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.


How Renault Used 3D-Printers To Make Medical Visors

Posted by on 27 May 2020 under General, News

EMTs with Visors Printed By Renault

Renault’s 3D-Printed Visors

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.


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Renault Invests In Smart African Cities

Posted by on 20 May 2020 under Blog, General, News, Renault

Renault HubCités In Lomé

Renault’s HubCités Project

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?


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Renault Morphoz: The Shape-shifting Concept Car For 2025

Posted by on 15 May 2020 under Concept Cars, Electric Vehicles

Renault Morphoz

Renault Morphoz: The Electric Concept Car

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?


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Renault Drive the Future: Part 2 Circular Economy

Posted by on 08 May 2020 under Blog, Renault

Renault ECircular Economy

Renault’s Circular Economy Will Help Drive The Future

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.


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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Reinforces Business Model

Posted by on 29 Apr 2020 under Blog, News

Renault Electric Vehicles

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Now Stronger

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.


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Renault Drive the Future: Part 1 Electric Vehicles

Posted by on 17 Apr 2020 under Electric Vehicles, News

Renault Electric Vehicles

Renault’s Electric Vehicles

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.


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New Electric Renault Zoe Unveiled At 2020 Auto Show

Posted by on 08 Apr 2020 under Electric Vehicles, Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe

Renault’s 2020 Electric Zoe

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.


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Renault Sweeps UK What Car? Awards

Posted by on 01 Apr 2020 under News, Renault Duster, Renault Sandero, Renault Zoe

Renault Sweeps UK What Car? Awards

UK What Car? Awards Winners: Renault’s ZOE, Sandero, Duster and Alpine A110

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.


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Renault Making A Difference In The Circular Economy

Posted by on 24 Mar 2020 under Concept Cars, News, Renault

Renault EZ-PRO, EZ-GO and EZ-ULTIMO,

Renault EZ-PRO, EZ-GO and EZ-ULTIMO: Concept Cars Illustrating Renault’s Vision of Future Mobility

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.


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Hooray For The Renault Hybrids

Posted by on 17 Mar 2020 under News, Renault, Renault Captur, Renault Clio, Renault Megane

Renault Hybrids

Renault Hybrids: Clio E-Tech, Captur E-Tech & Megane E-Tech

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.


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