Renault plans to diversify

Renault is diversifying its business so that it can stay on top of the automotive scene that is quickly changing.

Head designer Laurens van den Acker told Autocar that the brand must have ‘its fingers in all areas’ of the industry to attain its goals for global leadership.

‘We believe it will be important to have both sides covered, from the private cars to driverless robotaxis,’ said Laurens. ‘We showed with the Symbioz how a driverless car can exist in our future line-up, but we will also still make cars to be driven.’

Laurens told Autocar that he assumes Renault to work with more external businesses to increase development for new technology. Renault in alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi, plan to introduce 15 driverless vehicles by 2022.