THE WORLD OF RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM PACKED INTO A CLIO R.S.

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Renault Sport is announcing the launch of the new limited-edition Renault Clio R.S.18, named after Renault Sport Formula One Team’s 2018 challenger. It proudly echoes the black-and-yellow livery of Renault’s most iconic F1 cars and is squarely aimed at motorsport enthusiasts and serious collectors.
Derived from the Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy – the most potent car of the Clio R.S. range – Renault Sport’s latest offering embodies Renault Sport Formula One Team’s ambitions and takes its inspiration from motor racing’s premier series which saw Renault celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in 2017. The newcomer follows in the wheel tracks of a number of other limited-edition Clio R.S. models that have paid tribute to Renault’s successes in Formula 1 over the years.

The R.S.18 badging on the front doors, plus the grey decals and new R.S. double-diamond logo on the roof are a direct reference to Renault Sport Formula One Team and the single-seater it will race in 2018. Meanwhile, hints of Renault Sport’s iconic Sirius Yellow for the F1-style front blade, protective side mouldings and wheel centre caps produce a striking contrast with the Deep Black body colour. The rear badging, front bumper, Renault diamond and R.S. logo on the bumper are entirely black, a touch that is exclusive to this car. The diffuser’s Deep Black finish adds to the car’s forceful stance.
On the inside, the premium feel of this limited-edition version is evident from the outset. The R.S.-branded door sill is numbered, while the Alcantara®/leather-trimmed steering wheel and carbon fibre-effect air vent surrounds contribute to the cabin’s sporty feel. Renault Sport carpet mats are standard.
Needless to say, the Renault Clio R.S.18 has inherited the Renault Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy’s punch thanks to its 220-horsepower engine which features a torque boost function for peak torque of 280Nm. Meanwhile, its Trophy chassis has been lowered and stiffened, its front dampers incorporate hydraulic compression stops and its steering is even sharper and more direct. The Renault Clio R.S. 18 is equipped as standard[1] with an Akrapovic exhaust, ensuring a powerful engine sound and dynamic pick-up.

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Renault SYMBIOZ: Experience Tomorrow Today

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Imagine you set out on a journey to work or for leisure, strapped inside a bullet – that accelerates as fast as a sports car, but quietly –allowing you to take your mind off the road ahead. You’re surrounded by concert-quality sound and cinema-quality screens. You arrive relaxed. Caught up. Entertained. Is this the future? Renault thinks so. But we’re providing a taste of it today with the SYMBIOZ demo car.

 After unveiling a vision for 2030 with the concept car and house SYMBIOZ at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, Renault is now giving journalists the chance to climb on board SYMBIOZ demo car, the first rolling prototype built to be autonomous from the ground up and to give us a more near-term experience to 2023.

The SYMBIOZ demo car road tests provide Renault with the opportunity to demonstrate in real-life conditions a car that is autonomous, electric and connected. The result is a whole new life-on-board experience and as much pleasure while driving as with hands off the steering wheel. In SYMBIOZ, the driver can automate driving and use travel time for other activities. We believe car travel will become a multi-sensory, personalised experience, with a cabin reconfigured differently for each driving mode. The car becomes part of the personal ecosystem for both driver and passenger.

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New Captur, with Extra Allure at Geneva Motor Show

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New Captur will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7. With an upgraded design, inside and out, and the arrival of new equipment, the top-selling B-segment crossover in Europe (215,670 units in 2016) fully intends to retain its leadership.

Captur keeps the essentials responsible for its success, including its two-tone body. Personalization possibilities have been extended with two new body colors, Atacama Orange and Ocean Blue, and a new roof color, Platinum Gray. Motorists can choose from over 30 different combinations to create their very own Captur.

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Captur steps up the differentiation game with six interior personalization packs including a variety of colors – Ivory, Ocean Blue, Caramel, Red, Satin Chrome and Patina Chrome – and five exterior packs: Ivory, Ocean Blue, Cappuccino, Red, and Atacama Orange (for the wheel bolts and door panel strips).

