Groupe Renault's new Design Centre opens in Shanghai

Apr 15, 2019   OEM

Groupe Renault’s Design Department, already present in France, Romania, South Korea, Brazil and India, is pursuing its strategy of international expansion with the opening of a new design centre in Shanghai. The new Renault Design Centre Shanghai will imagine and design future Groupe Renault models directly addressing the expectations of Chinese customers.

"Our new design studio in Shanghai fully supports Groupe Renault’s strategy to win over new customers in China. We plan to hire some 20 local designers in the coming months. These talents will help us to anticipate the expectations of Chinese customers. Renault Design Centre Shanghai will play a major role in the design of future local products. It will also contribute to global Groupe Renault projects," said Laurens van den Acker, Executive Vice President, Corporate Design.


Renault’s design centre in Shanghai will cover all automotive design sectors, including exterior and interior design, colors and materials, UX design and UI design.


Based in the centre of Shanghai and drawing on the city’s creative momentum, the designers will explore the latest trends with a view to responding to the expectations of Chinese customers both in terms of styling and technological innovation.


The designers at the Shanghai centre, like those at the group’s other design centres, will be able to participate in in-house styling competitions organised for all Groupe Renault projects. All the studies for future projects will benefit from a multicultural and creative approach thanks to the 32 nationalities present at the Design Department.


The new design centre in Shanghai will support Groupe Renault’s expansion strategy in China. The world’s number-one car market since 2009 and Groupe Renault’s fourth-largest market in 2018, China is one of the key pillars of the Drive the Future strategic plan.

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