Renault launches new phase of Morocco low-cost car plant
MELLOUSSA, Morocco (AFP) - Renault on Tuesday inaugurated the second phase of its giant low-cost car factory in Morocco, whose opening last year sparked anger in France, amid opposition to the so-called "delocalisation" of manufacturing.
The second stream at the plant outside Tangiers, which will produce the Dacia Sandero model, will allow the French carmaker to double output at what it says is the biggest factory of its kind in Africa.
Production is due to reach 340,000 vehicles in 2014.
Renault has also launched a project in Oran, in western Algeria, but the planned factory there is smaller, with an expected annual output of 75,000 cars destined for the local market.