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Wikipedia: Renault
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A French manufacturer of cars starting in 1899 and based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Founded 25 February 1899.

Vehicle names used by Renault throughout its history include: 5, 8, 10, 17, 18, 21, Alliance, Captur, Clio, Clio Sport, Dauphine, Espace, Estafette, Fuego, Laguna, Le Car, Master, Mégane, Next Two, Ondine, R28, R29, R.S. 01, Scenic, Twingo, Twin'Run, Twizy, Wind, and Zoe.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Renault page on 21 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Groupe Renault (French: [ɡʁup ʁəˈno]) is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles.

According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, in 2013 Renault was the eleventh biggest automaker in the world by production volume, with 50.5% of sales coming outside of Europe. The Renault–Nissan Alliance is the fourth-largest automotive group.

Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, the Renault group is made up of the namesake Renault marque and subsidiaries, Automobile Dacia from Romania, and Renault Samsung Motors from South Korea. Renault has a 43.4% controlling stake in Nissan of Japan, a 25% stake in AvtoVAZ of Russia, and a 1.55% stake in Daimler AG of Germany (since 2012, Renault manufactures engines for the Daimler's Mercedes A Class and B Class cars). Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque (automotive financing), Renault Retail Group (automotive distribution) and Motrio (automotive parts). Renault has various joint ventures, including Oyak-Renault (Turkey), Renault Pars (Iran). Carlos Ghosn is the current chairman and CEO. The French government owns a 19.73% share of Renault as of April 2015.

Renault Trucks, previously known as Renault Véhicules Industriels, has been part of Volvo Trucks since 2001. Renault Agriculture became 100% owned by German agricultural equipment manufacturer CLAAS in 2008.

Together Renault and Nissan are investing €4 billion (US$5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over three to four years beginning in 2011. In 2013, new Renault vehicles had the lowest average CO2 emissions among generalist brands in Europe, with 110.1g/km.

Renault is known for its role in motor sport, particularly rallying and Formula 1. Its early work on mathematical curve modeling for car bodies is important in the history of computer graphics.


Renault 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
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Championships Won by Renault

Manufacturer's championships won by Renault.

2005FIA Formula 1 World Championship
2006FIA Formula 1 World Championship

Championships Won in Renaults

Drivers' championships won driving Renault cars.

2005FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipFernando Alonso
2006FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipFernando Alonso

Championships Won with Renault Engines

Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships won driving cars with Renault engines.

1992FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipNigel MansellWilliams Cars
1992FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliams
1993FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAlain ProstWilliams Cars
1993FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliams
1994FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliams
1995FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMichael SchumacherBenetton Cars
1995FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipBenetton
1996FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipDamon HillWilliams Cars
1996FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliams
1997FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJacques VilleneuveWilliams Cars
1997FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliams

Article Index

22 April 1907RACING CAR FOR VANDERBILT.The New York Times
3 March 2006Das Renault-F1-Team hat große Pläne für die Formel-1-Saison 2006Wikinews
24 June 2006All Renault front row for 2006 Canadian Grand PrixWikinews
3 July 2006Nissan, Renault Ready to Talk With GM About an AllianceVOA News
2 June 2007Renault Ready To Challenge BMW SauberAnthony Fontanelle
26 June 2007Renault Looks To Overtake BMW SauberAnthony Fontanelle
28 June 2007Renault Formula One Director Predicts Better PerformanceAnthony Fontanelle
7 July 2007Renault Aims To Catch Up With BMW SauberAnthony Fontanelle
17 July 2007Renault's Going In The Right Direction Says FisiAnthony Fontanelle
18 July 2007Renault Confident Of Catching BMW SauberAnthony Fontanelle
5 December 2007Renault Faces Hearing on Spy CaseVOA Sports
6 December 2007Renault Avoids Penalty in Spy CaseVOA Sports
8 December 2007АвтоВАЗ предлагает Renault 25 % своих акцийВикиновости
31 January 2008Alonso, Renault Ready for 2008 SeasonVOA Sports
24 October 2008Fernando Alonso seguirá con Renault en 2009Wikinoticias
23 December 2008Pilotprojekt für Elektroautos in der Schweiz geplantWikinews
21 January 2009Nelsinho quiere el mismo trato que AlonsoWikinoticias
26 May 2009Renault -The French Car CompanyRonnie Tanner
4 August 2009Formula One: Renault dismisses Piquet, Schumacher barred from practisingWikinews
17 August 2009Fia: La Renault può gareggiareWikinotizie
17 August 2009Renault F1 team exclusion overturnedWikinews
5 September 2009Renault charged with Formula One race fixingWikinews
12 September 2009Renault F1 launch criminal complaint against former driver over race-fixing allegationWikinews
16 September 2009Flavio Briatore e Pat Symonds, dimissioni dalla RenaultWikinotizie
16 September 2009Renault F1's team boss, top engineer quit as team accepts cheating claimWikinews
21 September 2009Renault es suspendida de la Fórmula 1Wikinoticias
22 September 2009Renault F1 given suspended ban as boss barred after cheatingWikinews
25 September 2009Renault's F1 sponsors quit as Grosjean crashes on same corner as PiquetWikinews
7 April 2010Die Automobilkonzerne Daimler und Renault-Nissan kooperierenWikinews
13 April 2010Irland und die Konzern-Gruppe Renault-Nissan schließen Abkommen zu ElektroautosWikinews
15 June 2010The History of RenaultLevi Quinn
8 December 2010Renault, Lotus Merge to Become Lotus Renault GPVOA Breaking News
5 January 2011Renault setzt auf ElektroautosWikinews
5 January 2011Renault Suspends 3 Executives for Leaking Electric Car SecretsVOA Breaking News
6 January 2011France Says It’s a Target of ‘Economic War’ in Renault Spy CaseVOA Breaking News
8 January 2011Renault Says Vital Electric Car Secrets Are SafeVOA Breaking News
10 January 2011Wirtschaftsspionage: Renault gibt sich „gelassen“Wikinews
11 January 2011China Denies Role in Renault Espionage ScandalVOA Breaking News
12 January 2011China niega espionaje a RenaultWikinoticias
13 January 2011Renault Files Criminal Complaint in Industrial Espionage CaseVOA Breaking News
8 March 2011Renault Industrial “Spy” Case Is Falling ApartVOA Breaking News
15 March 2011Renault Apologizes to 3 Fired Executives Wrongly Accused of Selling Company SecretsVOA Breaking News
11 April 2011Renault CEO Resigns in Wake of Espionage ScandalVOA Breaking News
3 October 2012Renault Classic launches its own websiteMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
13 October 2012Will Caterham and Renault make road cars together?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 November 2012Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham - a brand new car companyMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 January 2013Big news - Ford, Mercedes & Nissan/Renault sign hydrogen dealMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 March 2013Renault Van Leasing: Matching The Ideal Vehicle To Your Business NeedsLenny Dalembert
22 March 2013Renault Alpine will be racing this car at Le Mans 2013Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
21 June 2013This is the 2014 Renault F1 engineMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 October 2013Will Renault Embrace Hybrid Technology?Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive

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