Trump called Renault “Renoltom”, inventing that the brand still supplies cars in the United StatesOctober 22, 2019
The fact that Donald Trump sometimes says very funny things is not a secret for anyone, although he must be given his due, because he is actively pursuing a policy of protectionism. The US President has repeatedly stated that he does not like the conditions under which European cars are sold in his country. He again commented on this situation, but made it so that he laughed at the automotive community.
“They built huge barriers to our business in Europe. It is very difficult for the products of our agricultural industry to enter there (to the European market. – Ed.), Our cars, it is difficult to enter there, but at the same time they send Mercedes, they send BMW, they send Volkswagen and Renault, in the case of France ” “- said the American leader to astonished reporters, while colleagues noticed that Trump called the French brand“ Renolt. ”
Everything would be fine, but Renault has not supplied its cars in the United States for more than 30 years. Back in 1987, the French terminated their partnership with AMC – American Motors Corporation, having sold their stake in this company to Chrysler. Renault manufactured the Alliance model in Wisconsin, an American version of the Renault 9.
In 2017, the former head of the Renault-Nissan Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, said that the road for Renault in the United States is closed, since it is incredibly difficult to gain a position in this market and it is better to focus on China and Russia.
However, the current leadership of the alliance is hardly worth worrying about this, because both Nissan and Mitsubishi feel quite confident in Trump’s homeland.
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