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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 coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the world affecting nearly every sector as the lockdown continues with no end in sight. While it’s hard to find good news during these challenging times, the way individuals and companies have responded is uplifting and that includes Renault using 3D printers to make medical supplies.
Africa’s time to shine is rapidly moving to realisation. I hear the thud of Afro sceptics falling off their chairs, but think about it. Groupe Renault did think about it and it is investing heavily in the continent, specifically in smart cities. Why would they do this?
Everyone has their perspective on what the automotive world will look like in the future but few are as exciting as this. Introducing the Renault Morphoz – a concept of what Renault electric vehicles could be like in 2025, with an added twist.
If the looks weren’t enough to whet your appetite, how about the fact it can morph into different shapes? This futuristic concept car can transform into City mode or Travel mode, each with their own unique characteristics. Could this be a transformer in the making?
Covid and its social and economic effects are still with us, and there are direct links between Covid and the state of our planet. Climate change, pollution and the depletion of our natural resources are still a threat. A circular economy addresses all three of these concerns.
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has outlined a new framework aimed at further reinforcing its business model to help strengthen its management structure. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi emphasised that the Alliance is essential for strategic growth and to enhance the competitive nature for each company.
The Alliance Operating Board (AOB) met in Yokohama, Japan, to make the new framework official. It will enhance the ability of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to capitalise on each company’s individual strengths and complement their strategies.
Right now the whole world is in a panic over coronavirus. In a strange dichotomy, the economic shock has shown us something unusual. From the canals in Venice running clean and full of fish for the first time in 500 years to CO levels over Los Angeles at early 20th century levels. But the virus will be beaten and we will go back to our old ways of ignoring our world.
The Renault Zoe joins the electric vehicle race as the Auto Expo 2020 revealed the next-generation model. This EV has been hugely popular and highly rated in Europe since its previous showing at the 2018 Auto Expo and now, it is heading to India.
What Car? Car of the Year awards is the most respected UK acknowledgement of automotive excellence. Four models that fall under the Renault banner were thus rewarded this year.
What is a circular economy? In a nutshell, it’s an economic system that focuses on eliminating waste and the continuous use of resources. The circular economy is also often referred to as circularity with systems looking at re-using, sharing, repairing, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling. It attempts to create a closed-loop which minimises resource inputs and waste creation, pollution and notably, carbon emissions.
Imagine driving to work and back again in the afternoon, without using petrol. Yet being able to go away for the weekend without worrying about charging your battery. Welcome to the world of the hybrid.