Renault boosts gasoline engine output
Renault is adjusting its Spanish plant in Valladolid for an imminent increase in the production of gasoline engines to offset the current weakness of diesel engines in Europe.
At present, the factory assembles 70 percent of diesel engine production, but the percentage will drop to 50%, the same proportion as petrol powertrains.
The growth of gasoline engines will come to fruition by the end of the year. In 2016, Valladolid's production reached 1.56 million units on three assembly lines, one of which is dedicated to 3-cylinder 0.9 liter and 4-cylinder 1.2 liter petrol engines.