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 Spider

    Renault Spider

    Highly atypical of the Renault range, the Spider was a no-nonsense sportscar that deliberately eschewed any attempt at…
  • Renault 19

    Renault 19

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

    Renault Fiftie

    The Renault Fiftie is much more than a modernized version of the 4CV.
  • Renault Scenic

    Renault Scenic

    Introduced at the 1996 motor show, the Scenic was the first minivan designed for the M1 segment. Spaciousness and…
  • Renault F1 R23

    Renault F1 R23

    Just a year after all-Renault cars staged their Formula 1 return, Fernando Alonso won the Hungarian Grand Prix. It was…
  • Renault F1 R24

    Renault F1 R24

    The R24 was Renault’s response to new rules. A transitional car, it helped Renault on the way to the world title in…