Renault has joined the Norwegian brand of sportswear and leisure activities Helly Hansen for the creation of a limited series of the Captur crossover. This edition, available from the beginning of the European summer, has the particularity to debut in the model of front traction, the traction control system Extended Grip, launched in 2013 in the Scénic X-Mod, that confers more motricidade in terrain more rugged, such as sand, mud, snow, etc. There are three modes of assistance available: road (automatically activated at speeds above 40 km / h, ideal for dry or wet normal road), unstable ground (in which the driver “delegates” the car’s motor management to the Extended system Grip, CapturHelly Hansen can be purchased in exclusive Flamme red color with black or white ceiling. It also has front and rear bumper protections, as well as 17-inch black diamond wheels (with Mud and Snow tires). As standard, it features the R-Link display (debuting on this model) and leather seats. It also has air conditioning, electrically folded mirrors, fog lights and heated front seats. The CapturHelly Hansen is also available in color combinations: Etoile black with ivory ceiling, Cassiopéegray with black ceiling and Ivory with black ceiling. The acronym HH present on the sides recalls the partnership with Helly Hansen. The interior features specific red trim, carbon fiber inserts on the steering wheel, chrome door sills and specific rugs. This edition of Captur is available in all powertrains of the conventional version: Energy TCe90 and Energy dCi90 with manual or automatic double clutch EDC.
2014 – RENAULT CLIO RS MONACO GP
Renault revealed at the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the Clio RS Monaco GP, a special series of the model with several changes in aesthetic terms. This limited edition of the Clio RS is available in two exclusive colors, white pearl and gray platinum, and with the option of the black ceiling, with wheels that can be 17 or 18 inches, various aerodynamic details and mirrors with black notes . Inside, the leather seats with red stitching, the various black applications on the steering wheel and the control of the double clutch box, a numbered plate in the door sills and Renault Sport rugs are highlighted. Reference also to the Renault RS Monitor, which is also standard on this edition. The Clio RS Monaco GP is equipped with the 1.6 turbo engine of 200 horsepower, which remains completely unchanged. The new special edition of the Clio RS will be launched by Renault in several European markets at the end of March.
2014 – RENAULT DUSTER
A few months after the restyled version of brother Dacia Duster was revealed, now it is the turn of the Renault Duster to appear with the slightly renewed design, sporting the diamond mark on the front grille. The changes in the European version were not significant. In visual terms, the front has now a new grille and headlights inspired by the DCross concept. As in Europe is requirement, the SUV has LED flashlights for daytime running. If in the front the changes were few, in the rear only new lanterns. Inside, the changes went a little deeper and added to the utility. The dashboard is new, more refined, with new dials and positioning of the on-board computer screen. The panel is redesigned with textured parts, while the central region abandons the black piano finish and features a new central partition that accommodates the Media Nav multimedia (GPS and entertainment) screen along with the new air conditioning buttons honda fit covers.
2014 – RENAULT DUSTER TECH ROAD II
Launched in October 2011, the Renault Duster soon became one of the best-selling models by the brand in the country. In that year, in just three months of sale, 9,390 units were sold. Already in 2012, the SUV definitely pleased the Brazilian customer seeking robustness, internal space and capacity to meet both urban and off-road needs, and closed the year as a sales leader in the category with 46,904 units sold with a 25.8% share in the segment. Now, Renault Duster shows once again that it is also robust in sales and has just registered 100,000 units sold in Brazil. The model is available in six versions and two types of gearbox and engine: Duster 1.6 16V Hi-Flex, Duster Expression 1.6 16V Hi-Flex, Duster Dynamique 1.6 16V Hi-Flex, Duster Dynamique 2.0 16V Hi-Flex with manual gearbox , Duster Dynamique 2.0 16V Hi-Flex with automatic / sequential gearbox, Duster Dynamique 2.0 16V Hi-Flex with 4×4 traction manual gearbox. The 1.6 16V Hi-Flex engine has 115 hp, while the 2.0 16V Hi-Flex engine has 142 hp. “The Duster is a model that offers robustness, internal space and meets customer needs both in the city and off road. These are qualities that prove their excellent commercial performance, “explains Olivier Murguet, president of Renault doBrasil.
