Renault expands its offer of partner apps

– Renault introduces four new in-car apps: SongPop for Renault1, Karacal for Renault2, Kabriol2 and Les Incollables for Renault2.

– With the newcomers, a total of eleven apps specifically chosen for Renault customers are now available on the openR link multimedia system.


Renault adds new apps to the openR link catalogue with four new entertaining features, available to download for free

To enhance the experience in vehicles with the openR link infotainment system, four new apps are now available for download free of charge: SongPop for Renault1, Karacal for Renault2, Kabriol2 and Les Incollables for Renault2. Users will find the details on these exclusive Renault amenities in the MY Renault app.

We continue to grow our catalogue of onboard apps to constantly treat our customers with more customisation possibilities and advantages. We strive to continuously enhance the experience onboard by developing new partnerships with technology companies that have built sharp expertise in their field. The driver and passengers can enjoy a wide array of fun, interactive entertainment that will make their journey more enjoyable and interesting.

Jean-Franois Labal, Head of Digital Partnerships, Renault Group

SongPop for Renault, interactive music quiz

SongPop for Renault was jointly developed by Renault and videogame creator Gameloft (Vivendi). It is an entertaining, interactive music quiz created specifically for the brands cars. It is also the worlds first game enabling people in the vehicle to play together, using their smartphones. All you have to do is download the SongPop for Renault companion app, which runs on iOS and Android. Then you choose the type of game (solo or multiplayer), music style (from 120,000 song snippets) and game settings on openR link. During the game, the songs play through the cars audio system. In multiplayer mode, passengers play against each other: they listen to 10 snippets lasting 10 seconds each and have to name the songs as quickly as possible. When the vehicle is parked, the driver can play against passengers or solo. Available starting 31 July 2023.

Karacal for Renault, to learn about the history of the places around you

The world around us is full of stories to tell, and Karacal tells them with geolocated sound bubbles. Thanks to notifications from the onboard app, Karacal pops up with content that will interest listeners. These audio guides and podcasts tell you about the village, neighbourhood or city you are driving through so you dont have to look them up. The fun continues outside, on the mobile app, which was designed to treat users to a seamless experience during their travels. With over 6,000 bubbles (in France), Karacal keeps listeners entertained before, during and after they explore a new spot.

Kabriol, the geolocated audio tourist guide for children

Kabriol is especially suited for children aged 4 to 11. It tells them 6- to 10-minute stories and shares edutaining trivia titbits that last less than 1 minute. On the road, Kabriols geolocated content sparks childrens curiosity and tells them about places so that they can become more involved in the journey. In History mode, passengers can learn about Frances heritage the fun way, with amusing anecdotes or riddles about the area they are driving through.

With Kabriol, children have fun, connect with the outside world and learn about the places around them.

Les Incollables for Renault, learning while having fun

Renault and Playbac have developed an in-vehicle version of Les Incollables, a well-known quiz game in France. Children can learn and have fun with questions, riddles and charades throughout the journey.

These 4 new applications come in addition to the seven existing partner apps, which treat Renault customers to exclusive deals. These include Amazon Music (with a free of charge 6-month* pass to Amazon Music Unlimited) and Easypark (5 off the first time they leave their car at a participating car park).

1 Available for France, UK, German, Italy, Spain
2 Available in France
* Renews automatically starting at 9.99/mo. New customers only. Terms apply. Amazon, Amazon Music and all related marks are trademarks of, Inc.

About Renault

Renault, a historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation moving towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. Its ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.

Renault set to electrify the 2023 R�tromobile car show and celebrate 30 years of timeless Twingo

Renault will be at the 2023 Rtromobile car show in Paris with a stand paying homage to the brands iconic vehicles. From 1 to 5 February 2023, the brand invites visitors to dive into a timeless universe all while resolutely looking towards the future.



The first area, The Originals Renault Garage, will show three fully electric retrofitted models1: the Renault 4, the Renault 5 and a reinvented Twingo making its first-ever public appearance. Renaults design team took the Twingo slogan of vous dinventer la vie qui va avec (create the life that goes with it) to new heights to mark the cars 30th birthday. Their new design is a surprising tribute to the California lowriders of the 1990s.

