20 Facts About Renault

1. At the dawn of the 1990s, Renault hired Jean-Pierre Ploue to design this tiny thing.

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2. In April 2015, Renault introduced new designs to differentiate the company from the product brand, as part of the 'Passion for life' campaign.

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3. In 2006 Renault was Britain's third most popular brand, surpassed only by Ford and Vauxhall.

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4. In 2014, two Renault models were among the most numerous on British roads: the Clio and the Megane (ranked 10th).

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5. In 1979, Renault entered into an agreement with American Motors Corporation to sell cars in the US.

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6. In the 1930s, Renault developed streamlined cars as the Viva Grand Sport.

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7. In 2013, Renault became the leader of electric vehicles sales in Europe, thanks to its large range of vehicles.

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8. In 2014 at the New Delhi Auto Show, Renault announced a new model, the Kwid Concept, which comes with helicopter drone.

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9. In 1973, Renault took control of Automobiles Alpine, a related company for several years, which was responsible for building successful rally cars such as the A110.

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10. On 12 May 2017, one of the Renault manufacturing plants' computer networks was attacked by a malware known as WannaCry resulting in its shut down for one day.

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11. In September 2013, Renault launched its brand in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, with the aim of becoming one of the top European brands there until 2016.

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12. In February 2010, Renault opened a new production factory near Tangier, Morocco, with an annual output capacity of 170,000 vehicles.

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13. In the twenty-first century, Renault developed a reputation for distinctive, outlandish design.

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14. In 2000, Renault acquired a controlling stake of the South Korean Samsung Group's automotive division.

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15. In the late seventies and early eighties, Renault increased its involvement in motorsport, with novel inventions such as turbochargers in their Formula One cars.

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16. Over the decades, Renault had developed a collaborative partnership with Nash Motors Rambler and its successor American Motors Corporation.

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17. Under the leadership of Pierre Lefaucheux, Renault experienced both a commercial resurgence and labor unrest, that was to continue into the 1980s.

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18. In 1931, Renault introduced diesel engines for its commercial vehicles.

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19. In 1928, Renault introduced an upgraded specification to its "Stella" line.

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20. In 1903, Renault began to manufacture its own engines; until then it had purchased them from De Dion-Bouton.

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