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French investigators also found emissions irregularities

French investigators also found emissions irregularities

Following an injury over the diesels’ emissions levels, the French authorities found some data anomalies, as tests revealed big gaps between laboratory tests and real-world ones. The French regulators started last year to perform emissions tests on about 100 diesel cars sold in the country, evidently following Volkswagen’s disclosure of […]

Peugeot-Citroen also inquired by French emissions investigators

Peugeot-Citroen also inquired by French emissions investigators

After the French anti-fraud investigators have checked several automakers in a probe into vehicles emissions, the authorities are now looking into Peugeot-Citroen’s backyard. Yet another investigation over vehicles emissions is undergoing, following the countless similar inquiries in recent weeks. This time, PSA Peugeot-Citroen is the targeted automaker, after the French […]

Renault to build Nissan van at French plant

Renault to build Nissan van at French plant

Renault plans to build the new NV300 van for alliance partner Nissan at its Sandouville plant in northern France, the Group announced on Wednesday. The new Nissan NV300, the successor of the Primastar model that is currently built at a plant in Barcelona, will be produced at Renault’s Sandouville plant, […]

Volkswagen outpaced the domestic carmakers in France last month

Volkswagen outpaced the domestic carmakers in France last month

The French car registration data published on Monday for the month of January shows Volkswagen in a stronger position than anticipated, outpacing Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen. According to data released by the country’s main auto industry body – Comité des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles -, French car registrations rose 3.9 […]

Renault just produced its millionth Kangoo in France

Renault just produced its millionth Kangoo in France

The millionth Kangoo has rolled out of Renault’s Maubeuge facility in France, with Japan as its final destination. Making its official debut in 1998 and then redesigned in 2007, Renault’s Kangoo light utility vehicle has been produced in 1 million units, the automaker announced. The second-generation model marking this milestone […]

Renault denies need for software update

Renault denies need for software update

The French automaker rejects the alleged news about offering voluntary emissions-system updates for about 700,000 vehicles starting this summer. In a brief statement, Renault has confirmed that a recall campaign is already in progress for approximately 15,000 cars powered by the dCi 110-horsepower engine and the purpose of the callback […]

Renault to recall 15,800 Captur models for emissions issues

Renault to recall 15,800 Captur models for emissions issues

The results of the investigation made by the French government enforce Renault to recall more than 15,000 of its small Captur crossovers to adjust their pollution filtering systems. It seems that after yesterday’s meeting – when Renault appeared before the French government commission to give further explanations on why some […]

France – Dacia launches the automated manual gearbox

France – Dacia launches the automated manual gearbox

Following the official announcement at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Dacia has now introduced in France for the first time on selected models the new automatic manual Easy-R transmission. The Romanian Dacia brand – Renault’s affordable marquee – continues to expand its lineup and model range by also offering […]