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  • Renault Pitches Affordable Self-Driving Technology
    Renault Pitches Affordable Self-Driving … Fri, Feb 7, 2014 10:05 GMT

    RENAULT is the latest company to dip its toe into the waters of self-driving car technology. There is a catch though, as Renault’s vision of an autonomous driving future … More »Renault Pitches Affordable Self-Driving …

    Renault Pitches Affordable Self-Driving Technology

    RENAULT is the latest company to dip its toe into the waters of self-driving car technology. There is a catch though, as Renault’s vision of an autonomous driving future centres around the provision of ‘protected’ roads devoid of pedestrians or other hazards to make the reality of hands off driving possible.

  • A Little Of What You Fancy (Renault Clio 2005-2009)
    A Little Of What You Fancy (Renault … Wed, Sep 4, 2013 08:05 BST

    ENGINES – Even though you might be tempted by Renault’s small capacity diesel engines, for a small car like the Clio the petrol units are probably more appropriate - … More »A Little Of What You Fancy (Renault …

    A Little Of What You Fancy (Renault Clio 2005-2009)

    ENGINES – Even though you might be tempted by Renault’s small capacity diesel engines, for a small car like the Clio the petrol units are probably more appropriate - you’ll need to cover a lot of miles to make the oil burners pay.EXTERIOR – The product of numerous tweaks and facelifts, this Clio is possibly one of Renault’s …

  • First Drive: Renault Captur
    First Drive: Renault Captur Thu, May 2, 2013 09:05 BST

    YOU know a car maker is trying really hard to connect with young buyers when it purposely misspells the name of its new offering to grab maximum attention in the marketplace.Renault … More »First Drive: Renault Captur

    First Drive: Renault Captur

    YOU know a car maker is trying really hard to connect with young buyers when it purposely misspells the name of its new offering to grab maximum attention in the marketplace.Renault is the latest in a long line of manufacturers content to rip up the dictionary, and its Captur – without an ‘e’ – enters an important and growing …

  • Powering down (Renault Fluence Z.E. end of long term test)
    Powering down (Renault Fluence Z.E. … Thu, Oct 18, 2012 10:08 BST

    MY TIME with the Fluence has come to an end with a bang. Literally, because some fool has cracked the mirror housing by driving past too close and whacking it with their … More »Powering down (Renault Fluence Z.E. …

    Powering down (Renault Fluence Z.E. end of long term test)

    MY TIME with the Fluence has come to an end with a bang. Literally, because some fool has cracked the mirror housing by driving past too close and whacking it with their own.Obviously there was no note and it’s added a rather sour tint to my final month with the car, but there have been lots of positives too. It’s totting-up …

  • Seconds in (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month 5)
    Seconds in (Renault Fluence Z.E. long … Thu, Sep 6, 2012 13:17 BST

    THE FLUENCE has continued to be a brilliant ‘second car’ this month, alongside other cars I’ve had in to test week by week, but it’s thrown up one or two surprises.First … More »Seconds in (Renault Fluence Z.E. long …

    Seconds in (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month 5)

    THE FLUENCE has continued to be a brilliant ‘second car’ this month, alongside other cars I’ve had in to test week by week, but it’s thrown up one or two surprises.First off was a morning where I was in a rush and in the same journey I heard tyre squeal both through cornering and through acceleration. The sensation of bona …

  • Free the Fluence, save the rainforests (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month 3)
    Free the Fluence, save the rainforests … Mon, Jul 23, 2012 16:05 BST

    IT’S FINALLY happened. My eco-patience has worn out and this month I’ve been using the Fluence in anger… sort of.It’s actually been quite freeing, because all of a sudden … More »Free the Fluence, save the rainforests …

    Free the Fluence, save the rainforests (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month 3)

    IT’S FINALLY happened. My eco-patience has worn out and this month I’ve been using the Fluence in anger… sort of.It’s actually been quite freeing, because all of a sudden I’ve started to appreciate more of the Fluence’s strong points and it’s still costing peanuts to run.The thing is, in busy traffic people get impatient …

  • Smooth Operator (Renault Megane 2008-present day)
    Smooth Operator (Renault Megane 2008-present … Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:05 BST

    ENGINES – Like its close rival Peugeot-Citroen, Renault has been a successful proponent of the humble diesel engine. For high mileage drivers the units offered with the … More »Smooth Operator (Renault Megane 2008-present …

    Smooth Operator (Renault Megane 2008-present day)

    ENGINES – Like its close rival Peugeot-Citroen, Renault has been a successful proponent of the humble diesel engine. For high mileage drivers the units offered with the Megane deliver high levels of refinement and economy. For the rest of us the quiet, and sometimes turbocharged, petrol motors are no less appealing.EXTERIOR …

  • Charging forward (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month two)
    Charging forward (Renault Fluence Z.E. … Wed, Jun 13, 2012 14:00 BST

    IT’S BEEN a couple of months spent with the Fluence Z.E. now, and it’s been interesting getting to know it. You don’t drive it quite like you would a petrol or diesel … More »Charging forward (Renault Fluence Z.E. …

    Charging forward (Renault Fluence Z.E. long term test month two)

    IT’S BEEN a couple of months spent with the Fluence Z.E. now, and it’s been interesting getting to know it. You don’t drive it quite like you would a petrol or diesel car.Yes, you’ve got what looks like the control layout from a normal automatic car and it looks pretty like a normal car unless you know the tell-tale differences, …

  • First Drive: Renault Megane 2012
    First Drive: Renault Megane 2012 Mon, May 14, 2012 16:05 BST

    THERE’S no hiding place in the family hatchback segment. Mid-sized five-doors continue to feature heavily in the top ten sales charts and any manufacturer not offering … More »First Drive: Renault Megane 2012

    First Drive: Renault Megane 2012

    THERE’S no hiding place in the family hatchback segment. Mid-sized five-doors continue to feature heavily in the top ten sales charts and any manufacturer not offering a strong contender will be at a major disadvantage. But that’s good news for the likes of you and me, with a constant stream of new and updated models that …

  • Powered up (Renault Fluence Z.E Dynamique Long Term Test - On Delivery)
    Powered up (Renault Fluence Z.E Dynamique … Mon, Apr 2, 2012 16:05 BST

    THE TIMES, they are a’changing. Fuel prices have long since been near the top of people’s day-to-day concern list and it’s now at the point where people have to leave … More »Powered up (Renault Fluence Z.E Dynamique …

    Powered up (Renault Fluence Z.E Dynamique Long Term Test - On Delivery)

    THE TIMES, they are a’changing. Fuel prices have long since been near the top of people’s day-to-day concern list and it’s now at the point where people have to leave their cars behind altogether and sacrifice part of their lifestyle.Electric cars promise to help solve the problem, and it’s time to find out whether they …

  • First Drive: Renault Twizy
    First Drive: Renault Twizy Thu, Mar 29, 2012 18:05 BST

    WHATEVER you’re thinking, hold it right there. Here’s a car that’s very easy to misjudge because it’s not a car at all – it’s a cross between an electric quad bike and … More »First Drive: Renault Twizy

    First Drive: Renault Twizy

    WHATEVER you’re thinking, hold it right there. Here’s a car that’s very easy to misjudge because it’s not a car at all – it’s a cross between an electric quad bike and a scooter.It’s also more fun than a day out on Bill Gates’ expense account, so bear with me while I give you a flavour of why maybe, just maybe, the Twizy …

  • First Drive: Renault Twingo
    First Drive: Renault Twingo Fri, Mar 2, 2012 17:00 GMT

    THE CITY car sector is getting tougher with every new launch, and the established competitors have got to raise their game to compete. Renault’s Twingo has been updated … More »First Drive: Renault Twingo

