Renault Megane 2016 Finding C-segment’s Crown


This is the new Renault Megane. the bread-and-butter dCi diesel, the one that needs to regain La Regie’s lost ground in the C-segment heartland. As if to intimidate the opposition from the outset, Renault’s pushed the new Megane’s elbows out with the widest track in the segment. The front track’s a full 47mm broader than … [Read more…]

Renault Twingo GT


The Renault Twingo is a quirky city car, with its rear-mounted three-cylinder engine sending drive to the backwheels. It offers good cabin space and attractive styling, too, but compared with the very best choices in its class, notably the Skoda Citigo, it falls short on driving fun. This is where the French company’s performance division, … [Read more…]

Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2017


The Renault Megane hatch has already trumped many of its rivals, thanks to its blend of efficient engines, cosseting ride and flamboyant cabin design. Now there’s a much more practical Sport Tourer estate version, and we’ve tested it in the UK. It’s available with a range of petrol and diesel engines from launch, including the … [Read more…]

Mass transport – Renault Scenic TCe 130


We say: two decades after the original, Renault redefines the Frumpy Mpv ‘Seduction’ is a word used often by the new Scenic’s design team. And sure, seduction – especially the successful sort – is the first step on the road to MPV ownership, though that’s not really the point they’re trying to make. What they’re … [Read more…]

Trezor Sharp – Renault


With groundbreaking design inside and out, Renault’s new electric concept gives us a glimpse of a beautifully autonomous future French car giant Renault was suffering creative stasis when new design director Laurens van den Acker was appointed in 2009. Reimagining the entire visual language for a car company is a Herculean task, but he managed … [Read more…]

Renault Unwinds With An E-Aston

AFTER THE hard work, the reward. ‘After hammering my design team for six years on production models I needed to let the guys loose and dream,’ says Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker with a smile. The result is the Trezor concept: a classic, long-nosed, rear-wheel-drive, two-seater GT that’s lower than a Lotus Elise, … [Read more…]

Renault Kwid AMT

Superhero movies on a tight budget are like automatic transmission cars on a tight budget. You have to make do with a lot of compromises for some mindless entertainment or for the sheer convenience of not using your left foot when driving. The gear shifts in a cheap automatic vary from ponderous to vague and … [Read more…]

Renault Sport Takes Chassis Development On A New Level

THE NEXT GENERATION of Renault Sport cars will focus on chassis and electronics development, according to the brand’s boss, Patrice Ratti. “Our competition has turned out cars that are better [than previously],” Ratti said. “We want to keep our leadership in chassis. It is the basis of the RS brand.” Renault Sport will continue working … [Read more…]

Renault ZOE Runs 250-mile With a Single Charge


Renault also revealed its updated ZOE in Paris. The electric supermini sees its range almost double, with up to 250 miles from a single charge – much further than rivals. This improvement comes courtesy of a new Z.E. 40 battery. It offers nearly double the energy capacity of the current unit, from 22kWh to 41kWh. … [Read more…]

The Trezor GT Haunt Started in Paris


Renault has a habit of wowing its home crowd In Paris with stunning concepts, and the Trezor represents the latest chapter in the company’s design story under design boss Laurens van den Acker. His 2010 Dezir concept started Renault’s renaissance, and he earned it on with 2012’s Clio, moving through Captur, Kadjar and Mégane and … [Read more…]