The all-new second-generation Renault Captur crossover is bound for South Africa and we couldn’t be more excited. Judging from a few ‘not-so-secret’ spy shots, it certainly looks the part while showing off the new modular CMF-B platform with an eye on electrification along with level 2 semi-autonomous driving tech.
South Africans seem to love SUVs more than most and with options like the new Renault Duster, this competitive segment has reached a boiling point. At first glance, the second generation Renault Duster may look similar to the current model but it has more finesse and a touch of modernity. Over and above the exterior design, performance is impressive and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the economy, especially considering the price of fuel nowadays.
There is some good news all the way from Delhi, India in the form of the new seven-seater Renault Triber. Renault has made a bold move expanding their range in the hotly contested crossover market. The Triber is a modified version of the Renault Kwid’s CMF-A platform and will be vying for top spot against the likes of the Honda BR-V, Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Avanza.
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 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.
South Africans can celebrate in style with the newest elegant and sophisticated Renault Koleos SUV. It’s known to markets locally and abroad for the exceptional traveling comfort as well as an extensive range of equipment and all-terrain ability. In addition, the latest phase prominently features a refined and sophisticated front grille featuring Renault’s latest styling identity.
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.
Judging from global sales reaching two million and 15 000 in South Africa, the Renault Duster has certainly made an impact since its inception seven years ago. The second generation Duster looks even more impressive and is comprehensively one of the toughest and most affordable SUVs in its class.
Looking at the budget segment in motoring, very few cars can compete with the Renault Kwid. Now, the French automaker has expanded their range offering a new automated manual transmission (AMT) variant but how does it compare to the old one and what is it like to drive?