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.
The 2018 Paris Motor Show revealed some jaw dropping concept cars with the Renault EZ-ULTIMO one of the standouts. While this autonomous shuttle may be far from reality, it is a tantalising glimpse into the future of motoring and ride sharing.
Judging from global sales reaching two million and 15 000 in South Africa, the Renault Duster has certainly made an impact since its inception seven years ago. The second generation Duster looks even more impressive and is comprehensively one of the toughest and most affordable SUVs in its class.
The world’s leading automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNMA), has plans to reach an astonishing annual sales figure of 14 million units by 2022. This also includes a wide range of new technologies and business models. Their current strategic plan, called Alliance 2022, was developed to also double the annual synergies to €10bn (US$11.6bn) toward the end of the six-year period.
Looking at the budget segment in motoring, very few cars can compete with the Renault Kwid. Now, the French automaker has expanded their range offering a new automated manual transmission (AMT) variant but how does it compare to the old one and what is it like to drive?
When it comes to innovation, Groupe Renault takes great pride in staying ahead of the curve. As such, our international counterparts’ recent trailblazing collaboration with the ADA in Paris does not come as a surprise. By pooling their respective resources, Renault France and the local vehicle rental agency will be giving Parisians the option of getting around using a short-term, E-vehicle car-sharing service.
Renault has always had a reputation for creating swift, performance-driven vehicles that can tackle the road less travelled without missing a beat. At Renault South Africa, we often like to look back to these vehicles that brought us where we are today, so we thought we’d share a nostalgic walk down memory lane to celebrate four zippy Renaults that challenged the status quo.
Without further ado, give a big round of applause for the R8 Gordini, Renault Alpine GTA, R5 Turbo and Renault Sport Spider.
If there is one thing Groupe Renault does well, it’s delight consumers with innovative marketing campaigns. After all – the way you market your products says quite a bit about how you think about your product (and your consumers!), don’t you think? This is why we were absolutely delighted when our French counterparts pushed out the boat with a thought-provoking, whimsical surprise campaign that took ordinary Parisian citizens on a trip down memory lane (and ever so slightly into the future) to celebrate a whopping 120 years in the market.
Do you like your Renault vehicles as sleek and powerful as possible? If so, you are in for a huge treat later this year. The brand-new Megane RS Trophy is making its way to our sunny shores in the latter half of 2018 and this sleek new rendition of the much-loved hatchback is set to blow a whole host of performance-driven vehicles right out of the water with the F1-inspired goods under its hood.
F1 fans, assemble! Today we take a little amble down memory lane to take a look at how Groupe Renault changed the face of Formula 1, seemingly on a whim, when they entered a single turbocharged V6 vehicle with Jean-Pierre Jabouille at the wheel in 1977.
Ladies and gentlemen, the all-new Renault Sandero Stepway Plus has been unveiled and we are happy to report that this new rendition of our refined hatchback is everything we dreamed it would be and more. As stylish and safe as it is practical and well-specced, the Stepway Plus comes with a whole lot more than its budget-savvy price tag would suggest. This includes: