Tag: Renault

TOP TEN MODELS IN EUROPE 2006

TOP TEN MODELS IN EUROPE 2006

OFFICIAL figures just out reveal the favourite car across the entire cotinent of Europe during 2006. Here are the details: Position Make/Model Yr_06 Yr_05 Var. Yr. 1. OPEL ASTRA 437,673 466,841 -6.2% Sales of the Astra dipped during its second year on sale, but it still recorded big enough numbers […]

Renault launches Biodiesel Trafic and Master Vans

Renault launches Biodiesel Trafic and Master Vans

RENAULT has just launched its first biodiesel-compatible vehicles with the unveiling of Trafic 2.0 dCi B30 and Master 2.5 dCi B30 in France. These are the first expressions of Renault’s commitment to biofuels, made by the company as part of Renault Commitment 2009, whereby all diesel engines sold in Europe […]

Vivaro achieves production milestone

Vivaro achieves production milestone

PRODUCTION at General Motors’ Luton plant has reached a significant milestone, with the plant’s 400,000th van rolling off the line. The Vauxhall Vivaro was handed over to Carillion, a civil engineering and building contractors company based in Wolverhampton, W Mids, which has a fleet of 3,000 vans and 3,500 cars. […]

TOP TEN MOST UNDERATED

TOP TEN MOST UNDERATED

FOR every A-list megastar there are ten pretenders desperate to fill their shoes. In some cases, even more talented than the one getting all the glory. The same applies to the motoring world; for every car that’s lauded as a work of genius, there’s another deserving of attention and accolades […]

TOP TEN RIDES WE WANT PIMPED

TOP TEN RIDES WE WANT PIMPED

This ‘Pimp My Ride’ mullarkey is nothing new. Modifiers, modders, backstreet mechanics, call them what you will, there are thousands of people out there who spend half their time tinkering with the oily bits of their cars and the other half polishing the shiny bits. Some of them even polish […]

TOP TEN FAILURES

TOP TEN FAILURES

SCAN through any list of modern motors and it’s unlikely you will come across a truly unloved car. That is not always the case though, as rarely a manufacturer will face the horrible realisation that they have given birth to a car that could be more trouble than it is […]

Renault offers all-inclusive package to driving instructors

Renault has joined forces with Master Cover to become the first ever manufacturer to offer a unique all-inclusive ‘Complete Driving School Package’ tailored to meet the specific needs of driving instructors which includes a brand new Renault vehicle, full service, maintenance costs and two years of comprehensive driving instructor insurance. […]

Van van boom (Renault CVS)

Van van boom (Renault CVS)

AFTER winning all three of this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship races in a row, Renault seems to have hit a purple patch, with its UK van division the latest part of the company to take its share of the limelight, following impressive first quarter results. In a van […]

Renault vans gain new gearbox

Renault vans gain new gearbox

THE Trafic and Master vans from Renault are now available with a new 6-speed semi-automatic Quickshift6 gearbox. Similar technology was first seen in the Twingo and Clio, and combines the performance and operating economy of a manual gearbox with the ease of use of an automatic transmission. The new system, […]

New Renault concept truck

New Renault concept truck

RENAULT’S reputation for producing striking car designs is well documented and the latest Trafic, Master and Kangoo vans prove that commercial vehicles don’t have to be dull. But now things have got a whole lot bigger as top Renault designer Patrick Le Quément and his team are set to do […]