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- Genuine Renault Parts, Lubricants and Chemicals are specifically designed for Renault vehicles and are engineered to match the exact quality standards of the original factory equipment specification used during the manufacture of your vehicle.
Quality and Safety
- The quality of materials guarantees the durability and longevity of the Original Renault Parts. Tests are performed on each part to ensure that it meets Renault’s high standard in geometry, elasticity limits, breaking strains and resistance to knocks and temperature effects.
- Renault uses all its know-how to improve the safety of its vehicles. Thousands of tests are undertaken to give its parts better performance, durability and flexibility. We have for example increased the surface area of the windscreen and enhanced the headlight range to improve visibility.
Innovation and Design
- Each body part plays a major role in vehicle reliability. The Renault industrial process is at the very forefront of technology and is subject to continuous technological checks during manufacture.
- Genuine Renault spares fit perfectly to your Renault which ensures that the original design of the vehicle can be maintained without disturbing its aesthetics.
Always insist on Genuine Renault parts and approved lubricants or be sure to take your Renault to a Service Center that only uses certified Renault parts, like Group 1 Renault.
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Group 1 Renault once again drives into the future with the launch of The All-New Renault KWID Climber automatic, a completely new vehicle in terms of its exterior appeal and engineering excellence, as well as 16 first in class features. The All-New Renault KWID Climber automatic also delivers outstanding power and economy with its high-tech 1000cc engine, the most spacious and comfortable cabin in the category and a refined gear system with intelligent Traffic Assist.
The first thing you’ll notice about The All-New Renault KWID Climber automatic is that it is a completely different beast from previous versions. The vehicle’s interior, revamped state-of-the-art 1000cc engine and a host of new advanced features give the new model an edge over anything else in the same class. Its top-of-the-line specs incorporate the latest Renault technology from France for superior performance and a stunning new look.
Drivers will notice many new innovative additions that offer total convenience and have been specially developed to cater to the needs of the urban driver. Power shutters offer absolute ease, with smart additions like the intelligent traffic assistant mode and a highly accurate reverse camera. The All-New Renault KWID Climber automatic also guarantees outstanding driver and passenger safety by adding features like the ABS system with dual airbags, high-speed alert, and pre-tension seat belts.
The All-New Renault KWID Climber automatic is also the most futuristic-looking vehicle in its class, sporting brilliant iron man lights and rear U shaped LED lights. The vehicle’s spacious, dual-tone, premium interior, with oversized storage space, guarantees a more comfortable ride for the driver and passengers. The 20.32CM touch screen with the apple and android car play with voice recognition, a completely digital meter cluster with brand new features like the ‘service due’ reminder together with 12V power socket and fast USB charging offer superior convenience & makes driving a pleasure.
If you’re interested in test driving the new Kwid, or you simply want to find out more about the Renault Kwid price - visit Group 1 Renault’s site.
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The fifth-generation Renault Clio has to battle it out with the likes of the new Peugeot 208, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Can it do that? AutoExpress travelled to Portugal for the official media drive to find out.
The exterior looks like an evolution of the old car; however, everybody panel is new, and Renault has made it a tad shorter and has lowered the roofline. Still, thanks to clever packaging, the interior is now more spacious than before, which should give it an advantage over some of its rivals.
Upon entering the new Clio at Group 1 Renault you’re struck by the airy feel, provided by the new dashboard layout and clean-looking infotainment system, with higher grades getting a 9.3-inch display and, optionally, a digital instrument cluster. Other new features include the addition of a wireless charging pad for compatible mobile devices. Elsewhere, you get the usual soft-touch materials and leather upholstery that give it a premium feel. Everything is in reach for the driver and even the boot space impresses, with over 1,000 liters (35+ cu-ft) after folding down the rear seats.
The model reviewed is the range-topping RS Line that’s powered by a 130 PS (128 hp / 96 kW) 1.3-liter TCe petrol four that’s mated to a standard 7-speed DCT. The combo feels refined and there’s sufficient power for daily use, regardless of the conditions.
Overall, Renault has managed to obtain a good balance between performance and comfort. The new Clio won’t disappoint - find out more about the Renault Clio price and book your 2020 Clio test drive today!
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Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
What is it?
The all-new, fourth-generation Renault Megane. And what a classy looking thing it is, too. Based on the same platform as the larger Espace and Talisman – big cars we don’t get in the UK – it benefits from all of their tech and much of their style. It’s certainly a great leap on from the current car.
There’ll only be five-door hatch and estate versions, with the coupes and cabrios of old dropped, as their target buyers have all moved to crossovers (such as the Renault Kadjar).
What is it like on the road?
In standard form, this feels like a French car of the old school, with a comfortable, composed ride and a handling balance not disposed to unnecessary sportiness. That’s not to say it’s dull, though; it’s simple and classy to drive, and a solid base for a future Renaultsport hot hatch version.
The launch engine line is simple, with an equal split of turbo petrol and diesels, while there’s a diesel-electric hybrid arriving in the near future. We like the sweet 1.2-litre TCe which, we suspect, will be more than enough for most. Of the diesels, the 128bhp 1.6 dCi appeals most, offering punchy performance and a claimed 70.6mpg, though a 108bhp 1.5 dCi offers a mildly dizzying 76.4mpg, twinned with meagre 96g/km CO2 emissions.
Want something less sensible? While we wait for a proper RS, a 202bhp GT comes with the curious addition of four-wheel-steering, just like you get on a 911 GT3. It works, though its artificial sharpness will feel at odds with a raw RS.
Layout, finish and space
This is where the new Renault Megane shines brightest. Tick plenty of options boxes and it can feel rather luxurious, with topmost versions getting a 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen (mounted in the same way as a Tesla Model S, you know…) that’s brighter and more eye-catching than rival systems, if not quite as slick. It houses all manner of functions, including a ton of active safety and parking tech, while behind the steering wheel lie bright and almost endlessly customisable TFT dials.
It’s all very smart and of decent quality within the Megane, and with a longer wheelbase than before, there’s plenty of room in the back and a 434-litre boot is among the best in class. It may look sporty and swoopy on the outside but Renault’s made sure practicality hasn’t suffered within.
Running costs and reliability
Group 1 Renault has gone keen on pricing, considering the generous kit levels; best value are the mid-range Dynamique Nav and GT Line Nav trims, although you have to spend a little more if you want the full glory of that Tesla-style infotainment screen. Running costs look strong – with high mpg and low CO2 figures – and Renault’s four-year warranty continues to impress, making this a comfy and classy alternative to the Golf and Focus norm. Yes, it deserves a place on your shortlist.
Article source: https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/renault/megane
Renault has updated its Sandero budget-car range in South Africa through the addition of a new Stepway Plus flagship derivative. Should this keenly-priced, feature-packed crossover be in your crosshairs?
Where does it fit in?
Look closely and you'll notice the Plus stickers located subtly underneath the side mirrors. The 16-inch wheels catch the eye!
Visually, the Stepway Plus is differentiated from lesser Renault Sandero derivatives by the addition of gloss black side mirrors (with detailing) and its 16-inch 2-tone alloy wheels. Given their price points, the Sandero Stepway Expression and Plus are effectively a bridge between the entry-level Kwid and compact family Renaults such as the Duster and Captur. Buyers are increasingly favouring crossovers and SUVs, and the Stepway is a version of the budget Sandero with added ground clearance, front and rear skid plates and wheel arch mouldings. Is it a good proposition? Find out below.
How it fares in terms of…
Carting a small family around
The Stepway Plus shares its powertrain with the Clio. Its 0.9-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor develops 66 kW and 135 Nm, which do not sound like lofty outputs, but when you consider the car's low kerb weight (just 1 055 kg) you realise the engine doesn't really have much mass to shift around. Granted, things are little different when you start factoring passengers and cargo into the equation. When the Stepway Plus has 3 adults and some cargo on board, its engine labours and fuel economy takes a hit. There's a little bonus though. When you depress the accelerator pedal fully, you'll feel a little button click at the end of the pedal's travel. This triggers the motor's overboost and a little bit of extra power (and urge) ensue.
The Stepway Plus has a 5-speed manual 'box with a light shift action, combined with an easy-to-modulate clutch pedal, which is just as well, seeing that you are likely to change cogs quite often in cut-and-thrust traffic. The Sandero has what's termed as a narrow powerband, an area in the rev range where the engine is at its most responsive (maximum torque arrives at 2 500 r/min) and you'll be seeking that sweet spot often, like when you need to execute overtaking manoeuvres. Use the aforementioned overboost functionality and you should be able to dispatch slower traffic easily.
Usually, 3-cylinder engines tend to sound a bit gruff, but we think Renault has done a good job of suppressing the triple's vibration and noise characteristics. At full throttle, there's a cute little rumble coming from the engine bay, typical of 3-cylinder engines. In terms of economy, the little Stepway Plus displayed 6.8 L/100 km on the trip computer, which we think is fair. It's pleasant to drive too, with a fair ride quality and light steering. The suspension is adept at soaking up moderate road imperfections, which is helped by the fact that the 16-inch alloys are wrapped in thick rubber.
