RENAULT ADDS dCi 110 ENGINE TO CAPTUR CROSSOVER

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RENAULT ADDS dCi 110 ENGINE TO CAPTUR CROSSOVER

  • 110 hp diesel engine added to Captur line-up
  • 1.5-litre unit capable of returning up to 76.4 MPG (Combined cycle)
  • New dCi 110 available in mid-to-high spec Captur models
  • Captur dCi 110 priced from £17,695 OTR
  • Euro 6 compliant dCi 110 unit available to order from 1st April

 

Renault is introducing a new higher-powered engine on its Captur crossover for those customers wanting higher performance whilst retaining excellent efficiency. The 1.5-litre 110 hp diesel engine brings more power and torque whilst still returning impressive fuel economy and emissions.

The engine produces 110 hp and 260 Nm torque, an increase of 20 hp and 40 Nm over the dCi 90 unit, yet still retains its environmental credentials offering economy figures of up to 76.4 MPG (NEDC Combined cycle) and emissions as low as 98 g/km, thanks in part to Stop & Start technology – meaning free road tax.

The Euro 6 compliant dCi 110 engine will be available to order on Dynamique, Dynamique S and Signature versions of Captur from 1st April, with prices starting at £17,695 for the Captur Dynamique dCi 110.

 

High power meets high specification

Dynamique versions of Captur come as standard with the MediaNav system including a seven-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation and multimedia connectivity, 17-inch silver alloys and automatic climate control. Dynamique S adds rear parking sensors, 17-inch two-tone alloys and electrically-operated, folding and heated mirrors.

The recently-introduced top-of-the-range Signature trim adds the R-Link Multimedia system with TomTom® LIVE satellite navigation, Grip Xtend advanced traction control, an uprated 4x35W Arkamys sound system, rear parking camera and leather upholstery.

Captur was the best-selling model in the B-SUV segment across Europe in 2014, with 165,130 examples sold across the region. Of those, 20,466 were sold in the UK, making it Renault UK’s second best-selling model after the Clio in only its second year since being launched in the summer of 2013. As at the end of 2014, 306,829 Capturs have been produced globally since the model’s launch.

The Captur range starts from £14,295 on-the-road.

 

Dynamique/ Dynamique S

Signature*

Power @ RPM

110 hp @ 4000

Torque @ RPM

260 Nm @ 1750

Top Speed (mph)

109

0-62mph (sec)

11.0

Combined MPG

76.4

72.4

CO2 emissions (g/km)

98

101

*Different figures on Signature due to standard fit Mud and Snow tyres

 

Version

Price (OTR)

Dynamique ENERGY dCi 110 S&S

£17,695

Dynamique S ENERGY dCi 110 S&S

£19,195

Signature ENERGY dCi 110 S&S

£20,795

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The All-New Renault Twingo has been awarded the title of “Best Answer to the City Car Dilemma” in the 2015 British GQ Car Awards.

All New Twingo

The All-New Renault Twingo has been awarded the title of “Best Answer to the City Car Dilemma” in the 2015 British GQ Car Awards.

Renault’s recently-launched city car is one of just eight production cars to pick up an award and, at a third of the price of the base model of the next most affordable car, the stylish and practical Twingo looks perfectly at home amongst its supercar and exotica peers.

GQ said of the Twingo: “There’s more to the Twingo than the de rigeur small-car visage and graphics.  It’s powered by a frothy little rear-mounted, three-cylinder turbocharged engine; an unusual setup that improves interior space and adds a welcome USP. Fun, in a nutshell.”

Commenting on the award, Ken Ramirez, Managing Director, Renault UK said: “All-New Twingo represents a bold innovation in the city car category with its clever rear-engined layout. We were always confident that our latest Twingo would prove to be a hit so everyone at Renault is thrilled to see our newest city car recognised at the 2015 GQ Car Awards, especially alongside such sports cars and exotica.”

