Renault Safrane (2009)
The Renault Scenic range has been revised with a view to making it more efficient and streamlined, as well as to enhance its appeal on the highly competitive compact MPV market. The new Renault Scenic line-up focuses on six equipment levels: Emotion, Latitude, Carminat, Exception, Conquest and Jade. These changes combine with evolutions to the model's interior and exterior styling, as well as upgrades for the different equipment levels and the introduction of option packs.
The new Renault Scenic range features a number of evolutions to the model's exterior styling. For enhanced appeal, all versions except the Conquest equipment level are now equipped with satin-chrome foglamp surrounds and trims, grille and door handles, plus Gloss Black lower headlamp masks.
Inside, all versions now come with a leather gearlever knob and steeringwheel. The Latitude, Carminat and Jade versions feature light beige for the dashboard and upholstery, while the Emotion, Exception and Conquest equipment levels are delivered with a dark charcoal interior trim.
A simplified range structure and additional equipment
The Renault Scenic range has been streamlined to make it easier to take in. In response to customer demand, the new structure is based on six equipment levels (compared with 10 previously), namely Emotion, Latitude, Carminat, Exception, Conquest and Jade.
The simplified structure has been combined with equipment upgrades, while three option packs - including two that are identical to those currently available for the 2008 Renault Mégane range, and which represent a customer saving of up to 28 per cent - have been incorporated in the catalogue:
- Voyage Pack: opening rear screen and baggage separation net (customer saving = 21 per cent);
- Techno Pack: Audio Connection Box and hands-free Bluetooth telephone controls (customer saving = 27 per cent);
- Premium Pack: tyre pressure monitoring system and Xenon headlamps equipped with headlamp washers (customer saving = 28 per cent).
New Renault Symbol is a new three-box saloon which features attractive styling. Its length of 4.26 metres and height of 1.43 metres ensure nicely balanced proportions. The harmonious forms of its headlamps and body colour exterior mirrors underpin the front end's status-enhancing looks. Seen from the side, its lines are those of a prestigious saloon and the presence of a third side window ensures first class visibility. The robust design of the rear is also suggestive of status, an impression which is compounded by the body colour rear bumper and wrap-round rear lights. The use of chrome trimming for the grille surround and rear panel adds a further note of refined distinction (depending on equipment level). New Renault Symbol can also be ordered with an optional Look Pack (additional lights and satin chrome door handles) and 14-or 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels. A broad range of accessories enables owners to further modify their car's looks as a function of their personal taste. Items available from launch are a rear wing, chrome exterior mirror housings, door protective mouldings and specific aluminium 14-wheels. Three non-metallic body colours are available (Glacier White, Vif Red and Roy Blue), as well as several metallic body colours (Cendré Beige, Cassiopée Grey, Écume Blue, Nacré Black, Éclipse Grey, Poivré Beige, Platine Grey, Olive Grey and Dyna Red).
A COMFORTABLE, CAREFULLY-APPOINTED CABIN
The same seductive appeal and level of perceived quality are apparent inside New Renault Symbol, too. The practical interior exudes a sensation of comfort and well-being, while the trim strip of the dashboard brings an added touch of elegance and refinement. The dashboard itself features a rev-counter, warning lights and the trip computer display. The gearlever knob falls readily to hand, while appointments include a chrome steeringwheel trim (depending on version) and the height-adjustable driver's seat. A door sills are available as accessories.
Renault Twingo RS
Renault Twingo RS is a high-performance, affordable entry point into the Renault Sport range. It was unveiled in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, on January 31 by the drivers of the ING Renault F1 Team. Compact proportions and sharp styling echo the Renault Twingo Concept show car which was a star of the 2006 Paris Motor Show. The Renault Twingo's distinctive looks have been made more athletic thanks to wider front and rear wings, sculpted side skirts and an aerodynamic spoiler which all point to the car's sporting character. Inside, the cabin has been tailored for focused sports driving, with a number of specific details unique to this model: Renault Sport seats featuring enhanced lateral support, aluminium pedals, a leather steering wheel and a specific rev counter.
The balanced, sporty handling of Renault Twingo RS combines driving enjoyment, sports performance and impeccable safety. The two Renault Sport chassis on offer (sport and Cup) both feature wider front and rear track. The standard ESP can be manually deactivated, ensuring the car is easy to use on a day-to-day basis while maintaining its sporty credentials.
Renault Twingo RS is powered by a normally aspirated 1.6 litre 16V engine developed by Renault Sport Technologies. The engine pumps out 133hp (98kW) at 6,750rpm with 160Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. The unit's punchy character is reinforced by the aggressive engine note, which has been the focus of specific development. The four-into-one exhaust is a technological marvel, striking a perfect balance between acoustics, performance and emissions.
Renault Twizy ZE Concept
Renault Twizy ZE Concept is an innovative response to the challenge of urban mobility. With its fourwheel chassis, Renault Twizy ZE Concept offers the driver and passenger - seated one behind the other - an all-electric means of transport which produces no CO2 emissions.
Renault Twizy ZE Concept is compact, nimble and practical - everything you need in city traffic. The wraparound bodywork creates a safe, reassuring cocoon which offers first class protection for both the driver and the passenger.
Power comes from a 15kW electric motor which develops 70Nm of torque, making it versatile and easy to drive. The acceleration performance of Renault Twizy ZE Concept in urban and suburban traffic is comparable to that of a 125cc motorbike.
A VEHICLE FOR BUSY CITY-DWELLERS…
Renault Twizy ZE Concept is an all-electric vehicle aimed primarily at busy city dwellers who need to pick their way through the urban jungle. Every day, they juggle work commitments with a busy social life, so efficiency, speed and simplicity are key.
