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.
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.
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.
Renault has been the experts in the LCV market for more than 120 years and leaders in Europe for 21 consecutive years. They’ve now combined all of their knowledge and experience into making the new Renault Kangoo and Renault Express vans.
To meet the exceeding expectations and needs of all its customers, the new Renault Kangoo and Renault Express have been unveiled for the overseas markets. Both the Renault Kangoo and Express will be available in LCV and passenger car versions. They plan on marketing and launching this complimentary range of vehicles from spring 2021.
The Renault Duster has the most powerful petrol engine in its class but is it enough to instil confidence since replacing the old diesel powertrain? Considering the international-spec Renault Duster borrowed some technology from the beloved Nissan GT-R, what do you think?
The Renault Sandero Stepway is a firm favourite in the South African smaller crossover segment, competing with the likes of the Polo Cross. It gives you the economy and price level of a good hatch, but with the added nice of its SUV-like look and feel, a higher driving position and a bit more space. And it looks way better than the Logan on which it was based on way back in its first generation in 2007.
The first generation Mégane RS Trophy was introduced in September 2005, based on the Renault Mégane II small family car. It has come a long way since then with the latest, ultra-exclusive Renault Mégane RS 300 Trophy. South African motorists have the opportunity to own one of just seven cars that have been made available.
The current Renault Koleos was introduced to South African motorists early last year reflecting the French automaker’s styling genesis from the 2012 Renault Clio. Now, the company has decided to up the ante with its flagship SUV by adding a few subtle touches in addition to already receiving an electronic handbrake and a powered tailgate.
The Renault Mégane has been around since 1995 and sold more than 7 million units. The fourth generation is now either getting a major facelift or this will be a new generation of Mégane altogether. Why are we uncertain? It is a bit of still the same with a lot of brand new and a healthy dollop of wow!