Which Will Be Our First Renault? Mitsubishi Or Ram?

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
which will be our first renault mitsubishi or ram

First it was Mitsubishi that inked a deal with Renault Samsung to bring their wares over here as Mitsubishi branded cars. Now Fiat is getting into the action, by having Renault produce an unspecified commercial vehicle.

Renault and Fiat announced a vaguely worded deal to have Renault build a commercial vehicle for Fiat starting in 2016. There is no indication of what it could be, but now that the Ram ProMaster lineup is firmly Fiat-based, it’s not out of the question. Between that and the Samsung SM5, we’ll have an even better idea of all of the wonderful oddities currently off limits to our unsophisticated automotive palates…

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  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on Jul 24, 2014

    That roofline is an abortion.

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    • Perc Perc on Jul 24, 2014

      You don't buy one of these for the striking design. I drive one exactly as pictured, except the corporate livery. It's ugly, but I don't care because it's nice to drive and has an interior that's well thought out and spacious. You won't get that one either way though because it's a decade old and finally going out of production.

  • Brian P Brian P on Jul 24, 2014

    I have a request for the first Renault in the North American market (the first one in decades, anyhow): Twingo. Don't care if they call it a Mitsubishi, Nissan, or any Chrysler brand. I still want one. Don't care what they call it.

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    • Lutecia Lutecia on Jul 25, 2014

      @993cc Smart Forfour and Twingo are similar cars. Engines are the same on the ForTwo, and these are Renault ones so unless Smart pulls out the US market soon, there will be French engines on the US roads very soon.

  • Bill mcgee Bill mcgee on Jul 25, 2014

    I've seen these a couple of times here in Houston , Renault something- or other with Mexican plates .

  • Lutecia Lutecia on Jul 25, 2014

    Makes me think about a great trivia for your next dinner party. Can you name the 3 cars made in France that you can buy in the US ? * Smart ForTwo * Toyota Yaris * Bugatti Veyron Soon there may be a Ram one. Kudos to the people who know these 3 or 4 cars :)

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    • Lutecia Lutecia on Jul 25, 2014

      @thelaine Yes, at some stage the Yen got so strong, that it became cheaper for Toyota to import cars from France. France labor costs aren't really cheap, and the Euro is quite strong too (vs the USD), so that means a lot about the Japanese export costs.