What Car? Car of the Year awards is the most respected UK acknowledgement of automotive excellence. Four models that fall under the Renault banner were thus rewarded this year.
The French automaker has made its impact in South Africa and around the world for some time. Their small budget cars have taken centre stage with the likes of the Renault Kwid, Renault Sandero and even the Renault Clio.
Now, they’ve even gone one step further with their #GetCloser initiative and we take a closer look at what that means for Renault drivers. At the same time, we wanted to highlight some of the features to remind everyone just how good the Renault Kwid, Renault Sandero and Renault Clio are.
When you become a parent, a lot of things change. White couches, for one thing, are no longer something you get to enjoy. An uninterrupted 8 hours of restorative rest? Nope, sorry. The same goes for lingering dinners over candlelight, binge-watching any series other than Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, and going to the loo alone. Another thing that changes is the way you look at cars.
When dealing with horrible subjects, it is better for the storyteller to not get too graphic, but to let the reader connect the dots. Here are two dots regarding car seats and children.
Dot 1: Hospital Emergency Room staff often refer to children sitting on an adults’ laps in cars as ‘airbags’.
Ladies and gentlemen, the all-new Renault Sandero Stepway Plus has been unveiled and we are happy to report that this new rendition of our refined hatchback is everything we dreamed it would be and more. As stylish and safe as it is practical and well-specced, the Stepway Plus comes with a whole lot more than its budget-savvy price tag would suggest. This includes:
Renault had a bumper sales year in 2016 both internationally and abroad, with 3 of our vehicle models making both international and local waves thanks to their massive sales numbers. These three stalwarts of the recent automotive sales industry have helped set Renault apart from our competitors thanks to their style, build quality, reliability and driver appeal. These amazing vehicles have helped to change the driving landscape and we’re proud to present them to you.
The Renault Sandero Stepway
One of Renault’s top international sellers and South Africa’s top selling Renault of 2016. The ever popular Renault Sandero Stepway made it to the top 10 sellers list in South Africa with a total of 5861 units sold during the 12 months of 2016.
Built and designed to provide a perfectly styled French family runaround that is affordable, spacious and stylish, the Renault Sandero has become an entry level car that gives you a whole lot more for your money than you’d ever expect. But why exactly is this, and what is it that makes the Sandero such an exceptional car? To answer this, and possibly a few other questions, w’e like to give you 5 very good reasons to own a New Renault Sandero:
Do you shudder when you imagine your family exposed to the dangers and unpredictability of South African roads? Do you long to wrap them in bubble wrap and keep them safe, away from harm? Renault has the answer: wrap them in a 2016 Sandero instead and see your worries driven away.
The Renault name is already synonymous with motor racing and locally South African’s can get their adrenaline fixes by driving the RS range of vehicles made up of the Clio RS and Megane RS. Internationally however there is an additional sports model, one which offers automobile fans something a little different… Say hello to the 108kW Sandero Renault Sport!
Aimed primarily at the South American market, the Sandero RS is a scorching hot hatch that is built in Renault’s Brazilian Curitiba factory. Unfortunately due to the weak Rand the Sandero RS will not be sold here in South Africa, which is a shame as we at Group 1 are sure that it would have been rather popular with our customers. To see why we say this, simply take a peek at the Full Renault Sandero RS Launch Presentation below: