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….

Britain putting electric cars on pole – will SA follow?

Progress pendulum swinging higher for EV’s Prices falling as automakers board bandwagon Range, initial cost, still major disincentives LONDON, England – More than half of car owners in the UK are expecting to own an electric car in the next five years with, perhaps, an internal combustion machine as a back-up. A poll of 1000 car…

McLaren to ditch Honda power, race with Renault

SINGAPORE – Former Formula 1 champion team McLaren will ditch Honda power in favour of Renault at the end of the 2017 racing season after a troubled three-year partnership. Honda will, however, remain in F1 by replacing Renault as engine supplier to Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso whose Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will moves to the…

Renault Captur SUV goes to 5 models for 2017

Fun paint jobs in body restyling Each of three engine choices turbocharged At last on wheels – a cradle for your tablet JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Renault’s new Captur, the automaker says, has evolved to the next level in the compact crossover segment with what it describes as “an even more formidable alternative with a stronger…

Auto ‘box added to Renault Duster SUV range

Model range extended with 4×4 dCi auto ‘Authentic SUV with adept off-road ability’ Diesel auto claims 4.8 litres/100km     RENAULT’S DUSTER SUV range has been extended with the addition of an auto gearbox option for the 80kW diesel model. The automaker says “rugged muscular styling, impressive fuel-consumption, off-road ability, comfort, space, and competitive price”…

All-wheel steering for all-new Renault Megane Sport (V)

Mégane Renault Sport offers Sport or Cup chassis Manual or efficient dual-clutch auto available Hülkenberg tests the 4Control system on track PARIS, France – The new Mégane Renault Sport will, the automaker claims, be the first hot hatch to have all-wheel steering and will offer customers a choice two chassis set-ups. Renault’s 4Control steering tech…

Renault takes smartphone assistance to new strata

Manage cars and servicing dates from your smartphone Built-in satnav whether driving or walking Even an emergency assistance pad button PARIS, France – Renault has announced an updated version of its My Renault smartphone application for Android and iOS systems to connect drivers not only to their car but also to their Renault “environments”. The automaker sees it as…

Renault TreZor ‘most beautiful’ at Villa d’Este concourse

All-electric concept special ‘hints at future models” Another jewel in the Renault corporate crown Villa d’Este – queen of world’s elegant auto events LAKE COMO, Italy – Renault’s TreZor has been named as Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at Italy’s prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este It’s an all-electric concept car which’, its maker, says “embodies…

New features for Renault’s 2017 budget range

Sandero sales set to reach 50 000 in SA Three-model Sandero range revised for 2017 Each unit has 66kW / 135Nm turbo engine JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Renault’s Sandero budget range, available in South Africa since 2009, has been revised for the 2017 model year with, the automaker says, new features unique to its class But…

Renault F1 team / drivers named in London (V)

⦁ Drivers named at London launch event ⦁ Aiming for ‘points from every race’ ⦁ ‘Our performance targets are clear’ The Renault Sport Formula One Team 2017 press kit, images and VNR footage can be found on http://www.renaultsport.com. LONDON, England – Renault Sport has launched its 2017 Formula 1 championship challenger, the RS17, in the…