Group 1 Renault Blog

Welcome to the Group 1 Renault Blog

The Renault brand is one of the fastest growing in South Africa and offers the discerning driver a bit of French Flair, European Stylings and a whole lot of Gallic Passion. With an ever growing selection of vehicles, and more being added all of the time, we’ll never be short of interesting Renault information to share with you. Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding the articles you find here, as our dedicated team of Renault professionals will always be on hand to help you.


Renault’s Electric Vehicle Range Taking Shape

Posted by on 06 Oct 2019 under Electric Vehicles, Renault, Renault Twizy, Renault Zoe

Renault E.V.

New Renault Electric Vehicle

Z.E. stands for Zero Emissions and is the Renault designation for a fully electric vehicle, i.e. no exhaust pipe. Renault is big on electric vehicles, and their plans for the near future are becoming clearer.


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Renault’s 50-Year History With Dacia

Posted by on 28 Sep 2019 under Blog, Renault, Renault History

Dacia Logo

Renault & Dacia’s History

It is called Renault Bucharest Connected and finally unites the disparate Dacia facilities Renault bought 20 years ago in one modern complex. This includes an ultra-modern design centre with state of the art resources. There are digital design and modeling facilities and 30 designers and model makers from around the world.


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The New Renault Triber Is Coming To South Africa

Posted by on 23 Sep 2019 under New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Triber

Renault Triber

Renault Triber Coming to SA!

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.


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Renault Is Embracing The Future Cloud With Microsoft

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

Renault & Microsoft

Renault Is Joining Forces With Microsoft

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has joined forces with Microsoft to create the Alliance Intelligent Cloud. Wait, what is it? Is it important? Let’s have a look.

Who is doing this?


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Renault Joins The Booming Indian Car Sharing Market

Posted by on 08 Sep 2019 under News, Renault, Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid Now Available With Zoomcar

The Renault Kwid is the latest model to join India’s burgeoning car subscription market. Car subscription is like leasing on steroids.

India has the fifth- or fourth-biggest car market in the world, depending on who’s counting and what they are counting. It is around the 3 300 000 mark with Germany, about a million units less than Japan and two million less than the USA. China is the enormous outlier at around 25 million. India, like China, Japan and much of the
European Union, is feeling the chilly breeze of a cooling global economy and car sales have dropped dramatically.


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Back To The Future With The Renault e-Plein Air

Posted by on 26 Aug 2019 under Concept Cars, News, Renault Twizy

Renault 4L e-Plein Air

Renault 4L e-Plein Air Concept Vehicles

Not that you’d call a car cute but the exception has to be the Renault e-Plain Air concept which is based on the original Renault 4L. It was built by Renault Classic, Renault Design and Melun Retro Passion for the 10th anniversary of the Renault 4L festival. It was on display at the international festival between 19 and 21 July turning heads every which way..


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New Renault Duster TechRoad Adds Impetus To The Range

Posted by on 19 Aug 2019 under News, Renault, Renault Duster

Dacia Duster

Renault Duster Gets TechRoad Additions

The French automaker has done it again as the all-new Renault Duster TechRoad looks incredible and so does the price and all the features. It adds even further impetus to the already impressive range especially considering the successful launch of the new Renault Duster SUV in 2018 and the 4×4 version not too long ago.


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Second Generation Renault Captur Coming To South Africa

Posted by on 12 Aug 2019 under New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Captur

Second Generation Renault Captur

Second Generation Renault Captur Models

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.


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Renault Sandero Comes Out Tops as ‘Mom’ Car – Here’s Why

Posted by on 05 Aug 2019 under Blog, Renault, Renault Sandero

2019 Renault Sandero

Renault Sandero Makes A Great Family Car

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.


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The Why And How Of Car Seats And Child Safety

Posted by on 25 Jul 2019 under Renault, Renault Sandero, Vehicle Tips & Advice

Child in Safety Seat

The Importance Of Child Safety Car Seat

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’.


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