The Renault-Nissan Alliance unveiled its brand-new V6 dCi diesel engine in the Laguna Coupé at the Paris Motor Show, in October. This engine is the first diesel V6 engine developed and produced by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. It will equip top of the range vehicles to meet the growing worldwide demand for engines that are powerful and yet fuel and CO2 efficient. The Alliance cooperation has made it possible for both Renault and Nissan to offer a state-of-the art premium powertrain to their customers, all aroun
Renault’s eco² credentials have been enhanced even further after it was asked to participate in ‘Garden for Eden’ – a scheme run by renowned environmental site, The Eden Project.
West Country gardeners were offered the opportunity to enter a televised competition to design and build a front eco-friendly garden within The Eden Project, which needed to be suitable for a busy family as well as incorporate a small car to demonstrate the p
Renault has the perfect solution for customers who like their hot hatch thrills with just a touch more refinement and extra comfort, with a new version of the much-acclaimed Clio Renaultsport 197, the ‘Lux’.
The new Lux version comes packed with extra features such as leather upholstery and automatic climate control, worth £2,000 as individual options, yet at £16,995, Lux costs just £1,000 more than the standard version.In addition to the leather upholstery and climate control, the Lux boasts automatic h
Renault’s new £24,000 Mégane Renaultsport R26.R has beaten the £110,000 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, £90,000 Maserati GranTurismo S and £85,000 Aston Martin V8 Vantage in EVO magazine’s Car of The Year test.EVO's Car of the Year 2008 was conducted in two distinct groups, with the winner from the first group taking part in the final supercar group test. The Mégane Renaultsport R26.R first managed to beat 10 new performance cars before
Following its world show debut in Paris earlier this month, Renault has now confirmed pricing for its eagerly-awaited New Laguna Coupé, ranging from £20,995 to £27,995.
The new Laguna flagship has more than just the sector-leading BMW 3-Series Coupé in its sights. With a raft of high-performance engines, impressive equipment levels and 4Control chassis in its Coupé GT guise, the svelte four-seater has a formidable arsenal.
In keeping with its elegant and muscular lines, the Coupé naturally receives the
On 21 November 2008, several weeks ahead of its official launch, video game fans will be the very first to get behind the wheel of Renault’s striking New Mégane Coupé. Albeit only on screen, gamers will be able to enjoy the sight and sound of the French marque’s rakish three-door from the comfort, and relative safety, of their own living room as it takes to the streets in the latest edition of the phenomenally successful Need for Speed fran
Alongside its new TCe and dCi engine ranges, Renault is furthering its strategy aimed at reducing CO2 emissions with the development of electric vehicles. Since the beginning of 2008, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed agreements with several states and regions ( Israel , Denmark , Portugal , Japan 's Kanagawa prefecture, the state of Tennessee in the USA ), which will lead
Having starred in the World Series by Renault - the premier saloon car championship created in 2005 - Megane Trophy has undergone a raft of radical modifications in readiness for the 2009 season. The most visible change concerns its new body design which takes its inspiration from the lines of New Megane Coupe.Under the bonnet, a fresh look has also been taken at the Renault-Nissan Alliance's V6 3.5 24V powerplant which now delivers 360hp. At the same time, Renault Sport Technologies has carried over many of the ac
Following its reveal at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, the public will get its first chance to inspect Renault Laguna Coupé at close quarters at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. As the spearhead of the Laguna range, it has been designed to offer sheer driving pleasure and plays a
Based closely on the Kangoo Compact Concept show car unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault Kangoo be bop is the latest addition to the Kangoo family. Its compact size (3.87m in length), original two-tone colour scheme and exclusive interior appointments of this innovative vehicle combine to give it a particularly strong personality. Its extensive glazed area and four roomy seats afford a sense of space and light. Ideal for escaping the crowd, Kangoo be bop offers open-to
Ahead of its much anticipated world debut at the Paris Motor Show next week, Renault has released UK pricing for its stylish New Mégane Hatch range, with ordering due to open on 2nd October 2008. With prices starting from £13,995, the chic and sporty newcomer has been priced aggressively to take on perennial rivals such as the Ford Focus and VW Golf.
At launch, three trim levels will be available: Expression, Dynamique and Privilège, priced from £13,995 to £18,795. The new range features an impressive equip
Renault’s ever-popular supermini, Clio, is proving to be just as desirable as a used car as it is new having being hailed as ‘Best Supermini’ in the Auto Express ‘Best Used Cars 2008’ awards.
Beating off all its major competitors, Ford Fiesta, Honda Jazz and Fiat Grande Punto, Clio impressed the judges with its wide range of engine choices, low running costs, stylish, appealing good looks and fuel economy.
One of the judges, forme