All-New Twingo has now picked up several major awards including ‘City Car of the Year’ in the 2014 TopGear Magazine Awards, ‘City Car of the Year’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards and ‘Best City Car’ in the Daily Express 2014 Motoring Oscars.

The All-New Twingo went on sale in the UK in September 2014 winning critical praise for its charm, looks, clever packaging and innovative rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout.

The Twingo, now in its third generation, is available with a choice of two efficient petrol engines, three trim levels, including many personalisation options and is priced from £9,495.

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DACIA LAUNCHES NEW 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITIONS

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DACIA LAUNCHES NEW 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITIONS

  • Dacia celebrates its 10th anniversary with new ‘Lauréate Prime’ special editions
  • Special edition adds styling and multimedia upgrades
  • Available in the UK on Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV models
  • On display at the Geneva Motor Show in March
  • Full UK specification and pricing to be released in early Spring

Dacia will celebrate the 10th anniversary since its European re-launch in 2005 at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show where new special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV will be unveiled.

Ten years have passed since the Logan was launched in Europe in 2005, heralding the dawn of a bright new era for the Romanian brand Dacia, whose Renault-led rebirth proved to be the catalyst for unprecedented levels of success across the continent.

To celebrate these 10 glorious years, Dacia is producing a series of special edition versions across its range, including the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV. In the UK, this special edition will be called ‘Lauréate Prime’. True to the brand’s ethos and image, these special edition vehicles will be well-equipped while remaining simple at heart, and will come in an exclusive metallic Cosmos Blue finish.

They will stand out through their distinctive styling trims and will be equipped with a new multimedia and navigation package as standard – Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution. 

Exclusive new Cosmos Blue finish

Blue is the colour traditionally associated with the Dacia brand, and these special edition versions will pay tribute to that by including exclusive metallic Cosmos Blue paintwork as standard.

Attention to detail for the exterior

The Lauréate Prime special edition versions stand out through a series of specific styling features, including ‘Dark Metal’ alloy wheels and door mirror housings.

A carefully-appointed interior

The standard Lauréate interior is enhanced by subtle touches of blue on the upholstery and seatbelts, complimenting the Cosmos Blue metallic exterior. Tasteful grey top-stitching for the seats and special front and rear blue-edged floor mats complete the look.

Generously equipped

The Lauréate Prime special edition versions benefit from a generous equipment specification, based on the existing top-of-the-range Lauréate trim. This includes the exclusive Cosmos Blue metallic finish, Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution infotainment system, leather steering wheel, climate control for comfort, cruise control with speed limiter for safety and peace of mind, and electric front windows and remote central locking for convenience – all of which are ideal for motorists who use their vehicle on an everyday basis.

Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution

Included as standard in the UK is the new-generation, user-friendly MEDIA NAV Evolution navigation system complete with a large seven-inch touch screen display. All the qualities from the original infotainment system are retained, including satellite navigation, multimedia capabilities that allow music streaming from devices through a USB, AUX or Bluetooth® connection and hands-free telephony capability.

In addition to this, Dacia MEDIA NAV Evolution adds TMC traffic information, access to social networks when connected to a smartphone via the main display and the ability to access Apple’s SIRI voice recognition function through steering wheel-mounted controls.

A special edition available with a choice of engines

The special edition versions will be available with engines from the current Dacia range and in both two- and four-wheel-drive configurations for the Duster.

Reassuring three-year/60,000 miles warranty

As with every model in the Dacia range, the Lauréate Prime special edition versions come with a three-year/60,000 miles warranty.

Full details on UK specification and pricing will be available in early Spring.

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Fiat 500X Preview Weekend Invite RSVP on 21st and 22nd February

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You are cordially invited to our preview weekend of the new Fiat 500X SUV, that will be in our Fiat showroom here in Banbury for you to feast your eyes on.

We also have a great 3D virtual reality test drive experience for you to try out too. The fully immersive driving footage is hot in a Fiat 500X and we think you will find the experience captivating.

We are expecting a strong showing of customers, so to make the best of the experience, please book your position and RSVP, either by calling our Sales Manager, Mark Jordan on 01295 227100, emailing us at enquiries@jaybee.co.uk or you can use the on-line booking form link below;We look forward to seeing you.

http://www.jaybee.co.uk/fiat/new-car-offers/500x-preview/

 

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Renault Romance Season Aims To Capture Your Heart

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RENAULT ROMANCE SEASON

Renault announces the launch of the Renault Romance Season with seductive offers across its range of cars and vans available now and through the new 15-registration plate this March.

Starting today with the launch of the “Restart Your Heart” television campaign this week with the chic Clio supermini, filmed in Paris, the city of love, the Renault Romance Season extends the celebration of Valentine’s Day for registration through to 31st March.

The Renault Romance Season also celebrates Renault’s continued success with two consecutive years of market-leading share gain and a car sales volume growth of 44% in 2014. The Renault Romance Season is supported by a fully-integrated multi-million pound advertising campaign including television, press, outdoor, radio and digital.

The Renault Romance Season of seductive offers starts from just £139 per month with four years’ warranty and four years’ Renault assistance included on retail offers. Retail customers will enjoy special savings styling packs and leather interiors and also on service plans that start from just £199 for three years/30,000 miles.

All-New Twingo – ‘Top Gear’ magazine’s City Car of the Year is available from just £139 deposit and £139 per month.

Clio – the chic supermini with standard air conditioning and 16 inch alloy wheels starts from £139 per month on Expression+ with £1,500 deposit contribution.

Captur – the adventurous crossover with customisable colour collections from £169 per month with £1,250 deposit contribution.

Megane – the range of Hatchback, Sport Tourer and Coupe models with energy efficient engines with four year’s interest-free hire purchase and nil deposit.

Scenic – spacious and flexible MPV with four year’s interest-free hire purchase and nil deposit.

Renault Romance Season also extends to our van range:

Kangoo, All-New Trafic and Master – Europe’s best-selling van range is available from £149.95 per month excluding VAT on three year/10,000 miles per annum contract hire for your business customers.

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Renault Kadjar, Big Brother to Renault’s Captur

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RENAULT REVEALS KADJAR – CAPTUR’S BIG BROTHER

 

  • Renault unveils stylish all-new C-segment crossover
  • Bigger brother to Captur set to offer excellent economy & emissions
  • Focus on driving enjoyment and comfort
  • Available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions
  • LED headlights and high-tech specification items
  • Built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF platform
  • Kadjar will be manufactured in Palencia, Spain for Europe
  • Set to become the first Renault to be manufactured in China
  • Kadjar set to go on sale in the UK in the Autumn
  • Full details to be released at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 

 

Buoyed by the success of Captur, Renault is continuing its offensive in the world of crossovers with the launch of Kadjar, the brand’s first C-segment crossover.

In a fast-growing and extremely popular area of the market, Kadjar will boost Renault’s ambitions on the international stage, as it is due to go on sale initially in Europe and in many African and Mediterranean Basin countries, followed by China.

This sibling to Captur shakes up established thinking by bringing an innovative and attractive proposition to the crossover market. The Renault Kadjar stands out through its fluid, athletic exterior styling. Meanwhile, its interior is both sporty and refined, courtesy of the quality of the materials employed and the attention that has gone into its finish.

Available with either four- or two-wheel-drive transmission, the Renault Kadjar encourages adventure while at the same time delivering easy manoeuvrability in town thanks to its compact footprint (4.45 metres long x 1.84 metres wide).

Furnished with high-quality interior appointments and modern equipment, the Renault Kadjar offers advanced connectivity with the R-Link 2® multimedia system, along with a relaxed experience behind the wheel, courtesy of the latest driving aids.

