Your Guide To Renault South Africa

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.


A Brief History of Renault

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.

History of Renault
Buy A Renault

Buying a Renault

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.

Renault Insurance

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.

Car Insurance
Renault Car Insurance Quotes
Travelling with a Renault

Travelling with a Renault

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.

Car Rental

Renault Models

While South Africa's Renault fans await the launch of the all-new fifth-gen Renault Clio V, the Clio Authentique 66kW Turbo remains a popular choice – and with good reason.

Its 0.9-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine is zippy and amazingly light on fuel. (The reported fuel consumption stats are 5.5 litres per 100 km.) With 66 kW and 150 Nm of torque, it's great for urban commutes and runabouts. It's also neatly kitted out with a 7-inch MediaNav infotainment system that includes Bluetooth, navigation and USB/aux.

Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels, an adjustable multifunction steering wheel, electric folding side mirrors, cruise control, four airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and electronic stability control with traction control. The 300-litre luggage space in the back increases to 1 446 litres when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded down.

You'll get all this for R261,900 with the Clio Authentique 66kW Turbo. The Clio V has a lot to live up to!

Read more about these Renault models: Renault Sandero and Renault Kwid

Renault Models

Prices quoted correct at the time of publishing this article. The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial, legal or medical advice