The Renault is nimble around town. "Plus" the reverse-view camera and rear parking sensors, allied with the light steering, make it easy to park in a confined space. Finally, despite it not being marketed as an SUV, the newcomer offers a useful 193-mm worth of ground clearance, giving it some credibility off the tarmac. You can effortlessly mount a kerb and traverse gravel in the Stepway Plus.
It does not take much effort to activate Apple CarPlay; simply plug an iPhone's cable into the USB slot above the touchscreen.
The Sandero Stepway has always been generously equipped and the Plus is especially so. The top derivative gains all-round electric windows, rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, cruise control (with speed limiter), a reverse-view camera and trip computer. For the first time, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on this vehicle and you connect via a USB port and Bluetooth. Annoyingly, the USB port is positioned at the top of the infotainment screen, meaning you'll have a cable dangling in clear sight. It's odd, as most USB ports are positioned in more remote locations.
Despite its budget aspirations, the Stepway Plus' safety spec is ample. It features 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-start assist and impressively, electronic stability control. The latter can't be switched off and proved its worth when 1 of our testers drove through a big puddle on a rainy evening.
The ability to load in a 29-inch mountain bike was a boon.
Despite the Sandero Stepway being marketed as (and priced equivalent to ) a compact city car, it's surprisingly spacious inside. Rear passengers are afforded ample headroom and just about enough legroom to render the Renault a small family car. With the rear seatback in its upright position, luggage space is commendable, with substantial length and depth to the loading area.
And, with the 60/40-split seats folded down, there's even more space available. This author was able to load in a 29-inch mountain bike, mountain bike accessories and camera gear (including a tripod) with ease. Renault claims 292 litres of space, which is a touch larger than its nearest rival, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo. The cabin itself is well thought out, with sufficient compartments and storage slots for mobile phones, keys and so on.
Price and after-sales support
The Sandero price includes Renault's 5-year/150 000-km warranty and 2-year/30 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals, available at Group 1 Renault.
Should you buy one? Many consumers complain that new cars are too expensive and that the kind of financial outlay required to buy a vehicle of substance "out of the box" is beyond the means of most of the population. The Sandero Stepway Plus is Renault's antidote to that sentiment – the newcomer offers a lot of specification and tech, is pleasant to drive and is honestly priced. There's more kit in the Sandero Stepway Plus than in some more expensive new cars and, despite our criticism of it being underpowered when fully loaded, chances are the majority of customers will be singles or couples who won't experience that issue. The Plus is charming; you'll be hard-pressed to find more new-car value at this price point.
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Renault recently launched the facelifted version of the Kwid in the Indian market. The French manufacturer has made quite a lot of changes to the car in terms of aesthetics and it almost seems likes a generation update rather than a facelift. Prices for the new Kwid start at Rs 2.83 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) which means it is much cheaper than the Tata Tiago and the Maruti S-Presso. Renault also offers AMT transmission option on the Kwid.
The AMT unit on the Kwid is a 5-speed unit which drives the front wheels. Since the AMT variant is offered only on the top variants, they come loaded to brim with features. The Climber variant, on the other hand, come equipped with an attractive body kit which makes the car look rugged. This includes orange accents on body panels, roof rails, and blacked-out alloys among other things.
The interiors of the new Renault Kwid AMT facelift have been updated thoroughly too. The dashboard has been updated in a dark grey theme and it has been redesigned too. The dashboard now has revised climate control vents and a new touchscreen infotainment system that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. The dashboard looks quite similar to the Triber. Also, the steering wheel of the new Renault Kwid is different from the previous model. However, still, there are no mounted controls on the hatchback that can be used to control the infotainment system. Renault has also not added a keyless start/stop system to the vehicle. The seats of the new Kwid also gets contrasting highlights all-over, which makes it look quite youthful.
The engine options on the new Kwid are the same as on the pre-facelift models. There is a 799cc, three-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that generates a maximum power of 54 Bhp and 72 Nm of peak torque. The more powerful 1.0-litre, a three-cylinder petrol engine is also available with the Kwid. It churns out a maximum power of 67 Bhp and peak torque of 91 Nm. The smaller displacement engine only gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre engine option Kwid comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and automatic AMT transmission at Group 1 Renault.
Article source: https://www.cartoq.com/all-new-renault-kwid-amt-facelift-walkaround-review-video/
The 26-tonne D Wide Z.E. truck presented by Renault Trucks almost exactly one year ago is now being used in the Lyon area. The first pre-series model of the electric truck will be used for waste disposal in Meyzieu.
The D Wide Z.E. is a variant specially optimised for waste transport – as a 16-tonne D Z.E. it is also available as an electric truck for distribution operations. According to Renault, waste disposal is an area of application for which electrification is particularly suitable. Waste disposal vehicles have to drive in a stop-and-go motion, with somewhere between 300 to 800 stops per operation. This results in high consumption and increased fine dust and particle emissions due to rapid material wear. In electric vehicles, which mainly use the engine for braking, the braking system is therefore subjected to less stress.
The 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. has two electric motors with a total output of 370 kW and a constant output of 260 kW respectively. A battery pack with a capacity of 200 kWh will be used as an energy storage device, which should enable a real range of up to 200 km. With direct current, the lithium-ion batteries of the electric truck can be fully charged in one to two hours via a CCS plug with 150 kW charging power.
However, Renault is not alone with an electric truck for waste disposal: As early as April 2018, Volvo presented the FL Electric followed shortly after with the FE Electric for heavy distribution tasks and waste disposal in cities, now both in operation.
Although these Renault trucks aren’t yet available at Renault Cape Town’s dealerships, due to their use as waste removal trucks - Group 1 Renault does offer the Kangoo and Trafic panel vans! Test drive these vehicles at a Renault dealership in Cape Town, Johannesburg and in between.
Article source: https://wheelwonderings.postach.io/post/renault-testing-pre-series-e-truck-model-in-lyon
Over the course of a sunny weekend, I was fortunate to drive the new the Renault Sandero Stepway during an awesome road trip along the West Coast. This was a new experience for me where I was able to experience a vehicle specially designed for safe and comfortable driving.
I find the new design of the Renault Sandero for sale to be more appealing than the previous models thanks to its cute styling, especially at the front.
While driving along the West Coast road and throughout Langebaan, I began to see more and more Stepway models around, realising how popular this vehicle actually is.
It felt awesome being the only one with the latest variant with its sporty roof racks.
The side profile of the Sandero is really unique and its 16" unique rims adds a dash of charm to this city slicker.
This model is ideal for getaways and carting around a small family for a weekend, especially where boot space is concerned. The Stepway Plus also has a rear-parking camera, to aid the driver when reversing.
I love how Renault gave the Sandero Stepway a face-lift; the grille, as well as large Renault badge in front, gives it a fierce and assertive look.
The 3-cylinder, 66kW, 0.9-litre turbo motor is eerily silent when idling though quite nippy and fun for a 900cc. The Stepway handles the long-road quite well with it's 5-speed 'box, and a claimed fuel consumption of 5.4 litre/100km by the automaker.
The charcoal coloured interior is quite eye-catching with its red trimming, a leather steering wheel, electric windows, and aircon. What I love most is the cruise control, along with a speed limiter that beeps to warn you when you are driving above the speed limit or if there is a speeding camera up ahead.
The radio/CD player features with Aux connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and a navigation system. The audio controls are behind the steering wheel, and this is an ideal safety feature when you are driving, creating hands-free calls and scrolling through music.
Renault offers a 5-year warranty as well as a 2-year service plan, along with a year of insurance. If you are worried about parts, Renault offers a mobility solution if your required items need to be imported.
Overall, I found the Sandero Stepway Plus to be a fun, yet safe vehicle. If you need to spend less on fuel a month, this would be the right vehicle for you. I can’t wait to see what Renault has in store for us next when it comes to our daily commute in a safe, comfortable, and fuel efficient driving.
Test drive the Renault Sandero today at Group 1 Renault today and experience the thrill of this great vehicle first hand!
Article source: https://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/renaults-all-new-sandero-stepway-plus-makes-a-great-little-getaway-car-20190709
Over two million sold since this vehicle was first introduced seven years ago.I always marvel at how many bull celebrities can talk when interviewed during lifestyle programmes on television.
Whether singers, writers, clothes designers or actors, they often make their successes seem like a given, carefully not mentioning years of unrewarded struggle, many fruitless disappointments, plus multiple unsuccessful auditions and interviews.
They also generally omit the fact that blind luck, and being at the right place at the right time, often heralded their big break.
Fair enough, but here is the bit that gets my goat.
Always, always, the interviewer will ask: “What advice do you have for youngsters watching you right now, who wish to follow in your footsteps?”
Always, the celebrity answers: “Follow your dream, and most importantly, just be yourself.”
This is problematic – 99.999% of would-be actors whose dream it is to emulate Johnny Depp will end up as unemployed waiters.
As for just being yourself – what if you are a scumbag and the ANC still does not want to employ you? All of which brings us to the new Renault Duster.
It is unapologetically itself as one of the world’s best small Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and more than two million have been sold globally since its launch seven years ago.
It has just been revamped.
Renault’s press release mentions stuff like “distinctly assertive”, “more expressive front and rear”, “rugged stance” and “adventurer credentials”.
We – unable to match such prose – are going to cop out and simply invite you to look at the photographs alongside.
