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Renault Unveils a New Model for the First-Time - (Global)

July 11th, 2008
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  • Renault Press reveal at 09:30 on Tuesday 22 July
  • Senior UK executive interviews available on Press Day including Renault UK Managing Director, Roland Bouchara
  • Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering at ING Renault F1 Team, will unveil a new Renault model making its world debut at the Show
  • Official Renault eco² spokesperson, Dame Ellen MacArthur, to announce support for Renault’s environmental commitment
  • Adventurer Laurent Granier finishes his epic journey in his Renault Koleos at British Motor Show having driven along the legendary ‘Silk Route’ in a test of endurance and demonstration of Koleos reliability
  • Renault stand located in the South Hall covering 1600m2
  • Extensive line up of new models for 2008 on display: Twingo Renaultsport 133, Clio Sport Tourer, Grand Modus, New Kangoo, Koleos and Laguna GT
  • Stunning Mégane Coupé-Concept makes its UK public debut – giving strong styling cues to the forthcoming Mégane
  • Showcase for Renault quality and design, Laguna Coupé-Concept on display for the first time in the UK

The London International Motor Show at ExCel is set to see some French flair when Renault unveils a new model for the first-time anywhere in the world. Also on display on the Renault stand will be some of this year’s best and freshest new models – of the 12 Renault production cars on display, seven will have made their UK debut in 2008.

Two stunning Concept vehicles will also make their UK public debut, showcasing the very best of Renault quality, design and innovation - the Mégane Coupé-Concept and Laguna Coupé-Concept.

Press Conference

Renault’s press conference on Press Day Tuesday 22nd July at 9.30 will feature a number of personalities and topics, demonstrating Renault’s extensive range of vehicles and global philosophy.

Pat Symonds – Executive Director of Engineering, ING Renault F1 Team – will be unveiling an exciting a new Renault model making its worldwide debut at the Show.

Dame Ellen MacArthur – long-standing partner of Renault UK, Dame Ellen MacArthur will announce her support for Renault’s environmental commitment as the brand’s official eco² spokesperson. Renault has 30 cars which fall into the sub 120 g/km category, and amongst the top-three manufacturers to offer a large volume of vehicles in this bracket. In total, Renault has 92 eco² vehicles in its range.

Laurent Granier  - adventurer Laurent Granier has driven a Renault Koleos 4x4 crossover from Busan, through Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan to name a few, and the final destination of his epic two month, 16000 mile journey will be the London International Motor Show on 22nd July.

The well-travelled Koleos will be on display throughout the duration of the Show, and the adventurer himself will appear on Press Day, 22nd July.

Senior Renault UK Executives - Interview requests

Executives will available for interview on the motor show stand on Press Day:

  • Roland Bouchara - Managing Director - Renault UK Ltd
  • Emmanuel Bouvier – Director, Marketing - Renault UK Ltd
  • Keith Hawes – Director, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle Sales – Renault UK Ltd

In addition, interviews will also be available with Dame Ellen MacArthur, Laurent Granier and Pat Symonds in the morning of Press Day.  To arrange any interviews please contact Jeremy Townsend.

Renault’s extensive product range on display

Twingo Renaultsport 133

Renault’s latest addition to its hot hatch family is the Twingo Renaultsport 133, which will arrive in the UK in September 2008.

The Twingo comes with specific Renaultsport chassis and steering tuning as standard ensuring it offers optimum performance and handling. There is no wait necessary for the ‘Cup’ chassis either as Renault Sport Technologies has developed this for Twingo from launch, along with a new 1.6 naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre VVT engine delivering 133hp at 6,750rpm with 160Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

New Kangoo

Making its UK debut is the all-New Kangoo, which goes on sale next Spring.

Launched in 1997, the original Kangoo’s affable, expressive style revolutionised the leisure utility vehicle sector. Roomy and versatile, it has been a phenomenal success, selling over 2,200,000 units in just ten years. New Kangoo features even better levels of practicality and interior space, with an all-new design giving the car a fresh, modern look.

Koleos 4x4 Crossover

Renault’s new 4x4 crossover, Koleos, has just arrived on UK shores and will be on display on the Renault stand.

Renault’s longstanding MPV experience combined with the 4x4 technology already proven on existing Alliance models, ensures that its all-new 4x4 crossover, Koleos, benefits from a rich heritage of expertise.

Koleos is Renault’s first-ever entry into the growing crossover segment, boasting MPV levels of comfort and interior space combined with robust exterior styling and genuine off-road ability.

Clio Sport Tourer

New Clio Sport Tourer offers competitive pricing, impressive standard equipment, innovative features, greater load space and practicality, combined with the all the style and exterior good looks Clio is renowned for. The Sport Tourer version is a compact estate without compromising on interior space.

Ideal for customers who need the space and practicality of an estate car, but still want a car with sporty and up-to-date looks, Clio Sport Tourer has 50% more boot space than the Clio and is priced just £850 more than the Clio five-door.

Laguna GT

The much-acclaimed Laguna GT introduces the new 4Control chassis with four-wheel steering, developed jointly by Renault and Renault Sport Technologies to give the ultimate in driving pleasure, handling, dynamic response and steering precision.

It can be seen in all its glory at the Motor Show, making its UK Show debut.

Grand Modus

Grand Modus features harmonious, distinctive looks that elegantly exploit its longer wheelbase (+93mm) and larger quarter-lights, while its overall length of 4,034mm ensures that it has all the benefits of an MPV. The car’s boot is amongst the biggest of its category (410 litres VDA) and its three-seat, sliding 60-40 split-folding rear seat, plus its bright, functional cabin and plethora of smart storage spaces permit Grand Modus to pave the way for a host of family uses.
Win a Twingo Renaultsport 133

Drivers can test their skills on two Twingo Renaultsport driving simulators which will feature on the Renault stand.  The simulators will be there for the duration of the Show.  From Press Day until 31st July there is an exciting competition on offer with some great prizes.

Every entrant will win an exclusive Renaultsport cap with the fastest driver of the day winning an MP4 player.  The overall winner of the competition will win an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona where they will compete against winners from other countries for the top prize of a brand new Twingo Renaultsport 133.

Full range at the show

In addition to the new models above, on display will be a Clio Renaultsport 197, Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet Dynamique S, Grand Scénic Dynamique S dCi 106, Laguna Dynamique dCi 110 and Grand Espace Initiale.

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