As with the Brand’s latest models, New Captur is equipped with full LED “Pure Vision” headlights (depending on the version). This technology sharpens the car’s looks and improves safety while providing greater efficiency. LED daytime running lights are built into the lower bumper in a C shape, forming the brand’s light signature. The rear lights feature the same signature, visible day and night.

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Captur has been redesigned to strengthen kinship with its big brother, Kadjar. The grille has been upgraded to more closely resemble that of Renault’s other crossovers, notably with a chrome strip. Front and rear, the bumper includes new skid plates underscoring Captur’s adventuresome personality.

Four wheel types are available for the first three trim levels: two 16-inch, Extreme and Adventure, and two 17-inch, Emotion and Explore. From the third trim level up, Captur can be fitted with a fixed glass roof. Available only in two-tone configuration, the new feature improves ambient light in the cabin.

 

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The All-New Renault Megane Sedan

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The MEGANE family is expanding with the introduction of a four-door version – the new MEGANE Sedan. This model completes Renault’s offering in the C-segment and strengthens the brand’s position in markets* where compact saloons remain the preferred choice amongst motorists looking for a comfortable and spacious vehicle that reflects their social status.

Manufactured at Renault’s Bursa plant in Turkey and set to go on sale this autumn in nearly 30 countries, the new MEGANE Sedan contributes to the brand’s global growth and the extension of its product range.

Based upon Renault’s CMF C/D architecture, the new MEGANE Sedan was conceived, designed and developed in tandem with the new MEGANE, launched at the beginning of 2016. This means it benefits from the same features, technology and engine variants as its five-door sibling, while adding record-breaking roominess for its class with generous space for its occupants and a boot volume of 550dm3 VDA. Its generous dimensions (4.63m long and 1.81m wide, with a record wheelbase in its class of 2.71m) underscore its status-enhancing credentials and provide additional room for occupants. Its 1.57m front and rear track – the widest in its class – and its range of wheel sizes up to 18 inches imbue it with a striking stance.

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The cabin exudes an unmistakable ‘cockpit’-feel thanks to sculpted, enveloping seats and features such as a colour head-up display, a configurable colour 7- inch TFT data display, a portrait-format 8.7-inch multimedia tablet, R-LINK 2. Furthermore, the positioning of all of the vehicle’s technological features has been thought through to facilitate their everyday use.

A MULTI-SENSE button on the centre console provides direct access to these functions via the R-LINK 2 display, as well as to five different predefined driving settings: Neutral, Sport, Comfort, Perso and Eco. These modes combine with a choice of five interior lighting ambiences: sepia, red, blue, purple and green. The illumination covers the centre console – as well as the front and rear door panels in the case of higher-end versions – and matches the colour on the dashboard’s TFT screen and on the portrait-format multimedia display. Moreover, with the assistance of MULTI-SENSE technology, the driver is able to adjust the engine sound with a choice between three different settings: Neutral, Comfort and Sport.

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More traditionally found in higher-segment vehicles, the retractable colour head-up display contributes to driving comfort and safety by making the driving aids (ADAS) clearer and easier to use. Without the driver needing to take their eyes off the road, the screen displays information like current speed, navigation and driving aid data to ensure a reassuring driving experience.

The new Megane Sedan offers a choise of four petrol engines : SCe 115 with 5-speed manual transmission Energy dCi 90 with 6-speed manual transmission, SCe 115 with X-Tronic automatic transmission Energy dCi 110 with 6-speed manual transmission, Energy TCe 130 with 7-speed EDC automatic transmission. Disesel engines are: Energy dCi 110 with 6-speed EDC automatic transmissionEnergy TCe 130 with 6-speed manual transmission (available early 2017) Energy dCi 130 with 6-speed manual transmission

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New SCENIC with Five-Star Euro-NCAP Safety Rating

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New Renault SCENIC has received a five-star rating on safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP. As the 20th Renault vehicle to receive a five-star Euro NCAP rating, SCENIC demonstrates over 15 years of brand commitment to safety concerns.