We did notice the vehicle has ground clearance of 210mm, steep approach and departure angles, skid plates front and rear, plus 17- inch alloy wheels in 215/60R17 rubber ware – suggesting off-road capabilities, even in the test vehicle’s front-wheel-drive configuration.
The test vehicle came with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, eight-valve, 1 461cc diesel engine, that produces 80kW of power at 4 000rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1 750rpm.
It relays the grunt and twist to the front wheels via a six-speed EDC automatic gearbox. It will seat five adults, has a large boot, which can be increased via rear seat split folds, plus numerous stowage spaces.
Making life easier are keyless entry, blind-spot warning, automatic climate control, speed limiter and cruise control. A multiview camera allows for easy visibility of the rear and side terrain triggered by reverse gear, while rear-park distance control enables one to sneak the Duster into really tight spots.
Naturally, it boasts ABS and EBD, plus anti-lock brake assist, hill start assist and airbags front and rear.
On the move, the Duster proved reasonably sprightly during my regular commute between Alberton and Industria.
Renault claims a top speed of 169km/h and I have no reason to doubt them.
The brakes were efficient, the steering direct and nicely weighted, while spirited cornering would eventually evoke slight understeer.
The most impressive aspect was the fuel economy.
I believed the computer to be faulty when a trip between Alberton and the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria showed usage of 4.8l/100km.
Apparently not, since the overall fuel usage during the test panned out at just over 5.1l/100km. That would give the vehicle an impressive range on its 50-litre tank.
The Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Prestige EDC 4×2 is a highly efficient, economical and stylish package at an asking price of R334 900.
It comes with a five-year/ 150 000km mechanical warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard three-year/45 000km service plan applies.
Book your Renault Duster test drive at your nearest Group 1 Renault dealership here.
Article source: https://wheelwonderings.postach.io/post/new-renault-duster-is-still-a-great-small-suv
It is billed as being sleeker, more dynamic and more connected than ever.
Renault has unveiled its fifth-generation Clio at Group 1 Renault which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, March 7-17, 2019.
Renault’s compact car has been slightly shortened and lowered for improved aerodynamics and athleticism. In general, it emulates a more modern style, with a new C-shaped 100% LED lighting profile at the front and rear, plus new air deflectors on the front wheel arches and various chrome details.
The new model will be offered in a total of 11 body colors (with thee new shades: Valencia Orange, Vison Brown and Celadon Blue) and with three exterior customization packs (red, orange, black).
The most notable changes are to be found on the inside, however, with the arrival of a 9.3-inch multimedia screen, fitted vertically and angled towards the driver.
It offers access to the Renault Easy Link multimedia system (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and to the vehicle’s Multi-Sense settings (driving mode, interior ambiance, etc.).
For the first time, this new Renault Clio also has a digital instrument panel (TFT display from 7-10 inches, depending on the model) replacing the tradition analog dashboard instruments.
Note that this new-generation Renault Clio also lands with a new Initiale Paris signature and sporty R.S. Line pack.
The Clio Initiale Paris gets more chrome detailing, as well as specific badges and rims. It features padded leather seats and a foamed leather steering wheel.
The R.S. Line model, directly inspired by Renault Sport, brings a sporty vibe to the compact car with features such as a honeycomb grille, special 17-inch wheel rims, sports seats, aluminum pedals a perforated leather steering wheel.
Engine specs will be announced in the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show.
As well as the classic gasoline and diesel versions, Renault could soon present a hybrid version of the Clio, followed later by a fully electric version of its bestseller.
Article source: https://citizen.co.za/motoring/motoring-news-motoring/2073650/all-about-the-new-fifth-gen-renault-clio
Renault has finally added some safety features to its entry-level Kwid hatchback. Here are the specifications and pricing details for the Renault Kwid.
Since its launch back in November 2016, the Renault Kwid has received criticism for offering derivates fitted with only 1 airbag and no ABS. Budget-minded new-car buyers do prioritise affordability over safety, but given the French car's erstwhile standard specification, it would not be considered for nomination in the Budget Car category of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank, for example. However, the Datsun Go was recently updated with the introduction of an anti-lock braking system and now it's the Renault Kwid's turn to receive improved stopping power.
The Kwid has enjoyed a fair degree of sales success (more than 20 000 vehicles have been sold in South Africa) and the Renault continues to sell strongly (around 1 000 units a month). For 2019, the model has received some updates, with the critical one being the introduction of ABS across the entire range. Smartphone mirroring in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now available from the Dynamique derivative and up.
The engine and transmission are carried over and for the record, the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 50 kW and 91 Nm. There's an option of a 5-speed manual gearbox and an automated manual transmission (AMT). Fuel efficiency is pegged at 4.7 litres/100 km and 4.4 litres/100km for the AMT
Renault Kwid Price in South Africa (April 2019)The vehicle comes standard with a 5-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, plus a 2-year service plan, with services scheduled at 15 000 km intervals. 1-year’s Comprehensive Insurance Cover is also included. The Kwid is available at Group 1 Renault.
Book a Renault Kwid test drive today!
Article source: https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/renault-kwid-2019-spec-and-price/46549/
At last! We’ve driven the petrol Renault Captur a full year after it was launched. Dark secrets unveiled or is this the ray of sunshine Renault should’ve pushed in the first place?
Yeah, it feels strange reviewing a car a full year after it’s been available in the market. So why are we reviewing the petrol Captur now? It’s been on sale since November 2017, so what’s changed? Well, nothing. But it’s been very clear that Renault hasn’t been interested in pushing the petrol Captur.
We’re driving it now, simply because the car just entered the media fleet. It still isn’t available in the top-spec Platine variant, and the Duster with the same engine gets an automatic transmission while this doesn’t. It seems like Renault offers it mainly to give it a strong price hook. Our birdies say the petrol Captur won’t get Renault the same sales margin-per-unit as the diesel.
But enough chatter, we’re driving the Captur petrol to see what it’s like to use and understand one thing - did Renault place its bets on the wrong Captur?
Cut To The Chase
The ride quality and handling characteristics are just as good as they are in the diesel version. But what you notice immediately is that this feels so much nicer as a city car. Delivering 106PS of power and 142Nm of torque, this engine sets no benchmarks when it comes to raw output.
But it takes a kilometre or two to fall in love with how relaxed and easy going the Captur petrol is as a city car. The sheer refinement is what gets you first. Think Honda City i-VTEC but better. How? There’s barely any sound at startup but on the move, it’s the cabin insulation that makes it feel even more polished than the fabled Honda engine. Barely any vibes either and altogether, a stark contrast to the experience in the diesel.
What makes this an even better city car is the low-rev driveability. On paper, the diesel motor makes more torque than this and earlier in the rev range. But the H4K petrol engine is naturally-aspirated and doesn’t have to deal with the crippling turbo-lag of the 110PS DCi. Go over a speed breaker at 15kmph in third gear, lightly tap the throttle and it picks up speed nice and easy. In a similar scenario, the diesel would shudder and revolt to get you to downshift. And when you do press the clutch before said downshift, the diesel’s pedal feels far too heavy. In comparison, the lighter weight of the Captur petrol’s pedal makes it easy to use in heavy traffic.
The mid-range performance is usable too. Say you hit some highway traffic and drop down from 80kmph to 50kmph while staying in 5th gear (the top ratio). Press the throttle and you gain the next 25-30kmph with ease. Not in a manner you’d call impatient or exciting but adequate. 30-80kmph in third gear takes 11.38 seconds; 3.6 seconds slower than the diesel. The difference isn’t as stark in the 0-100kmph sprint, with the petrol taking 14.33 seconds versus the diesel Captur’s 13.24 seconds. Blame it on the latter’s turbo-lag.
But it’s not all roses and hugs. There are some drawbacks. First, there’s no CVT. So, automatically (pun intended) it loses an edge when it comes to urban commutes. The next issue pinches your pocket, as it isn’t particularly fuel-efficient. We managed to eke out 10.73kmpl in the city (expect this to drop to single digits in peak hour traffic) and 15.79kmpl on the highway, which is a fair bit lower than the diesel (city/highway = 15.50kmpl/21.10kmpl).
Importantly, this cannot hold a candle to the diesel when it comes to touring. For one, it only gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. This is fine in the city but on the highway, it’s revving quite high - 3100rpm in fifth gear at 100kph. For reference, the 1.2-litre Honda Jazz petrol does the same speed at 3250rpm in top gear. The Captur petrol deserves a 6-speed gearbox. Not only to make highway drives more relaxed, but also more efficient.
Finally, the diesel engine’s lag is annoying, but that’s until you’ve adapted to it. Once you do, much like it is in the S-Cross 1.6, you start enjoying the turbo kick. Post the boost, the Captur diesel feels like a rocket and high speed overtakes are a blink of the eye affair. It’s a truly exciting car and indeed, gives you some serious punch for the money. So while the Captur petrol isn't lacking for power, it isn't nearly as thrilling to drive as the diesel either.
Since the Captur petrol isn’t available in the top-spec Platine grade, the fully-loaded version is the RxT. What do you miss out on and does it look incomplete? Answering the second question first: no. Even the base Renault Captur looks good enough to drive straight home and the RxT does get some nice features.
These include projector headlamps and DRLs, LED front fog lights, 17-inch alloys, a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, auto AC with rear AC vents, and more. Safety tech like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors and rear washer/wiper/defogger come as standard too.
