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The Renault brand is one of the fastest growing in South Africa and offers the discerning driver a bit of French Flair, European Stylings and a whole lot of Gallic Passion. With an ever growing selection of vehicles, and more being added all of the time, we’ll never be short of interesting Renault information to share with you. Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding the articles you find here, as our dedicated team of Renault professionals will always be on hand to help you.
There is a gap in the South African Renault lineup. It sits just above the super affordable and very popular Kwid, a slightly bigger, more versatile model. Full of features, but still very affordable. Enough power, but light on fuel. Enter the brand new Renault Triber.
Nino Robotics is a French company that develops and manufactures mobility devices for people with disabilities or impaired mobility. Think wheelchairs, but on the next level.
If there is one thing that attracts Renault, it is innovation in transport. The company’s Social and Sustainable Impact Department has therefore signed a partnership agreement with Nino Robotics. They will provide financial and technical support to further improve Nino’s current products and develop new ones, and to take production to an industrial scale.
The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance have formed a new company to meet future mobility need, mend relationships after Ghosn shock.
The Renault Kwid Climber has a lot in common with a braaibroodjie – it’s tasty-looking, affordable and (most importantly) everybody loves it. Even people who say they don’t, kinda do. All kidding aside, the Kwid Climber has been making major inroads in the entry-level segment since it’s South African release in the first quarter of 2018, and it’s easy to see why.
The bestselling Renault just got a whole lot better. The revamped Renault Kwid has just landed on our shores and it is a significant step up from the first one.
In 1982 the Falklands War happened, the movie E.T. made ugly cute, and Time magazine’s person of the year the personal computer. The PC was the cornerstone of much of what we have today, but High-tech Architecture was already well established and in 1982 its high priest had just completed one of the most remarkable buildings in this style.
The building for Renault was not only remarkable because of what it looked like, but also where it was and what it was. It was in unfashionable Swindon and it was an automotive distribution centre.
Renault Captur fans have been biting at the bit for the 2019 model to hit showroom floors and they certainly weren’t disappointed when it did. The Captur has always been a staunch favourite with the local compact SUV crowd (in fact, over 1.2 million units have been sold globally since its launch back in 2013!) and the elegant updates that had been made to the existing design have only served to cement its popularity even further.
Since Australia has rejected the Renault Alaskan, reports from Down Under suggest that a new Renault bakkie might be on the cards. In a statement from Renault Australia’s managing director, Anouk Poelmann said that the company is “not walking away” from the bakkie segment but that they were looking at “other opportunities”.
Since the Renault Captur was first introduced in 2013, the brand has come a long way to where it is today. In fact, it is one of their most important cars as they sell more than the Renault Clio and the Renault Megane. They’ve invested a lot of time and money in the second-generation Renault Captur and it has certainly paid off.
A Renault bakkie for South Africa? In a roundabout way perhaps. Here is the story.
A bakkie is called a Ute in Australia, short for utility vehicle. Utes are big down under, with their miles and miles of nothing much there. Renault already has a bakkie called the Alaskan. This is based on the Nissan Navara, like the Merc X-Class bakkie.