The Renault Kadjar also benefits from a range of particularly efficient engines which position it at the forefront of the segment in terms of low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Renault Kadjar will be unveiled to the public at the 85th Geneva Motor Show which opens to the public on 5th March 2015.

It will go on sale in the summer in both Europe and a high number of countries in Africa and the Mediterranean Basin region and is scheduled to appear in RHD form in the UK in the Autumn.

 

KADJAR, A GLOBAL MODEL IN LINE WITH RENAULT’S INTERNATIONAL AMBITIONS

Buoyed by the success achieved by Captur, Kadjar is the latest addition to Renault’s dynamic product plan. In the fast-growing crossover market, Kadjar is Renault’s vision of a C-segment vehicle.

Renault extends its crossover range

With Kadjar, the Renault Group has showcased its creative ability with a view to conquering new markets and winning over new customers.

The dynamism of the current product offering is reflected in the average age of its range, which has decreased from 4.8 years in 2012 to 4.2 years in 2014. It is expected to reach 3.7 years by the end of 2015.

In 2014, almost one in every five vehicles sold across the world was a crossover, with the segment enjoying a market share of 23 per cent in Europe and 26 per cent in China. The segment consequently represents a real entry point to the key growth markets targeted by the group.

Captur was the second model to appear in Renault’s crossover range after the Renault Koleos. Success was immediate. Thanks to its practical innovations and bold personality, this urban crossover emerged at the top of the European B-segment crossover market, with slightly more than 178,000 registrations in 2014.

Kadjar sees Renault maintain its offensive in this international segment with a C-segment model that slots into the range above Captur.

Kadjar, Captur’s big brother, brings something new to the segment thanks to its fluid, athletic lines, status-enhancing appeal, travelling comfort and respect for the environment.

Kadjar, a vehicle to drive Renault’s international growth

Represented in some 128 countries, the Renault Group sold a total of 2,712,432 vehicles worldwide in 2014. Courtesy of its international growth strategy, Renault now markets 46 per cent of its vehicles outside of Europe (compared with 37 per cent in 2010).

The Renault Group’s product plan is the cornerstone of this growth and of the promotion of its image. Kadjar will contribute to the group’s expansion by extending its range and geographical scope.

Kadjar to fuel Renault’s ambitions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

Kadjar will be manufactured at Renault’s Spanish plant in Palencia which currently exports 83 per cent of its production to more than 50 different countries across five continents. Kadjar will go on sale this summer in Europe, followed by the majority of the Mediterranean Basin countries and Africa.

In China, Kadjar is poised to spearhead Renault Group’s offensive

Kadjar will be the first Renault vehicle to be manufactured in China. The new crossover will act as a powerful ambassador to drive the group’s growth in China. Having registered just 600,000 car sales back in 1999, China has evolved into the leading global market, counting more than 22 million units in 2014. In December 2013, the Renault Group formalised the creation of a joint venture with Dongfeng and consequently began the construction of a factory in Wuhan with an initial production capacity of 150,000 vehicles.

Kadjar will be the first Renault vehicle to be manufactured in China

On 16th December 2013, Renault and Dongfeng signed an agreement that gave birth to the Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) and the construction of a factory in Wuhan.

Work on the factory began in January 2014, with vehicle manufacturing scheduled to start early in 2016. Today, a little more than a year after the agreement was signed, DRAC already employs a staff of 1,000 in China.

In the medium term, Renault’s plan is to achieve a 3.5 per cent share of the Chinese market – equivalent to 750,000 sales per year. UK and European Kadjars will be supplied from the Palencia plant in Spain.

The success of crossovers is global and the segment accounts for almost one in every five vehicles sold across the world. Demand is similarly common across the planet, with major selection criteria being design, price and image.

With Kadjar, a special effort was made to meet the expectations of the segment’s customers. Its fluid, dynamic stance is a response to the demand for attractive styling.

