PARIS, April 27 Renault said on
Thursday its first-quarter revenue rose more than a quarter as
the French carmaker launched new models and production deals,
and began consolidating Lada sales by Russian affiliate Avtovaz.
Revenue increased to 13.13 billion euros ($14.27 billion) in
January-March from 10.49 billion a year earlier, the company
said in a statement.
The French manufacturer reiterated 2017 goals including an
increase to operating profit and revenue at constant exchange
rates. It also lifted its global auto-market growth forecast for
the year to 1.5-2.5 percent, from 1.5-2 percent previously.
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(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Tim Hepher)