DUSTER TECH ROAD II
Together with the brand of 100,000 units sold in the country, Renault presents the Duster Tech Road II limited series. The model follows the limited series Tech Road I, launched in September 2012 and which registered 29 thousand units sold by the end of November 2013. The Duster Tech Road II has as main novelties the exclusive front grille in the color Dark Star , headlights with black mask, bars in the ceiling and front bumper with detail in the black color air intake, mirrors and 16 “wheels in stainless steel color. At the rear, the trunk opening handle also comes in the Dark Star color, and on the sides, the Tech Road II sticker on the bottom of the door identifies the limited series. In the interior of the vehicle the same qualities, already available in the Dynamique version as the comfort and the optimal space to accommodate five passengers, were maintained.
The Duster Tech Road II also offers affordable innovation, where the highlight is the Media Nav system with a 7-inch touch screen integrated into the vehicle’s dashboard. With colorful display and large icons, the menus are easy to identify and configure. In a few touches, the driver has access to useful tools like radio, bluetooth and GPS. The equipment also has the satellite control in the steering column, which allows the driver to access the functions of Media Nav, without taking your hands off the steering wheel. It is thus possible for the driver to change music, answer and end phone calls and exchange radio stations without taking his hands off the wheel while driving. Among the standard items, the Duster Tech Road II is still equipped with power steering, air conditioning, power windows and blinds, rear parking sensor, ABS brakes and dual airbag. The limited series Duster Tech Road II is commercialized from R $ 63,050 with manual gearbox, R $ 67,050 with automatic gearbox and R $ 68,350 with 4×4 drive. All versions are equipped with 2.0 16V Hi-Flex engine, 142 hp of power.
Just like other Renault models marketed in the country, the Duster Tech Road II limited series is also marketed with a full factory warranty of 36 months or 100,000 kilometers (whichever comes first). This benefit is possible due to the durability, robustness and ease of maintenance offered by the model.
2014 – RENAULT FLUENCE GT LINE
The Fluence GT Line arrives to meet the expectations of those who do not give up the comfort and practicality of the automatic gearbox, combined with the more sporty look with balance and without exaggeration. Mounted on the Dynamique version of the average Renault sedan, it is equipped with X-Tronic CVT gearbox and has won the same aerodynamic package found on the Fluence GT. Renault offers sportiness on three levels: the GT Line with aesthetic changes, such as the Sandero GT Line version; the GT that in addition to the esthetics also also versions with mechanical contents, as is the case of the Fluence GT with turbo engine of 180 hp; and RS, which represent the maximum of sportsmanship, such as the Megane RS, an example of success in Europe. The aesthetics, external, incorporated into the Fluence GT Line were conceived by the team of Renault Design América Latina (RDAL), the first design studio of the brand in the American continent, located in Brazil.
The Fluence GT Line features a front spoiler integrated into the bumper just below the front air intake, giving the tone of sportiness, which complements the fog lights surrounded by chrome frame. At the rear, a discreet airbag incorporated into the trunk lid, as if they were a single piece. The exhaust is wrapped by the black exhaust fan just below the bumper. At the bottom of the trunk lid, the GT Line inscription below the flashlight on the right-hand side identifies the limited series. Viewed from the side, the side skirts stand out, as well as the five-spoke wheels, with a 17-inch diameter rim, leaving part of the discs and the brake caliper. The body-colored mirrors and matt chrome door handles ensure a touch of sophistication to the model.
On the inside, the Fluence GT Line is dark gray with chrome accents and bright black, it also has a digital dashboard and offers items of comfort, technology and safety, present throughout the Fluence range. The “hands-free” key-card allows locking, opening the doors and starting the engine with greater freedom, without the need for a vehicle key switch; dual zone air conditioning; 3D sound system by Arkamys; electric steering, steering wheel with regulating device and speed limiter, ABS brakes and four airbags. Mechanically, the model is equipped with 2.0 16V Hi-Flex engine, which develops the power of 143 hp (ethanol) / 140 hp (gasoline) at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 19.9 kgfm (ethanol) / 20.3 kgfm ( at 3,750 rpm. Equipped with CVT X-Tronic gearshift, it provides a smooth shift of gears, without stride, always maintaining the propeller in the optimal rotation, taking into account the engine load and the conditions of running, besides adapting to the type of driving of the driver. The Fluence GT Line accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.1 seconds and its top speed is 195 km / h. The Fluence GT Line is available for sale in the network of Renault dealerships starting at R $ 78,990.00 reais.
