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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 Traffic

Renault Traffic

With a joint venture, rebadged simple commercial vans like Nissan Primastar, Renault Traffic and Opel Vivaro were created and earlier series of Renault Traffic was sold by Chevrolet company and its original and unique generation is at present traded by Tata Motors in India. And in this regard, Opel has made it sure that they are going to manufacture the next invention Vivaro in 2013 as the GSM Luton plant where automobiles are manufactured.

Renault Espace

Renault Espace

The latest model which is in demand is the Renault Grand Espace which is an all Renault vehicle of fourth generation from the renowned French car manufacturer named Renault. The name Espace means space in French which is been given to the model by Renault.

Renault Clio

Renault Clio

The Renault Clio was launched as a super-mini car in 1990 by the French car manufacturer Renault. 2012 saw the fourth generation of the car being rolled out. It has seen substantial success since its launch.

Technical characteristics of Renault Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Renault 18 TS 5-Speed 1978 80HP (58 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
2 Renault 30 TS 1980 130HP (96 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
3 Renault Espace IV 2.0 Turbo Automatic 2002 164HP (120 kW) @ 5000 rpm 10.7 l/100km
4 Renault Megane Coup? 1996 116HP (85 kW) @ 5400 rpm 7.2 l/100km
5 Renault 5 Alpine Turbo 1984 111HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.3 l/100km
6 Renault Clio 1.5 dCi Automatic 2009 85HP (63 kW) @ 3750 rpm 4.4 l/100km
7 Renault Grand Modus 1.5 dCi 2007 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.7 l/100km
8 Renault Megane Coupe 2.0 16v 2002 137HP (101 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.5 l/100km
9 Renault Laguna II Sport Tourer 2.0 dCi 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 3750 rpm 6 l/100km
10 Renault Laguna II 2.0T 2005 203HP (149 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
11 Renault Sandero 1.0 16v Hi-Flex (Alcohol) 2007 77HP (56 kW) @ 5850 rpm 5.9 l/100km
12 Renault 19 Chamade 16v 1992 141HP (104 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
13 Renault Megane dCi 150 2009 150HP (110 kW) @ 3750 rpm 6.6 l/100km
14 Renault 18 TS Break 5-Speed 1978 80HP (58 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.3 l/100km
15 Renault Vel Satis 2.0T 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 5000 rpm 9.4 l/100km

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