8 month 9 Japan , Renault group and Geely Holding Group jointly announced the establishment of a cooperative relationship , Both sides aim at the hybrid market in Asia , In the future, we will focus on the Chinese and Korean markets , Launch based on link CMA New models for architecture development . This means that Renault will return to China , Re entering the Chinese passenger car market with Renault brand hybrid models , Geely will also export... To South Korea CMA framework , take “ Geely gene ” Into the Korean market .
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Nowadays, the attention of foreign brands on how to layout the Chinese market is giving way to how Chinese brands go to sea .
Geely and great wall are fighting fiercely in the domestic market in the global market , In Great Wall Motors just released 7 Monthly sales , For the first time, the proportion of its overseas sales exceeded 10%, More than 10000 ; At its overseas dealer conference held yesterday , Its layout has penetrated into the Middle East 、 Africa 、 Russia and South America .
And on the same day , Geely is also the next city in its international territory , meanwhile
Renault has found a way to return to China's fuel passenger car market .
Enter the Korean market with the best of both worlds .
Unlike Great Wall Motors , This Geely sea trip is a technical sea trip .
If we zoom in to the 40 years since the cultivation of China's automobile market to become large , In those days “ With the market in technology ” Once a national strategy , Forty years later , China's Mu Tu automobile has finally ushered in the reverse output of Technology .
Let's go back to the cooperation between Renault and Geely .
Its prequel begins with 2020 year 4 month , When Renault announced its departure from Dongfeng , Once caused a shock in the industry , A lot of people
Have a question ：
As a century old brand, does Renault really give up the Chinese market ？
What's more? , Renault has considerable competitiveness in terms of brand vitality and model strength , And China is the world's largest market for major automobile enterprises , Withdraw from China's fuel passenger vehicle market , Doesn't it mean that Renault has voluntarily given up the world's largest market opportunity ？
16 Months later 8 month 9 Japan , Renault joined hands with Geely to return to China , It can be said that we have found a win-win way to return .
Today zhijiajun （ID：zhinengqiche） Contact Renault officials , Three questions are raised ：
First of all , Whether the first new car has a clear landing date ？
second , What channels will new cars be sold in the future ？
Third , Will we continue to introduce fuel and pure electric models in the future ？
Renault's representation ： At present, there is no information that can be released about when the first new car will land and what channels to sell , It will be released later according to the progress of the project ; As for the third question , The introduction of hybrid models is the first step of Renault's China strategy .
This gives Zhijia more reverie , Because according to previously published information , Renault plans to 2025 To be launched in 24 Products , At least 10 Pure electric vehicle . For the Chinese market , It will also develop models suitable for local brands . meanwhile , Renault will also cooperate with lutes to develop the next generation of electric sports car .
So the strategic in China “ First step ” After leaving , It is not impossible for Renault to strike while the iron is hot and expand its product line .
And at this stage , The most interesting issue in the cooperation between Renault and Geely is ： What can the two sides get from this cooperation ？
From Renault's point of view , The official information is ： Accelerate Renault “Renaulution plan ” Landing in China and South Korea ; Launch Renault brand hybrid models in China ; Launch models suitable for the Korean market in Korea .
Renault “Renaulution plan ” This year 1 month 14 By Luca, CEO of Renault group · Virtue · Mayo released , The planning is divided into three stages ——
“Resurrection” Revival stage , From the date of publication to 2023 year , Focus on profitability and cash appreciation ;
“Renovation” Innovation stage , From the date of publication until 2025 year , Continuously update and enrich the product matrix , Improve brand profitability ;
“Revolution” The stage of change ,2025 Years later, , Turn the business model to technology 、 Energy and travel , Make Renault group a leader in the new travel value chain .
stay “Renaulution” Strategy , Renault stressed the importance of the cost control plan , And said it would improve R & D and manufacturing efficiency , Reduce fixed costs globally , Increase variable costs .
Then cooperate with Geely to launch new models , Obviously, it has great advantages in cost control .
Led the g CMA Architecture is a mature platform , At present, it has derived a variety of products for Geely Group , For new energy technologies 、 The implementation of automatic driving technology and intelligent network technology has laid the foundation .
Even if it is calculated by Lingke brand , use CMA The sales volume of the architecture models is also close to 50 Thousands of cars .
