Now that Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. have sealed the big deal, the French carmaker may be looking more seriously at the North American market, where success has eluded both companies. Renault left the U.S. market in 1987 after years of slow sales of vehicles known for shoddy workmanship, which included the Alliance sedan, mini Le Car and midsize Medallion. The automaker sold its 1982 investment in Jeep-producer American Motors Corp. to the former Chrysler Corp. and returned to ...

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