Renault South Africa is among the leading automotive brands in the country. It sells eight models across several segments, from small hatchbacks to compact SUVs. They also have a stake in the logistics market with a range of trucks and machinery.
They’re considered to be one of the safer road car manufacturers, regularly attaining a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Don’t think they’re boring, though – Renault has a respected racing heritage, with their sporty road cars, participation in the FIA 24-hour Endurance Championship, and Formula One success.
With wide-ranging specs and a unique design, Renault is a great brand for those looking to stand out.
Renault was founded in 1898 in France by Louis Renault and his brothers. After years of success with new production lines and tailoring services, Renault was nationalised in 1945 to become Régie Nationale des Usines Renault (RNUR).
Renault’s 4CV was dubbed the ‘small car for everybody’ and quickly became an international sensation. This was followed by the famous Renaults 4 and 5, eventually followed by the 16, which helped establish them on the international rally scene. The company also boasts the iconic Renault Clio V6 model, admired for its solid performance and outstanding design.
Today, Renault is a leading French and international automaker with several unique models on offer.
Renault South Africa is among our leading automotive brands, with over 45 dealerships across the country. Their Clio model is regularly featured in the Naamsa top 10 best-selling cars of South Africa.
Their budget Kwid model and premium SUV Kadjar model showcase the extent of their range, while the highly popular Clio and Megane models continue to hold their own in their segments.
Renault also offers a range of commercial vehicles for which they can offer good service support.
For the best and most affordable car insurance cover for your Renault, comparing insurance quotes can help you find the right cover.
If you’re buying a new Renault, the company offers extensive warranties and service plans, and rest assured that they maintain a good availability of parts locally.
Renault vehicles are available to rent from several of the leading car hire companies in South Africa.
They are fuel-efficient, offer a range of comforts, and usually fall under the budget or affordable categories at car rental agencies. You’ll most likely find the popular Clio model available in the budget segment while the Megane would be available in the premium segment.
Few hatchbacks can offer the broad spectrum of positives that the Renault Clio R.S 2018 has to offer. Known as a beacon of the ‘pocket rocket’ segment, the Clio R.S hatchback certainly offers a great drive.
Excellent performance and dynamics wrapped up in a modern and typical French-fluent design, the Clio R.S is everything the modern driver wants. The petrol Lux model offers 147kW @ 6 050rpm and 260Nm @ 2 000rpm, all transferred through a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch gearbox. It boasts a fuel consumption of 5.1 L/100km and 133 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Its 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating makes it one of the safest cars on the road.
The Clio RS 200 EDC Lux model retails at R329 900.
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