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.
Despite some initial reports earlier this year suggesting a bigger focus on Renault in Europe, the Nissan Micra is not on the chopping block. Fact is, the next-gen Nissan Micra is facing an exciting prospect as its set to align closer to the Renault Clio.
Very few people don’t know about the Renault Clio whether it’s the first model from 1990 or the latest Renault Clio V. Whether you own one or not, there’s no denying the significant impact this little hatchback has had over the years and will likely continue for some time.
Imagine driving to work and back again in the afternoon, without using petrol. Yet being able to go away for the weekend without worrying about charging your battery. Welcome to the world of the hybrid.
The French automaker has made its impact in South Africa and around the world for some time. Their small budget cars have taken centre stage with the likes of the Renault Kwid, Renault Sandero and even the Renault Clio.
Now, they’ve even gone one step further with their #GetCloser initiative and we take a closer look at what that means for Renault drivers. At the same time, we wanted to highlight some of the features to remind everyone just how good the Renault Kwid, Renault Sandero and Renault Clio are.
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.
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.
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.
Unless you’ve been out of the country, or staying away from the mainstream South African motoring press for the past few months, you’ve probably already heard of the recent launch of the limited edition Clio RS 18 F1. Built to commemorate Renault’s 40 year of Formula 1, this amazing piece of automotive artistry is based on the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy, but offers prospective drivers so much more that you could ever imagine.
The 2019 Clio has been on the drawing board for some time. Braving the public eye for the first time earlier this year, the 2019 Clio is seen: heavily hidden behind camouflage wrap. (A contact adhesive layer meant to fool the eye with crazed patterns.) In addition, Renault has obviously swapped in some false body-panels to further hide the true form of the 2019 Clio. None of which has managed to hide a few salient facts.