This part of the stand will also feature the R5 Turbo 3E and Suite N4 show cars, as well as an astonishing new breed of show car: Mute the Hot Rod. Based on a 1924 Renault MT, Mute the Hot Rod has an electric power train and a design that draws inspiration from the speed records set at the time and 1940s hot rods2. Presented here in an initial preview version, the finalised show car will be revealed later in the year.

1993-2023: 30YEARS OF THE TWINGO

A second area will focus entirely on the Twingo, a model that won over the public by way of its fun colourways and appealing design. The first generation of the Twingo made a real name for itself, with over2.4million sold. To celebrate its 30th birthday, Renault decided to pay homage by presenting the many different faces of the Twingo ranging from its most sophisticated to more conventional versions, as well as sportier editions. One of the firstTwingos from1993 will be on show, as well as the 1995Twingo Lecoq, the 1995Twingo Coupe, the 1996Twingo Benetton and the 2004Twingo.

Visitors will discover a total of 11vehicles over a 600m2 space.


Following the launch of the Reinvent Twingo campaign,3 Renault is also giving visitors the chance to be the first in the world to try a groundbreaking new creative experience. Participants will be able to combine generative artificial intelligence and their imagination to create brand new versions of the Twingo. In a digital‑to-real transformation, Renault will then bring to life a show car that is directly based on the publics creations.

Visitors will also be able to pay a visit to the The Originals Renault Services Corner, which simplifies administrative tasks for collectors who own a Renault vehicle that is over 30years old. The collectors will be able to benefit from in-person advice and bespoke guidance.

Lastly, visitors will also be able to treat themselves to the brands product collections a shop, The Originals Renault Store, will present a varied range of items to take home.

Practical information

The 47thRetromobile trade show will take place from 1to 5February2023 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre.

The Renault stand will be located in Hall n1, Stand 1F072.

Dates and times:
Wednesday 1 February2023: 10am-10pm
Thursday 2February2023: 10am-7pm
Friday 3 February2023: 10am-10pm
Saturday 4February2023: 10am-7pm
Sunday 5February2023: 10am-7pm

Tickets available here

1- Press release to announce a partnership with R-FIT and the sale of retrofit kits in France for the threemodels, published 25/01/2023
2- Motor vehicles with modifications, mostly to the engine, as well as lighter and lower bodywork, usually without wings
3- Press release to announce a world first the Reinvent Twingo campaign, combining artificial and human intelligence, published 20/01/2023

About Renault

Renault, a historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation moving towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. Its ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.

Renault reinforces its commitment to tennis by naming three players as brand ambassadors

– Diede de Groot, Luca Van Assche and Flix Auger-Aliassime have become brand ambassadors for Renault.

– This line-up is in keeping with Renaults ambition of pushing back boundaries.


Having become a premium partner of the French Open tennis tournament in 2022, Renault is kicking off 2023 by announcing its new ambassador line-up, including Diede de Groot, Luca Van Assche and Flix Auger‑Aliassime.

These ambassadors will take the brands values and image to the highest level of professional tennis. They will also support Renault initiatives to promote access to sports.

Renault seeks to deliver on a commitment it made as part of Give Me 5, its CSR initiative focusing on young people and priority neighbourhoods. In 2022, Renault built threetennis courts in Marseille, Lyon and Grigy as part of this initiative. The brand aims to develop the initiative internationally with the help of its ambassadors.

Renault is proud to announce it will be supporting these talented athletes for the next three years. Their sporting talents aside, what motivated us to join forces with them was their mindsets and their commitment to the human values held by Renault, says Arnaud Belloni, Global Chief Marketing Officer.

Twenty-five-year-old Dutch player Diede de Groot is the reigning French Open womens wheelchair tennis singles champion and the current World No.1 in both single and doubles. Between 2017 and 2022, she won an impressive 31Grand Slam titles 16in singles and 15 in doubles.

Eighteen-year-old French player Luca Van Assche is one to watch. Having won the French Open junior title in 2021 without losing a single set, he won his first ATP Challenger title in Portugal in December2022 and is currently the youngest player in the top150.

Twenty-two-year-old Canadian player Flix Auger-Aliassime currently holds the World No.7 spot in the ATP rankings. Known for his efforts both on and off the court, he showed great promise in 2022, winning fourdifferent tournaments.

Im proud to be associated with Renault, as we share the same ambition and values. The GiveMe5 initiative focuses on promoting tennis in priority neighbourhoods, so its a cause particularly close to my heart. We are going to work on expanding it together, said Flix Auger-Aliassime.

