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Group1 Renault – Where Good Service is De Rigueur

Delivering French Flair direct to your door is just one of the many things that the Group1 Renault team is good at! This is because we are part of a vehicle brand that we are proud of, a brand that for more than 100 years has played a major part in the history of the automobile.

Why Choose Group1 Renault?

Even though we have a passion for mechanics, a love of design and respect for French knowhow, we are first and foremost a people’s company. So much so in fact that like the Renault brand itself, we hold a strong belief that our service should adapt to the customers’ needs and not the other way around. For this reason all of the vehicles that we sell and services that we offer will always be of the highest quality and delivered to you at the most affordable price. This is the Group1 Renault standard, one that we strive to live by every day!

When you purchase a Renault, or any other car for that matter, from a Group1 Dealership you have the full might of one of the biggest dealership groups in the industry behind you! Made up of showrooms and service centres in Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, Group1 has made a name for itself by offering the best service and the best vehicle brands at the best possible prices. This award winning dealership group is headed up by Marcel Swanepoel, who had this to say about the addition of the Renault brand to their business:

“I am positive that Group1 Renault will play a large part in furthering the growth of the respected Renault brand in South Africa, while also providing our customers with a unique automotive retail experience. This is because they are guaranteed unparalleled showroom service, attention to detail in the service centre and outstanding after sales service. After all, these are some of the things that Group1 is renowned for!”

The Group1 Renault Service Centre

With a dedicated Renault Service Centre in the heart of the Boland area and in the automotive hub of Johannesburg South, you can rest assured that your Renault will always be looked after. Teamed by a crew of highly trained Renault mechanics, your car, crossover, SUV or delivery vehicles is in good hands with Group1.

What Does it Mean to Drive a Renault?

The Renault brand is something bigger than just Group1, it is a brand that stands for more than a century of achievement in the automotive industry. This means that when you purchase and drive a new Renault vehicle, you are taking on more than 100 years of manufacturing experience. With every Renault you drive, you are guaranteed:

  • The best vehicle quality
  • The utmost vehicle comfort
  • The best possible road holding
  • The ultimate understanding of ergonomics
  • The highest safety standards
  • The right focus on environmental protection

A Brief History of the Renault Brand

With a history that dates back more than a century, the Renault company was founded by Louis Renault and his brothers towards the end of 1898. It quickly made a name for itself in the earliest form of motor racing when the Voiturette won its first race in the same year. Further victories followed, with one of the most memorable being attained during the Paris-Vienna race in 1904 thanks to the introduction of the first Renault two-cylinder engine.

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Renault was tasked with supplying the French Military with ambulances, aircraft engines and shells. This was done so effectively that many French soldiers started referring to the Renault’s that took them to war as “Taxis of the Marne”.

The 1920’s saw the adoption of the now much loved diamond shape logo, as well as the opening of the first full scale vehicle production plant in Boulogne-Billancourt just outside of Paris. Growth of the Renault Brand was steady right up to the outbreak of the Second World War, after which the Société Anonyme des Usines Renault (SAUR) became La Régie Nationale des Usines Renault (RNUR), a wholly owned French State Subsidiary.

Through the end of the 1940’s and on to the 60’s Renault increased its model range and it was during this time that such iconic vehicles as the 4CV, Dauphine, Estafette, Renault 4 and Renault 16 (Car of the Year in 1965) were launched.

During the 70’s the world saw the birth of the now legendary Renault 5, but the company was not to rest on its laurels and during the 80’s introduced the Espace – the very first production minivan ever built!

The 90’s heralded a return to racing form for Renault and along with Williams they won the F1 Constructors’ World Champion title in 1992. This decade also saw the privatisation of the Renault company, as well as the opening of its new Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France. At the close of the Century Renault and Nissan signed an agreement of cooperation and in the process the Renault-Nissan Alliance was born.

From then on the sky has literally been the limit and Renault has gone on to take over the Romanian automotive brand Dacia, Samsung Motors in Korea, AVTOVAZ in Russia and have successfully started a joint venture with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng.

Group1 Renault in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg

The Group1 Renault Showrooms are perfectly situated at 1 Jan Celliers Street, Stellenbosch and in the automotive hub at The Glen in Johannesburg South. Whilst our and Workshops offer convenient service and repair to Gauteng and Western Cape Renault drivers. Also keep in mind that we can deliver a new or used Renault vehicle direct to your door (no matter where in South Africa you may be), and you’ll soon realise that we are striving to become one of the top Renault dealerships in the country.

Want to know more about our new Renault vehicle range? Then simply click on one of the links below to go directly to the dedicated model page:

Kwid   |   Captur   |   Sandero   |   Clio   |   Duster   |   Megane

Contact Group1 Renault Today

Group1 Renault stands for more than just a new car or a commercial vehicle retailer and we’d like you to experience the passion and “can do” attitude of our staff yourself. So no matter if you are looking for a new or used car, want to book a test drive, or simply would like to bring your existing Renault vehicle in for a service, we are here for you. Contact us today to find out more about how we can add a little French flair and a whole lot of passion for the Renault brand to your life.


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