So what do you miss out on? The smaller things include the diesel-exclusive ECO mode, leather for the driver’s armrest, floating indicators and other touches like cornering fog lights and illuminated front cupholders. The bigger misses are the Platine-exclusive side airbags, ESC, hill-start assist, full-LED headlights and leather upholstery.
It’s not that Renault placed its bets on the wrong Captur. However, Renault could’ve targeted different kinds of buyers by promoting both engine options on an equal standing. As a city car, the petrol is easier to live with than the diesel. So much so that the efficiency penalty seems like a very reasonable trade-off. No doubt, the CVT really should be an option too and we have a hunch that it will cut the mileage concerns further. The diesel makes more sense for those with extensive highway usage and those who like to go touring.
When you consider the price - available on Group 1 Renault's site the discounts you can push for on top of that, the number of features you get for the money, the hassle-free drive and how attention-grabbing this thing’s styling is, the Renault Captur petrol does make a lot of sense. It’s a car we’d gladly recommend buying.
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Renault Megane GT Line Nav
Despite being the pioneering manufacturer of lot of car genres – e.g. the people carriers (Espace and Scenic) and the compact crossover (Captur) - Renault’s best-selling car in Ireland is the Megane, with us over 20 years now. A hatchback no less, it has recently been enhanced with the addition of some new petrol engines. In this case the tasty, TCe 130 version. Key here is 130 for the 130 bhp of power under the bonnet. That’s the most powerful entry petrol engine in its class that includes the Focus and the Golf for example. All from a 1,200cc engine reinforcing the bhp not cc argument which is being supported by Audi who are labelling all their cars based on power, not engine size now.
The Megane at every iteration was generally better looking than its competitors at the time and the current version is no different. Instantly recognisable from the front with the by now very familiar Renault face. The back looks squat and sporty with the sides connecting them both in a butch way with a high shoulder line. Whatever your car preferences it hard not to like its looks.
That engine on paper it is very appetising. I’ve driven quite a few of these 1,200cc engines with three cylinders but this has four that helps considerably to reduce engine noise. Up to a point though, as at motorway speeds I’d say it is no quieter than its turbocharged 3 cylinder equivalents. Nevertheless, for day to day use the ambience is a hushed environment in which to travel and responds well to the right foot. The ride is typically French and softer than the rivals, a plus here. However, you’ll find it difficult to reconcile the manufacturer’s figures with the actual return.
The Megane interior is very, very chic and if you have not sat in a Renault in a while I urge you to do so. The material quality is excellent and the too much plastic criticism of old is exactly that, old. Renault interiors are at the top of my list.
The leader of innovative cars, Renault, has a hatchback as its biggest seller in Ireland. Mad Ted. Now there’s a sweet range of back-in-fashion Renault petrol engines. Can Renault maintain the innovator mantle by taking us back to where we were before diesel and crossovers took over? If they can, I for one won’t complain.
Under the Hood
Model Tested - Renault Megane 130 TCe
Engine - 1,198cc , 130hp, 205Nm
0-100km/hr - 10.6s
Top Speed - 198 km/hr
Urban Fuel Consumption - 6.8ltrs / 100kms
Article source: https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/motoring/342018/renault-megane-gt-line-nav-has-a-very-very-chic-interior.html
At 25 years old the Renault Clio for sale is still going strong, having undergone a number of iterations to keep up with the times. We had the chance to live with the GT-Line version of the Renault Clio TCe 90 and put it through its paces. Here’s what we thought on the areas that matter.
The Clio’s DNA has remained largely the same in its 25 years, the 2018 model however, is the slickest incarnation yet. Stylish and compact, this car attracts eyeballs, especially in Flame Red, the colour we had in for review. Eight other colour options are available, including a classy Iron Blue that would be my second choice.
Some people may have avoided the Clio because of its dainty shape over recent years, but this year’s 5-door frame is intentionally bolder. Even more so in the GT-Line trim, which offers 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome detailing, including chrome exhaust and dark metal door mirrors too. Arching upwards, the Clio GT’s full LED headlamps also add to the car’s bold personality. The overall look is stylish with a hint of aggression from both its side profile and head on.
Cloth covered seats and synthetic leather great you when you open the door. The seats are designed to look sporty and provide adequate back support. There’s a black velvet option with red piping that works well and would be my preferred choice, particularly if you’ve gone for the one of the two red paint jobs.
There’s plenty of room in the front for people with longer legs and wide shoulders and the seats are easily adjusted. I found a comfortable driving position within seconds of sitting in this car for the first time. There isn’t much storage upfront though, which may be a plus for some who want to avoid filling their car with tat. But as someone who carries at least two phones, water and often wears accessories like hats/glasses, there wasn’t always enough space to store everything securely. The glovebox is quite small and the central and side compartments don’t fit much more than two phones, and a water bottle or small brolly. Additionally, slope of the car limits headroom for particularly tall people who are forced to sit in the rear. With that said, it’s a spacious-looking cabin with some modern materials and design flourishes, but it’s not the fanciest in its class.
The Clio offers average boot storage for its class, which is in line with what you’d expect from a small car. However, if you do need a bit of extra room the rear seats can be folded forward, but annoyingly don’t collapse flat. In general use, this isn’t an issue but it may be a challenge if you have to make a trip to a Swedish flat pack furniture store.
The Clio GT has a 7-inch R-Link multimedia touch interface, with Android Auto and basic but clear graphics. Navtech satellite navigation and bluetooth connectivity come as standard. Its hands-free keycard with push-to-start functionality is also a nice touch. USB and AUX sockets are available for external audio sources. It also has a DAB/FM/AM radio, which is intuitive to programme with your favourite stations.
Two premium tech packs give you a choice between audio by BOSE or Arkamys. Even if you want to save a couple of hundred pounds and skip the BOSE option, the Arkamys audio is still pretty decent and gives a full sound without the need for blasting music at full volume. If you’re not the most confident parker, this car comes with rear parking sensors for support. Additionally, rear view visibility from its central and electronically-powered side mirrors is adequate enough to provide good visibility of the car’s position.
Headlights, wipers and climate can function on automatic mode, but they are all easy to adjust manually with straightforward controls. All comfortably within reach. The same can’t be said for the stereo controls, which are oddly tucked behind the steering wheel out of plain view. However, I did get used to operating them by feel within a couple of drives.
This car is an ideal runabout for city or small town living. It comfortably fits down narrow roads and is a breeze to park in most spaces. I’d usually be reluctant to drive a compact car like this across country, but the Clio GT holds its own in the fast lane. At top speeds, the Clio feels stable and handles weaving roads with composure. It also does a fair job of keeping road noise from becoming a distraction when on the motorway. Its 0.9-litre petrol engine climbs through five gears with a decent amount of grunt from 2,250rpm. Although when facing hills, I did find myself having to drop into second to give it a hand.
If you live in a place with a lot of steep hills, like Bristol or High Wycombe, you may want to go for a Diesel option, which offers significantly more torque 220 (Nm) vs 140 at 2,250rpm. With a maximum speed of 110mph and decent fuel economy, this car in this configuration is more than adequate for commuters and people who may want to go on the occasional road trip.
All of the features you’d expect are here; including seatbelt reminder, emergency brake assist, deadlocking, cruise control and speed limiter, as well as electronic stability and traction control. To protect you incase of a collision there are six airbags covering the front and side of the head and anti-whiplash headrests. Additionally, both of the rear outer seats have ISOFIX child seat anchoring points if babies are a thing in your life.
However, some of the competition are offering more advanced safety features as standard, including auto-emergency braking, advanced vision sensors and parking cameras.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time with the GT-Line Clio 2018. It exceeded expectations. I like a car that makes a good impression at first glance and this one handles as pleasantly as it looks.
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Article source: https://bonjourrenault.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/renault-clio-2018-review/
Renault South Africa has announced new details on its Sandero Stepway Plus, which is set to replace it current flagship model – the Stepway Dynamique.
“The new Renault Sandero Stepway Plus offers the appealing DNA of the Sandero model plus so much more – an even more enhanced SUV look and an even more value for money product,” Renault said in a statement on Monday (21 May).
“The exterior of the Stepway Plus is distinguished through its bespoke design and badging with specific 2-tone 16” flexwheel covers, and features two exclusive new body colours: Dune Beige and Cosmos Blue.
“This limited edition offers the same level of enriched standard features as the outgoing Dynamique trim, namely: side airbags, front and rear power windows, electric side mirrors, leather steering wheel and gear knob and rear park assist.
“Cruise control and navigation are also standard (unique in this vehicle segment) while leather seats are an option,” it said.
As with other Sandero models, the Stepway Plus comes standard with a three cylinder, 900cc petrol Turbo 66kW engine. With a maximum output of 66kW @ 5,250 rpm, the petrol turbo power plant delivers peak torque of 135Nm at 2,500 rpm of which 90% is available from 1,650rpm.
The engine is also relatively light on petrol with an estimated 5.2 litres/100km of usage.
For more information and detailed specs of the Renault Sandero - click through or visit your nearest Group 1 Renault dealership.
