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History of Renault

Renault, based in Boulogne-Billancourt, is one of the pioneers of the French automotive industry (together with Peugeot). It is one of the leading manufacturers in the sector across Europe, and 11, according to the OICA 2006 study ranks worldwide. Its slogan is Cr?ateur d'automobiles, i.e. 'creator cars'.

Renault has an active participation of 44.4% in Nissan, while Nissan owns 15% of the shares of Renault in turn. Both companies maintain a strong alliance, while fully retaining its autonomy. In addition Renault owns Samsung Motors and Dacia.

It was founded in 1898 by Louis Renault, together with his brothers Marcel and Fernand, as well as Francois Pefaure; under the name of Renault Fr?res. After the death of Marcel Renault in 1903, and Fernand Renault in 1907, the society remained in the hands of Louis Renault and changed its name to "Soci?t? des Automobiles Renault".

The first cars that were manufactured were aimed at affluent people, with an approximate cost of 3,000 francs. Considering that such limited market, they began to manufacture trucks and taxis. When world war I broke out in 1914, Renault began to produce ammunition, military aircraft and tanks. After the war diversified activities, dabbling with agricultural machinery and aircraft engines. The first network of distributors was formed in 1920.

During the second world war, the factories of the company supported the nazi army, so Louis Renault was subsequently imprisoned (in 1944), and was behind bars, possibly murdered. The factories were confiscated by the provisional Government; nationalised with the name of R?gie Nationale des Usines Renault (Renault factories national network).

In 1986 the French Government raised its privatization, and a decade later (July 1996) was completely unrelated State administration. Between 1979 and 1987, Renault was owner of most of American Motors Corporation (AMC), which would be later sold to Chrysler.

In the 2000s emerged some difficulties for Renault, due to reasons such as the saturation of the automotive market in Europe and ageing range of Renault models. Although in 2005 came the Clio III - with undeniable success, three cars created for a wide range were a resounding commercial flop: the Avantime (luxury minivan), the Vel Satis (premium sedan) and the Modus (micro MPV of city).

Sales of the mark continued to fall an average of 8% per year, and lose the market share at a worrying pace. Recently in 2009 the sales quota left lower, showing positive signs (with the Megane as main architect range).

Currently, studies open a manufacturing plant in Israel. In the present, Renault has plans to develop a supercar, whose development could crystallize in the year 2011.

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Renault Sandero

Renault Sandero

A French manufacturer named Renault jointly produced a Dacia Sandero since 2007 which is a fantastic mini car along with his Romanian subordinate Dacia. It was advertised as the Renault Sandero in markets of Russia, South America and South Africa.

Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence

Manufactured by a French automaker, Fluence is a family car in the small car segment manufactured by Renault. This car is manufactured for Latin American market at the Santa Isabel Factory, Cordoba, Argentina and the Oyk-Renault plant, Bursa, Turkey.

Renault Master

Renault Master

In all the presented automobiles, this Renault master is a high standard van and big in size that is manufactured by a French company named Renault from 1980 and continued till now to its third generation.

Technical characteristics of Renault Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Renault Laguna Coup? Concept 2007 264HP (194 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.9 l/100km
2 Renault 19 TXE 1988 93HP (68 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9.3 l/100km
3 Renault 8 Gordini 1964 96HP (70 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
4 Renault Megane Break 1.8 16v 2002 114HP (84 kW) @ 5750 rpm 7.4 l/100km
5 Renault Megane Scenic RN 1.9 dTi 1996 97HP (71 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
6 Renault M?gane Coup?-Cabriolet dCi 130 FAP 2010 130HP (96 kW) @ 3750 rpm 5.8 l/100km
7 Renault Megane Coup? TCe 180 2008 180HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.6 l/100km
8 Renault Megane TCe 180 2008 180HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.6 l/100km
9 Renault 4 GTL 1984 34HP (25 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.3 l/100km
10 Renault Megane Coupe 2.0 16v 2002 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.5 l/100km
11 Renault 18 Turbo 1980 126HP (93 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
12 Renault Clio 1.9 diesel RN 1991 63HP (47 kW) @ 4500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
13 Renault Megane II Hatchback 1.4 16v 2002 82HP (60 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.8 l/100km
14 Renault 16 TL 1977 65HP (48 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.3 l/100km
15 Renault Clio Sport Tourer 1.5 dCi 2009 85HP (63 kW) @ 3750 rpm 4.4 l/100km

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