PARIS – Iran, under threat of an international boycott over its nuclear policies, is pushing its auto industry to internationalize quickly. However, a decision on April 18 to halt Renault SA’s joint venture to build the low-priced Logan small car, codenamed the L90 in Iran, could torpedo the strategy by threatening Iran’s climb toward automotive quality. The no-frills Logan, developed with Renault’s Romanian subsidiary Automobile Dacia SA as a low-priced emerging-market car, is sold ...

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