The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has partnered with the tech giant Alphabet’s Google to develop its next-generation of Android OS-based in-car entertainment system. The alliance is planning to debut the infotainment system based on Android OS by 2021. Apart from Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, other sub-brands such as Alpine, Dacia, Datsun, Infinity and Lada will also feature the same system.
Renault has teased a new midsize/C-segment offering, which is set to make its world debut in Russia at the 2018 Moscow Motor Show. Although info about it is scarce right now, it is expected to be a high-rider but in a coupe form (the RR Evoque is a coupe-SUV, to clear things). However, in its ‘Drive The Future’ six-year business plan (2017 – 2022) unveiled last year in October, Renault had confirmed a new
Renault owners in India can get their vehicles checked for free at 269 service centers across India from 16th April 2018 till 22nd April 2018 under the summer service camp. The carmaker is also offering a free car top wash for those who get their cars checked.
Renault debuted the Kwid Outsider concept at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. And now, after two years, it seems like the Outsider concept is set to see the light of production soon. If rumours are to be believed, Renault is planning to launch the Kwid Outsider in the Latin American market in early 2019. However, there is no official confirmation from the French carmaker as of now.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) seem to be the buzzword at the 14th edition of the Auto Expo with several manufacturers showcasing various products and concepts at their pavilions. The Zoe from Renault is one such EV that has attracted the attention of the public with its upmarket and compact proportions. Currently on sale in Europe, the Zoe is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s ‘B’ platform that underpins the Renault Clio.
Renault has issued a recall for its entry level car, the Kwid 0.8-litre. The issue stated is with the steering assembly of the Kwid, which would be inspected and fixed free of cost. Renault hasn’t yet announced which lot of cars have been affected but it is contacting individual customers whose cars are part of the recall. Also, this is confirmed for the 800cc models but since both the cars (0.8- and 1.0-litre) use the
Singapore : McLaren will split with engine supplier Honda at the end of the 2017 season in the wake of their forgettable three-year partnership in which the famed Formula 1 team failed to win a single podium.
Earlier this month we reported that Datsun is likely to introduce a new variant of its popular hatchback, the redi-Go. Now, the automaker has confirmed the rumours by inviting us for the media drive of the 1.0-litre redi-Go in July. Although the official launch date hasn’t been revealed yet, according to Datsun dealers, the new redi-Go will hit showrooms by the end of July.
Sources close to Renault have confirmed that the Duster will soon get an automatic transmission with its petrol version, which the automaker had a hard time rolling out of showrooms since its launch. The Duster petrol automatic is likely to be launched in a couple of months. The French automaker launched the Duster in 2012 and has been constantly updating the compact SUV with special editions, and introduced its facelifted model last
Remember the Renault Kwid Climber concept, which made its debut at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in February? The French automaker has now launched the production-spec Kwid Climber in the country. It is based on the Kwid’s range-topping 1.0-litre RXT (O) variant and is priced at Rs 4.30 lakh for the manual and Rs 4.60 lakh for the Easy-R AMT version (automated manual transmission) (all the prices are introductory, ex-showroom,
Renault’s blockbuster hatch finally gets a two-pedal option. Called the ‘Easy-R,’ the Kwid now comes equipped with an automated manual transmission. Notably, the AMT is available only in the top-spec RXT (O) variant priced at Rs 4.25 lakh ex-showroom Delhi* i.e. around Rs 30,000 more than its manual counterpart.
Renault has showcased the Renault Duster Extreme Concept at the Sao Paulo 2106 Auto Show. This concept remains a standard Duster both inside and out but, with a lot of added bits to make it ‘Extreme’. This concept has been developed by ‘Renault Design Latin America’ or RDAL, Renault’s Sao Paulo design facility in Brazil. This edition is based on the 4X4 variant of the SUV and gets mechanical upgrades. Based on the
Mercedes-Benz is all set to finally reveal the pickup it first teased last year. A teaser video gives us a glimpse of what can be expected and, while it is based on the big and boxy Nissan Navara, the Germans have reworked the design extensively to make it look European.
New Delhi : Car sales growth in India moved to top gear last month, with market leader Maruti clocking over 12 per cent and Hyundai, Mahindra, Toyota, Renault and Nissan posting strong numbers on good monsoon and onset of festive season.
Chennai : Renault to increase exports from India, eyes African market French auto major Renault is looking to enhance exports from India to neighbouring countries and Africa as it seeks to make the country a manufacturing hub. “Last month we started exporting Duster and Kwid to Sri Lanka. This month we will be entering Nepal while we also prepare to enter Bhutan,” Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations, told PTI.
Chennai: Riding high on the success of its small car Kwid and SUV Duster range of models, French car maker Renault is well on its way to post its first ever double digit sales numbers this year, according to a top company official.