A crossover with Renault’s DNA built on one of the Alliance’s common platforms

Strategic partners since 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8.4 million vehicles in almost 200 countries in 2014, positioning its world’s fourth largest automotive group.

Renault and Nissan stepped up their synergies in 2014 after identifying potential for convergence in four areas, namely purchasing, human resources, manufacturing and logistics, and engineering. Each of these four activities was placed under common management in order to improve efficiency.

In the realm of engineering, one of the primary objectives has been the development of common platforms.

Kadjar has benefited from the synergies permitted by the Alliance since it is built on a platform that is shared by both makes.

The development of modular architectures for use by the Alliance is a consistently growing source of synergy. The CMF plan (Common Module Family) consists of producing a wide range of vehicles using a raft of shared parts and components.

The benefit is a reduction in costs through the manufacture of a broad range of models using a fewer number of different parts. These savings are reinvested in the vehicle, resulting in more attractive products by allowing special attention to be paid to the sort of functions and content that customers want.

The CMF project is broken down into three segments: CMF-A for small vehicles, CMF-B for medium-size vehicles and CMF-C/D for the largest models. The Renault Kadjar uses the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-C/D platform which is the fruit of four years’ joint development.

The platform’s production is shared between Renault and Nissan, with Renault bringing its knowledge and experience to the design and manufacture of the rear suspension and transmissions. Already proven by three Renault and Nissan vehicles, the CMF-C/D platform is an eloquent illustration of the Alliance’s expertise in the crossover segment.

The synergies developed by Renault and Nissan permit the shared use of as many non-visible parts as possible (e.g., the engine block, navigation system architecture, etc.) while at the same time staying true to the distinctive brand identity, design and hallmarks of each of the Alliance’s partners.

 

RENAULT KADJAR, A NEW STYLE FOR THE CROSSOVER MARKET

Renault is positioning itself in the C-segment crossover market with a design that blends strength and elegance. With its Flame Red launch colour, the Renault Kadjar brings a breath of fresh air to the market and plays upon its power of seduction.

Fluid, athletic exterior styling

The Renault Kadjar is a C-segment crossover that draws from the cues associated with SUVs, saloons and estates. It shares the DNA of the Captur concept car, along with hints of the DeZir concept car. Captur illustrates the ‘Explore’ petal of Renault’s design strategy – a world that evokes dynamism, strength and adventure – while DeZir, the concept car born from the ‘Love’ petal, endows the vehicle with an emotional, sensuous touch. Kadjar is moreover presented in Renault’s Flame Red colour which is emblematic of vehicles that inspire passion.

The big brother to Captur brings a new proposition to the crossover market through its unique design which marks a break from the segment’s current trends. The Renault Kadjar combines a bold personality with seductive appeal. Its compact footprint (4.45 metres long x 1.84 metres wide) and low roofline (1.60m) accentuate the vehicle’s dynamic stance.

The front end exudes an impression of strength. The manner in which the chrome strip continues across the head lights enhances the visual impression of width and contributes to Kadjar’s assertive character. Its flowing, athletic silhouette is reinforced by the muscular form of its wings, while the sensuous fluidity of its lines is accentuated by the finish of the doors which are flush with the sills.

The sculpted sides and powerful shoulders also contribute to the overall sensation of dynamism and strength. At the rear, the bodywork subtly integrates the bumper and firmly establishes the Renault Kadjar as a high-quality vehicle.

Behind-the-scenes, Kadjar challenges conventional thinking

Because of Renault’s ambitions in the crossover segment and due to the model’s international importance, Renault Design called on input from its entire international network of design centres to guarantee a truly global approach to the model. The strong ideas that came out of the Cooperative Innovation Laboratory (LCI) and RDCE (Renault Design Central Europe) ensured that innovation played a big role in Kadjar’s design. The project was overseen by design teams at the Technocentre, near Paris.

