Group 1 Renault Blog

Welcome to the Group 1 Renault Blog

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 5-Star NCAP Renault Arkana Is An SUV/Coupe Hybrid

Posted by on 14 Apr 2021 under Electric Vehicles, New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Arkana, Renault Captur, Renault Clio

New Renault Arkana

Renault’s Renault Arkana Hybrid

Horse lovers like to say a camel is a horse designed by a committee. A hybrid, in other words. Which is fine until you try and cross the desert on your horse. In cars, a hybrid refers to some kind of petrol/electric drive and a decade ago people called them the worst of both worlds. This is no longer the case, with even Formula One cars now hybrids.


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The Renault LCV Range Expands With Tailor-Made Solutions

Posted by on 12 Apr 2021 under Electric Vehicles, New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Kangoo, Renault Trafic

New Renault Vans

Renault has upped the ante with their new LCV range

The Renault LCV range is expanding with a renewed focus on meeting all the needs of professionals across the world. After the refreshed Renault Master in 2019, the French automaker is giving it a new look along with introducing the all-new Renault Kangoo Van, the Express Van, New Trafic Combi and the New SpaceClass.


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New Renault Logo Sheds Light On The Brand’s Future Focus

Posted by on 31 Mar 2021 under Blog, General, News

New Renault logo

Renault’s new logo aligns with Renaulution

If you haven’t heard about the new Renault logo, you’re not alone as it’s been somewhat of a silent launch. While most brands announce their new logos with press releases, social media posts and advertisements, Renault seems to have taken a stealthier approach.


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Why Renault Rebranded To Alpine F1

Posted by on 25 Mar 2021 under Blog, Formula 1 Racing Team, News

Renault Alpine badge on steering wheel

Renault rebrands to Alpine F1

Not everyone is an avid Formula One supporter but you have to admit it’s a fascinating showcase of high-performance machines and phenomenal driving skills. Considering the global interest and reach of F1 events, it’s an ideal platform to promote brands and for car manufacturers to challenge the limits of automotive engineering. So, why is Renault rebranding to Alpine F1 and what does it mean for the brand?


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Second Generation Renault Captur Will Get An R.S. Model

Posted by on 18 Mar 2021 under New Car Launches, Renault Captur, Renault Clio, Renault Megane

Renault Captur R.S. Badge

Will SA get the Renault Captur R.S.?

We all know the much-anticipated second-generation Renault Captur will hit our shores in the second half of this year. Hooray! More potential excitement is that Renault has added the vaunted R.S. Line magic to the new Captur. We already have the Renault Megané RS and Clio RS models here, so here’s hoping the hot Captur gets added to our list.


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New Retro EV Renault 4 And 5 Set To Boost Renault Brand

Posted by on 05 Mar 2021 under Blog, Concept Cars, Electric Vehicles, News, Renault, Renault History, Renault Zoe

Renault R5 and new Renault 5

Original Renault R5 or new Renault 5?

They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but they are wrong. At least when it comes to retro cars. We all remember the great old (add car model here) my dad owned and how we . . .


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We Review The Much-Anticipated Renault Kiger SUV

Posted by on 02 Mar 2021 under New Car Launches, Renault Kiger, Renault Triber

2021 Renault Kiger

Renault’s Kiger SUV

Much has been written about the Renault Kiger, even before launch. This is because this hot car was expected to shake up the red-hot sub-compact SUV/crossover market. Well, it is not here yet, but it has been launched and we got comprehensive feedback on this pocket-friendly road warrior.


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Groupe Renault Unveils New Transformation Strategy

Posted by on 17 Feb 2021 under Formula 1 Racing Team, General, News, Renault

Renaulution

Renault plans to shift from volume to value

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is one of the automotive world’s biggest partnerships with a long list of successes on many fronts. Now, Renault CEO Luca de Meo has announced a new transformation strategy aptly named ‘Renaulution’. And, as the name suggests, the group is preparing for a revolutionary shift in priorities as they move from volume to value.


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Will F1’s New Engine Be Renault’s Hydrogen Hint?

Posted by on 11 Feb 2021 under Formula 1 Racing Team, Renault

Renault F1 race car

F1 could switch to a Renault hydrogen engine

The thing that petrolheads most fear about eco-friendly cars is the lack of noise. Whether it is the screaming snarl of a frustrated Lambo at a robot or the ribcage thump of a really big old V8, the sound of a powerful engine gets us going. But one by one the demons of the decibel have fallen silent, leaving just that 2012 Honda Civic with the red R and the big exhaust at the supermarket car park, and of course, Formula 1.


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Why The New Renault Sandero Stepway Is A Good Car

Posted by on 08 Feb 2021 under Blog, Renault Sandero

Azurite Blue Renault Sandero Stepway

2021 Renault Sandero Stepway

First launched in 2009, the Renault Sandero entered the fray as a budget hatchback and has been a popular option for small families in South Africa. Since 2009 they have sold more than 64 100 units of the Renault Sandero and over 30 500 Renault Sandero Stepway variants since their inception in 2011.


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