All-new Dacia/ Renault Duster SUV gets a pair of punchy turbo petrol engines and extra infotainment features for 2019
Two new petrol engines have been added to the Duster range, broadening the appeal of the budget SUV. The new 1.3-litre turbo unit will be available in two guises, replacing the old 123bhp 1.2-litre from early 2019.
The entry-level turbo petrol engine is a 1.3-litre motor with 128bhp and 240Nm of torque. Performance figures haven't been revealed, but it's likely to be slightly faster (and slightly more economical) than the old 1.2-litre car. That means 0-62mph in around 10 seconds, and up to 50mpg. The second engine is a variation of the same unit boosted to 148bhp; the most powerful production engine ever fitted to a Renault Duster. Again, data hasn't been revealed, but with 250Nm of torque, it's expected to be even punchier.
Both of the turbo petrol engines will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 guises, with the former on sale from early next year. The four-wheel drive petrol cars will arrive towards the middle of 2019.
Elsewhere, the Duster will soon be available with a new infotainment system. Media Nav Evolution adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a more responsive touchscreen with faster menu access. Again, pricing hasn't been announced, but it's likely that the new system will only be standard on the very top-spec Duster models.
Of course, the second-generation Duster is still available with the familiar 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a single 108bhp diesel. Four trim levels are offered to Duster buyers: Access, Essential, Comfort, and Prestige.
All Dusters come as standard with LED daytime running lights, 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows, an engine immobiliser, automatic door locking, Emergency Brake Assist, new full-length curtain airbags, and two ISOFIX points in the rear.
Essential spec models feature body coloured front and rear bumpers, manual air conditioning, heat adjustable driver’s seat, DAB radio, and Bluetooth. Comfort spec adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, seven-inch touchscreen, and heated electric mirrors. Range-topping Prestige models benefit from larger 17-inch ‘Diamond-cut’ alloys, a multi-view camera, blind spot warning, climate control, and keyless entry.
The SUV is based on the same platform as the outgoing car, making it almost identical in terms of dimensions. However, the marque’s design boss, Laurens van der Acker, says every body panel is new.
As part of the overhaul, the new Duster has reprofiled side panels, along with a wider wheel base to ensure the wheels fill the arches better. Also, on a more practical note, the windscreen has ventured forward 100mm to increase space. The bonnet and belt-line have been raised up, giving a secure feel for occupants, and the tail-lights have been pushed out to each corner.
In the cabin, the interior has been overhauled extensively with a brand new dashboard layout, new materials and new technology. The new dashboard makes use of cleaner surfaces and repositioned air vents, alongside fresh instruments and a new steering wheel. The centre console is angled towards the driver, with the infotainment system positioned higher up. Elsewhere inside, Dacia (Renault) has introduced new seats, and the interior stowage spaces have been revised to inject additional practicality.
Dacia/ Renault bosses expect the new model to retain a three-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. However, an optional safety pack will be made available, bringing autonomous braking and other active tech. This is likely to add another star to its score.
Get Into A Duster
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Article source: https://bonjourrenault.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/new-2018-renault-duster-suv-full-details-and-specs/
The face-lifted, Romania-built Renault Sandero has reached our shores, and during the launch today, I was reminded why I’ve always loved this little car. The first Sandero made its appearance in 2009, but I wasn’t a fan just yet. 2014 rolled on, and the new downsized, surprisingly peppy F1-inspired turbo-charged engines were introduced. I was duly impressed, for this little cheapie had the driving characteristics of a higher segment hatch. Another reason to love it was for its safety systems – ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist AND traction control? Check! Renault is one of the few manufacturers who realizes the importance of having extensive safety systems for younger buyers – after all, the young ones’ lack of experience and reckless tendencies are the reason behind the higher insurance premiums.
Renault have decided to do away with the more expensive Sandero Dynamique-model, and instead, replaces it with a more affordable Stepway Expression-model, making that coveted SUV-look city car more attainable to the masses.
Spiffy looks, unbeatable features
The new Sandero is has enough cool-factor to entice image-conscious millennials. The front grille is more modern and interesting, and with the addition of the new signature C-shaped daytime running lamps, the Sandero is looking as dapper as a young Parisian executive. The front bumpers have been redesigned too.
At the rear, changes are minor, with the same C-shape in the taillights and a redesigned rear bumper. I find the entry-level Sandero Expression especially fetching, with a slightly different grille from the Stepway-models. The Sandero Expression features 15" steel wheels with covers, and an integrated roof spoiler to complement the exterior’s snazzy look.
The Stepway offers higher ground clearance than the entry-level Sandero Expression, with roof bars, front and rear skid plates, wheel arch mouldings and front fog lights, as well as pothole-resistant 16-inch FLEX wheels.
Inside, things are a little more bling in the cross-hatch Stepway, which has been issued with a metallic-look front fascia, while the Sandero Expression gains classy-looking glossy piano black trim.
The flagship Stepway Dynamique-variant is kitted out with the super user-friendly MediaNav* Multimedia touchscreen system as standard – a complete luxury in this price range. Leather seats are also an option, but it’s going to cost you 10K. Other highlights include front and side driver and passenger airbags, electric windows x 4, rear-park assist, a leather steering wheel and leather gear lever, and 16-inch FLEX alloy wheels. I’d say that’s rather a mouthful for the price.
The Expression-models feature an integrated Radio/CD player system, featuring Bluetooth®, USB, AUX-connectivity, steering wheel and fingertip controls on the steering column. The basics include power steering, front power windows, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable steering wheel and remote central locking. It also features a 12-Volt power socket, gear shift indicator, and Eco Mode.
In all models there are a few giveaways of the Sandero’s humble price tag, such as the plastic binnacles in the doors that could’ve looked a bit more refined. But apart from that and some other areas of hard plastic, build quality is decent enough, and overall it’s a functional and ergonomic layout. Renault also saw sense to finally put window switchgear where it belongs: in the door armrests.
900 cc’s of fun!
At the launch near the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, the flagship Stepway Dynamique-models were ours for the sampling.
Yes, the engine is quite tiny, but it has the cocky attitude of a 15-year-old Sebastien Loeb. The most fun was seeing how much oomph I could extract out of the little powertrain. Sometimes the turbo lag would catch me unaware – I’d go around a corner in second gear, when first gear would have been more effective. You find out soon enough if the revs are high enough in order to do so, or not. Out on the open roads of the Magaliesberg region, the Sandero felt just as secure, stable and planted as a b-segment hatchback. I was enjoying the stirring about of the smooth 5-speed gearbox, and felt that the driving position is just right, for maximum visibility up ahead. After almost 180 km of launch route, our petrol gauge hadn’t moved a millimeter and according to the trip computer, we still had 700 km of range left! This little car is a road-trip champ – our final figure of fuel usage was a mere 5.6 litres per 100 km.
Boot space is very impressive, and kicks dust in the face of the Polo Vivo, Ford Figo and Toyota Etios. A generous 272-litres are available for all kinds of stuff, of which my co-pilot and I had plenty of. I packed for 3 days, and she packed for two. Plus, there were more bags added later that belonged to other media members. Space on the rear bench is a little on the cramped side, with more headroom and elbowroom than legroom. I don’t know about those three adults on the back that Renault suggests, but three kids or two adults, absolutely. As for students – they’d probably manage to squeeze in a couple more.
Who is going to buy the Sandero?
I see single moms with small kids, students, pensioners…anyone who is serious about turning those pennies over, but for whom safety is also a concern – all those safety features in the outgoing model get carried over into this one. And as a bonus, there are all those convenience features that truly makes the deal a sweet one.
French cars – aren’t parts an issue?
Contrary to popular belief, Renault parts are not hard to acquire, since Renault and Nissan have formed an alliance and their cars share many nuts and bolts. There’s also a massive parts warehouse in Gauteng if you were remotely worried about that. According to the Kinsey Report, the Sandero is one of the least expensive cars to maintain, service, and repair, with a cheap parts basket to boot.
The warranty and service plan also give the competition a run for their money. Each Sandero comes with a 5-year / 150K warranty, 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, and a 2-year / 30K service plan. Service intervals are every 15 000 km.
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*Medianav consists of a 7” Multimedia touchscreen, FM/AM tuner, integrated navigation, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calls, voice control and vehicle applications.
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Launched in 2013, the Renault Captur is the first crossover in the Renault range. Urban crossover, Captur leads its segment in Europe. Christophe Péjout, Deputy Program Director and involved in the Captur adventure since the very start, shares his insights on why the car has proved such a success.
1. What is the main reason for the success of Captur?
Captur is a success first of all because of its design. ZOE and New Clio were the first to express the Group's renewal in this area, and Captur followed in their footsteps. We put a lot of work into proportions, a fundamental component in design, to give it an extremely well-balanced look. With its highly successful design lines, Captur drew the attention of customers from the segment above. The car's design captured the trend of the time, that of crossovers, with a body style that was a first for Renault. This was a key choice in the project.
2. What are the model's other most appreciated qualities?
There's its roominess, despite its relatively short body length. It is also appreciated for its practical aspects, with the sliding bench, glove-box drawer providing plenty of storage space, and removable seat covers. And it is extremely customizable, with two-tone body paint as well as a range of colors for the wheels and a choice of interior design schemes with strips, steering wheel designs, and seat colours.
