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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.
If you’ve ever had dreams of moving (quite large, very attractive) objects with your mind, you’re in luck. Renault recently broke new ground when they unleashed an experimental model that allowed drivers to control the vehicles with their thoughts. No kidding! The Renault research team have been hard at work trying to provide the means to solve this global teenage dream, and they seem to have cracked it, at least to a certain extent.
Groupe Renault recently reported a revenue increase of 15.9% in the third quarter of 2017. This came to €12,218 million. When viewed outside of the scope of the AVTOVAZ consolidation and the impact it had on the group, this number still comes to a respectable €11,584 million, which points to a 9.8% increase (12.2% if you take constant exchange rates into account). All in all, a very good quarter.
If you own a car, you are all too aware of the pinch that a petrol hike causes. With the cost of fuel constantly on the rise, running a car today can be an expensive business. With each rise in the petrol price you spend more money at the pumps, and less money on other things. And while we can’t do much to make the cost of fuel fall, we can provide you with some tips to drive more efficiently. By running your car at optimum capability and driving it efficiently you can start saving your cents for something else. By not taking measures to drive more conservatively and to keep your car maintained, it won’t be the petrol price but plummeting but your cash flow too.
It might be named after an American State, but the All New Renault Alaskan Bakkie is a 4 Wheel Drive that is sure to be a big hit in South Africa. Manufactured in Argentina, as well as Spain and Mexico, and based on the same pickup platform at the 2018 Nissan Navara, the Renault Alaskan is going to be introduced into the local bakkie market to take on the Ford Ranger during the second half of 2018. Prices and specifications have not yet been finalised for the SA marker, but it is expected to be powered by the a 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel powerplant that has an entry level 160 dCi engine or higher-spec 190 dCi engine. If this is the case, then the following power and torque specs will probably be the standard on al local models:
For the 13th year, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society held its annual Global Meeting in partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Held over two days in Paris, the venue was the magnificent Louvre’s Salles de Carrousel.
Geared for performance and designed to take one’s breath away, the new Renault Megane RS has made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. With an all-new 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, this beast of a car generates an awe inspiring 205kW and 390Nm. But power and torque are not the only things that the new Megane RS has to show-off, because thanks to a host of innovative features (including 4CONTROL which we’ll explain more about below) the 2018 Megane RS provides even better agility and improved dynamics driver appeal.
The idea of autonomous cars is not a new one, and it is no longer a concept that belongs in sci-fi movies or far off visions of our future. In fact, we are getting closer and closer to having a range of autonomous cars to choose from on showroom floors. With more and more countries looking to phase out fuel driven vehicles in the next couple of decades, the race is on to create a vehicle that has little or no negative impact on the environment when being driven, as well as a car that has what, up to now, was always thought of as the technology of the future – that is autonomous technology.
Just when you thought that Renault had produced an urban SUV that ticked all the boxes, they go a improve on perfection. The all new 2017 Renault Captur is the perfect balance between the slick urban style of city cruiser and the rugged open-road toughness of a 4×4. The 2017 Captur has been tweaked to create a vehicle that is not only more refined, elegant and practical but with the new introduction of the entry level Captur Blaze, one that is more affordable too.
When people think of an entry level car they often picture a box on wheels that offers little in the way of comfort or safety features. That’s all about to change however, just as soon as you take your first drive in a Renault KWID! This young at heart crossover was designed from the outset to provide comfort and safety (and not to mention style) by the bucket loads.
Flowing lines, distinctive features and the option for extensive personalisation help the Renault Captur stand out from the crowd. This vehicle is something unlike you’ll ever have driven before, because its unique blend of MPV, SUV and hatchback makes it an automobile that is as unique as it is awesome.