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!
There is a gap in the South African Renault lineup. It sits just above the super affordable and very popular Kwid, a slightly bigger, more versatile model. Full of features, but still very affordable. Enough power, but light on fuel. Enter the brand new Renault Triber.
The Renault Kwid Climber has a lot in common with a braaibroodjie – it’s tasty-looking, affordable and (most importantly) everybody loves it. Even people who say they don’t, kinda do. All kidding aside, the Kwid Climber has been making major inroads in the entry-level segment since it’s South African release in the first quarter of 2018, and it’s easy to see why.
The bestselling Renault just got a whole lot better. The revamped Renault Kwid has just landed on our shores and it is a significant step up from the first one.
Renault Captur fans have been biting at the bit for the 2019 model to hit showroom floors and they certainly weren’t disappointed when it did. The Captur has always been a staunch favourite with the local compact SUV crowd (in fact, over 1.2 million units have been sold globally since its launch back in 2013!) and the elegant updates that had been made to the existing design have only served to cement its popularity even further.
Since Australia has rejected the Renault Alaskan, reports from Down Under suggest that a new Renault bakkie might be on the cards. In a statement from Renault Australia’s managing director, Anouk Poelmann said that the company is “not walking away” from the bakkie segment but that they were looking at “other opportunities”.
Since the Renault Captur was first introduced in 2013, the brand has come a long way to where it is today. In fact, it is one of their most important cars as they sell more than the Renault Clio and the Renault Megane. They’ve invested a lot of time and money in the second-generation Renault Captur and it has certainly paid off.
Sometimes major events start with a bang, sometimes they are almost silent. Quiet, like an electric car.
This major event was the launch of the electric Renault City K-ZE in China. It is based on the super affordable Renault Kwid first launched in the Indian market. The City K-ZE could well be the most important car of this century thus far.
Its official, the new seven-seater Renault Triber is coming to South Africa in 2020. The new Triber is built on Renault’s modular CMF-A+ platform that also underpins the Kwid hatchback. It is the epitome of “value-for-money” slotting in seamlessly above the Renault Kwid and likely set to challenge the Datsun GO+.
The French automaker confirmed that the 2020 Renault Triber will be manufactured in Chennai and sold to the eager public in India at a very competitive price toward the second half of 2019. This new addition to the Renault family has been described as a “joint project” between their Indian and French teams.
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.