Renault

The story behind the Renault badge 0

The first incarnation of Renault’s iconic badge appeared in 1900; far more elaborate than the minimalist diamond we know so well today, it featured an elaborate intertwining of the Renault brothers’ (Louis, Marcel and Fernand) initials.   On the early cars, the badge took pride of place as a raised roundel on the front, allowing(…)

Renault to launch 21 new models before 2022 0

Renault plans to launch 21 new models before 2022, the company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced. The models will make up part of the firm’s ‘Drive the Future’ plan. Of the new vehicles, eight will be fully electric and 12 will be electrified. Diesel engined cars are set to feature significantly less in Renault’s line-up,(…)

Renault Clio converted into pick-up truck 0

A project that started as “a bit of a joke” has actually brought forth quite an impressive product. A self-confessed Scottish car-nut converted this Renault Clio into a handy, about town pick-up in what he initially described as “a labour of love”. Greg Cupples, of Airdrie, was given the Clio by his friends and started(…)

Palmer aiming to leave Renault on a high 0

Jolyon Palmer is aiming to end his season with Renault with “six of the best races” as he looks to secure a seat in Formula 1 for next season. Renault have announced Palmer is to be replaced by Carlos Sainz for the 2018 season and the Britain produced his best-ever finish, coming in 6th at(…)

McLaren ditch Honda for Renault in 2018 0

They say ‘never go back’… Nowhere does this ring truer than in Formula 1 and in particular, the beleaguered partnership between McLaren and Honda which has decided to separate after a disastrous 2017-2018 season to date. A partnership with French manufacturer Renault has been lined up for next season, as the British team attempt to(…)

Renault concept doubles up as an extra room in your house 0

So, as concepts go, this one is fairly ‘out there’… Renault wowed guests at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, with a driverless concept car that doubles up as an extra room in your house. When not travelling from A to B, the Renault Symbioz converts to a cosy snug you can hang out with friends.(…)

Renault engines will keep Alonso say McLaren 0

McLaren believe that the proposed switch from Honda to Renault engines for the 2018 season should be enough to keep Fernando Alonso driving for the team. The final decision as to whether or not to switch engines should be made shortly. Speculation has been gathering momentum that the team will make the change to Renault(…)

A look back at the Renault 12 (1969 – 1980) 0

The Renault 12 was designed to be an all encompassing replacement for the company’s mid-sized range of saloons, the rear engined R10 in particular which by the late 1960s was looking dated and out of touch with the competition. It was also seen as a potential bridge between the R8 and R16 models and a(…)

Renault admits to mistakes with 2017 F1 engine 0

Renault has admitted it made mistakes with the 2017 F1 engine, saying it tried to do too much, too quickly and has subsequently suffered reliability issues as a result. After deciding the F1 power unit had peaked in terms of development, Renault decided to begin a ‘concept revamp’ on the engine, with the goal of(…)

Renault add ‘Black Edition’ to Clio RS 0

For a few hundred pounds, Clio RS enthusiasts can now get their hands on ‘Black Edition’ styling pads for the brand’s primary rival to Ford’s Fiesta ST. The styling packs can be added to both the 200 and 220 Trophy versions of the Renaultsport Clio; they cost around £350 – or £200 if you have(…)