Renault SCENIC sets itself apart from the crowd through a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including active emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, a first for vehicles in its segment.
This result highlights Renault’s commitment to safety, particularly with the all new SCENIC, which will hit the markets in September 2016. It offers cutting edge technologies and passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro NCAP tests with flying colours. New SCENIC stands out with a 90% score for adult occupant protection, 82% for children and 67% for pedestrians.
In terms of passive safety — structures and equipment that protect occupants from unavoidable impact — New SCENIC is top-level. New SCENIC takes advantage of a structure consisting of reinforced steel skirts, side members, windscreen pillars and posts. This allows it to protect the lives of occupants inside the safety cell. Among these steels, some are “ultra-high elastic”, with each square mm able to resist up to 120kg of pressure. In addition, crumple zone steel located outside the passenger compartment allows for impact to be absorbed, thus protecting the lives of occupants inside the safety cell.

New SCENIC is equipped with two curtain airbags for the first and second rows and two thorax airbags in the front. It also has two new-generation chest-level airbags that make use of adaptive technology. Based on sensor information, airbag inflation level is adapted to meet the jig of both driver and passenger.

 

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Renault Introduces Alaskan: Its First Global One-Tonne Pick-Up

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In a worldwide reveal surrounded by the rugged Colombian countryside, Groupe Renault unveiled the Renault ALASKAN, a one-tonne pick-up with a stunning look leading with its forceful front-end.
Both robust and comfortable, ALASKAN delivers exceptional driving comfort enhanced by a cutting-edge five-link rear suspension and a tough, fully boxed frame. ALASKAN is a powerful, ingeniously designed vehicle which combines outstanding off-road ability with best-in-class fuel economy with the Renault 2.3-litre dCi engine under the boot.

Renault is a major LCV player worldwide with 18 years of leadership in Europe and strong positions in many countries all over the world thanks to its wide range of vans and dedicated services.
In September 2015, to address the needs of LCV customers more directly and clearly, Renault launched a global expert brand with a large panel of services dedicated to these customers: Renault Pro+. Through this expert brand, Renault will provide LCV customers with tailor-made products and services and a highly-trained specialist network.
Light commercial vehicles are a major strategic market especially in Latin America. In 2015, 15 million LCVs has been sold in the world and the segment pick-ups account for more than one-third of total LCV sales: 5 million units worldwide.

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Renault Clio R.S.16 Concept Car at Grand Prix Weekend in Monaco

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Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit is the site for a first look at a new concept car driven by Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen today. By choosing Monaco, Renault Sport makes the link between Clio R.S. 16’ both around circuits and on ordinary roads.

“Our aim was to produce a concept car with genuinely outstanding performance credentials,” notes Patrice Ratti, Managing Director of Renault Sport Cars, leader of the project which particularly inspired the development team’s specialists. “On paper, producing a Clio R.S. powered by our most potent engine – namely the 275-horsepower two-litre power unit which delivers peak torque of 360Nm – was an extremely appealing idea, but we had to make sure it was feasible.”

Thanks to new working procedures involving teams from the worlds of motorsport and road cars, the incubation of the highest-performance road-going Renault Sport car ever took just five months.

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Finding the ideal way to house the engine, transmission and cooling system of the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R was a significant challenge. The exhaust system was also revised as a function of the engine’s potential, while the suspension was engineered to match the car’s outstanding performance characteristics. Careful attention was paid to the sound produced by the car, too, and an Akrapovič twin exhaust system was selected.

The design and development team dealt successfully with the constraints inherent in the Clio R.S. 16 project (body widened by 60mm, 19-inch wheels and optimisation of the engine cooling system) to produce an expressive, sporty stance. The result is enhanced by an LED R.S. VISION chequered-pattern lighting signature featuring exclusive multi-faceted reflector technology.

Renault Sport’s trademark Sirius yellow has been combined with gloss black details to mirror the livery of Renault Sport Formula One Team’s R.S. 16 F1 single-seaters. After today’s first public airing in the streets of Monaco, the car’s next official appearance will be the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, United Kingdom, on June 23-26.

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