Nissan’s Ghosn accused of ‘financial misconduct’ – job on the line

TOKYO, Japan – Carlos Ghosn, chairman of global automotive giant Nissan, is to be removed from his post for what has been described as ”financial misconduct”. The move has been described in the international media as ”a shocking fate for a leader hailed for rescuing the company from close to bankruptcy”. Ghosn has allegedly made…

Renault robocar: Hail it, call it, ride it – meet the Ultimo

PARIS, France – Groupe Renault is using the 2018 Paris auto show to present its radical EZ-Ultimo ”robo-vehicle”, a sort of autonomous office / lounge whose main connection with any other automobile is that it has four wheels. The French automaker describes the car(?) as an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared-mobility service solution that offers…

Renault Duster: Hoping to clean up in SA… on- and off-road

Flagship Renault update for SA off-roading Manual or auto – diesel or petrol power Seven years old – so now all growed up RENAULT sees its Duster SUV as a flagship model – especially with more than two-million of them with front or all-wheel drive wearing rubber into the world’s roads. The brand is looking…

Upbeat Ricciardo taking engine penalty as a challenge

LONDON, England – Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo could be whacked with a grid penalty at the start of the 2018 Italian F1 GP  thanks to an engine change. He told Reuters: “I’ve done some of my best overtaking here and plan to do more this weekend as its likely I’ll have engine penalties.” Ricciardo was…

New Renault Mégane R.S. – more tech, more performance

Most powerful Renault Sport production car yet Ceramic bearing employed for turbo efficiency Unique 19” Jerez alloy rims, Potenza S001 tyres LONDON, England – Performance car enthusiasts can look forward to even greater performance and more dynamic design as the new Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy joins the Renault Sport line-up. The car debuts a more…

Family reunion: Supra Generation 5 howls up The Hill

World first – five generations of Supra reunion UK Supramenists get access to A90 Supra prototype Sport car shown by chief engineer Tetsuya Tada LONDON, England – A small group of UK Toyota Supra owners are among the first in the world to get close up and personal with the prototype next version of the…

Sandero Stepway Plus: SA’s ‘most affordable’ car goes upmarket

Renault move up with Stepway Plus Still SA’s most affordable family car Leads competitors with cabin comforts RENAULT/NISSAN’S- for it’s badged as Renault but assembled in South Africa by corporate partner Nissan – Sandero hatchback crossover has greatly improved since its launch in this country way back in 2009 and is now a common sight…

Meet Renault’s new social Climber: top entry model here

Bright and cheery newcomer from Renault There’s only be 200, so get moving! Distinctive details, special wheels, orange touches JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Renault believes its new Kwid is about to become even more attractive within the addition of the Limited Edition Kwid Climber. Limited to 200 units, the Renault Kwid Climber costs R148 900, including…

Collectors’ Clio pays tribute to Renault F1 team

New limited-edition Clio inspired by Renault F1 team Striking look embellished by vivid yellow detailing Renault reckons Clio RS 18 could be a future classic BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – RenaultSport has announced a limited-edition Clio RS 18 named for the Renault Sport F1 Team’s 2018 challenger and shouting it presence with the black-and-yellow livery of Renault’s…

New engines, more power, for Gen IV Renault Scénic

Renault introduces petrol engine developed with Daimler Driving pleasure ‘significantly improved’, less fuel burn Ready for Scénic and Grand Scénic: three power outputs BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT – Automaker Renault has introduced a new direct-injection 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine co-developed with Daimler for initial introduction in the Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic. The engines will be added to…

Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. goes longer-range electric

Renault Samsung Motors show off new electric SM3 Z.E. Driving range increased to five days’ driving Groupe Renault continues electric vehicle progress DAEGU, South Korea – Renault Samsung Motors has unveiled the SM3 Z.E. at a Future Auto Expo in this South Korean city, its maker keen to upgrade its electric vehicle range to meet…

Renault Captur update brings in dual-clutch auto

Efficient dual-clutch auto transmission added Six-speed EDC ‘responds like a manual’ Four trim levels including Signature S Nav PARIS, France – Another engine and transmission combination has been added to the Renault Captur range in Europe – a Captur dCi 90 engine combined with a six-speed duel-clutch auto transmission. They are already in European showrooms….