A renewed version of Renault Koleos is to be released in late 2011. The chief changes concern the model's exterior styling and interior trim, plus appreciable CO2 and fuel consumption savings in the case of its diesel engines. The model reasserts its high-end status by building on the strengths that were widely acclaimed at the time of its launch in 2008, namely its remarkable comfort, versatility and modularity, as well as the speed with which owners are able to familiarise themselves with their new car.
Robust, more dynamic looks
The front end of Renault Koleos has been revised with a view to reasserting its forceful character. The air-intakes positioned either side of the Renault logo on the previous version have made way for an elegant chrome grille, while the dynamism of the model has been reinforced by new, slimmer headlights. The more modern door mirrors now incorporate LED indicators.
The side view expresses the robustness associated with the world of 4x4 motoring thanks to cues such as high ground clearance, prominent wheel arches and new, modern, sporty wheels. The initial version's distinctive rear-end styling has been carried over, including the steeply-raked rear window which suggests forward movement and provides the model with a particularly original stance. New Renault Koleos will also be available in a new dynamic body colour: Cayenne Orange.
Renault Megane RS Trophy
With a power output of 265hp and peak torque of 360Nm, Renault Mégane RS Trophy delivers unrivalled efficiency for its class. A new tyre fitment and an increase in power make the very most of the Cup chassis' potential, without detracting from the car's acclaimed versatility and ride comfort.
A production run of 500 cars is planned, and Renault Mégane RS Trophy's specific styling features put it at the very top of the Mégane RS range.
Order books open on June 20, 2011, and the newcomer will be marketed in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Prices in France will start from €35,500.
Technical evolutions for the existing, exceptional performance package
With maximum power of 265hp (up 15hp), peak torque of 360Nm (+20Nm) available across a particularly broad rev-band (3,000 to 5,000rpm), a power-to-weight ratio of 5.09kg/hp and specific power of 132.5hp/litre, the car boasts an exceptional performance package. Even so, Renault Sport's engineers have worked hard on the specification of the Mégane RS's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to take driving enjoyment and response to even higher levels. Maximum turbo pressure has been uprated to 2.5 bar (up 0.2 bar), while the air intake design has been revised to take the higher pressure and higher running temperatures into account.
New Renault Twingo is the first vehicle in the range to feature the brand's new design identity. The car will go on sale in early 2012, and includes a number of styling features that were unveiled on the most recent concept cars, and which will become the visual signature of all Renault cars in the future.
Outside, the front end of New Twingo has taken its inspiration specifically from this new design approach. On the bonnet, the Renault diamond is both bigger and significantly more upright. The black background highlights the badge and presents the brand in a robust, confident manner. Like the first-generation Renault Twingo, the newcomer features an expressive, appealing front end. Its dynamic, playful character is underlined by its fog lights and round sidelights which are now positioned next to the grille. The 'eyelids' of the headlights also contribute to new Renault Twingo's distinctive looks.
Warm, original new colours called Fuchsia and Bermuda Blue have been added to the existing range, and bring a touch of light-hearted fun that's characteristic of city cars. Depending on market, New Twingo can be fitted with a electrically-operated fabric sunroof as an option.
At the rear, there are new lights in addition to the main cluster. Located on the tailgate, they enhance New Renault Twingo's lines and echo the front end, bringing extra shape and punch to the car. With a rounder rear bumper and a more curved form for the lower part of the tailgate, the lines are softer. Among the 24 different alloy wheel and wheel trim options, one particularly assertive new wheel design (black diamond effect) contributes to improved aerodynamics and reduced CO2 emissions.
Renault Twingo RS (2012)
Renault Twizy marks the beginning of the all-electric revolution with a completely innovative twoseater design that's protective and comfortable, fun yet daring, open and revitalising. Designed from the wheels up as an ultramobile, this impertinent newcomer is about to shake up the world of motoring! All large cities have problems with congestion, and Twizy stands out as THE urban mobility solution. Just like Twingo and Espace at the time of their launch, Twizy has anticipated motorists' needs. And not only does it inaugurate a new vehicle architecture, but it also packs all of Renault's DNA...
The time has come: Twizy is ready to electrify the city! As a pioneer in this area, Renault is the only manufacturer to market a unique range of affordable electric vehicles, with Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E. and, now, Twizy which will be joined at the end of this summer by ZOE. Twizy is an incredible UDO (Unidentified Driving Object) developed by Renault Sport Technologies and will be manufactured in Renault's factory in Valladolid, Spain. It went on sale across the Renault network from March 15, 2012. With tax-paid prices starting from €6,990, the new model is an urban transport revolution which delivers safety, comfort and free-moving mobility.
TWIZY, A FREE ELECTRON IN THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD
Some benchmarks stand out as universal, iconic concepts which everybody copies, while others are in the process of becoming such products. Some of Renault's strokes of genius, like Twingo, Espace and Scénic, come under the first heading. Meanwhile, with a head start of two or three years on its competitors, Twizy already belongs to the second category...
Taking all its different generations into account, Renault Clio stands out as one of Renault's best-selling cars, as well as a market benchmark that has generated total sales of almost 12 million cars since 1990. Today, Renault has capitalised on the model's hallmark strengths and everyday versatility to deliver New Clio which seeks to win over customers thanks to its attractive blend of emotion and solid core strengths.