3. Bringing customers a two-tone body must have required a certain amount of industrial adaptations?
It's true that two-tone bodies were not habitual to the brand, and when we launched Captur in June 2013, only a third of the models at the Valladolid plant could be produced with a two-tone body. Congratulations have to go to the plant staff, which rolled out three paintshop shifts to fill the initial orders, before we converted a paint booth especially for two-tone models. Since September 2014, 100% of the Captur models produced can be customized with two-tone paint.
4. What were the expectations with Captur when it was launched?
We wanted to create a real disruption with the design, and even with the concept itself of the vehicle, relative to our previous production in the segment. We knew we had to change the concept to attract new customers. Above all we wanted to inject more freshness and emotion into the Renault range. Many avenues were open to us, and Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, had the intuition to design an urban crossover.
5. That was a first for Renault. Were you able to do so without being afraid of shocking customers?
We were aware of the growing popularity of crossovers, and the Product Department knew that for this model we needed to combine the two ideas of family life and adventure with the urban side of this car's category, the B segment. We had to develop an SUV or a crossover, but without the aggressive aspect associated with 4WDs. On the contrary, we wanted to lend a touch of empathy and tailor the car to people not looking to express that aggressiveness. Our designers met that goal by designing a short model, easy to use in the city, and not overly imposing, even for a second car.
We were aware of the growing popularity of crossovers, and the Product Department knew that for this model we needed to combine the two ideas of family life and adventure with the urban side of this car's category, the B segment. We had to develop an SUV or a crossover, but without the aggressive aspect associated with 4WDs. On the contrary, we wanted to lend a touch of empathy and tailor the car to people not looking to express that aggressiveness. Our designers met that goal by designing a short model, easy to use in the city, and not overly imposing, even for a second car.
6. What were some of the obstacles to the Captur launch?
Initially, the main obstacles were difficulties in plant capacity, suppliers, engines and logistics.
7. Which technical components has Captur brought to a wider audience?
First of all, the R-Link multimedia system, disseminated widely with this model. A lot of people discovered R-Link thanks to Captur. Also, our EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Customers were attracted to this gearbox with our petrol engines on the high trim levels. Last of all, what you could refer to as the "Renault touch": the keyless vehicle. We succeeded in moving this equipment down range, available from the second trim level. We brought Captur customers a real hands-free card.
8. Is Captur now one of Groupe Renault's leading models?
Yes, I think so. It is a pillar model in terms of sales volumes, popularity and the construction of the brand image, and all in what is a strong segment for Renault. We are the leader in this segment in Europe. And this success has been extended through international versions. This model has been developed for Russia, Brazil and India under the name of Kaptur, and it is now available in numerous other countries. We launched it recently in Malaysia and it is exported to Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Chile. It is an image booster and many importer countries that didn't want it initially now do.
9. What are the expectations for New Captur?
New Captur was launched in June. It features a number of improvements, but there is no revolution in terms of body styling. It now sports the Groupe Renault light signature, the famous C shape. Above all, a great leap in quality has been made inside. We have given it the perceived quality of a C-segment model. It is really known for this now. And because it is an urban car, new driver assistance systems are now available. The multimedia offer is also extensive, with three new systems: R&Go, MediaNav and R-Link Evolution. Lastly, the appearance of the Initiale Paris signature is a major new development on New Captur.
If this article didn’t make you want to test drive the Captur - you’ll seriously miss out. Find your perfect Captur at a Group 1 Renault dealership today!
Article source: https://group.renault.com/en/news/blog-renault/captur-the-success-story/
There's a slightly revised flagship version of Renault's popular Sandero Stepway on the market now. Should it be on your shortlist?
Why should you care?
New 2-tone wheels are a unique feature of this new Stepway Plus derivative.
Renault has replaced its previous flagship Sandero, the popular Stepway Dynamique, with this new Plus-badged model. In recent years the Sandero Stepway has established itself as one of the best-selling compact crossovers in the market, undoubtedly as a result of its combination of smart looks, great features and a decent warranty/service plan package. But the market is considerably more competitive these days, with the likes of Suzuki and Volkswagen having pushed attractive rivals into contention with the Ignis and Polo Vivo Maxx, respectively. Can the new flagship Sandero Stepway still compete effectively?
Renault believes that style is quite an important factor in the Stepway's ongoing success and consequently this new Plus version focuses on bringing more individualisation to the party – it gets different 2-tone wheels and is offered in 2 exclusive colours, namely Dune Beige and Cosmos Blue. You can also specify it with leather and metallic paint.
What's good about it?
Looks good, doesn't it? Neatly detailed cabin and generous standard features package give the Stepway lots of showroom appeal.
As before, the Sandero Stepway really does offer an extensive suite of features. Consequently, its appeal on the showroom floor is exceptional. You get electric windows all-round, front and side airbags (the latter not a given in this segment), air-conditioning, remote audio controls and such rarities as rear park assist, cruise control and a very comprehensive infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen that also incorporates navigation and a rear-view camera display.
Renault deserves applause for fitting such a "budget" offering with an exceptional array of safety features, including ESP, hill start assist and rear Isofix child seat mounts.
The Stepway's neat design make it look considerably more expensive than it really is.
The Sandero Stepway remains a good-looking car, and its appeal has been enhanced by the addition of the striking 2-tone 16-inch wheels. With its neat roof rails, all-round black plastic cladding, slightly raised ground clearance and attractive head/tail lamp detailing, it's certainly one of the prettier offerings in this segment. In fact, we think it looks more expensive than its pricing suggests.
Step inside and you're also likely to enjoy the leather-wrapped steering wheel and upmarket detailing (satin-silver rimmed instrumentation and gloss black plastic finishes). Our test unit also had the smart optional leather upholstery and the recent addition of a centre front armrest will be appreciated by many.
Comfort & Practicality
Class-leading boot space and split/fold rear seats add to the Stepway's class-leading levels of practicality.
Buying a budget vehicle often means that you're getting a very small car, but the Sandero Stepway isn't. Space for occupants is good front and rear and the boot is the largest in this segment at 292L. The rear seatbacks are split 60:40 and can fold forward, should you like to transport bulkier loads.
The ride set-up of the Sandero Stepway is such that it handles the inconsistent quality of South Africa's road infrastructure rather well. The extra clearance (190 mm+) and generously "sidewalled" tyres further boost the confidence levels when the going gets a bit rough.
Warranty & Service Plan
The Renault Sandero for sale includes a 5-years/150 000km warranty and 2-years/30 000km service plan will provide some peace of mind.
The small 66kW engine delivers good performance, provided you stir the 'box.
The little turbocharged 0.9-litre engine underneath the bonnet delivers an appealing blend of power and efficiency on paper, which mostly translates to the reality experienced on the road. With 66kW of power and 135Nm of torque (the latter figure from 2 500rpm), the Stepway doesn't generally feel lethargic around town, provided you stir the 5-speed 'box, and with a claimed consumption figure of 5.4L/100km, it also promises good efficiency. In reality, we achieved closer to 6.5L/100km, which is still impressive.
If you do happen to stray out of its optimal powerband, there is still some turbolag to contend with, but for the most part prolonged experience will soon see drivers adapt their driving styles. What's less impressive is the refinement of the drivetrain. We struggled with clutch modulation and smooth power delivery during out test, which made the Stepway a more frustrating drive than its rivals.
The competition may be heating up, but the Sandero Stepway continues to offer great value for money.
The Sandero Stepway Plus is cleverly positioned in the market and comes with very impressive showroom appeal. There is no rival product that appears to offer as much for the same price. Attractive to look at, spacious and comfortable to be in, and loaded with features, the Stepway's value for money factor is very hard to beat. There are concerns, however – the drivetrain could do with extra refinement and, perhaps most importantly, Renault needs to improve on its service levels at dealership level. Nevertheless, a 5-years/150 000 warranty will undoubtedly be enough of a sweetener for many consumers.
Looking to buy a new / used Renault Sandero Stepway?
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Hot Renault Megane R.S Trophy gets more power and uprated brakes in bid to dethrone the Honda Civic Type R
Renault has upped the ante with a Trophy version of its latest Megane R.S, which boasts more power than the standard car, a new exhaust system, improved brakes and some very subtle design changes.
It uses a revised version of the regular car’s 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, now developing 296bhp and up to 420Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Torque for the manual car is slightly down on the automatic, developing 20Nm less at 400Nm.
Renault says that the extra power is down to a revised turbocharger system and a new exhaust. The ball bearings attached to the turbine are now ceramic, with the lighter weight and reduced friction allowing the turbo to spool up quicker.
The new exhaust system improves power too, while it’s also equipped with a mechanical valve enabling the volume of the exhaust note to be altered.
With the extra grunt on board, Renault claims 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, while top speed is up to 162mph. That’s a tenth quicker to 62mph from standstill, and 7mph faster than the base car.
The Megane R.S Trophy uses the Cup chassis as standard. Compared to the regular chassis it boasts 25 per cent firmer shock absorbers, 30 per cent tighter springs and ten per cent stiffer anti-roll bars, while the mechanical limited slip differential is equipped on the front axle.
The R.S Trophy gets new brakes at the front, supplied by Brembo. The discs measure 355mm, while Renault claims that they’re 1.8kg lighter than the standard brakes, too. They’re housed behind new, exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels, while a lighter wheel design – saving 2kg at each corner – will become available in 2019.
