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2021 Triber: Another feather in Renault’s cap

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Renault’s Triber multi-seat, cargo-adjustable, family SUV has been updated for 2021 after scoring 2500 sales in South Africa during these horrid, torrid, Covid times. The model was launched in February 2020 on the back of advertising that included low maintenance costs, a cabin capable of temporarily ditching some or all of… Continue reading 2021 Triber: Another feather in Renault’s cap

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Renault Kwid Ultra: Seven models for budget buyers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Renault has launched a seven-model Kwid Ultra ”limited edition” hatchback as its least expensive model with the claim that it will nevertheless take a place in the established entry segment thanks to a robust and stylish exterior, spacious cabin, and features and fittings usually found further up price lists.. The automaker… Continue reading Renault Kwid Ultra: Seven models for budget buyers

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Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

LONDON, England – Automotive alliance partners Renault and Nissan have signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with taxi group Uber to switch completely to electric vehicles across Europe. The European markets include Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal and will follow an ”already successful” trial between Nissan and Uber in the UK. The memo was announced… Continue reading Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

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2020 Renault Duster TechRoad: ‘High-end off-roading’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Renault’s Duster SUV range has a new sister – a TechRoad version with model-specific features that include, its maker says, a robust appearance, ”high end” equipment, and excellent ground clearance. Included in the package are a rear camera, 17” wheel rims, the 21cm ground clearance, a suite of crash avoidance/mitigation features,… Continue reading 2020 Renault Duster TechRoad: ‘High-end off-roading’

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Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Family SUVs have, Renault says, ”evolved dramatically with the frequent addition of features and styling enhancements”. The brand’s flagship Stepway arrived in 2011 and Sandero sales accelerated to total more than 64 100 today (August 2020) – more than 30 500 of them Stepway units. Which brings us to the newly-arrived… Continue reading Renault Sandero steps up to driving the turbo Techroad

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2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Renault Duster SUV range has achieved more than 15 000 sales in South Africa since it was introduced here back in 2013 and more than two million globally. Now in showrooms is the 2020 version of this seriously well-priced family wagon. It comes with the promise of doing much that way… Continue reading 2020 Renault Duster in SA – and you could have one for FREE!

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Renault Triber: Is this the most versatile SUV on SA market?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – French automaker Renault believes its all-new Renault Triber, now in South Africa, is a totally new SUV design with the space and the flexibility for up to seven passengers but with a friendly price range (see end of feature) and a 182mm ride height which makes the SUV more at home than… Continue reading Renault Triber: Is this the most versatile SUV on SA market?

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2020 Renault Mégane: New tech, jacked cabin, new engines

PARIS, France – Renault is to renew its entire Mégane range – that includes hatchback, estate, R.S. Line, R.S. and R.S. Trophy models and, the automaker says, will introduce technology ”for increased driving pleasure”. And, as a 10-year pioneer with electric vehicles, the brand will offer a new rechargeable hybrid power train in a new… Continue reading 2020 Renault Mégane: New tech, jacked cabin, new engines

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Renault Duster: Higher ride, latest features, for city and way-out-there

More ground clearance for off-tar travel New high-tech features for sound and satnav Everyday ride – or head out in to the bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The launch of an all-new Renault Duster SUV range in October 2018 led, the automaker says, ”to a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales”. Now two… Continue reading Renault Duster: Higher ride, latest features, for city and way-out-there

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New limited-edition Renault Megane RS Trophy by end 2019

PARIS, France – The latest Renault Megane RS Trophy R is, its maker says, ”the most high-performance production car we’ve put on the market”. The cars have their roots in Renault’s motorsport story and, the automaker says, ”perpetuate the record-breaking Mégane RS with the technology and knowhow Renault Sport has developed on the racetrack”. This… Continue reading New limited-edition Renault Megane RS Trophy by end 2019