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.
Groupe Renault has been a leader in the automotive world for some time and now we meet the man behind the scenes. François Farion is Groupe Renault’s Design Director responsible for colours and materials. When you hear “Star Black”, “Ultra Violet” and “Chili Orange”, what thought comes to mind first? Your answer should be François Farion.
We take a closer look at the man responsible for much of the design creativity and his incredible passion for his job which consists of imaging, research, colour creation and material selection for the exterior and interior of Renault vehicles.
If there is one thing we love here at Renault South Africa, it’s sharing some uplifting news. There is so much to be worried and anxious about these days, that silver-lining news clips tend to get lost in the noise, which is why we go out of our way to share it here on our platform. Ready for a nice solid dose of positivity? Here goes!
There is no denying that Formula One racing is all about aerodynamics and engineering flair but it also requires skillful drivers pushing cars to 220 miles per hour. In recent years, computing prowess has become an integral part of Formula One. Without it, processing the sheer amount of data generated in building, testing and racing the high-speed cars is very costly and time-consuming.
What are you planning for 2019? Groupe Renault has quite a few exciting developments in the pipeline. This includes the rollout of infrastructure for a second ‘Smart Island’ off the coast of France. Following on the success of the pilot project on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, transitioning the island of Belle-Île-en-Mer is poised to reduce its carbon footprint while simultaneously providing its inhabitants with the means to become increasingly energy-independent.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have joined forces to integrate the Android operating system into all of the world’s leading automotive group’s vehicles, starting in 2021. Combined, the members of the Alliance sold 10.6 million vehicles across 200 markets last year which only cements their place at the top of the charts.
The joint strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Alliance Ventures, invested $17 million in the latest round of funding for Transit, a multimodal transportation app company in Montreal, Canada. This is Alliance Ventures’ latest technology investment which launched earlier this year to support start-ups, early-stage development and entrepreneurs of next-generation systems for the automotive industry.
The secret is out as the French automaker tests the new Renault Kwid 7-Seater MPV in Chennai. It appears as if Renault is targeting a much lower price bracket with the new 7-Seater Kwid MPV, also known as RBC. The aim is to supplement the brand’s aspirations with the smaller Kwid hatchback and it is likely to fall under the Renault Duster SUV within the group’s lineup.
Groupe Renault has always been a forward-thinking car manufacturer and leads Europe’s efforts in developing electric vehicles. Electric mobility is, after all, the core of their strategy. If they weren’t already ahead, the recent agreements signed with EDF, Total and ENEL cements their place in pole position.
The world’s leading automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNMA), has plans to reach an astonishing annual sales figure of 14 million units by 2022. This also includes a wide range of new technologies and business models. Their current strategic plan, called Alliance 2022, was developed to also double the annual synergies to €10bn (US$11.6bn) toward the end of the six-year period.