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.


The 2021 Renault Kangoo Strikes The Perfect Balance

Posted by on 07 Dec 2020 under Blog, New Car Launches, Renault Kangoo

2021 Renault Kangoo

Renault’s 2021 Vans

Renault has been the experts in the LCV market for more than 120 years and leaders in Europe for 21 consecutive years. They’ve now combined all of their knowledge and experience into making the new Renault Kangoo and Renault Express vans.

To meet the exceeding expectations and needs of all its customers, the new Renault Kangoo and Renault Express have been unveiled for the overseas markets. Both the Renault Kangoo and Express will be available in LCV and passenger car versions. They plan on marketing and launching this complimentary range of vehicles from spring 2021.


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Renault Megane eVision Pioneering The EV Future

Posted by on 01 Dec 2020 under Concept Cars, Electric Vehicles, Renault Megane

Renault Megane eVision Concept

Renault’s Concept EV: Megane eVision

Car manufacturers around the world are working tirelessly to deliver more environmentally friendly vehicles and some of the results have been astounding. However, few are as impressive in stature and technology as the latest rendering of the Renault Megane eVision concept hatchback.


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Fremau’s Lego Gearbox Finds Destiny In The EOLAB

Posted by on 24 Nov 2020 under Blog, Concept Cars, Renault

Renault EOLAB hybrid Drivetrain

Renault’s EOLAB Hybrid Drivetrain Installation

We last left Fremau and his Lego gearbox trying to convince the big men at the factory that the Lego contraption could be turned into an actual gearbox and that this gearbox will not only work in real life, but can be made at an acceptable cost.


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An MPV That Looks And Feels Like An SUV – Renault Triber

Posted by on 11 Nov 2020 under Blog, General, Renault, Renault Triber

2020 Renault Triber

The Triber Is THE MPV To Have

It looks like an SUV, it feels like an SUV, it drives like an SUV, therefore it must be . . . a people mover. Aaargh, the Renault Triber is an MPV! Wait, is that a bad thing?

Ten years or so ago the MPV was the king of the suburbs. Mom would collect all the kids in the area from school in one trip. Dad could take Jimmy and a bunch of his mates fishing, or the whole family and some friends would go camping in the MPV.


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The New Turbo-Petrol Renault Duster Shows GT-R Tech

Posted by on 09 Nov 2020 under New Car Launches, News, Renault, Renault Duster

Renault Duster Torbo-Petrol

Turbo-Petrol Renault Duster

The Renault Duster has the most powerful petrol engine in its class but is it enough to instil confidence since replacing the old diesel powertrain? Considering the international-spec Renault Duster borrowed some technology from the beloved Nissan GT-R, what do you think?


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E-Tech Hybrid Option Added To The Updated Renault Mégane

Posted by on 02 Nov 2020 under Electric Vehicles, News, Renault, Renault Megane

Renault Mégane

New Renault Mégane E-Tech Plug-in Added

The word ‘iconic’ is used too freely and has lost its impact when it is needed to describe something that is, well, iconic. The Renault Mégane suffers from this verbal inflation because it represented a new design direction when the first generation was launched in 1995. It moved the Renault needle from utilitarian to sexy, and the next three generations set the tone not only for other Renault models but car design in general.


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Renault Confirms Development Of Next-Gen Nissan Micra

Posted by on 27 Oct 2020 under Renault Clio

New Nissan Micra Becomes A Rebadged Renault Clioa

New Nissan Micra Becomes A Rebadged Renault Clio

Despite some initial reports earlier this year suggesting a bigger focus on Renault in Europe, the Nissan Micra is not on the chopping block. Fact is, the next-gen Nissan Micra is facing an exciting prospect as its set to align closer to the Renault Clio.


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Renault Kwid Hatchback Becomes A Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

Posted by on 15 Oct 2020 under General, News, Renault, Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid Turned Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

We all know and love the budget-friendly, fully-loaded Renault Kwid but now, this little hatchback has been modified into a hybrid-electric vehicle.

First launched in 2015, the entry-level Renault Kwid got a welcome face-lift last year and is currently available in South Africa with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Abroad, the automaker has also produced a 799 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which has now been modified into a hybrid-electric vehicle.


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Uber Goes Big-Time EV With Renault And Nissan

Posted by on 08 Oct 2020 under Electric Vehicles, News, Renault, Renault Zoe

Uber | Groupe Renault

Uber Looks To Renault/Nissan To Go Electric

There are two good reasons to move to electric vehicles (EVs). They are much cheaper to run than comparable internal combustion engine models and they are far greener, even when charged from coal power stations. Oh, but wait! They are very expensive to buy, lack range, and take forever to charge up again. Or are they?


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Exploring Renault Duster Variations And SA’s TechRoad Spec

Posted by on 30 Sep 2020 under Renault, Renault Duster

Blue Renault Duster

2020 Renault Duster

The Renault Duster has been a popular choice in South Africa since its launch in 2013 selling more than 21 000 cars. It’s come a long way since then as the local line-up now consists of several variants, including the 1.6-litre petrol Renault Duster Expression 4×2, Dynamic 1.5dCI 4×4, Prestige 1.5dCi EDC and the latest addition, the Renault Duster TechRoad spec.


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