Renault Captur fans have been biting at the bit for the 2019 model to hit showroom floors and they certainly weren’t disappointed when it did. The Captur has always been a staunch favourite with the local compact SUV crowd (in fact, over 1.2 million units have been sold globally since its launch back in 2013!) and the elegant updates that had been made to the existing design have only served to cement its popularity even further.
As far as SUVs go, there are many good options and, now, the new generation Renault Koleos is among them. The new generation Renault SUV came to South Africa in February 2019 and according to Renault: “It has been well received by virtue of its extremely competitive pricing for a high-end SUV, loaded with technologically advanced features”.
Put the larger split rear seat flat and you can load a double bass flat in the back of a Renault Duster. Put the bass on its side and you can fit in a string quartet, including the cello. This was not possible in the old shape X-Trail, then considered the king of cargo.
If the reader suspects the writer has first-hand knowledge of the Renault Duster, this is true.
It is called Renault Bucharest Connected and finally unites the disparate Dacia facilities Renault bought 20 years ago in one modern complex. This includes an ultra-modern design centre with state of the art resources. There are digital design and modeling facilities and 30 designers and model makers from around the world.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has joined forces with Microsoft to create the Alliance Intelligent Cloud. Wait, what is it? Is it important? Let’s have a look.
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When you become a parent, a lot of things change. White couches, for one thing, are no longer something you get to enjoy. An uninterrupted 8 hours of restorative rest? Nope, sorry. The same goes for lingering dinners over candlelight, binge-watching any series other than Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, and going to the loo alone. Another thing that changes is the way you look at cars.
So your plug-in electric is greenest when it uses renewable energy to charge. No dirty coal or hang-around-for-ever nuclear. But now the sun’s not shining and the wind isn’t blowing, but you are not using your green mobile. So you plug it in and give back, getting paid for it.
We recently wrote about the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership investing heavily in new mobility in China. Two things here: new mobility and China.
Toward the latter part of 2018, there were several reports of a facelifted Renault Kwid heading to South Africa. That rumour has been confirmed as an updated version will be on sale in October.
The Renault Kwid first launched in India as far back as September 2015 and reached our shores in November 2016. Since then, the Renault Kwid has become a popular choice for many taking 3rd place overall of South Africa’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars in February 2019 with 1 069 units. On top of that, they have sold over 20 000 vehicles since its November 2016 debut.
The new Renault Megane RS Trophy-R has been spotted at the Nürburgring in a likely attempt to reclaim the title for front-wheel drive hot hatchbacks. While Honda currently holds the record, the new Renault Megane RS has apparently shed some weight to set an even quicker time around the track.