Showing posts in the category of Renault

BMW 2 Active, Citroen Cactus Among Finalists for 2015 European Car Of The Year


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Awards season continues with the shortlist for the 2015 European Car of the Year, and several talked-about new cars made the cut.

Renault Insists New Espace is a Quality Product


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Renault has tried really hard to make the Espace people carrier/crossover stand out. It not only looks very modern in its design, but one of the aims was to make it feel posh, expensive and well screwed together.

Renault Reportedly Readying Citroen C4 Cactus Rival


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Renault is reportedly working on its own car to do battle with the Citroen C4 Cactus, a car which is basically a supermini, but one offering interior space from the class above and nifty crossover styling.

Renault's Twin-Pot Two-Stroke Diesel Engine with Supercharger and Turbocharger


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Engines don’t need to be big and powerful to be worth talking about, and there’s no better example to support that than Renault’s recently announced two-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine.

Its focus is squarely on efficiency and compactness, and with a displacement of 730 cc it can still put out anywhere between 47 to 68 hp.

France Wants to Discourage Ownership of Diesel Cars, Automakers Protest


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The French government has announced plans to gradually phase out the use of diesel fuel for passenger vehicles and will establish a system to identify the most polluting vehicles.

Future RenaultSport Models May Feature Hybrid Tech


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It would be wrong to not be excited at the prospect of electrically-enhanced hot hatches from RenaultSport. They won’t happen right away, but according to a report based on insider information, the idea is definitely valid and being analyzed.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold 200,000 EVs Worldwide


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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced it has sold 200,000 electric vehicles worldwide, with the group’s market share for zero-emission cars reaching 58 percent.

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy Driven and Praised


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The first question one should ask about the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy is not how quick it is, but how hard the suspension feels on bumpy roads.

Truck Jumping Over Speeding F1 Car is an Insane Stunt


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Lotus F1 Team’s sponsor EMC has set up a highly spectacular stunt featuring a 2013 Formula 1 Lotus car, one of the team’s massive Renault trucks and a ramp.

Daimler Exec Admits Smart Fortwo Brabus is "On The Table"


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Smart is just releasing its redesigned 2015 Fortwo and ForFour families, but attention has quickly turned to when the company will get around to releasing the hotter Brabus versions.

Renault Spied Testing Hotter Twingo RS or GT


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The appearance of a Brabus-tuned prototype of the new Smart ForTwo earlier in the summer meant only one thing; Renault would also get a spicier version for the related Twingo.

Renault Starts Production of the Symbol in New Algerian Plant


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Following the inauguration of the Tanger plant in Morocco in 2012, Renault is expanding its manufacturing presence in North Africa with a new plant in Oran, Algeria.

Two Answers to the Same Question: New Ford S-Max or Renault Espace?


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Two of the latest and most modern MPVs on the market are the Ford S-Max and Renault Espace, both revealed at the Paris Auto Show.

BMW 2-Series AT, Nissan Pulsar and Skoda Fabia Get 5-Star Euro NCAP Ratings


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Besides the Tesla Model S, Euro NCAP’s latest crash test session also involved four new models for the European market: the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, Nissan Pulsar, Skoda Fabia and Suzuki Celerio.

Mitsubishi to Launch New Sedan Based on Renault Latitude


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Mitsubishi is apparently going to focus all of its automotive creative energy towards the SUV and crossover sector. This, for instance, translates into them entering a partnership with Renault-Nissan, which will spawn a model with common underpinnings with the Renault Latitude (also known as Samsung SM5 in Korea; pictured).

Renault Says the Eolab PHEV Would Be Priced Similarly to a Clio dCi if Built


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Renault’s ultra fuel-efficient Eolab concept revealed at this year’s Paris Auto Show would not be more expensive than a diesel-powered Clio, a company official revealed.

A Renault-Faced Illustration of the Performance Sandero RS


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RenaultSport is currently working on a performance version of the French group's Sandero hatch that is available around the world with two different snouts featuring the Renault and Dacia badges respectively.

Renault Turns Duster Into Oroch Pickup Truck Concept for Brazil


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Renault is testing the waters at this week's Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil (Oct. 30 – Nov. 9) with a new concept for a Duster crew-cab pickup truck.

Renault Sport RS 01 Makes Public Track Debut, May Preview Alpine Coupe


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The Renault Sport RS 01 race car made its first public appearance on October 18 at the Jerez circuit in Spain in front of 58,000 spectators.

Alpine Teases GT6-Bound Vision GT Sports Car With Articulated Rear End


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What springs to mind when you first hear of a vehicle that steers with its rear wheels which don’t pivot individually, but rather both move as a whole?