A seductive take on the world of crossovers

In addition to its sensuous appeal, Kadjar incorporates all the indispensable cues of the crossover world. Its generous ground clearance (190mm) provides an immediate impression of strength and hints at Kadjar’s ability to head off the beaten track.

The structured form of the grille heightens the assertive character expressed by the front end, while the front and rear skid plates – characteristic of SUVs – underline the Renault Kadjar’s adventurous temperament.

The large 690mm wheels and rims of up to 19-inches (depending on version) are further pointers to the Renault Kadjar’s sporty nature.

The lower door protective mouldings reinforce the model’s solid stance, while the black wheel arch extensions form an extension of the lower part of the body and provide another indication of the vehicle’s taste for escaping the crowd, as do the anodised aluminium roof bars which add to Kadjar’s dynamic poise.

Kadjar stands apart from other crossovers in its segment thanks to features which bestow it with an elegant touch without taking anything away from the sensation of robustness it exudes.

Renault Kadjar’s strong character is reinforced by the new lighting signature which characterises the brand’s mid-range and high-end models.

An LED (Light Emitting Diode) light guide in the form of the letter ‘C’ for the daytime running lights combines a sense of status-enhancing distinction with a high-tech feel. The continuity of the chrome strip within the headlight contributes to the impression of elegance and quality exuded by the vehicle.

The similarly modern rear lighting signature creates a rippled light effect, as seen on the Captur concept car. The Renault Kadjar’s refined and balanced lines are emphasised by the fitment of body colour door mirror housings and door handles for all versions.

Finally, the use of chrome for the windows and daytime running light surrounds, as well as for the sill guards heightens the impression of strength and quality exuded by this athletic crossover.

A refined, sporty interior

The Renault Kadjar offers a smart, comfortable and carefully appointed interior which mirrors the refinement of the model’s exterior lines.

The instrument panel falls naturally in the driver’s line of sight and suggests genuine enjoyment behind the wheel. The horizontal lines of the dashboard design emphasise the width of the cabin.

The Renault Kadjar’s dashboard is pleasant to the touch and of a very high-quality thanks to the use of foam-backed materials. The outstanding quality of the interior combines with a precise, immaculate finish.

The bold, expressive design of the gear lever serves as a reminder of the model’s sporty calling and is enhanced by refined, glittering inlays. A 1.4-square metre fixed glass sun roof adds to the balanced feel and brightness of the cabin.

Double rows of visible stitching for the seats, door handles and instrument panel cowling further enhance the Renault Kadjar’s interior. Kadjar’s personality is expressed as much inside the car as it is through its exterior styling to deliver a uniquely stylish blend of comfort and distinction.

 

KADJAR, AN ASSERTIVE CROSSOVER TO MATCH EVERY MOOD

While the Renault Kadjar’s lines are honed to meet the exacting demands of customers in the segment, the model’s versatility also answers the needs of families thanks to its practical, modular design. The generously-equipped Renault Kadjar benefits from a raft of relevant, intuitive technologies which contribute to an efficient, relaxed driving experience.

Available with either 4×2 or 4×4 transmission, Kadjar is equally at home on open roads as it is in built-up areas.

Kadjar blends a subtle combination of SUV, estate car and saloon cues, while retaining the undiluted DNA and design thinking of the Renault brand. It offers an intuitive driving experience and first class travelling comfort for owners looking to get away from the crowd.

The Renault Kadjar takes its robust build from the world of SUVs. With all-wheel-drive, it offers improved traction thanks to a choice of three modes (Auto, LOCK and 2WD), allowing drivers to select the ideal transmission option for any given situation.

The generous 190mm ground clearance and approach and departure angles of 18 and 25 degrees respectively guarantee outstanding driveability whatever the type of terrain. Front and rear skid plates protect the vehicle’s underbody, while the stainless steel boot sill guard protects against damage and dirt.

