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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.
With electric and hybrid vehicles growing in popularity across the globe, Renault has introduced the E-Tech-engineered special edition for the Clio, Captur, Arkana, and Megane electrified derivatives. Unsurprisingly, they’ve used design and style cues of the 100% electric Megane E-Tech for the new E-Tech-engineered special editions.
South Africa’s car market is dominated by SUVs. South Africans love the style and flexibility, the practical dimensions, and the ability to fit in at the mall or out on the country roads. We love our hatchbacks as well, but not as much as an SUV. The result is a very crowded market with fantastic newcomers added almost monthly. Yet in this crowded space, two new Renault SUVs are solidly in the top ten seller list.
In the next step towards making electrical vehicle use more convenient for everyday users, Renault has revealed its new electric-hydrogen hybrid concept car. Once completed, this beauty will have a range of a whopping 800 km!
The world is changing and so is the way we get around in it. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as people look for more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport options. Renault has been a pioneer in the electric vehicle market and continues to lead the way with its innovative E-Tech technology.
The 2022 Renault Duster has been the belle of the crossover SUV ball for a while now, and it’s easy to understand why – it’s very rare that you find a vehicle that straddles the divide between trustworthy family car and keen offroader with such inimitable style. This segment has plenty of great sports utility vehicles in the mix, including the KIA Seltos and Ford EcoSport, but none have the exact combination of must-have features that the 2022 Duster brings to the table.
The 2022 ChangeNOW summit is the biggest event in the world dedicated to sustainable and positive impact solutions. Renault will be part of it with plans to unveil its new hydrogen concept car on May 19th, 2022. The new hydrogen concept car is the latest from Renault following a busy couple of years with the impressive Renault Morphoz, all-electric Renault 5 hatchback and the AIR4 flying drone. With such interesting developments in sustainability and Renault’s concept car of the future making a World Premiere, the ChangeNOW 2022 is certainly an exciting prospect for all automotive fans.
Whether you are on the look-out for an entry-level hatchback to get you to and from your inner-city job, or need a reliable car to get your small family around, the Renault Kwid should feature at the top of your list. Here are a few reasons why the newly facelifted Kwid is so popular with savvy South African auto enthusiasts:
Ask anyone why there are so many accidents on our roads and the answer will be Taxis!!!! Sure, minibus taxis often drive badly, but the causes of road accidents and deaths are much more nuanced. In fact, the leading causes are distractions, drunk driving and speeding, and behaviours that are not limited to taxis. This is a worldwide problem…
F1 fans assemble – it’s time to get VERY excited about the latest developments in terms of the French automaker’s F1 engine. Fair enough, we may be a little biased in this regard, but we are not the only ones who think so! Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon is a big fan of the latest Renault engine upgrade as well…
The subcompact SUV segment in South Africa has seen many additions in recent years but few have had the same impact as the increasingly-popular Renault Kiger. This sub-4-metre compact SUV is European-made and assembled in India. Today, it is the best-selling car in its B-SUV segment thanks to modern styling, advanced driver technologies, an affordable price tag and now, a four-star Global NCAP safety rating.