About Renault

Renault, a historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation moving towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. Its ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.

Japan – Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors Announce Common Roadmap Alliance 2030: Best of 3 Worlds for a New Future

Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, the members of one of the world’s leading automotive alliances, today announced common projects and actions to accelerate and to shape their shared future towards 2030, focusing on the mobility value chain.

– The 2030 roadmap focuses on pure electric vehicles and connected mobility.
– Aims to enhance usage of common platforms to reach 80% in 2026.
– Mitsubishi Motors to reinforce presence in Europe with two new models based on Renault best-sellers.
– To invest EUR 23B in the next five years to support its offensive strategy in electrification.
– With 35 new EV cars in 2030, proposes the largest global EV offer, based on the five common EV platforms.
– Nissan unveils an all-new EV based on the CMF-BEV Alliance platform to replace the Micra in Europe; vehicle planned to be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity, the electric industrial center in Northern France.
– Reinforces common battery strategy aiming to secure a global 220 GWh production capacity by 2030.
– Nissan to lead development of breakthrough all-solid-state battery technology to benefit all members.
– Renault to lead development on common centralized electrical and electronic architecture and will launch the first full software defined vehicle by 2025.

A year and a half after announcing its new cooperation business model to support member-company competitiveness and profitability, the Alliance is now based on solid foundations, benefits from an efficient operational governance organization and from intensified as well as flexible cooperation.

Continuing the Leader-Follower scheme defined in May 2020, select technology is developed by one leading team with the support of the followers, thereby allowing each member of the Alliance to access all the key technologies.

The Alliance has defined a common 2030 roadmap on pure-EV and Intelligent & Connected mobility, sharing investments for the benefits of its three-member companies and their customers.

“Among the world’s automotive leaders, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is a proven, unique model. For 22 years, we have been building on our respective cultures and strengths for our common benefit,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Alliance. “Today the Alliance is accelerating to lead the mobility revolution and deliver more value to customers, our people, our shareholders and all our stakeholders. The three member-companies have defined a common roadmap towards 2030, sharing investments in future electrification and connectivity projects. These are massive investments that none of the three companies could make alone. Together, we are making the difference for a new and global sustainable future; the Alliance becoming carbon neutral by 2050.”

Moving together for the benefit of each – Leader-Follower scheme

The Alliance members have developed a “smart differentiation” methodology that defines the desired level of commonality for each vehicle, integrating several parameters of possible pooling, such as platforms, production plants, powertrains or vehicle segment. This is supplemented and enhanced by a stricter approach to design and upper-body differentiation. For example, the common platform for the C and D segment will carry five models from three brands of the Alliance (Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander, Renault Austral and an upcoming seven-seater SUV).

Strengthening this process, the Alliance members will enhance usage of common platforms in the coming years from 60% today to more than 80% of its combined 90 models in 2026. This will allow each company to deepen their focus on their customers’ needs, their best models and core markets, while also extending innovations across the Alliance, at a lower cost.

As part of this, Mitsubishi Motors will reinforce its presence in Europe with two new models, among them the New ASX based on Renault best-sellers.

Five common EV platforms: the largest global offer of the industry

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have pioneered the EV market, with more than EUR10 B already invested in the field of electrification. In the main markets (Europe, Japan, the US, China) 15 Alliance plants already produce parts, motors, batteries for 10 EV models on the streets, with more than 1 million EV cars sold so far and 30 billion e-kilometers driven.

Building on this unique expertise, the Alliance is accelerating with a total EUR 23B more investment in the next five years on electrification, leading to 35 new EV models by 2030.

90% of these models will be based on five common EV platforms, covering most markets, in all major regions:
– CMF-AEV, the most affordable platform in the world, is the base for the new Dacia Spring.
– KEI-EV (mini vehicle) platform family for ultra-compact EVs.
– LCV-EV Family platform family for professional customers, as the base for the Renault Kangoo and Nissan Town Star.
– CMF-EV, the global, flexible, EV platform. It will be on the roads in a few weeks as the base for the Nissan Ariya EV crossover and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. The CMF-EV platform, with its technological innovations and the potential offered by its modularity, is a benchmark platform for a new generation of electric vehicles for the Alliance partners. The platform has been created to integrate and optimize all the elements specific to a 100% electric powertrain, hosting a new, high-performance motor and an ultra-thin battery. By 2030, more than 15 models will be based on the CMF-EV platform, with up to 1.5 million cars produced on this platform per year.
– CMF-BEV, the most competitive compact electric platform in the world, to be launched in 2024. It provides up to 400 km range; its aerodynamics performances are outstanding, helping reduce cost by 33% and power consumption by more than 10% compared to the current Renault ZOE. It will be the base for 250,000 vehicles a year under the Renault, Alpine and Nissan brands.

