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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.
The recent French Grand Prix in Marseille saw the exciting unveiling of an F1-inspired double cab bakkie. This iteration of the Renault Alaskan double-cab, which is waiting in the wings to hit the ground running in South Africa later this year, raised quite a few well-coiffed eyebrows with its black bodywork and snazzy gold accents. But what does that mean for SA consumers – are we looking at an F1 bakkie for the masses?
If you’ve been wondering what’s next for Renault, we’ve got some exciting news. The Captur lineup is about to be expanded with a fresh new C-class coupé-crossover that is poised to be unveiled at the upcoming 2018 Moscow Motor Show – quite fitting, since this model will be constructed in Russia for global distribution.
So, what exactly is in the pipeline? As always, we like to keep things under wraps until the big reveal, but here are a few teasers to whet your appetite for the exciting new Captur Coupé.
The Renault brand is a French institution, and one of the most widely recognised Gallic brands in the world. It is synonymous with Frances cultural identity and has proven to be as resilient and as stylish as the cars that they build. From the adventurous to the mainstream Renault has a car for every occasion!
Find out below which one of these stunning French cars is best for you, and why we think you’ll want to own one in our 2018 Renault Best Buys pick of the Renault Range below:
Severe weather can be both frightening and lethal for automobile travel. Drivers should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. Being prepared is the most important rule to driving safely in the Winter.
We have compiled 20 tips that will help make you and your loved ones safer on the road during the chilly season.
In April of this year we reported on the South Korean postal service going Green. The buzzing metropolis of Seoul adopted Renault’s electric Twizy as their last-mile-delivery vehicle. It would seem this phenomenon (of electric commercial fleets) is going global. The Dutch postal company (PostNL) recently announced the replacement of their delivery fleet with Renault’s electric Master Z.E.
Everyone does it. Even YOU might forget to let everyone know you’ve arrived safely at your destination. Four hours later, you finally look at your phone to see 48 missed calls, 32 new voicemails, 56 texts and an update on facebook saying you’ve been kidnapped. Or you might be the person on the other end of the equation. Wearing a groove in the carpet whilst on hold with six different hospitals and Liam Neeson’s agent, wondering how fast you can learn how to hack and retask a spy satellite. Renault’s “Mum Button” is about to make all these worries obsolete.
Unless you’ve been out of the country, or staying away from the mainstream South African motoring press for the past few months, you’ve probably already heard of the recent launch of the limited edition Clio RS 18 F1. Built to commemorate Renault’s 40 year of Formula 1, this amazing piece of automotive artistry is based on the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy, but offers prospective drivers so much more that you could ever imagine.
The average automaker’s target market has always been the private consumer. So, naturally, the assumption has always been that the self-driving car would cross the finish line looking like a robo-taxi. Now McKinsey & Co. predicts the future of autonomous driving technology may come in the guise of an automated delivery vehicle, with over 80% of all deliveries becoming unmanned in the next decade.
It is not some long-lost Atlantian mystery, it is real. In collaboration with EEM and the Government of Madeira, Renault will be transforming the island of Porto Santo, in its entirety, into a smart, electrical ecosystem.