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  • Renault Duster 1.5dCi Automatic Road test

    Last week the Duster EDC arrived on test and although no serious road trips were taken this week the main aim of the week was to see what the dependable Dusters new gearbox was like to live with. EDC Automatic gearbox The 6 speed EDC gearbox, sporting dual clutches...
  • Renault Duster EDC kicks things up a gear

    I’m not a fan of manual transmissions in an urban setting. There, I said it. So, when Renault invited me to drive the Duster EDC I was hopeful that the car would be good. We take the early flight to Johannesburg and drive the automatic Duster EDC. Whether it...
  • Renault Clio RS Trophy 220 and Lux 200 arrive in SA

    When a car like the 162kW Clio RS Trophy is launched, us journos secretly hope for track time. It’s not exactly the most real-world way of testing a road car but it certainly is the most fun.  So imagine my disappointment when we were told we’d be cruising around...
  • 2017 Renault Sandero & Stepway get a refresh

    In 2009 the Sandero was launched in South Africa under the Renault badge.  Fitting then, that the 2017 Renault Sandero was launched at the very same place as before, the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng.  We head to Maropeng to driver the revised version and see what improvements have...
  • Special edition Renault Kadjar XP is now priced right

    Renault has announced the addition of a limited edition Kadjar to its South African range. The car, named the Kadjar XP Limited Edition, features a 96kW 1.2L turbo petrol engine-  a derivative of the engine found in the Kadjar Expression. Torque is quoted at 205Nm at 2000 RPM and...
  • Renault insists it will cut down on emissions

    Renault has responded to findings that its car produce more NOx and Co2 than initially stated. However although these results were higher than acceptable levels, no evidence of cheat software has been uncovered by authorities. The French government is currently testing more than 100 vehicles (25 of them being...