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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.