Introducing The Seven-Seater Renault Triber

Posted by on 08 Jul 2019 under New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Captur, Renault Kadjar, Renault Triber

Renault Triber

2020 Renault Triber

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.


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Vehicle To Grid – Using Your EV To Feed The Network

Posted by on 27 Jun 2019 under Blog, News, Renault, Renault Zoe

Renault Vehicle-To-Grid

Renault Vehicle-To-Grid

So your plug-in electric is greenest when it uses renewable energy to charge. No dirty coal or hang-around-for-ever nuclear. But now the sun’s not shining and the wind isn’t blowing, but you are not using your green mobile. So you plug it in and give back, getting paid for it.


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Renault Shows Off Future Van Concepts

Posted by on 20 Jun 2019 under Concept Cars, News, Renault Kangoo, Renault Trafic

Renault Future Vans

Renault Vans Of The Future

Europe’s high-margin van segment is about to get even more competitive as Renault shows off their light-commercial vehicle range. The French automaker hopes to build on their already impressive leadership within the highly contested market with a few new faces.


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Renault In China, The Car Market Of This Century

Posted by on 13 Jun 2019 under Blog, News, Renault

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

We recently wrote about the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership investing heavily in new mobility in China. Two things here: new mobility and China.


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Renault, Nissan, And Mitsubishi Buying Into New Mobility

Posted by on 30 May 2019 under Autonomous Cars, News, Renault

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Logo

Newest Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance Venture

The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi partnership is investing big money in new mobility. Why are they doing this, and what is new mobility?

New mobility in this sense means cars, specifically the big disruptive changes that will transform the face of motoring. Predictions are that cars and driving will see a revolution in the next five to ten years that would dwarf the evolution of the last five decades. Their investment will guarantee the Partnership a seat on this rollercoaster.


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Renault Alaskan Double-Cab Coming To South Africa

Posted by on 23 May 2019 under News, Renault, Renault Alaskan

Renault Alaskan

2021 Renault Alaskan

The Renault Alaskan double-cab bakkie, which is based on the Nissan Navara platform, has had a facelift and it looks pretty impressive. Adding to that, Renault has also confirmed that the Alaskan leisure bakkie and Duster Oroch will be available in South Africa.


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2019 Renault Kwid Gets A Facelift

Posted by on 15 May 2019 under Blog, New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Kwid

New Renault KWID

2019 Renault KWID

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.


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2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R Tested At Nürburgring

Posted by on 30 Apr 2019 under Blog, News, Renault

2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R

2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R

The new Renault Megane RS Trophy-R has been spotted at the Nürburgring in a likely attempt to reclaim the title for front-wheel drive hot hatchbacks. While Honda currently holds the record, the new Renault Megane RS has apparently shed some weight to set an even quicker time around the track.


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Renault-Nissan Considering A Merger With Fiat Chrysler

Posted by on 23 Apr 2019 under Blog, News, Renault

Renault Might Partner With Fiat Chrysler

Renault Might Partner With Fiat Chrysler

A new potential merger of mammoth proportions could be on the horizon as Renault SA is set to restart merger talks with Nissan Motor Co within 12 months. This will be the first step toward creating an even bigger auto conglomerate involving both companies bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

According to the Financial Times, a new alliance board with Renault chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, at the helm will add further confidence to both sides to continue with the merger plans. On the face of it, Renault, Nissan, Fiat and Chrysler joining forces will create an automaker that could really compete with global competitors like Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.


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Renault Launches V2G Trial Using AC Charging

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019 under Blog, News, Renault

François Farion

Vehicle-To-Grid From Renault

Groupe Renault has started a new trial allowing drivers of electric vehicles to give energy back to the grid while recharging at public power points. The V2G trial scheme is taking place in the Dutch city of Utrecht with 15 Renault ZOEs that are specially modified to accept a reverse charge. This will allow them to can send power back to the grid during peak usage times while aiding the strained power networks at busier times.


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