Take the lead CMA Structure to build Renault's first product after its return to China , On the one hand, it saves a lot of R & D costs , On the other hand, it can also quickly obtain the product technology that has been verified by the market . It's a guarantee “ The first ” Market competitiveness of vehicle models , There are obvious benefits .
what's more , Renault decided to abandon China's fuel passenger car market , The reason is that the models sold by Renault in China no longer meet the new requirements of the Chinese market , Product power is out of touch with consumer demand , Caused a rapid decline in market competitiveness .
therefore , One of the keys for Renault to return to the Chinese market , That is, localization must be paid attention to .
Use link CMA Architecture to build Renault's new car , In terms of localization, we can rest easy .
Of course , In order to lead these strategies to complete the landing , Renault also needs a coach who understands the Chinese market .
This point , Renault this year 3 It has been implemented in January .
2021 year 3 month 1 Japan , Renault Group officially appointed the former Volkswagen Group （ China ） Executive Vice President 、 Director and CEO of Yijia Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd 、 Chairman of Camus New Energy Technology Co., Ltd 、 Volkswagen （ China ） Su Weiming, chairman of Sales Co., Ltd., is the CEO of Renault China .
This has become Renault group to strengthen its strategic position in the Chinese market 、 The first step to return to China's passenger car market .
We can see from Su Weiming's resume , He runs a large car company 、 Zhilian service operation 、 He has rich experience in many fields such as new energy technology and Chinese market sales .
Luca, CEO of Renault group · Virtue · Mayo has said many times since taking office “ I hope to return to the Chinese market in a completely different way ”, Su Weiming took over the business of Renault in China , There is no doubt that it will be beneficial to Renault “ Return ” Bring a key driving role .
The cooperation with Geely has been reached , That's one example .
Geely Group won Volvo one after another 、 Lotus 、 After proton merged into Daimler , Its international vision is becoming more and more mature , Renault chose Geely to cooperate , There will also be better prospects .
With Dongfeng Motor “ Break up ” after , Renault group also has three joint ventures in China —— With the east wind 、 A new energy company jointly established by Nissan “ Egeter ”, Focus on the light commercial vehicle market “ Brilliance Renault ”, And focus on the new energy passenger car market “ Jiangling new energy ”.
But in terms of market performance , Brilliance Renault's performance is declining year by year , Jiangling Renault's first pure electric vehicle “ name of a master archer ” It is expected that it will not be listed until the end of this year .
At present, Renault is the only pure tram Renault sold in China e Promise , There is not much sense of presence in the car market .
* Jiang Suzuki “ name of a master archer ”
From the perspective of product planning , The hybrid model built by Renault and Geely will shoulder a very key market task . And choose to start with the hybrid market , It must also take into account that the competition in the hybrid market is not so fierce , The future market operation is also easier to start .
If you look at it from an auspicious point of view , Working with Renault will make CMA Architecture to achieve technical output , And can enter the Korean auto market .
Need to know , Renault Samsung has... In the Korean market 20 Years of development experience , The joint efforts of both sides will help to broaden Geely's international territory .
meanwhile , Renault as a century old brand , In automobile research and development 、 Rich experience in manufacturing and operation . These are for automobile groups like Geely that are interested in becoming international first-line brands , It is also of great value .
Predictably enough , In the process of cooperative research and development , Geely will undoubtedly draw a lot of valuable experience from Renault .
however , Renault and Geely will face many challenges .
There is data showing ,2020 In, the sales volume of Korean car market was 190.6 Thousands of cars , The annual sales of Renault and Samsung are insufficient 10 Thousands of cars .
therefore , Renault and Geely also face the test of localization in the Korean market , This is exactly what the official statement said to “ Launch models suitable for the Korean market ” Why .
Before the new car developed by Renault and Geely landed , Renault's strategic focus in the Chinese market is still electric vehicles and light commercial vehicles , But its long-term plan is ： Reshaping the business model in China , Using assets in China , With the help of China's industrial ecosystem , Develop new mobile solutions for the Chinese and global markets .
In silence 16 Months later, , Renault returns to the sight of Chinese consumers in a new way .
Geely also got the opportunity to develop in the Korean market .
It is too early to say whether this is a historic opportunity , But it has undoubtedly created a new model for Chinese auto brands to go to sea .
How will the cooperation between Renault and Geely develop in the future , Zhijiajun will also continue to pay attention to .
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