PALENCIA, Spain – In the next three years, Renault SA will introduce several new quality initiatives to try to push itself up to the rarefied level of Toyota Motor Corp. Renault has a long way to go, being rated today near the middle of the pack of brands, but it already has improved quality dramatically since then-CEO Louis Schweitzer called for a "rupture" with past practices in January 2003. "2003 was a year of urgency," Yann Vincent, director of quality at Renault, says at a ...

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