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  • A concept car that expresses Renault’s vision of autonomous, electric and connected mobility in the future.

  • Renault SYMBIOZ will be unveiled at a press conference at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show at 9:50am on Tuesday, September 12.

  • Renault continues innovative design approach.

Former karter Louis Doyle (Chorley, Lancashire) is the latest name to sign up for Renault UK’s exciting new Clio Cup Junior race championship for 14 to 17-year-old drivers which gets under way at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit this coming weekend (Sat 9/Sun 10 September).

  • New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 has over 50 per cent more range than previous version
  • Longest range of any pure electric van on sale today
  • New Z.E. 33 battery and motor provides 170 miles (NEDC) of driving on a single charge
  • New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 available in four body styles to suit every need
  • Renault is Europe’s leading manufacturer of all-electric LCVs
  • Kangoo Z.E. is best-selling electric van in Europe for six years
  • New Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 ordering opens today, with deliveries from November 2017
  • New Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 range priced from £14,194.67 (after Plug-in Van Grant, excluding VAT)

Renault Sport Formula One Team had a tough race at the Italian Grand Prix, with Nico Hülkenberg finishing thirteenth and Jolyon Palmer retiring after 29 laps.

  • Renault Iconic Special Edition returns to Twingo
  • Special Edition brings additional equipment plus new interior and exterior upgrades
  • Twingo Iconic Special Edition is positioned at the top-of-the-range
  • Available with TCe 90 engine in either manual or Automatic EDC transmission
  • Twingo Iconic Special Edition available from £14,595 on-the-road
  • Ordering open now, first deliveries during September

Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul

The Italian Grand Prix caps the end of the European segment of the Formula 1 calendar as we begin to switch our attention to Asia in the early autumn months.

  • Scrappage allowance for Euro 4 vehicles registered by 31 December 2009
  • Traded-in vehicles will be permanently removed from public roads
  • Incentives of up to £7,000 available with customers benefiting from Renault’s offer on cars of either 4.9% APR PCP or 0% APR hire purchase along with two years’ free servicing. Renault van customers will also profit from 0% APR hire purchase and four years’ free servicing
  • Renault and Ferrovial are joining forces to create Zity, a new car-sharing service in Madrid.

  • This service, launching in October, will make 500 ZOE available to Madrid residents.

Initially unveiled in Colombia in 2016 and already a success in Latin America’s long-standing pick-up market, Renault ALASKAN goes on sale in Europe starting in September 2017.

This stunning one-tonne pick-up includes:

  • A muscular design with dynamic front-end styling and athletic lines,
  • A robust build combined with outstanding travelling comfort thanks notably to five-link rear suspension and a strong ladder-frame chassis,
  • Remarkably ingenious and powerful, thanks to its Renault 2.3-litre dCi engine, the most fuel-efficient engine in ALASKAN’s segment, and exceptional off-road ability,
  • Availability of a particularly wide range of tailored services, conversions and accessories to cover the full spectrum of customers’ needs.

Connor Grady (Smallfield, Surrey) has signed with crack team WDE Motorsport to contest Renault UK’s exciting new Clio Cup Junior championship which gets under way in just over a week’s time at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit (Sat 9/Sun 10 August).

  • A global first: Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have installed two quick-charge stations that use a stationary energy storage system at highway rest areas.

  • The innovative E-STOR system developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.

  • The partnership supports Renault’s global strategy for the energy storage market.

  • Newly formed joint venture eGT New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd. expected to support zero-emission mobility, a key priority for both Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

  • Company will focus on the core competencies of each partner to deliver competitive electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

Having already confirmed another season will go ahead in 2018, this year’s Clio R3T Trophy France returns to action after the summer break at the Rallye Mont-Blanc Morzine (31 August-2 September).

Max Coates (Scorton) and Lee Pattison (Halifax) shared the wins in Rockingham’s two Renault UK Clio Cup races while Mike Bushell (Tunbridge Wells) survived a weekend of differing fortunes to put himself in with a strong chance of winning the drivers’ title in the championship’s penultimate two rounds at nearby Silverstone, Northamptonshire in three weeks’ time (Sat 16/Sun 17 September).

Renault Sport Formula One Team equalled its best result for the third time this season as Nico Hülkenberg finished in sixth position at the Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix.

For the second consecutive day, Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) was first to cross the finish line, before being stripped of his victory, following technical verifications.

At the conclusion of a spectacular race at Circuit Paul Ricard, Max Defourny (R-ace GP) has taken his second success in the Formula Renault Eurocup, 16 months after the first! The Belgian driver inherited the win after a last lap incident between Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) and pole winner Sacha Fenestraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing).

Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul

The Belgian Grand Prix marks the beginning of the home stretch of the season and it’s vital that we hit the ground running by making a return to the points.

After setting best time in the collective tests, Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) kept his momentum going in claiming the first pole on offer at Circuit Paul Ricard.

JJ Ross (Watford) will make his Renault UK Clio Cup debut with a one-off outing in the championship at Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit this weekend (Sat 26/Sun 27 August) – at the wheel of Ashley Sutton’s 2015 title-winning car.

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