Like the regular Megane R.S, the Trophy comes with 4CONTROL four-wheel steering. It works like any other four-wheel steering setup, turning the front and rear axle in opposite directions in slow, tight corners for increased agility, while turning both axles in the same direction at high speeds to aid stability.
To look at, you’ll struggle to pick out the Trophy from the regular car. The only giveaway design changes are the unique alloy wheels, plus a Trophy graphic added to the front chin spoiler. Inside though, buyers will be able to spec new Recaro sports seats, trimmed in Alcantara.
The new Megane R.S Trophy goes on sale this autumn, with Renault claiming customers will begin to receive their cars come winter.
If you love the Renault Megane and want to know more about the Megane’s specifications and improvements - contact a Group 1 Renault near you and book a test drive today!
If you are a Renault fan, you will love the Renault Duster. A stunningly designed SUV, the Renault Duster is not only a great family car, but also a very capable off-road vehicle.
Fun and versatile, the Duster SUV features perceptively designed technology, a stunning range of accessories to meet your needs, and four different equipment packages that will take your Duster to the next level.
Technology in the Duster SUV
The Renault SUV boasts some cool technologies. The 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4×4 features a 4WD control system. The image of addictiveness, this system has three modes you can choose from:
Aside from these tech features in the 1.5 dCi model, the Renault Duster Dynamique models come standard with ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), an on-board computer boasting with six functions, audio controls conveniently located at your fingertips, sensors that make reverse parking a breeze, a touchscreen navigation system, assisted power steering and Bluetooth Connectivity.
A Multi-Dimensional Renault Duster
This Renault SUV is elegantly designed and features double-optic lamps in the front, skid plates for protection and a beautifully chrome plated radiator grill. The Duster 4×4 is perfect for a challenging off-road adventure, having a ground clearance of 210 millimetres. Having the ability to take you just about anywhere, it has favourable departure and breakover angles, making it a great off-road road vehicle.
Engines in the Duster SUV Models
Introducing turbo technologies in Formula One back in 1977 – the first car manufacturer to do so in Formula One – you can be sure that you are getting only the best.
The Diesel 1.5 dCi 80 kW
The 1.5 dCi engine in the Duster SUV features a common rail coupled with injectors (piezoelectric -offering a better and more accurate control over the delivery of fuel) and a low inertia variable geometry turbo, delivering a good level of torque and power. It also features high tech engine components and surface treatments, helping to ensure a reduction in internal friction.
With its manual, six-speed gearbox, this engine supplies a pleasurable driving experience in a number of driving conditions and situations. This model also has a low fuel consumption and low emissions.
The Petrol 1.6 16V 75kW
No matter the conditions you are in, tackling the road in the 1.6 16V Duster SUV engine is fun and safe. Because of its sequential multi-point injection, this engine delivers good power levels, giving the driver a smooth and steady response. Delivering good performance levels, this Renault petrol engine also has low levels of noise.
Standard Equipment for the Renault DusterBoth the 4×2 Dynamique and the Duster 4×4 models feature the standard equipment of the Renault Expression 4×2. These equipment features range to include dark carbon upholstery, assisted power steering, central locking via remote, fog lamps, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBS), electric mirrors and windows, to name but a few.
The 1.6 16V Dynamique 4×2 Renault Duster
A petrol model, this Renault Duster comes standard with a ton of stunning features. While having the same equipment as the Expression 4×2 Expression model, the 4×2 Dynamique Duster SUV comes standard with 16 inch alloy wheels. , smooth satin chrome roof rails as well as a side skirt cover also boasting a smooth satin chrome look.
This creation from Renault is jam-packed with standards and, apart from the above named features, it also comes standard with a height adjustable leather steering wheel, satin chrome door handles, a leather gear knob that matches the steering wheel, and satin chrome door handles.
The Renault 4×2 model in this range also comes with the MediaNav navigation system that boasts a touchscreen, USB and Aux, Bluetooth and satellite controls.
The 1.5 dCi Duster 4×4
With a range of standard features the Duster 4×4 model comes standard with all the 4×2 Renault SUV equipment and boasts a number of standard equipment pieces not found in the other models. Some of these standard features include the 4WD mode selector and ESP.
Accessorise your Renault Duster
The new Renault Duster for sale comes with four different accessory packages, allowing you to kit out your Duster to suit your needs and style.
The Styling Pack
With a sleek and powerful look, you can give your Renault Duster that extra oomph with a low horizontal stainless steel tube (with a 60 millimetre diameter) designed to complement the lateral bars. This stainless steel accessory is not only gorgeous, but is also great for protecting the side skirts. Other features found in the Styling Pack from Renault include LED Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) lights.
The Touring Pack
If you are a travelling man, the Touring Pack is for you. In terms of the interior, this Touring Pack includes an arm rest. The exterior accessories of the Touring Pack features a bolt kit along with a tow hook. Having a set of transverse cross bars, this pack for the Duster models also allows for the sloping cross bars to be mounted on the longitudinal bars. In doing so, you are able to carry an extra luggage weight of 80 kilograms.
The Adventure Pack
Designed to protect this Renault SUV model’s rear and front wings, the Adventure Pack aids in protecting SUV’s side skirts as well as the bottoms of the doors. This package also beautifully coordinates with the Duster’s design, creating a beautifully finished-off Renault Duster.
The Protection Pack
Created to deliver great protection for your SUV, this package includes mud flaps for both the rear and the front, a boot protector (helping to protect the boot sill) and a T-Parking Aid.
The 4×4 Renault Duster for sale has a maxi fold-down rear seat (with the spare wheel) capacity of 1 570 dm3 while the 4×2 has a maxi fold-down rear seat (with the spare wheel) capacity of 1 636 dm3.
The Duster 4×4 has a direct common and multi-injection system type, while the 1.6 4×2 Dynamique features a sequential multi-point injection system.
Models from this range of SUV’s are available in six different colours – Red, Black, Silver, Pearl White, Brown and Grey.
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Buying your first car can be a confusing and an intimidating process. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), last year a total of 131,356 new passenger cars were sold in Ireland, and we guess that quite a few were purchased by first-time drivers. Since you have a variety of models and styles to choose from, motor dealerships are always trying to match people with the perfect new car. One of our favorites for first-time car buyers is the all-new 2018 Renault Clio. Let's take a closer look at why this intriguing and innovative vehicle is a great way to start a lifetime of driving fun.
Affordable and Versatile
A first car needs to be both affordable and versatile. The 2018 Renault Clio is available in three trim levels, petrol and diesel powered. On top of this, you also get a choice of both a five and six-speed manual and dCi 90 six-speed automatic transmissions as well a combined fuel consumption rating as low as 3.2 L/100km. It's important to note that this compact hatchback is also quite roomy with a 300L boot and 60/40 split-fold rear seat bench.
Power and Performance
If you go with a Renault Clio, you can be sure that your first car won't be underpowered. This sporty hatchback comes with a selection of petrol and diesel engines that include:
If you equip the Renault Clio with the Eco driving system it will analyze your driving style allow you to reduce your fuel consumption even further. If a smooth ride is important for your first car, the 2018 Renault Clio offers power assisted steering, a max speed of 194 kph, MacPherson type front suspension, and torsion beam rear suspension with programmed deflection.
Everyone in your life can have confidence in the safety of the 2018 Renault Clio. Some of the most exciting safety features available for this car include:
Technology and Comfort
Perhaps one of the best reasons to make the Renault Clio your first car, is its innovative technology and practical comfort. Depending on the trim level you can stay connected with the world of thanks to the Renault MediaNav system that includes a seven-inch touch screen, 4x20W FM/AM/DAB radio, and Navteq Satellite Navigation system. For your comfort, there is automatic climate control and the Horizon Pack that features a panoramic sunroof, extra tinted windows, and tailgate.
Take a Test Drive
To book a test-drive of the Renault Clio, all you need to do is contact and visit a Group 1 Renault dealership today. While you're there - ask about any of our other new and used Renault Clios to find the perfect fit for you or a family member.
The Renault Captur gets a tweaked radiator grille to bring it more into line with the brand's crossover family. Also added are a chrome strip and skid plates.
In his play about the English king, Henry IV, Shakespeare had the troubled monarch say: "Uneasy lies a head that wears the crown."
I was reminded of that Shakespeare quote (Henry IV, Part 2) on a recent test drive of Renault’s updated Captur in Denmark by a sign for Helsingor, the Danish seaport better known as Elsinore, where Hamlet brooded in his castle.
Introduced in 2013, the Captur has ruled Europe’s growing subcompact SUV/crossover segment, with sales last year of 214,571, well ahead of rivals such as the Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka X.
With the segment in Europe forecast to be 2.3 million units by 2020, other automakers are rushing in, including the Volkswagen Group, which will offer Seat and VW small crossovers, as well as new Asian rivals from Hyundai with its Kona and Kia with its Stonic.
With that in mind, Renault has just released a mid-cycle refresh of the Captur, featuring an upgraded and redesigned interior and new exterior personalization choices. The French automaker has also added a luxury-themed Paris Initiale version that tops out at a little more than 28,000 euros. The lowest-trim model, the Life, starts at just above 17,000 euros.