New Renault Clio also champions Renault's new design identity which places the emphasis on simplicity, warmth and sensuality.
Thanks to the availability of two systems, including the introduction of Renault R-Link, New Renault Clio breaks new ground in the world of automotive multimedia. it also delivers a high standard of comfort and safety equipment across the range and features an affordable personalisation programme on an unprecedented scale for Renault.
New Clio's versatility is founded on even more efficient road holding and enhanced travelling comfort, while power is provided by a choice of engines that show the way forward in terms of low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. the range includes a diesel powerplant which returns an unbeatable 3.2 litres/100km and 83g of CO2/km.
Meanwhile, New Renault Clio boasts a spacious cabin and a particularly big boot (300dm3). it is also rigorously designed, targets the highest possible level of active and passive safety (5 stars euro NCAP new rating) and is built to Renault's exacting quality standards.
Renault Clio Estate
Innovative New Renault Clio Estate breaks new ground on the sports tourer market, with its attractive styling inspired by range-topping models.
The athletic bodyshape contains all the functionality and modularity expected of segment B estates. The roomy 443dm3 VDA boot can be extended to a full 1,380dm3 by folding down the 1/3 - 2/3 split rear bench seat. When the front passenger seat is folded flat, New Renault Clio Estate boasts an unmatched loading length of 2.48m from the tailgate to the glove compartment.
New Renault Clio Estate offers all the qualities of the New Clio hatch, from comfort and safety, to vitality, features worthy of higher segments and two multimedia options. It heralds the launch of R-Link, Renault's multimedia tablet that forms an innovative link between the car and a networked lifestyle. The catalog of R-Link apps is unparalleled on the automotive market, and is available right from system launch.
New Clio Estate is equipped with a selection of latest-generation engines, including the Energy TCe 90 3-cylinder petrol unit and the Diesel Energy dCi 90 powerplant, which consumes just 3.2 l per 100km and is on a par with hybrids in terms of CO2 emissions, outputting just 83 g / km.
The renewed engine range is completed by the arrival of the EDC dual-clutch gearbox, which will be available on the TCe 120 engine in the first half of 2013, and on the dCi 90 at a later date.
INSPIRED BY SHOOTING BRAKES
Renault has added an original take on an estate to its New Clio range that continues the brand's drive towards irresistibly attractive styling. New Clio Estate arrives hot on the heels of New Clio hatch, the first vehicle in the range that fully expressed the renewal of Renault Design, initiated by Laurens van den Acker. With its refreshingly attractive lines and distinctive personality, inspired by sports tourers from higher up the range, New Clio Estate is clearly the second descendant of DeZir.
Renault Clio RS 200
New Renault Clio RS 200 EDC takes the appeal of performance motoring to a new level thanks to the introduction of EDC dual clutch transmission and the new Renault Sport-developed 200hp 1.6 Turbo engine. The car benefits from Renault's very latest thinking when it comes to comfort and versatility, while Renault Sport Technologies brings the expertise it has forged in motor sport to the table. The result of this unique combination is an easy, enjoyable drive in everyday use. However, should the driver wish, New Renault Clio RS 200 EDC is equally capable of morphing into a genuine performance car with exceptional credentials. Meanwhile, in addition to its warm, sensuous lines which express its performance mission, New Renault Clio RS 200 EDC combines benchmark dynamics with carefully optimised fuel consumption. Designed by Renault Sport Technologies, New Renault Clio RS 200 EDC is made in Dieppe, Normandy, France, and targets those who appreciate beautiful cars and exacting purists alike.
EMOTION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE
The release of New Renault Clio RS 200 EDC sees Renault Sport Technologies add instantly recognisable sports styling to Clio's inherent 'emotional' appeal, producing a subtle blend of stunning lines and sporting adrenaline.
SPORTING CUES REVISITED BY RENAULT SPORT TECHNOLOGIES
New Clio RS 200 EDC boasts simple, yet warm, sensuous lines which place the accent on emotion, underpinned by several details readily associated with high performance and F1.
Twenty-eight years after the launch of the original, New Renault Espace continues the model's success story which has seen sales exceed 1.2 million units.
New Renault Espace features Renault's new styling identity which reasserts the model's personality by ensuring an even more dynamic stance. As is the case with all the brand's new vehicles, the Renault logo is more prominent, more upright and stands out even more clearly against a broad black grille bar which is itself picked out by chrome strips.
Other details which accentuate New Espace's more dynamic, status-enhancing looks include new 'Hurlingham' wheel trims and new 'Monterey' and 'Dark Eptius' alloy wheels.
Meanwhile, the elegantly-appointed cabin of the Initiale Paris version has been embellished with visible stitching for the model's hallmark dashboard. The sensation of comfort and wellbeing for all occupants is further emphasised by the leather and Alcantara® upholsteries.
Even greater respect for the environment: CO2 emissions reduced by 20g/km (equivalent to a fuel consumption saving of 0.8 litres/100km) for the diesel version, and by 6g/km (0.3 litres/100km) in the case of the petrol version.
Coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 130hp, 150hp and 175hp versions of the 2.0 dCi engine (M9R) emit just 150g of CO2/km (a saving of 20g/km), equivalent to fuel consumption of 5.7 litres/100km (down 0.8 litres/100km). The state 'eco-surtax' applicable in France has come down accordingly by €550.
Renault Fluence (2013)