Renault has provided a first glimpse of its latest concept car, DeZir, ahead of this year’s Paris Motor Show. DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand’s commitment to more emotional styling.
DeZir’s sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that electric vehicles and a love of cars are by no means incompatible.
The DeZir project is the first to have been led by Laurens van den Acker and marks the start of a sequence of concept cars that will provide an insight into Renault Design’s new vision for the future. It also lays the foundations for the styling cues of Renault’s forthcoming vehicles.
New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet rounds off the renewal of the New Mégane family in style with introduction of the line-up’s sixth body type. The newcomer’s striking looks combine the elegance of a coupé with the promise of the thrills that go hand-in-hand with driving a cabriolet. Read the rest of this entry »
Renault Wind is a two-seater coupé-roadster of 3.83 metres in length which features a highly innovative way of opening up. With its novel electric roof that pivots open in just 12 seconds, Renault Wind brings a completely different take on a car for drivers who enjoy wind-in-the-hair motoring. Renault Wind is aimed at motorists who lust after a car that is not only distinctive and compact, but also convertible yet practical enough for everyday use. Read the rest of this entry »
After a successful career spanning more than 12 years, with more than one million units sold in 45 markets worldwide, Renault is renewing its Master range. New Master is due to go on sale in April 2010. New Renault Master’s assertive styling previews the new design trend for Renault vans.
The cab offers the market’s most comprehensive range of practical stowage solutions. Shaped around the specific requirements of business users and the equipment they need for their everyday work, these stowage solutions are both user-friendly and perfectly integrated into the design of the cab. New Renault Master aims to become the segment’s benchmark for comfort thanks to a complete reappraisal of the driving position and controls, enhanced visibility and the availability of a raft of comfort-enhancing features normally associated with passenger cars. Read the rest of this entry »
Following news last week on the confirmed European production sites for two of its new electric cars, Renault has now announced that it will manufacture its future electric, zero-emission Kangoo Van at M.C.A. (Maubeuge Construction Automobile), in northern France, starting in the first half of 2011.
To be built on the same production line as the internal combustion-engined versions, the new model will benefit from the same expertise and supply chain as the current Kangoo. A specialist LCV (light commercial vehicle) plant for twenty years, Maubeuge currently produces Kangoo, Kangoo Van and Kangoo be bop (three-door car version available on the Continent) and is able to continuously adapt to demand and the diverse nature of these types of vehicle (for example, short and long wheelbase versions, or those with and without side windows and tailgates). The choice of this factory will also allow the Group to ramp-up industrial production quickly, while guaranteeing high build quality levels. Read the rest of this entry »
Renault is to enhance its range in autumn 2009 with an elegant new saloon: Fluence. Renault Fluence was designed with the aim of standing out as the most attractive car of its class and several features set it apart from rivals: beneath its strong, sporting exterior, Fluence features a comfortable cabin and a barrage of useful technological aids. Read the rest of this entry »
The Renault Kangoo be bop Z.E. prototype is powered by a 44kW (60hp) electric motor and is equipped with a 15kWh battery. With 18 months remaining before the release of Renault’s forthcoming production electric vehicles, Kangoo be bop Z.E. provides a range of approximately 100km. By the time of their launch, Renault’s electric vehicles will have benefited from an evolution to their battery technology which will take their real-world range to 160km.
Optimizing the range of electric vehicles is a key parameter, which is why Renault is taking all the necessary steps to make this aspect of electric vehicle use as simple and efficient as possible. Read the rest of this entry »