Renault also sells the Captur in China, and may eventually produce it there; it is sold as the Samsung QM3 in South Korea. (Captur with a “C” is not to be mistaken for the similar-looking Kaptur, a more rugged four-wheel-drive SUV based on the Duster that is sold in Russia and Brazil, and is coming to India -- though in Brazil it gets the European spelling, and India’s spelling is apparently to be determined. Confused yet?)
It’s easy to see the appeal of small crossovers. A higher stance improves visibility for driver and passengers, and taller rooflines allow for more cargo capacity than the comparably sized sedan or hatchback with which many of the entrants share platforms. The extra height was certainly useful in bicycle-mad Copenhagen, where making a right turn often requires motorists to cut across a separate cycling lane.
“The station wagon segment has nearly disappeared,” said Renault’s head of sales and marketing in France, Xavier Martinet, who was on hand for the Captur test drives. Though Captur wasn’t the first small crossover in Europe — that honor probably goes to the Juke from Renault’s Japanese partner Nissan — he said it had “democratized” the segment by being a mass-market success.
Outside, the Captur gets a more-aggressive grille meant to evoke its larger Renault SUV brothers, the Kadjar and Koleos, and molded skid plates front and rear, though an all-wheel-drive version is not available. (Initiale buyers, presumably less interested in off-roading, will get smoother bumpers.) As before, Captur buyers can mix and match roof and body colors, with gray being added to the three current roof choices.
Some reviewers have been less than enthusiastic about Captur’s interiors, so the upgraded model has higher-quality plastics and softer tactile surfaces. On the technical side, Captur gets a blind-spot warning system and hands-free parking assist.
Renault’s Initiale versions have been trickling down from the high end of the automaker's lineup to the Clio and now the Captur. The reasoning behind the move is twofold, Martinet said: Two-thirds of Captur buyers are already opting for the high-trim Intens version, and about 40 percent of buyers are moving down from vehicles in a higher segment, and are used to plusher interiors.
Engine choices remain the same: A three- or four-cylinder TCe gasoline engine, with 90 or 120 horsepower, or a four-cylinder Dci diesel, with 90 or 110 horsepower.
Whether the changes will be enough for the Captur keep its sales crown remains to be seen, but first quarter sales (the current version) of 54,984 are running slightly head of 2016’s figures, according to JATO Dynamics. The latest version hits showrooms in France early June, so presumably Renault could see a bump from publicity.
Captur’s buyers have generally fallen into two categories, Martinet said. One is city or suburban residents who might be childless or have small children. The other is “empty nesters” — older people who are downsizing and don’t need a large car anymore.
Martinet said a happy finding for Renault is that Captur has a very high conquest rate -- though he wouldn’t disclose exact figures -- and that there was little cannibalization from the rest of the lineup. He said it is too early to say if those buyers who are new to the Renault fold are moving up the range into, for example, a Koleos, but that is the goal.
“It’s much easier to win loyalty than conquests,” he said.
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The new Dacia/ Renault Duster SUV has been revealed at its official launch at 2017’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It doesn’t look drastically different to the outgoing model but represents an improvement in terms of interior quality, passenger space and performance.
Check out the Renault Duster for sale, if you don’t want to wait for the new model.
Dacia is owned by Renault and, at one point, the Duster was the best-selling out of all Renault models, so it’s no surprise that the styling has only been slightly tweaked for this new generation. The front lights are slimmer, while Dacia says the bonnet has sharper creases to make the car look more assertive. There’s new body cladding at the front and rear to enhance the chunky, off-roader image.
At the rear, the old lights have been binned in favour of squarer lights that look similar to the Jeep Renegade’s, while the boot lid has been redesigned to make the Duster badge more prominent. The wheel arches are just as square as on the outgoing car but have been integrated into the bodywork more smoothly. The vivid ‘Atacama Orange’ paint shown in these photos is also new, helping the Duster to stand out from the crowd.
The new Duster’s styling is still square and boxy, but now has a more steeply raked windscreen to add to the already impressive cabin space. Side impact protection is said to have improved in the upcoming car, so the Duster should be safer than ever.
Inside, the Duster’s interior will still be basic and functional with chunky controls and hard-wearing plastics. These photos show parking sensors on the rear of the car which will be an option on higher trim levels while an infotainment system is likely to be standard on more expensive versions.
Engines and driving
It’s based on the same platform as the outgoing Duster, so the new car’s driving experience won’t be significantly different. It’ll still need to work as a family car, however, so Dacia will hopefully ensure it has good levels of comfort and refinement. To achieve this, the Duster will probably feature fairly soft suspension so it’ll be easy to drive around town and over rough surfaces.
If you’re interested in the available Renault Dusters on offer - visit Group 1 Renault here or find a dealership near you. Find the Renault Duster for sale that suits your driving and budget needs.
Renault has launched its all new Captur, so let’s check out will it be able to beat and lead the competition in such a huge segment.
Exterior of the renault captur
With the true french characteristics, From outside the car looks practically different from the duster which hints as a romanian looks and feel.
Front of Renault Captur
An impressive wider looking front, containing a chrome studded front grills, right below the bumpers the satin finished front and rear skid plates which combines renault’s supremely dynamic innovative lighting system which is not just an identity but it's also a segment first to offer a sparkle full LED which provides a solid lighting with a energy efficient technology. and to add a note over it, there is also a a c shaped sapphire LED DRL’s and a floating turn indicators which are usually being seen in the premium cars.
Now let's have a look at the Renault Captur side profile
215|60|R17 tyres with diamond cut alloy wheels, with a huge wheel arches and a chrome jewel body side claddings, additionally a massive 210 MM ground clearance which can take this mid size SUV on any surface you want it to be.
Stepping inside the interiors of Renault Captur
Same as the exterior, looks have given a completely different and unique experience which can be tempting as well as refreshing.
The car I had driven is the range topping model available for Indian market called Platine addition, and as soon as you enter the cabin, it seems like its inviting you with the lovely illuminating lightings available at many corners in the car.
the combinations of white and gold colour which looks great even in the daylights, the dashboard also give you the cockpit like experience. Needless to mention that the butterfly or the sunglasses inspired first in class infinity instrument cluster, auto AC with surround illumination and intelligent ULC 3.0 System with the reverse parking camera will provide you all the looks and convenience you will ever want from a car as a driver (Or a Co-driver)
Space inside Renault Captur
The biggest benefit of the large 4329 MM Length is the space we are getting inside the cabin, the ergonomic seats along with the driver side height adjustable seat are the best in terms of the comfort point of view.
The seats are arranged in such a way that any seat will provide good visibility outside the cabin.
The disappointment I felt in terms of the materials used is the plastic quality provided here is way too hard, and it was totally not expected in this class of a car. Also there are lot of elements are taken from the other models like duster and kwid (Yes its true).
Storage options are not a big deal here in Renault Captur as there are lot of storage options like cooled glove box with illumination inside, smart storage in dashboard, and a cup holders in the rear seats are present.
Rear seats also take the best benefits of the Renault Captur’s being longest and widest in its class, as it offer optimum spaces in the rear seats without any discomfort. I am 5’9″ and I haven’t faced any congested situations in knee room, shoulder room, and head room. And I can say that 3 people like my stats can easily fit in the rear seats without any problem.
What I would suggest is if you are above 6 / 6.5 than you should definitely consider having a feel of the rear seats before finalizing the car.
more luggage? No problem.
Boot space of Renault Captur is quite spacious.
The stranded boot size is 392 LTR whereas 1352 LTRs can be extended by folding the rear seats.
How does the Renault Captur perform?
Mainly there are two engines that powers this SUV. First there is the K9K 1.5 LTR Diesel throwing 110 PS Power and 240 NM Torque along with the H4K 1.5 LTR Petrol Engine that produces 106 PS Power and 142 NM of torque.
The car I had driven was the K9K 1.5 Ltr Diesel one, and I must say, in terms of NVH levels, renault has done a great job refining the existing engine. As I had driven the duster previously and I was kinda expecting the same Noise and vibrations out of the same DCI engine. But it truly defeated my expectations and this is good note.
Safety features of Renault Captur
Now you know me well right? If it's your first time here, let me tell you one secret, If I personally don't like any car because of any reasons, I just don't cover it. And safety is my most preferred criteria, If I find the car unsafe in terms of construction of in features, I completely leave it without video or articles. I keep it with me to compare it for you guys with some another car.
But renault captur has every safety feature that must have in a car of its segment, It has ABS Brakes with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Brake assist. Additionally Dual airbags are standard in all the variants, but notably the platine addition which I had driven, has features like curtain airbags, ESP, and hill start assist. and frankly these are just the features that must be present in any cars that wants to run on Indian roads. What do you say?
Verdict on Renault Captur
The above points will give you highlights and all the pros and cons of the Renault Captur, And I am sure you will be able to take your own decision of selecting the car.
I believe that if you need a most refreshed and more energetic variant of the duster with great refinements in engine and also in a bigger form factor that this is the car for you.
After reading such a long article, I believe that you are a serious buyer, let it be of any car and any brand, or you could also be an auto enthusiast like me who loves to know more. If you are interested in buying a Renault Captur - walk into a Group 1 Renault for great buying advice, deals and more the Renault Captur.
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