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.


Renault Launches V2G Trial Using AC Charging

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019 under Blog, News, Renault

François Farion

Vehicle-To-Grid From Renault

Groupe Renault has started a new trial allowing drivers of electric vehicles to give energy back to the grid while recharging at public power points. The V2G trial scheme is taking place in the Dutch city of Utrecht with 15 Renault ZOEs that are specially modified to accept a reverse charge. This will allow them to can send power back to the grid during peak usage times while aiding the strained power networks at busier times.


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Renault Samsung Motors Reveal The XM3 Inspire Concept

Posted by on 09 Apr 2019 under Blog, Concept Cars, News, Renault

XM3 Inspire Concept

The XM3 Inspire Concept by Renault Samsung Motors

The 2019 Seoul Motor Show revealed the Renault Samsung Motors XM3 Inspire Concept and from the onset, it was clear that the XM3 had a lot in common with the Renault Arkana which debuted at the Moscow International Auto Salon in Russia last August.


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A Tale Of Two Halves Featuring Bond’s Renault 11 TXE

Posted by on 01 Apr 2019 under Blog, News, Renault, Renault History

Renault 11

Bond’s Renault 11 TXE

This one is for all the James Bond fans who will fondly remember Roger Moore in 1985’s A View To A Kill. Who can forget the scene along the River Seine where 007 chases an airborne Grace Jones with a Parisian Taxi? Well, that 1984 Renault 11 TXE stunt car is for sale through the Orlando Auto Museum.


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Introducing The All-New Renault Clio With Hybrid Option

Posted by on 25 Mar 2019 under New Car Launches, Renault Clio

2019 Renault Clio

2019 Renault Clio

The latest Mk5 Renault Clio has been made official at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and comes with a new design and features. There will be a number of different models including a hybrid version with a new E-Tech hybrid engine developed by Renault. At the moment, there are no indications whether the new Renault Clio will be available in South Africa but let’s keep our fingers crossed.


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Renault F1 Plans For A New Development Philosophy In 2019

Posted by on 19 Mar 2019 under Blog, Formula 1 Racing Team, News, Renault

Renault F1 Racer

Renault F1

Renault F1 believes they are starting to see gains from their power unit by evolving the same concept from last season. While Renault F1 accomplished its goal of finishing top of the midfield last year, there were several questions over the rate of their in-season development. This specifically refers to how Renault’s development efforts compare to their nearest rivals, Haas and Racing Point.


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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Puts Ghosn In The Rear-View

Posted by on 14 Mar 2019 under Blog, News

New Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance operating board

New Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance operating board

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance announced a new joint board as they seek a “new start” following the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn. Renault Chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, will head the new board structure and replace two previous bodies based in the Netherlands. One joins Renault and Nissan while the other combines Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.


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6 Common Car Myths And Facts Everyone Should Know

Posted by on 01 Mar 2019 under Blog, Vehicle Tips & Advice

Car Myths and Facts

Car Myths and Facts you Ought To Know

Effective car maintenance plays an important part in the automotive world whether you own a small hatchback, an SUV or a luxury sedan. Since we can remember, there have been several misconceptions and car myths about how to properly look after your vehicle. Not only from a physical maintenance perspective but also how to maximise performance.


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Hold On To Your Hats: Introducing The 2019 Renault F1 Car

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019 under Blog, Formula 1 Racing Team, News, Renault

The 2019 Renault F1 Car

The 2019 Renault F1 Car

At this point, it’s difficult to curb our enthusiasm as the 2019 Renault F1 Car (RS19) is revealed. Fans and racing pundits, hold on to your hats as Renault is more than ready to contend with the 2019 season.


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The New Renault Clio Is Sleek And More Dynamic Than Ever

Posted by on 19 Feb 2019 under Blog, New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Clio

New Renault Clio

The New Renault Clio Coming To South Africa

Considering the resounding success of the previous Renault Clio stock, the air is filled with anticipation ahead of the fifth-generation Clio. It will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show starting on March 7th. The latest edition Renault Clio is reportedly a sleeker, more dynamic and connected version than ever before.


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Renault Koleos Number One In Chassis Design And Dynamics

Posted by on 14 Feb 2019 under New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Kadjar, Renault Koleos

New Renault Koleos

The New Renault Koleos

South Africans can celebrate in style with the newest elegant and sophisticated Renault Koleos SUV. It’s known to markets locally and abroad for the exceptional traveling comfort as well as an extensive range of equipment and all-terrain ability. In addition, the latest phase prominently features a refined and sophisticated front grille featuring Renault’s latest styling identity.


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