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Renault Might Have Paid $57,000 Toward Carlos Ghosn’s Wedding

Former Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, arrested in November on allegations of financial misconduct, is awaiting trial in a Tokyo jail without bail. The Lebanonese government even gifted a mattress to Ghosn last year, since he was reportedly sleeping on a mat. But oh, how different things were a few years ago, when Ghosn…Read more… Continue […]

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Waymo Is Likely Teaming Up With Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi to Work on Driverless Taxis

Google’s Waymo is, according to people who know these things, the frontrunner in the race to develop self-driving cars that actually work, even if they still have trouble with basic tasks. Jaguar and Fiat Chrysler have previously announced deals with Waymo, but on Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Waymo was in talks to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Hate Dumb Branding Exercises But This Renault Looks Incredibly Good

Very, very few dumb car branding exercises are any good. The Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition just had some leather. The Lincoln Continental Mark VII Bill Blass edition had… something? Maybe? Was he a golfer? It’s hard to say. But this little Renault Twingo Le Coq Sportif edition just looks so, so good.Read more… Continue […]

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Why Ford Got Hammered In 2018

Ford CEO Jim Hackett faces unhappy investors after announcing fourth-quarter losses from 2018, Carlos Ghosn is officially out at Renault, the Apple Car program—did you know that still existed? I had forgotten—slashes employees and much more for The Morning Shift of Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s a reminder that 40 years ago, Renault partnered with American Motors for joint distribution,

Here’s a reminder that 40 years ago, Renault partnered with American Motors for joint distribution, design, and production in the U.S. market. How great would these two have been for a two-car garage setup when new? You could do anything and go anywhere. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Why Daniel Ricciardo Broke Free of Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo is the current king of the Red Bull junior alumni. He’s not a series champion, like Sébastien Bourdais or Sébastien Buemi or Jean-Eric Vergne, and he isn’t a controversial rising star like Max Verstappen or a talented hopeful like Pierre Gasly. But he has survived, as of the British Grand Prix this…Read more… […]

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The 2019 Renault Megane RS Trophy Could Be Le Civic Type R Killer

It’s actually sadder than it’s been in decades that we Americans don’t get French cars. So many of them are so good right now, from the Citroën Cactus to the Alpine A110 to the crazy handsome Peugeot 508. We can add another piece of delicious forbidden fruit to that modern list: the new Renault Megane […]

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Renault Now Offers A Special-Edition Twingo With Macaron Tech

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been wondering why it’s taken the world’s two most important industries—the macaron industry and the automotive industry—so long to find a suitable collaboration. Well, wonder no more, beacause finally there’s a car built in partnership with the world’s leading macaron…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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When I was a kid living in Germany, I remember seeing Renault Sport Spiders all over the place.

When I was a kid living in Germany, I remember seeing Renault Sport Spiders all over the place. It, along with cars like the Opel Speedster and, strangely, the first-generation Audi TT, jump-started my love of cars. And how could it not? Mid engine, rear-drive, manual, incredibly light, looks like a toy—it’s a recipe…Read more… […]

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This Rarely-Seen Sketch Suggests An Alternate History From When Renault Bought AMC

Our pals over at Car Design Archives found this remarkable sketch on eBay, and only just posted it today, making this likely the first time it’s been seen publicly. It’s a sketch of a proposed American-market truck, based on the Renault 12, and dating from 1979, the year Renault bought AMC. What would AMC and […]

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Renault Wants To Have This Striking All-Electric Autonomous Car On The Road By 2022

French automaker Renault has made its intentions with the autonomous driving world well-known, and at the Geneva Motor Show it showed how it might proceed into the future with an electric autonomous car called the EZ-GO. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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