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Renault puts its range on a diet for a bit more Va Va Voom!

Trim levels simplified, too, with a choice of three grades
NEW Renault range focuses on seven core car and van models, plus its Z.E. electric vehicle range and the forthcoming launch of the Dacia brand.
Renault: range diet for more Va Va Voom impact


27 January 2012

Renault Megane GT TomTom Coupe-Cabriolet and Hatchback, part of the slimmed down Renault Range for 2012
Renault: range diet for more Va Va Voom impact

Trim levels simplified, too, with a choice of three grades

CONFUSED? You probably were. Renault’s range was an impossible minefield of too many models and too many trims.

But that’s no more.

Renault has slimmed down and shaped up with a new model line-up for 1st February 2012.

It’s designed to put the Va Va Voom back into the Renault brand. Ooh la la!

So what does it mean to you, the business user? The French car and van maker is concentrating on seven core car and van models, plus the arrival of its latest Z.E. models, Twizy and Fluence Z.E., as well as its soon-to-launch Dacia brand with the Duster SUV and the brand new Sandero supermini.

The new-look Renault stable for February includes the latest two instalments from the industry’s largest fully electric vehicle range, with orders opening for the Twizy range – Urban, Colour and Technic – priced from £6,690 plus monthly battery hire from £45.

Joining the Twizy is the Fluence Z.E. saloon. The line-up consists of two comprehensively-equipped models, Expression+ and Dynamique, priced from £17,495 on-the-road after the Plug-In Car Grant, plus battery hire from just under £70 per month.

The last of Renault’s bold Z.E. range, ZOE, is primed to arrives this Autumn.

The traditionally-powered cars in the Renault range continue, though. From now on, there will just be three trim level choices for Clio and Mégane 2012: Expression+, Dynamique TomTom and GT Line TomTom. The Renaultsport programme continues separately.

New Twingo is available in Dynamique trim, priced at £10,350, until the arrival of its pocket rocket flagship in the Spring.

The restyled Scénic and Grand Scénic 2012 MPV range is also available to order now, in a simple line-up consisting of five- and seven-seat versions of Dynamique TomTom, plus the option of a premium Luxe Pack. This luxury bundle includes such items as 17” Sari alloy wheels, BOSE Sound System, Dual-Zone climate control and the new Visio System by Renault (lane departure warning and automatic high/low beam) for £1,500.

As part of the slimmed down Renault range, there are several Renault models no longer on sale in the UK. These are Modus, Kangoo car and Compact van, Wind Roadster, Laguna and Espace. Gordini models are also no longer available to order and the core Twingo Renaultsport 133 range has been slimmed down to one version.

To back up its new-look range, Renault has launched a competitive customer care package on all new retail and local business orders.

The new programme, worth in the region of £900, offers all retail customers a comprehensive four year/100,000 mile warranty, four years/48,000 miles free routine servicing, four years roadside cover and four years finance (HP, lease or PCP subject to status). Larger business customers are eligible for the warranty and roadside cover elements free-of-charge.


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Ralph Morton

Ralph Morton

Ralph Morton is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Business Car Manager (now renamed Business Motoring). Ralph writes extensively about the car and van leasing industry as well as wider fleet and company car issues. A former editor of What Car?, Ralph is a vastly experienced writer and editor and has been writing about the automotive sector for over 35 years.

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