The ultra-compact dimensions of Renault Twizy ZE Concept (2.30m in length, and just 1.13m wide) ensure that it is nimble enough for urban use. The four-wheel arrangement, open bodywork and a seat format which puts the driver and passenger behind one another express Renault Twizy ZE Concept's distinctive character.
...LOOKING FOR A PRACTICAL AND SAFE MEANS OF TRANSPORT
For its occupants, Renault Twizy ZE Concept represents a highly practical solution to the problem of urban mobility. With a turning circle of just three metres and a footprint barely larger than that of a scooter, Renault Twizy ZE Concept is easy to park in town. At the wheel, easy, agile handling ensures that it rarely gets stuck in traffic, while the four wheels and low centre of gravity provide excellent stability.
Renault Zoe ZE Concept
Renault Zoe ZE Concept is evidence that an all-electric zero-emission vehicle can also boast smart, appealing looks. Renault Zoe ZE Concept features technology aimed at extending its range and enhancing the travelling comfort of all occupants.
Renault Zoe ZE Concept is a compact, versatile daily driver which represents a new way of experiencing mobility.
AN ECONOMICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SOLUTION
Renault Zoe ZE Concept targets motorists who own more than one car and who are looking for a compact, versatile vehicle capable of meeting their varied day-to-day needs, such as the school or work run, or shopping trips.
Renault Zoe ZE Concept is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle which reconciles motoring with the environmental aspirations of customers looking for a vehicle with the best possible ecological footprint.
Renault Zoe ZE Concept invites its occupants to enjoy familiar pleasures. Using cutting-edge electric-vehicle technology, Zoe ZE Concept is proof that a zero-emission vehicle can also possess a dynamic, edgy, attractive design which immediately points to driving enjoyment. Aerodynamics have a significant influence on the performance of a zero-emission vehicle and, in the case of the Zoe ZE Concept project, the overriding concerns regarding design were elegance and efficiency.
Renault Zoe ZE Concept is just 4.10m long and is powered by a 70kW electric motor which develops 226Nm of torque. It is easy to imagine the vehicle making its way silently through traffic in built-up areas. The large 21-inch wheels and large body panels are reassuring touches that give the four occupants complete peace of mind when travelling out of town.
Renault Clio Estate (2010)
Renault Clio RS
Since 2000, the successive variants of Renault Clio RS have led to it becoming the best-selling performance hatchback of its class, with worldwide sales totalling more than 70,000 cars. The strengths of Clio III Renault Sport's chassis, brakes and steering combined with the precision of its gearbox have resulted in the model being widely praised as the most efficient of its class, by the media and exacting owners alike. To provide a match that is more closely tailored still to the demands and needs of its customers, Renault Clio RS today comes in two distinct guises, with the introduction of Luxe (name may differ according to market) and Cup versions.
The Luxe version is aimed at motorists looking for a comfortable, well-equipped, status-enhancing car which places the accent on driving pleasure. New Renault Clio RS Luxe features the 'Sport' chassis which, like the car's acoustic performance, has been upgraded with a view to delivering an even higher standard of comfort. A range of appointments make this new sporting model from the Renault Sport stable truly unique, including a broad selection of body colours, interior trims, upholsteries (including leather) and aluminium alloy wheels. A long list of equipment carried over from New Renault Clio is available, too, including the Carminat TomTom® navigation system, a hands-free card and cruise control with speed limiter.
The Cup version stands out through its efficiency and performance and will notably appeal to connoisseurs who are passionate about their driving. Equipped with the 'Cup' chassis, it is 36kg lighter than New Renault Clio RS Luxe ('Sport' chassis). Indeed, the design of certain components (transmission, seat frames, wheels) and the dropping of certain items of equipment enables the Cup version to boast the best weight-to-power ratio of its class (6kg/hp).
Renault DeZir Concept
Renault has provided a preview glimpse of its new Renault DeZir concept car ahead of the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Renault DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand's commitment to more emotional styling.
Renault DeZir's sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that environmental concern and a love for cars are by no means incompatible.
The Renault 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.
The public will get its first opportunity to see Renault DeZir at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
DEZIR: THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF RENAULT DESIGN'S NEW VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Under the leadership of Laurens van den Acker, Renault's Design Department has taken its inspiration from the brand's new signature 'Drive the Change!' and explores Renault's styling roots to express the company's powerful human dimension via a new strategy founded on the notion of the 'life cycle'. This vision also builds on the bonds that are gradually forged between the brand and its customers at watershed moments of their lives, such as when they fall in love, start to explore the world, found a family, begin to work, take time to play and attain wisdom.
This approach coincides with the introduction of a new Renault design language that takes its inspiration from the three keywords which communicate the brand's vision, namely 'simple', 'sensuous' and 'warm'.
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, Renault Fluence features a comfortable cabin and a barrage of useful technological aids.
Renault Fluence targets customers looking for a status-enhancing saloon and will be built on the existing assembly line at the Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa, Turkey, where the booted Renault Mégane II was previously produced.
Harmonious, modern forms
This new, four-door saloon is 4.62 metres long and its size and generous levels of standard equipment place it halfway between the C segment, for compact family cars, and the segment immediately above.
Streamlined headlights herald the start of an elegant waist line which sweeps harmoniously along Renault Fluence's sides to the boot. The surround and chromed grille of the upper air intake embellish the car's front-end looks with a sporting flourish, while Renault Fluence's status-enhancing appeal is heightened by its sculptured wheel arches and long bonnet. At the rear, the horizontal, two-part lights allow a generous boot aperture and reinforce the car's thoroughly modern styling.
Renault Fluence packs several opulent upgrade touches: the lower window and boot trims, foglamp surrounds and door handles are finished in chrome, while the B-pillar uprights are gloss black along with body colour side protective mouldings.