Paris Motor-show Coverage
Renault at the 2018 Paris Motor Show; 120 years of sustainable mobility for all
By Trevor Lamenya.
Iconic French car maker Renault brought out its best attire at the just concluded the Paris Motor Show. They shipped in three key futuristic concepts that illustrated Renault’s vision of sustainable and shared mobility i.e.
* EZ-ULTIMO, the robot-vehicle for a premium mobility experience,
* EZ-PRO, the last mile delivery robot-vehicle,
* EZ-GO, the robot-vehicle for shared day-to-day urban mobility.
These three models gave Renault the opportunity to reinvent travel time. The Augmented Editorial Experience capsule , presented by Groupe Renault on its booth, proposes a realistic immersive on-board experience combining editorial content, multi-media experience and mobility so as to reinvent travel time.
The EZ TRILOGY
Following EZ-GO, with its vision of shared mobility, and EZ-PRO, a vehicle robot dedicated to last mile delivery, EZ-ULTIMO is the third concept from the same modular platform. Inspired by the ambition to offer sustainable mobility for all, this trilogy of electric, autonomous and connected concepts illustrates Renault’s vision of tomorrow’s shared urban mobility.
The EZ-ULTIMO concept opens-up new era for Renault design. Because it’s a robot-vehicle, the passenger can truly enjoy the journey in a space designed like a personal lounge, equipped with all the comfort and services needed to either relax or concentrate.
Through its design, EZ-ULTIMO embodies the EASY LIFE genes of the Renault brand. The cabin design is welcoming and spacious it offers a wide automatic opening and a seat on a swiveling slide for easy passenger access. For an intimate journey, passengers are protected from outside view by slightly transparent facets on the upper part of the bodywork. The refined interior of EZ-ULTIMO reflects French elegance and is inspired by the world of living. Tailor-made, it is dressed in noble materials such as wood, marble and leather, allowing passengers to enjoy a top-of-the-range and relaxing living space.
Equipped with level 4 autonomous driving technology, EZ-ULTIMO covers a wide range of use cases. This robot-vehicle is connected to infrastructures, can adapt to an urban environment, to the motorway or to a shuttle service on dedicated roads.
Renault Cars coming to Kenya
Renault refreshes the Kadjar for 2019
Following the success of the Kadjar in Kenya, Renault has now enhanced the overall product offering with the introduction of the ‘phase 2 Kadjar’, scheduled for launch in Kenya Q1 2019. It retains the traditional features of a soft roader while becoming even more imposing through a more dynamic and more modern style. Special attention has been placed on comfort, quality and ergonomics. Its cabin has been redesigned to provide even greater everyday comfort.
Renault has introduced a new turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine in two states of tune (140 and 160 hp). This new generation engine, has been developed jointly by the Renault Alliance in partnership with Daimler. It meets the highest quality standards of the two partners and offers a wider power range, increased torque levels, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
Renault introduces phase 3 Duster
Dacia, the sister company to Renault launched the all new Duster for 2019 at the Paris Motor Show. In Kenya it will be launched as the Renault Dacia, slated for launch early 2019.
Based on the CMF modular chassis technology the new Duster is lighter and sturdy enough to handle our local terrain. Renault has updated the engine offering plus introduction of an advanced multimedia interface complete with a new navigation system that works in Kenya.
For the first time Renault will be offering a new 1.5-litre turbo-diesel diesel engine paired to an automatic transmission in 4×2 or 4×4 variants.
Simba Corp at 50 years sale
Simba Corp is celebrating 50 years in Kenya and they are offering Ksh. 50 million worth of discounts on all brands in its stable (BMW, Renault, Mahindra, Mitsubishi, SAME and its power division) visit Aspire centre on Waiyaki way for more details, offer ends 19th October 2018. Terms and conditions apply.