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.
The Geneva Motor Show has always been a melting pot of astounding concept vehicles. But when fans saw this specimen, they thought it was a left-over from a sci-fi photo shoot. The Renault EZ-GO concept is a robo-taxi that flies in the face of all the norms. (And it does bring to mind Doc Brown’s flying DeLorean.)
If you are the average South African, you will buy at least two ruinously expensive things in your life: a home; and a car. If you (like me) are the very average South African your car will be the more spacious of the two. This is where Renault steps in to ask: why do we insist on thinking of these two things as being separate? Why can your car not be a part of your home instead of being apart from your home? Re-introducing Renault’s concept car/office/lounge/atrium: the Symbioz.
In September 2016 Renault unveiled the Renault TREZOR, an all-electric supercar that is the embodiment of Renault’s “French design and easy life” ethos. Since then it has won acclaim for its daring looks and bold take on future driving needs. Most recently it was voted as the most beautiful concept car at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a highly prestigious automotive event which is hosted annually on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. This event is known as an event that attracts some of the most expensive and unique cars in the world, so it was a great honour to win for the best design in the prototype and concept category.
For now, the TREZOR is purely a concept vehicle, but Renault has made it very clear that it will inspire future design and functional elements in other Renault vehicles. Let’s take a better look at this exceptional concept car in the video below:
Do you believe in fairy tales? Well, Renault’s post owls have winged their way out into the wide world to call a group of talented youngsters to the place where magic happens. No, not Hogwarts. Renault Design, India.
Renault has taken the definition of the term “concept” car to its veritable limits with its TREZOR Electric GT design, unveiled at the 32nd annual Festival Automobile International in Paris. From the get-go, it was obvious this specimen had stolen the show, as made clear when the judges proclaimed it the most beautiful concept car of 2016. As per the president of the festival, Remi Dupoix: “The jury decided this award should go to the TREZOR because of the extreme beauty, sensuality and elegance it exudes.”
The new Alpine Vision concept car from Renault not only pays homage to the French car giant’s prolific past, but also celebrates its present glory. Designed using to the most up-to-date technology and racing expertise while staying true to its original form, the new Alpine looks set to give its peers a real run for their money.
Did you know that Renault has a sporty sub-brand? Many South African’s don’t, but the fact it the Alpine brand has played a large part in Renault’s popularity worldwide and even though it has not introduced a new vehicle to the driving public in ages it is still an iconic part of the Renault brand. Thankfully times have changed and if the new Alpine Vision concept that was recently revealed in Monte-Carlo is anything to go by the driving world is in for something VERY special.
There very well may be if things shape up well for South Africa, as the Renault Alaskan concept bakkie has made its first appearance in Paris ahead of the official production launch in 2016. Although there is no official word yet about when (or even if) this pick-up truck will ever launch in South Africa, we at Group 1 Renault think that it would be the perfect vehicle to take on the likes of the Nissan Navara, Toyota HiLux and the Volkswagen Amarok.