Turkey to be exclusive producer of new Renault Clio

Today's Zaman - Renault's subsidiary in Turkey will be the exclusive producer of the new Renault Clio Grand Tour. At a press meeting for the promotion of Renault's Clio Grand Tour yesterday in Nice, Oyak Renault General Manager Alain Gabillet said sales of the new model will begin on Dec. 21 in Italy, in January and February 2008 in other western European countries and in the first half of 2008 in Turkey. He stated that this model will only be manufactured in Oyak Renault's Bursa factory. The factory will produce 60,000 Renault Clio Grand Tour models annually and will export more than 90 percent of them. Gabillet said they arranged the launch date according to demand from western European countries and aim to offer the car to the Turkish markets earlier thanks to increasing domestic demand.