s biggest car market following its aim to acquire a share of the large sedan market. In February 2012, Renault’s CEO Carlos Ghosn said the group might manufacture electric cars and sell some top of the line models in China.
Dongfeng has already a joint venture with Nissan and produces cars for the Chinese market, while the new JV is also planning industrial cooperation opportunities with the Dongfeng-Nissan venture. Nissan plans to reveal its Talisman model at the Beijing auto show on April 23, a model designed for the Chinese market.
Chinese press reports said Renault was looking to establish itself in Wuhan, central Cina, where Dongfeng has an auto factory. More information about this is expected at the Beijing auto show, which opens its doors to media on April 23rd.