As the petrol price continues to soar, improving fuel efficiency is the best way to protect your budget. It’s no secret that when your car works the way it should that it consumes less fuel. And while fuel efficiency certainly depends on the car you buy, the way you drive also plays an important role. To help motorists understand how easy it can be, we’ve highlighted a few important fuel-saving tips for manual cars.
You get two kinds of vehicle owners – the kind who fastidiously check their vehicles every day, and those who tend to leave this kind of thing up to the professionals on those occasions they take it for a service. Guess which kind of vehicle owner is consistently safer on the road? The answer, pretty obviously, is the first kind.
If there is one thing we love here at Renault South Africa, it’s sharing some uplifting news. There is so much to be worried and anxious about these days, that silver-lining news clips tend to get lost in the noise, which is why we go out of our way to share it here on our platform. Ready for a nice solid dose of positivity? Here goes!
Looking at the hot hatch segment, the big boys have dominated it for some time until now. The rise of super hatches such as the Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy has also impacted the smaller segment when compared to the Fiesta ST and the VW Polo GTI.
There is no denying that Formula One racing is all about aerodynamics and engineering flair but it also requires skillful drivers pushing cars to 220 miles per hour. In recent years, computing prowess has become an integral part of Formula One. Without it, processing the sheer amount of data generated in building, testing and racing the high-speed cars is very costly and time-consuming.
If there is one thing that South African motorists are renowned for, it’s being unwilling to compromise on the tenacity of their SUVs. Yes, we realise that there’s a fine line to walk between the aesthetics of a city-roaming vehicle and the go-getter attitude of a utility vehicle that can hold its own on the varied terrain sunny South Africa will throw at it, but we tend to like our bread buttered on both sides. Fortunately, Renault has never shied away from a design challenge.
What are you planning for 2019? Groupe Renault has quite a few exciting developments in the pipeline. This includes the rollout of infrastructure for a second ‘Smart Island’ off the coast of France. Following on the success of the pilot project on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, transitioning the island of Belle-Île-en-Mer is poised to reduce its carbon footprint while simultaneously providing its inhabitants with the means to become increasingly energy-independent.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have joined forces to integrate the Android operating system into all of the world’s leading automotive group’s vehicles, starting in 2021. Combined, the members of the Alliance sold 10.6 million vehicles across 200 markets last year which only cements their place at the top of the charts.
Earlier this year, at the 2018 Moscow Motor Show, a new addition to the Renault family emerged, known as the Arkana. The French automaker has been in business for more than 115 years and it was only a matter of time before they put their skills to the test producing a coupé-SUV type vehicle. It is underpinned by Renault’s B0 platform already in use with vehicles such as the Renault Captur and Duster.
The hot hatch segment just got a lot hotter with the all-new Renault Megane RS Lux. Since the first Renault Megane RS was released in 2003, the model has seen incredible upgrades in technology and performance. It has become somewhat of an icon around the world and now, the latest Megane RS Lux is within the grasp of South African motorists.