Renault Not Coming Back To America Says CEO Ghosn
January 13th, 2012 3:06 PM Share
Doing it “ The French Way” apparently referred to oral sex in the 19th century – and this has nothing to do with today’s announcement from Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn that Renault would not be returning to America. Instead, Renault will focus on cracking another world market.
While Ghosn said that Renault won’t be back for “the forseeable future”, the brand would try its hand at cracking the Chinese market. Renault recently contracted their operations in the UK, slashing 5 models and a third of its dealer network. Ironically, the UK is a big market for the Renaultsport line of hot hatches, and as much as the Megane RS (above) excites us, we’d have to take the rest of the lineup, like the Wind or the Modus along with it.
Published January 13th, 2012 3:06 PM
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@Edward: "The C6 really jumped out at me when I was last in Europe". Sure, an elegant car. Would I be a collector I'd buy one. It's Citroen's last effort in the luxury class. But even in playful Europe Citroen has difficulties to sell this car, although it certainly has style. But people who'd like to demonstrate their different lifestyle by driving a different car (and can afford it) are a rare species now, soon to be become extinct.
I've seen the odd late-model Peugeot in New Jersey as well. They keep an office in Little Falls, I believe to sell engines for industrial applications. Not easy to find info on them. It's also the contact address Peugeot gives to locate service facilities in the US. Of course, Mack Trucks was acquired by Renault's truck division, which was then bought up by Volvo with Renault maintaining a stake. Renault sold off their share in Volvo over a year ago, so Renault Trucks is owned by Volvo.
I've seen a number of Renaults in San Diego with Baja California plates. They're quite head turning compared to the usual drone of cars there. Ditto the Alfa-Romeos I've seen there.