Renault’s New Clio made a great impression on journalists from the world over, invited to put the new model under the closest scrutiny at a meet-up in France’s Bordeaux region. Like the best Bordeaux wines, Renault’s best-seller just keeps on improving with age. Style, performance and equipment are finely tuned down to the tiniest detail.
Hot on the heels of Renault’s Talisman, revealed to the world in the royal city of Chantilly a year back, big sister Talisman Estate made its début showing to the French press in the pleasant rural setting of the Chevreuse Valley west of Paris. It packs all the virtues of the saloon that appeared in July 2015, with similar dimensions and exuberant proportions, plus all the practicality and versatility you could possibly expect of a large estate car.
Renault is seeing out the old year in style! Starting early December, more than 500 journalists and e-influencers from across the world have been enjoying a great Christmas present, road-testing the brand new Renault Mégane and Mégane GT, the latest generation in a long line that dates back 20 years and totals sales of 6.6 million units. With their vivacious design and outstanding finish, the new cars leave no one indifferent.
For the second day's tests the Renault staff gave us a chance to try out our Kadjar round a circuit in the Bardenas Desert. The rocky and sandy trails through this natural park offered a spectacular setting for us to familiarize ourselves with the less conventional capacities of Renault's latest model.
Since early March, there's been a steady stream of journalists and bloggers on the tarmac at Nîmes Airport. The media professionals are coming in to put New Espace through its paces; there's a twenty-strong fleet ready and waiting near a hangar. The location is deliberately original, a nod to the high-tech aviation inspiration that underlies the design of Renault's new crossover. So fasten your seatbelts for take-off into the wonderful motoring world of New Espace.
New Twingo really does have everything it takes: stunning looks, a footprint tailored for tight city spaces, and a dizzying turning circle. That's the impression we got from our two-day test-drive experience with New Twingo in the Nantes region.
Don’t tell them that Captur is a raised Clio – our product managers might have a heart attack. And definitely don’t tell them that Captur is the replacement for Modus – they might want to kill you! No, Captur is a new product from Renault designed for the promising compact crossover segment (already explored by our partner Nissan with the Juke). Even if it reprises the styling of Clio – the new brand identity –, Captur was designed by its own dedicated design team. And just because production of Modus is being terminated as Captur goes into production does not mean it’s a replacement model! We can do a lot with the same platform: a small hatchback, a mini MPV or a compact crossover, with different features for different customers. Let’s take a closer look at this multi-functional crossover that will attract a lot of talk.
A group of bloggers, from Italy and France, had the opportunity to test drive Captur, Renault's new crossover. From its design to technologies, and its handy innovations (like Zip Collection seat covers, and Easy Life drawer) and engines, nothing was left out in these passionate guys' appraisals. Verdict in this video.
Working for Renault tends to provide some quite exceptional experiences. The day I spent on the Guadix circuit in Andalusia with the New Clio R.S. 200 EDC was one of them. Being something of a novice and so before getting behind the wheel it was difficult to imagine eating up a track that features points at 165 km/h in a state of sporting beatitude. Packing a furious engine, flawless body and peerless on-board comfort, the latest jewel from Renault Sport is a joy for all the senses!