Smart will be revamping its Fortwo with the addition of a pair of, seats and doors in the rear. The new model supposed to be called Fortwo+2 will be longer and wider than the current model to accommodate those extra set of seats and doors. This means increased wheelbase.
Renault has reaffirmed that its engine formula for 2013 will even out the playing field in the auto industry. This was following suggestions that its existing 2.4 liter unit was not in the same league as that of Mercedes and Ferrari.
The International Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, Germany was the venue for the premiere of Renault’s Kangoo Express Z.E. The vehicle is an all-electric, commercial variant of the Renault Kangoo.
The new Renault Dezir concept is out. Spelt Desire in French, the new design comes with the promise of zero emissions. The fully-electric, two-seat coupe that sports gullwing doors will come powered by a 110 kW (150 PS) and 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque-producing mid-mounted electric motor. The motor would be driven by a vertically-placed 24 kWh Li-Ion battery placed behind the bench seat.
Expected to return a range of 160 km, the Renault Dezir concept has shown up with large wheel arches, fitted with 21-inch wheels and a full-width front grille that stretches from the Renault badge in the center of the face to under the headlamps. The interiors would be designed in a simple with a bare, white hued cabin.
Renault is expected to bring on the Dezir concept at the Paris Motor Show which gets underway during the fall.
For those in the market for a small, but powerful car, we got some details about the new Renault Clio Gordini 200. By details I mean specs and pricing about the exquisite Gordini 200 that will be soon released in the UK.
Available in a sleek Malta Blue paint coat, the car features white side mirrors and F1-style blade, 17-inch polished alloy wheels with a black inner rim and a glossy black center bumper section. Under the hood there’s a 2.0-liter engine that outputs nothing less than 203HP, while other specs include an upgraded Cup Suspension, and Brembo brakes. Regarding pricing, we’re hearing that the Clio Gordini 200 will go north of £19,650 : add £410 for the Cup Chassis, with stiffer springs and dampers, red-painted calipers, quicker steering, and a lowered ride height, and another £615 for an electric panoramic roof.
Looks cool from our end. What do you guys think?
For those of you who’d like to know more about the 2011 Renault Wind, we know that the four wheeler is now officially available to customers. So what does that mean? That we have prices and know a thing or two about its features. Coming with the Dynamique and Exception trim versions, there’s also a Renault Wind Collection available from June 1st.
Speaking of the Renault Wind Dynamique, the base model has a retail price of €17,500 in France. It runs on a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that outputs a good 100hp, has fog lights, rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, sport seats, airbags, power locks, and power windows.
Wind Exceptions is €18,500, and for the extra thousand you get the 1.6-liter 16V engine that outputs 138hp, stability control, automatic climate control, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and more.
As for the limited version Renault Wind Collection, you’re looking at heated leather seats, glossy black roof, chrome exterior trim, to name some of the features. It costs €20,000 with the small engine, and some €21,000 with the bigger motor.
Although I’m not a big Renault fan, I must admit that the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet cruiser has what it takes to cause some serious head turns when passing by. The Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet, comes with a folding roof made of glazed glass and has 6 motor options: 3 diesel and 3 on gas. Choices includes a 1.4 liter turbocharged TCe 130 engine (with 130hp), naturally aspirated 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter power plants outputting 110 hp and 140 hp respectively, or dCi 110 FAP, dCi 130 FAP and the dCi 160 FAP. On top of that, the Coupe-Cabriolet will come with either a 6-speed manual, a CVT or a 6-speed dual clutch EDC gearbox.