Renault Vel Satis (2005)

Renault Vel Satis (2005)
Renault Z17 Concept (2005)

Renault Z17 Concept (2005)
Renault Altica Concept (2006)

Renault Altica Concept (2006)
Renault Clio RS Concept (2006)

Renault Clio RS Concept (2006)
Renault Clio Sport (2006)

Renault Clio Sport (2006)
Renault Espace (2006)


Renault Espace

For more than 20 years, Espace has stood out as the top-of-the-range MPV benchmark and segment leader. Faced with an increasingly competitive marketplace, New Espace today consolidates that status with a softer design which remains as expressive and modern as ever. A pleasure in every way, New Espace is available with the 2.0 dCi engine, best in class in terms of performance and driving pleasure, and available in two versions - 150hp (110kW) and 175hp (127kW), both of which are equipped with a particulate filter. With a new sixspeed automatic transmission for the 3.0 V6 diesel engine and a choice of four diesel and three petrol powerplants, New Espace features the most comprehensive range of engines in its segment. Versatile and functional, New Espace comes with optimized flexibility thanks to its automatically-attaching sliding rear seats. Meanwhile, the car's enhanced technological features serve both safety and efficiency, with the availability of bi-Xenon cornering lights and the latest-generation Carminat Navigation and Communication System. New Espace goes on sale from March 17.

Style and travelling comfort: added elegance and pleasure

New Espace has been lightly restyled with a shift to more elegant, modern lines. The new design of the grille and bumper softens the front, which also features new high-tech design halogen or bi-Xenon headlamps. The car is also available with an innovation never previously seen in this segment: bi-Xenon cornering lights which are optional with the Privilège and Initiale levels. A further distinctive sign of New Espace Initiale is the chrome trim that runs between the fog lamps to underline the classic elegance of the new design.

Renault Kangoo (2006)

Renault Kangoo (2006)
Renault Koleos Concept (2006)


Renault Koleos Concept

Renault has chosen to unveil Koleos Concept at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. This show car foreshadows a 4WD vehicle that Renault is due to market in the first half of 2008. The Koleos Concept car asserts its claim to the rugged and sporty world of 4WDs while featuring the roominess and comfort of a crossover. It boasts a wide range of practical functions for both everyday use and leisure.

To ensure maximum off- and on-road comfort, Koleos Concept is built on a new fourwheel drive chassis and is powered by a 2.0 dCi engine, both of which have been developed within the framework of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. This 4WD is totally in its element in any conditions and is sure to deliver genuine pleasure to its occupants whatever the road surface.

A 4WD with dynamic lines

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Koleos Concept show car foreshadows the shape of Renault's future 4WD. Penned by Renault designers working in collaboration with the Renault Samsung Motors Design Centre in Korea. The grey-blue body colour emphasizes the high-tech feel of its volumes. The front end features LED headlamps, with additional lights and indicators housed in the exterior mirrors.

Koleos Concept features dynamic proportions. The strip between the body sides and the roof reinforces the stance of the car. The glazed roof panel is topped by profiled aluminium roof bars, while the chunky wheel arches house 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels fitted with "concept pattern" tyres. The 200mm ground clearance and front and rear aluminium protective skidplates confirm that this is a car built for adventure. The steeply raked rear window further emphasizes Koleos Concept's dynamic feel. The design of the vehicle's rear asserts its identity in a long sweep that runs from the base of the rear screen and through to the centre of the hatch. This smoothly curved, glossy black section houses the Renault badge. Hinting at the vehicle's dynamic powertrain, a twin exhaust tailpipe is incorporated into the rear bumper.

Renault Nepta Concept (2006)


Renault Nepta Concept

Renault is unveiling its new Nepta concept car, a four-seater cabriolet with fluid lines and a thoroughbred profile. The low-slung body shape is an expression of elegance and movement, while the spacious and comfortable interior has all the hallmarks of a top-end model. Nepta is a dynamic four-seater GT cabriolet, offering performance at the wheel that is worthy of a prestige sedan.

An attractive and dynamic cabriolet

This flowing, elegant four-seater cabriolet is an expression of Renault's vision of driving pleasure.

The wave-shaped side panels give an impression of fluidity and highlight Nepta's long body shape; an effect that is further enhanced by the special anodic aluminium colour treatment on the lower part of the body shell, the mud flaps and the front and rear spoilers.

The front end is simple yet expressive. The LED headlights are made up of three assemblies: the daytime running lights, the dipped and main beam headlights and the steering lights. The headlights use a technology based on the reflection and propagation of light. The light beam from the main headlights is reflected by crystal-shaped transparent blocks that are electronically controlled for more precise lighting. The quantity and distribution of the light automatically adapts to the driving conditions. The rounded forms of the front wings are enhanced by the innovative boomerang-shaped indicator lights, positioned at the top of the lighting units.

The long and tapered rear end, which is punctuated by the crystals of the rear lights, adds a further sense of movement to Nepta. The overhang is longer at the rear than at the front, highlighting the vehicle's attractive proportions and flowing line. Nepta is an echo of the golden age of automotive styling, while remaining resolutely modern and innovative.

Renault Thalia (2006)


Renault Thalia

The Renault Clio is a supermini produced by the French automaker Renault. Originally launched in 1990, it is currently in its third generation. The Clio has seen substantial critical and commercial success, being consistently one of Europe's top-selling cars since its launch, and it is largely credited with restoring Renault's reputation and stature after a difficult second half of the 1980s.

The Clio has been sold as the Renault Lutecia in Japan. A four-door sedan was developed for certain markets where sedans are traditionally preferred over hatchbacks and was sold under names Renault Clio Symbol, Renault Clio Sedan and Renault Thalia. It is also sold under the Nissan nameplate in some Latin American markets as the Nissan Platina.

Clio (1990-1998)

The Clio was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn of 1990 and began sales in France soon after, although sales in the rest of Europe did not begin until March 1991. The Clio largely replaced the Renault 5 (which continued to be built until 1996 as a budget alternative). The engine range available at launch included 1.2 L and 1.4 L E-type "Energy" gasoline I4 engines (first seen in the R19) and 1.7 L and a 1.9 L diesel (both based on the F-type unit) engines. The gasoline engines all received a fuel injection system in place of carburettors in 1992, in order to conform to new pollutant emission regulations.

A minor trim facelift occurred after only a year of being on sale. A new "smooth" version of the Renault diamond badge (the previous "ribbed" badge was being phased out at the time) and a new front seat design were the only changes. The altered design did not constitute a new 'phase'. In March 1994 the Phase 2 model was launched, with small updates to the exterior and interior of the Clio. Most noticeable was the change in the front grille from two metal ribs to a single colour-coded slat grille. The bump strips were made slightly larger and rounder, and the car's trim level badge was incorporated into the bump strips. The badges on the tailgate strip were moved up onto the tailgate itself and the tailgate strip was given a carbon fibre look. The rear light clusters were given a slightly more rounded 'bubble' shape to them, giving the Clio a more modern look. The clusters, however, are physically interchangeable with Phase 1 clusters.