Groupe Renault Unveils New Transformation Strategy

Posted by on 17 Feb 2021 under Formula 1 Racing Team, General, News, Renault


Renault plans to shift from volume to value

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.

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Will F1’s New Engine Be Renault’s Hydrogen Hint?

Posted by on 11 Feb 2021 under Formula 1 Racing Team, Renault

Renault F1 race car

F1 could switch to a Renault hydrogen engine

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.

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Why The New Renault Sandero Stepway Is A Good Car

Posted by on 08 Feb 2021 under Blog, Renault Sandero

Azurite Blue Renault Sandero Stepway

2021 Renault Sandero Stepway

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.

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Introducing The Future-Ready Renault CMF-EV Platform

Posted by on 02 Feb 2021 under Blog, Electric Vehicles, General, Renault

Renault CMF-EV Platform

Renault’s Modular Electric Platform CMF-EV

In a united effort, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance pooled all of their skills and resources to create an impressive new CMF-EV platform. It is effectively a redesigned version of the current CMF platform that Renault is already using to underpin most of its vehicles. There are several versions including the CMF-A, CMF-B, CMF-C/D with the Renault CMF-EV platform being the most recent.

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New Renault Clio, Captur And Kiger Coming To SA In 2021

Posted by on 28 Jan 2021 under New Car Launches, Renault, Renault Captur, Renault Clio, Renault Kiger

Renault Captur, Clio and Kiger

The 2021 Renault Captur, Clio and Kiger

We often discuss exciting car launches overseas, but then have to end with a disclaimer that we do not yet know if and when these models will be sold here. But it seems when the news finally arrives, it comes in droves. 2021 will be a massive year for Renault South Africa.

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Same Great Car – Now With Great Range: 2021 Renault ZOE

Posted by on 14 Jan 2021 under Blog, Electric Vehicles, Renault Zoe

Renault ZOE

The 2021 Renault ZOE

The electric vehicles (EVs) that catch our attention tend to look as expensive as they are, or be a bit odd. Willy Wonka or Disneyland cars. But most of us drive normal cars, when not an SUV, then most likely a five-door hatch. When you move from your ICE hatch looking for an EV substitute there is one car that stands out.

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The New Renault Triber AMT Makes City Driving A Breeze

Posted by on 08 Jan 2021 under General, New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Triber

Renault Triber with AMT

Renault’s AMT Triber is available in South Africa

Renault South Africa launched the manual Triber in February 2020 and now, there’s a new kid on the block. This time the seven-seater Renault Triber gets an automated manual transmission (AMT) which has especially been designed for city driving.

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Renault Duster Bakkie Could Top The Charts In South Africa

Posted by on 28 Dec 2020 under Blog, General, News, Renault Duster

Renault Duster Bakkie

Dacia’s Duster Pick-Up

The history of half tonners in SA is a long one as the selling points were always convenience and nimbleness. Remember the Ford Bantam and Nissan 140? Now, there could be a new kid on the block in the shape of a Renault Duster bakkie.

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The Super Cool Renault Kwid Ultra Limited Edition

Posted by on 21 Dec 2020 under Blog, New Car Launches, News, Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid Ultra

Renault’s Limited Edition Kwid Ultra

The Kwid, Renault’s best seller in South Africa, has now received a new layer of desirability. A highly exclusive layer, it must be said. The new Renault Kwid Ultra Ltd Edt is super cool, but there will only be a hundred of them.

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Renault Confirms The Name Kiger For Its New SUV

Posted by on 14 Dec 2020 under New Car Launches, Renault, Renault Kwid, Renault Triber

Renault Kiger

Renault’s Kiger SUV

The upcoming Renault Kiger emphasises a few automotive facts:

The time gap between concept and production model is shrinking. The market is moving too fast and the competition is too fierce to allow the luxury of a concept percolating for a few years before morphing into production. Any manufacturer that tried that now will soon be playing catch-up.

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