So much for that economic crisis, huh?

The Renault Group certainly isn’t feeling the crunch anymore, not after they recently opened a state-of-the-art test center in Titu, Romania. Yes, in case you’re asking, there is such a place on the planet called Titu.

In any case, the new facility, which was built smack in the middle between the Renault Technologie Roumanie engineering center in Bucharest and a Dacia production facility in Pitesti, will be focusing on a number of tasks including the development and testing of new powertrain components for a number of Dacia vehicles, including the Logan.

The newly built test facility will house high-tech test instruments including simulated benches that can replicate extreme outdoor conditions, all of which could provide crucial data and information on the sturdiness of the vehicles being tested. It may sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo for those who don’t know any better, but for people who understand the concept of safety and ride comfort, these tests are critical in producing high-quality vehicles.

Apart from the simulated benches, the new Renault/Dacia test center will also have ten different types of tracks, wading troughs, and underbody impact zones, all of which were put for the same auto-testing reasons.

We can only imagine how much this high-tech facility costs, but we won’t dwell on that. What’s important is that Renault is moving away from the vice-like grip the economic crisis had on the industry by not only moving forward with testing and development of their cars, but in the same breath, creating new jobs for people as well.


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