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    Default The Renault Symbol

    The Symbol is based on the Clio2 but is more of a three box design with a distinct boot. it is mainly sold in the southern Mediterranean countries. Renault is the major player in the Algerian market, holding 25% and selling 1/3 Symbol.
    They are working towards a deal with the Algerian government to build a plant there to assemble the Symbol, building up from the present demand of 25,000 pa to 150,000.
    The factory in Tangiers is capable of producing 400,000 cars a year and these will be mostly exported to Europe from Morocco. The Algerian factory will be for domestic demand.
    However, all of this production can be interpreted as replacing French output and hence jobs. The announcements are coming at a politically sensitive time and only serve to show how impotent the politicians are at stemming French job losses in manufacture.
    IMHO, Renault is a great example of how some French culture can be injected in the new global culture, with or without the French.

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    G'day Gerry,

    ya got me, thought you were on about these.......






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    That`s the Logo, not to be confused with the Logan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Tangiers is capable of producing 400,000 people a year and these will be mostly exported to Europe from Morocco.

    However, all of this production can be interpreted as replacing French output and hence jobs. The announcements are coming at a politically sensitive time and only serve to show how impotent the politicians are at stemming French job losses in manufacture.
    IMHO, Renault is a great example of how some French culture can be injected in the new global culture, with or without the French.
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    The irony is that many of the industry workers in France are first or second generation migrants and the car makers are facing the choice of paying for them with on-costs at about 40 euros/hour or employing their brothers who stayed home for 8 or less.
    The French as all consumers make lots of noise about supporting local jobs but when faced with the purchase price difference they buy the import.
    Have you noticed how little of the consumer goods bught in Australia are sourced outside China.
    Cars are the exception, Aussies love Korean.
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    Love the Logan....

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