Renault’s celebrity guest list at the Paris Motor Show was topped by Marie Amélie le Fur, French Paralympics champion at the Rio Games and member of Renault Handisport Team.
While behind-the-scenes, preparations for 2017 are already in full flow (as evidenced by the recent announcement that Germany’s Nico Hülkenberg has been recruited for next season), there is still plenty of mileage left in 2016.
As the Paris Motor Show closes down, we take a look back at what was one of the show’s highlight features for Groupe Renault this year, when design chief Laurens van den Acker invited four French bloggers for an exclusive walk-around, discussing some of his personal favourites at the show.
After 18 days, and attendance topping 1,055,000, the 2016 Paris Motor Show finally closed it gates yesterday. Here’s a rundown on how it went for Renault: very well indeed!
OK, so it’s not the same podium step as the one Sébastien Buemi climbed to after winning the Hong Kong ePrix last week in the opening race of the third FIA Formula E championship season. There again, there was not one but two Renault ZOEs on the podium for the Monte Carlo eRally, another event on the FIA calendar. Ourselves, well we finished third. By Alex Stricher, AutoCult
After the first leg, from Fontainebleau to Alès, the 2016 Monte Carlo eRally changed pace yesterday afternoon, to put the priority on regularity. New Renault ZOE with the ZE 40 battery put in a flawless performance here, though things would get somewhat more complicated a little later on.
Renault is hiring! For more than two years now, the Renault group has been running a major company-wide recruitment drive, extending across all engineering, manufacturing, sales, and support functions. Some 250 new recruits from all over the country were invited to visit the Renault stand at the Paris Motor Show, and meet Carlos Ghosn in person.
Four Renault ZOEs flying the ZE ZOE TEAM banner were among the 34 runners at the starting line of the Monte Carlo eRally in Fontainebleau. The first leg will take them down south through to Alès. Be part of the adventure with the daily travelogue of Alexandre Stricher, AutoCult blogger and member of the ZE ZOE Team.
Under any ordinary circumstances it’s pretty difficult for the man in the street to get an interview with Groupe Renault chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. But that’s exactly what happened, for the first time at an international motor show, when the Renault boss met five web opinion leaders at the Paris event.
Formula 1’s whirlwind tour continues! Just one week after the Malaysian Grand Prix, where Jolyon Palmer picked up his first championship point, Renault Sport Formula One Team has moved on to Japan for one of the most eagerly-awaited races of the season. In addition to the cultural interest associated with any trip Japan, the challenge of Suzuka is always one of the season’s highlights.