RENAULT SANDERO TECH RUN
2014 – RENAULT SANDERO TECH RUN
The best-selling model by Renault in Brazil is gaining a limited series. It is Sandero Tech Run, which comes to the national market with different aesthetic details, more comfort and safety items, and the Media NAV navigation system integrated into the panel. The Sandero Tech Run is based on the Expression version with 1.0 16V Hi-Flex engine – 77 hp (ethanol) and 76 hp (gasoline) with maximum power 10.1 kgfm (ethanol) and 9.9 kgfm (gasoline) of torque – and caters primarily to consumers who want a spacious, dependable hatch and who value equipment and embedded technology. The aesthetic changes of this new limited series were made by the team of Renault Design América Latina (RDAL), in São Paulo, the first center of creation and style of the brand in the American continent. The jovial and modern look of the Sandero Tech Run is enhanced by the 15 ” rim aluminum wheels and door mirrors and door handles in stainless steel. The chrome exhaust tip adds a sporty feel to the vehicle, as does the black sticker on the “B” column. The limited series also features the “Tech Run” identification at the top of the front doors, just below the rearview mirrors. Domestically, there is also news. Blue is present on the sides of the seats and on the seat belts. Already the steering wheel presents chromed detail in one of the three rays and also a plate in one of the rays with the silkscreen of the name of the limited series. The Sandero Tech Run is available in four different colors: Silver Etoile, Vivid Red, Black Nacre and White Glacier.
TECHNOLOGY ON BOARD
The Media NAV system that equips the Sandero Tech Run offers a 7-inch touch screen integrated into the vehicle’s dashboard. With a colorful display, the menus are easy to identify and, in a few touches, the driver has access to useful technologies thanks to an intuitive system. In the radio function, for example, the equipment displays the stations by frequency, with option of memorizing up to 12 stations. The songs can be played through the cell phone (via Bluetooth) or by an auxiliary source (via USB). Talking to your cell phone is also possible. Through Bluetooth, you can dial contacts, access call history, and leave numbers registered on the system, all with pelodisplay viewing. Voice transmission is done through the vehicle’s speakers, which provides security to the driver who needs to use the cell phone while driving.
Another function of the equipment is GPS. To allow the driver to reach his destination without having problems with the way, the navigation system has an easy programming of destinations and a wide list of points of interest. You can program and save the route while the map is displayed on the screen. The time scheduled for arrival at the destination, the distance to be traveled, the average speed and other important information are also passed to the driver. The Sandero Tech Run Media NAV has satellite steering column commands and allows the driver to handle the most useful functions such as switching music, answering and finishing calls, exchanging .
MORE SERIAL ITEMS
The extensive list of standard equipment reinforces the cost / benefit ratio of the special series, which reaches the Brazilian market for R $ 37,400. The model leaves the factory with the items most valued by Brazilian consumers, such as air conditioning, power steering with height adjustment, front electric windows, as well as brakes with ABS system and airbags for driver and passenger. Complete the list of convenience four-door power locks with automatic locking system, on-board computer, fog lights, four speakers and satellite command on the steering column, which allows the driver to control the sound system without taking his hands off steering wheel.
3 YEAR WARRANTY
As with all Renault’s line-up in Brazil, the Sandero Tech Run limited series is also marketed with a full factory warranty of 36 months or 100,000 kilometers (whichever comes first). This benefit was possible due to its construction characteristic, marked by simplicity coupled with durability and ease of maintenance. With scheduled revisions at 10,000-mile intervals, keeping Sandero Tech Run will cost the owner less than $ 1.00 a day over the three-year original warranty. The value is obtained from the division of the total cost of the maintenance program foreseen by the factory by the number of days that form the three years, based on the fact that the Brazilian driver runs on average 45 thousand kilometers in three years with his automobiles.
Marketed in dozens of countries around the world, Sandero is manufactured at the Ayrton Senna Industrial complex in Paraná. The model was launched in Brazil in 2007 and quickly became a commercial success, reaching the most sold car position of Renault in the Brazilian market, thanks mainly to its main characteristics in relation to the competitors: ample internal space for passengers and luggage; mechanical robustness and modern design. Sandero is among the ten best selling cars in the country. In August, the model registered 10,034 units issued, guaranteeing the eighth place in the national sales ranking.