    First Drive: Renault Twingo

    THE CITY car sector is getting tougher with every new launch, and the established competitors have got to raise their game to compete. Renault’s Twingo has been updated for 2012 with new styling and masses of new, fashionable personalisation options.As part of Renault’s slimmed-down 2012 range the Twingo is yours in just …

  • Renault ditches Wind, Laguna, Espace & Kangoo
    Renault ditches Wind, Laguna, Espace … Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:00 GMT

    THE KANGOO, Laguna, Espace and Wind roadster have all been axed from Renault’s 2012 car range, along with Gordini special edition models.The company has confirmed its … More »Renault ditches Wind, Laguna, Espace …

    Renault ditches Wind, Laguna, Espace & Kangoo

    THE KANGOO, Laguna, Espace and Wind roadster have all been axed from Renault’s 2012 car range, along with Gordini special edition models.The company has confirmed its 2012 line-up will focus more on its core models and new releases that share its ‘Va Va Voom’ philosophy. Seven models will make up the range this year, plus …

  • UK prices for latest Renault Scenic confirmed
    UK prices for latest Renault Scenic … Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:00 GMT

    FOLLOWING the release of full UK pricing and specifications for its new Twingo, Renault has done the same with its revised Scenic range. The order books are open from … More »UK prices for latest Renault Scenic …

    UK prices for latest Renault Scenic confirmed

    FOLLOWING the release of full UK pricing and specifications for its new Twingo, Renault has done the same with its revised Scenic range. The order books are open from today with prices starting at £18,325 for the Scenic and £19,725 for the Grand Scenic.Externally the revised Scenic has refreshed look, with gloss black detailing …

  • Renault Kangoo - Family View : GIANT LEAP FOR VAN-KIND?
    Renault Kangoo - Family View : GIANT … Fri, Jan 13, 2012 15:34 GMT

    Renault's Kangoo is designed to provide practical family transport with no frills but is that enough? Steve Walker reports. More »Renault Kangoo - Family View : GIANT …

    Renault Kangoo - Family View : GIANT LEAP FOR VAN-KIND?

    Renault's Kangoo is designed to provide practical family transport with no frills but is that enough? Steve Walker reports.

  • Renault Laguna GT dCi 150
    Renault Laguna GT dCi 150 Tue, Aug 16, 2011 11:05 BST

    In a traditional segment, the Renault Laguna is inexcusably bland. More »Renault Laguna GT dCi 150

    Renault Laguna GT dCi 150

    In a traditional segment, the Renault Laguna is inexcusably bland.

  • New Renault Twingo debuts
    New Renault Twingo debuts Fri, Jul 29, 2011 11:16 BST

    Renault's new city car is bound to cause a stir when it debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show. More »New Renault Twingo debuts

    New Renault Twingo debuts

    Renault's new city car is bound to cause a stir when it debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • Renault's bizarre widescreen concept
    Renault's bizarre widescreen concep … Thu, Jul 7, 2011 16:14 BST

    Renault's 'Frendzy' concept combines work van and MPV - and a widescreen TV on the outside. More »Renault's bizarre widescreen concep …

    Renault's bizarre widescreen concept

    Renault's 'Frendzy' concept combines work van and MPV - and a widescreen TV on the outside.

  • Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 4
    Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 4 Mon, Jun 27, 2011 15:10 BST

    Miles keep winding on with ease; the Mégane is proving to be fuss free but never boring. More »Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 4

    Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 4

    Miles keep winding on with ease; the Mégane is proving to be fuss free but never boring.

  • Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 3
    Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 3 Mon, Jun 20, 2011 10:02 BST

    More miles roll under the Mégane's wheels and it's all been predictably effortless. More »Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 3

    Renault Mégane Coupé GT: report 3

    More miles roll under the Mégane's wheels and it's all been predictably effortless.

 

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    First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

    McLaren 650S What’s new?The 650S is essentially an evolution of the 12C, but with such a comprehensive spectrum of upgrades that symbolically it’s more like a brand new … More »First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

    First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

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