The Renault Group presented, on Friday in Casablanca, its new born, the Dacia Jogger, the first hybrid vehicle of its Dacia brand, the manufacture of which will be assigned to the Renault Group factory in Tangier from the second quarter of 2024.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, the CEO of Dacia, Denis Le Vot, and the CEO of Renault Group Morocco, Mohammad Bachiri. This new project reinforces the group’s confidence in the national industrial platform and confirms the introduction of electrification technologies announced in June 2021 during the renewal of the agreements aimed at consolidating the Renault Group ecosystem in Morocco.
With an annual production capacity of up to 120,000 vehicles, this new industrial project includes for the first time in Morocco the manufacture of a hybrid model and thus contributes to strengthening the automotive ecosystem and creating value. The allocation of Dacia Jogger production to Morocco will be accompanied by an adapted robotization project supported by around thirty robots in the sheet metal and assembly departments and by a training program adapted to meet the technological specificity of the vehicle.
This program will be set up to support the skills development of plant employees, who will benefit from 6,000 hours of technical training, for the benefit of 550 employees, in new areas of expertise such as hybrid technology and electronics. associated with this new technology.
Under the enlightened Vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the automotive industry has transformed into a real lever of growth and industrial acceleration for the Kingdom, and today’s announcement marks a turning point in this evolution. , declared, on this occasion, Mr. Mezzour.
And to add that the Tangier plant will be crowned with a new industrial project integrating for the first time in Morocco the manufacture of a hybrid model and thus contributing to the opening of the automotive ecosystem to new areas with strong technological value and high impact for Moroccan skills.
Welcoming the role of Renault Group as a locomotive of the automotive sector in Morocco, Mr. Mezzour underlined the importance of this project which reinforces the Kingdom’s industrial ambition to succeed in the transition to electrification and sustainable mobility and to position itself as the most competitive automotive hub globally.
In a similar speech, Mr. Le Vot noted the extremely important role played by Morocco for Renault Group, noting that the Tangier plant is a pillar in the industrial system of the Dacia brand and Renault Group. The manufacture of Jogger at the Tangier factory brings additional expertise and a significant increase in qualification for all employees, he said, affirming that the Tangier factory is demonstrating efficiency in terms of industry and this new model reinforces and enriches the success story of the Dacia brand in Morocco.
For his part, Mr. Bachiri highlighted the importance of the automotive industry which is at the heart of the national economy, adding that Morocco is a major industrial platform for the Group, whose production represents 17% of sales. of Renault Group worldwide. This new industrial hybrid vehicle project, a first in the national automotive industry, marks a new stage in Moroccan manufacturing and strengthens our role as the locomotive of the national automotive industry, Mr. Bachiri concluded.
Since its launch in March 2022 in Europe, Jogger has been Dacia’s first C-segment model and reinvents the concept of the affordable family vehicle. This versatile and robust model offering up to 7 seats is available with petrol, LPG (depending on the market), Diesel engines and, for the first time in the Dacia range, with hybrid engines.
Jogger Hybrid 140 is characterized by technology that has been widely proven within the Renault Group thanks to the development of a true multimode hybrid engine and not just a simple electrified heat engine.
The manufacture of Jogger, and in particular the Hybrid 140 version, at the Tangier plant will be carried by line 2 of the industrial site which will integrate a process specific to hybrid technology, with a production capacity of up to 120,000 vehicles per year. . The launch of the production of the first hybrid vehicle on the chains of Tangier illustrates the attractiveness of the Moroccan industrial platform to which this project, piloted by the Moroccan teams of engineers, will confer a new strong competitive advantage.
Endowed with the best world standards and a symbol of carbon neutrality without discharge of industrial effluent, the Tangier plant has continued to evolve and consolidate its factory 4.0 status to make its industrial tool more technological and efficient. The Tangiers site is one of the pillars of the industrial strategy of Renault Group and the Dacia brand. In particular, it produces Dacia Sandero, the first vehicle sold to individuals in Europe since 2017.