Reorganised and restructured, Renault started a new chapter in its life in the context of a globalized world economy. The company embarked on significant structural changes. The state-controlled Renault plants were privatised in 1995, producing Renault SA, “a firm like any other firm”, making it better equipped to face the more intense international competition and to set about winning major contracts such as Mercosur in Eurasia. Out of the loop for a long period of time, unfamiliar with external growth strategies, Renault engaged in a policy of cooperation, biding its time. Its time came in 1998, the year the company celebrated its one hundredth anniversary, when Renault began negotiations with Nissan which, in 1999, resulted in the signing of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.  Renault has not forgotten its roots with the emergence of its trade mark Espace product range, its progressive Twingo product range, its innovative Scenic product range and the popular Logan product range.

  • Renault Clio

    Renault Clio

    The Clio marked a turning point in the history of Renault and of small saloon cars specifically. On 4 July 1990, the Régie…
  • Renault Twingo

    Renault Twingo

    In spite of her strong personality, Twingo would carry through the Renault heritage, but not without imposing its own highly…
  • F1 Type FW15

    F1 Type FW15

    With the arrival of Alain Prost in 1993, Williams-Renault strengthened its grip of the Formula One championship. Williams-Renault…
  • Renault 21 Turbo

    Renault 21 Turbo

    A new version of the Renault 21 was released in September 1987, in line with Renault’s usual practice of offering a turbocharged…
  • Espace F1

    Espace F1

    The Espace F1 is a unique, one-of-a-kind experimental model, the result of boundless know-how, daring engineering and limitless…
  • Renault 19

    Renault 19

    Introduced in June and marketed in September 1988, the Renault 19 is the new car “voiture à vivre” or “livable car”of…