PARIS – Renault SA has reduced vehicle development time by improving its ability to design stamping tools, and it plans to reduce costs by sourcing some tools in the Far East. Renault achieved a 28-month development cycle for the new Clio, going on sale Sept. 16, with stamping tools that took eight months to make. New Clio took just 28 months to develop. The small Modus minivan on the same platform took 29 months from design freeze to its public launch at the Madrid auto show in May ...

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