Buoyed by the success of the Captur, Renault is continuing its offensive in the world of crossovers with the launch of the Kadjar, the brand’s first C-segment crossover. In a fast-growing and extremely popular area of the market, the Kadjar will boost Renault’s ambitions on the international stage, as it is due to go on sale initially in Europe and in many African and Mediterranean Basin countries, followed by China.
The Alpine of the 21st Century is creeping gradually closer. The wait may seem interminable to the more impatient fans, but at least there is plenty going on in the meantime!
In motor racing, for example, the Alpine A450 prototype collected European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as a podium finish in the LM P2 class in last June’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
Renault has introduced a new top-of-the-range trim level to its popular Captur compact-crossover – Captur Signature. This high specification model builds on the Dynamique S MediaNav version and adds numerous extras, including some exclusive ones, as standard. Order books have now opened with prices for Captur Signature starting from £17,495.
Renault Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is the latest limited edition Renault Sport hot hatch. The vehicle comes with wide range of improvements. The Megane RS 275 Trophy is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 275 hp (202 kW) at 5,500RPM and 360Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque at 3,000RPM. The new Akrapovic titanium exhaust system is lighter and thanks to these features, the vehicle is able to cover the distance of 100 km with just 7.5 liters fuel.
Furthermore, the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R comes as a standard with the Cup chassis with limited-slip differential, Öhlins Road&Track dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres that are specifically-adapted to the car. The car has no rear seats, and in the front can be found Recaro Pole Position polycarbonate monocoque seats, equipped with three-point seat belts.
After Mégane Hatch, Mégane Coupé and Mégane Sport Tourer, it is now the turn of Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet to feature Renault’s new family traits. Its dynamic, elegant stance has been further enhanced by a new bumper which incorporates the new distinctive Renault diamond set to a gloss black background.
The new, limited-edition ‘Lounge’ version of Renault Scénic and Renault Grand Scénic delivers the very best in travelling comfort and enjoyment for all the family.
Based on the Renault Scénic range’s ZEN equipment level, the limited-edition Lounge version features:
- An impressive list of standard equipment for the driver and passengers alike: in-dash Renault R-Link multimedia tablet, video system complete with screens built into the back of the front head rests, front and rear parking assist, reversing camera, Family Pack, etc.
- Elegant styling: 17-inch alloy wheels, side protective mouldings with chrome strips, satin-finish chrome grille trim, etc.
- A choice of four efficient engines to cover all types of use: the Energy TCe 130, the Energy dCi 110, the dCi 110 EDC and the Energy dCi 130.
It was a little less than 35 years ago that the 1978 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Alpine-Renault A442B paraded down the Champs-Elysées in front of a cheering crowd who turned out to show their appreciation for the car’s success in the hands of Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Didier Pironi. Today, the Parisian public and visitors to the French capital have another chance to discover the A442B, since it is one of the centrepieces of the ‘No Limit!’ exhibition which is currently running at L’Atelier Renault (until April 7).
The Renault Megane III is the latest addition to the series of Renault hot hatches. Renault with its Megane has been there in the Australian car market for the past decade. The latest model from them is the Renault Megane III X95 Sport. It is the coupe version of the Megane hatchback and this new model looks good in its beautiful, stylish interiors.