The 2013 edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo historique (Jan 27-Feb 1st), was the occasion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Alpine-Renault 1-2-3, with the participation of 5 berlinettes A110. Behind their wheels, some legends, like the winner of the 1973 rally, or Jean Ragnotti, Jean Vinatier and Alain Serpaggi. Back then, the first place was held by Jean-Claude Andruet and "Biche" ("Doe"), which widely contributed to the winning of the World Rallies Championship by Alpine-Renault in 1973. This year, 2 Alpine won 1st and 2nd place.
It's a fact, the Dacia range is undergoing a renewal, to the great pleasure of the eyes and the wallet. In just a few months, Lodgy and Dokker have been revealed, followed by New Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan. This should speed up the brand's success. Now, what about retracing its history? In this first post, let's review the 35 years that preceded Logan...
Renault Argentina took part in the third Thousand and One Nights Classic Car Rally recently. As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Alpine brand, Juan Ranwez and Gustavo Fosco travelled all over Argentina and Chile at the wheel of a 1969 Alpine A110 that had previously been on display at the Autoclasica motor show in Buenos Aires.
On September 10, Pierre-Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, and Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, opened the Seguin Island Pavilion. Visitors to the new information and exhibition centre will be able to trace Renault's history at this key site in French manufacturing.
Clio was an instant hit when the first generation was launched in 1990 and its popularity has never waned. Twenty-two years and over 11 million units later, the "small car with big car refinement" remains a firm favourite with customers. So what's the secret of its success? Clio is comfortable, versatile and safe, with manufacturing quality and equipment levels that make it a forerunner in its segment.