Among the vehicles are the Renault R5 and the new compact EV that will replace the Nissan Micra. Designed by Nissan and engineered by Renault, the new model is planned to be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity: the electric industrial center in Northern France.

Common battery strategy, breakthrough battery innovations and a planned 220 GWh production capacity to bring a highly competitive and attractive offer to all customers

Competitiveness is key, and that has led member companies to a common Alliance battery strategy, leading, among others, to the selection of a common battery supplier for Renault and Nissan in core markets.

The Alliance is working with common partners to achieve real scale and affordability, enabling to reduce battery costs by 50% in 2026 and 65% by 2028.

With this approach, by 2030, the Alliance will have a total of 220 GWh battery production capacity for EVs across key production sites in the world.

Beyond that, the Alliance shares a common vision for all-solid-state battery technology (ASSB). Based on its deep expertise and unique experience as a pioneer in battery technology, Nissan will lead innovations in this area that will benefit all Alliance members.

ASSB will have double the energy density versus current liquid lithium-ion batteries. Charging time will also be greatly reduced to one-third, enabling customers to make longer trips with increased, convenience, confidence and enjoyment.

The aim is to mass produce ASSB by mid-2028, and in the future beyond that to realize cost parity with ICE vehicles by bringing costs down further to 65$ per kWh, accelerating the global shift to EVs.

The Alliance battery management system is also at state-of-the art. Unlike others in the industry, the Alliance has chosen to control 100% of its hardware and software, benefiting from very valuable predictive data, allowing for monitoring the state of health of the battery and improving technology.

The Alliance is working with strategic partners to offer the best proposal to customers for public charging on the road. Mobilize Power Solutions provides to B2B customers a complete end-to-end service including project design, installation, maintenance and management of optimized recharging infrastructure and all related services to meet their business needs.

A recent agreement is with Ionity via the Alliance Emobility Service Provider Plug Surfing, which will allow its customers to access at preferential pricing to the Ionity ultra-fast charging network in Europe.

With more than 10 years’ experience in the EV business, Alliance members have deep knowledge that allows them to be ahead of the competition in optimizing battery reuse, notably with second life battery applications, recycling and achieving efficient and sustainable solutions over the full battery life cycle.

25 Million cars connected to the Alliance Cloud by 2026: The best-in-class digital experience for customers

Intelligent and connected mobility are critical areas for increased shared innovation across the Alliance.

With 20 years’ experience in ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) and autonomous drive, the Alliance keeps improving real-world driving safety, convenience, and enjoyment by delivering innovations in intelligent vehicle and driver assistance technologies, with an example being Nissan’s award-winning ProPILOT system.

With shared platforms and electronics, by 2026 Alliance members expect to have more than 10 million vehicles on the road across 45 Alliance models equipped with autonomous driving systems.

Today, 3 million vehicles are already connected to the Alliance Cloud with permanent data exchanges.

By 2026, more than 5 million Alliance cloud systems will be delivered per year, with 25 million total cars on the road. The Alliance will also be the first global, mass-market OEM to introduce the Google ecosystem in its cars.

Under Renault’s leadership, the Alliance is developing a common centralized electrical and electronic architecture converging electronics hardware and software applications to offer maximum benefits and an optimal level of performance.

The Alliance will launch its first full software defined vehicle by 2025. With this vehicle, the Alliance will improve its cars Over The Air performance throughout their life cycle. This means value for customers with the integration of their car into their digital ecosystem to offering a personalized experience, new enhanced services, and reduced maintenance costs. This will also allow Alliance members to boost vehicle resale values. In addition, Software defined vehicles will be able to communicate with connected objects, users, and infrastructure, opening new fields of value for the Alliance companies.

Alliance best-in-class digital experience will be the gateway to an unprecedented amount of data, paving the way to the automotive industry’s next frontier. with Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors positioned at the forefront of this revolution.