Versatility inspired by estate cars

Kadjar’s interior modularity is user-friendly and intuitive. Courtesy of handles located in the boot, the Easy Estate system automatically unlocks and folds the 60/40-split rear seats.

The two different boot configurations make it possible to choose between a ‘high’ position with a completely flat floor to facilitate the loading of large items, or a ‘low’ position to provide a maximum carrying capacity of 472dm3.

Meanwhile, the option of compartmentalising the boot into two or three sections is a smart way to protect items and prevent them from moving about while on the move.

The interior offers impressive cabin space. In the back, the height-to-roof lining dimension (910mm at 14°C) and 1,456mm of elbow room are amongst the best in the segment. The Renault Kadjar also provides 30 litres of practical stowage space in the cabin.

Kadjar boasts a level of driving enjoyment and comfort associated with saloon cars

It takes no time at all to acclimatise to the Renault Kadjar. The angle through which the seat backs recline means that the driving position is similar to that of a saloon. The interior is refined and the comfort level peerless, thanks particularly to an excellent quality of upholstery for the enveloping seats.

Kadjar is extremely manoeuvrable, too, with a turning circle of 10.72 metres. The Renault Kadjar is equipped with an array of driving aids that are useful for everyday motoring, including ‘hands-free’ parking and a reversing camera for easy parking in town.

Finally, the Renault Kadjar boasts low fuel consumption. Its Stop and Start system enables fuel to be saved and reduces pollution in built-up areas.

Quality equipment for a personalised, connected driving experience

The Renault Kadjar comes with an ultra-modern dashboard incorporating a seven-inch capacitive colour touchscreen TFT display that is brightly lit to optimise the clarity of information.

Kadjar is available with the Renault R-Link 2® multimedia system which is also available for the new Renault Espace. R-Link 2® comes as standard with voice recognition to control the navigation, telephone, apps and radio, ensuring a simple and safe means of accessing these functions. Its customisable home page facilitates access to the most frequently used functions.

The range of available apps provides an enriched experience in every area: motoring, travel, news, social media and practical solutions for everyday life.

Escapism and adventure in complete safety

Kadjar benefits from Renault’s expertise in the area of safety, assisted by the latest technologies designed to take care of passengers.

The Renault Kadjar’s head light units with Full-LED (Light Emitting Diode) twin head lights improve safety courtesy of a more intense and precise beam. The head light units incorporate two LED ‘Pure Vision’ modules that perform the functions of dipped and main beam. This Full LED ‘Pure Vision’ technology endows the Renault Kadjar with lights that are both precise and efficient. The ray emits a light close to that of the sun and 20 per cent more powerful than a halogen beam for enhanced night-time vision.

All of the driving aids are accessible from the R-Link 2® menu. The extensively-equipped Renault Kadjar features a raft of useful, intuitive technologies such as emergency brake assist, lane departure warning, road-sign recognition with speed limit alerts and a reversing camera.

 

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Fiat 500 with insurance and servicing for 18-30 year olds for just £239 per month

This offer really is a game changer for young drivers, no more buying cars where the cost of the 1st year’s insurance exceeds the purchase price of the car. For 18-30 year olds you can now have a brand new Fiat 500 for £239 per month, including insurance and servicing package for 3 years. You can even earn back up to about £150 a year if you drive safely and considerately. Mums and Dads take note, this could save you a lot of anguish and heatache, as well as a pretty penny too, as chances are the Bank of Mum and Dad are going to be involved somwehere along the line. A sort of Quantitative Easing to Dads wallet we reckon.

 

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R&GO Media APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL-NEW TRAFIC AND NEW MASTER

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R&GO NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL-NEW TRAFIC AND NEW MASTER

R&GO infotainment smartphone app now available for free download for use in All-New Trafic and New Master vans

  • R&GO app provides satellite navigation with traffic alerts, vehicle trip information and full music and phone connectivity via a smartphone

The recently launched All-New Trafic and New Master vans are now even more connected as ‘mobile offices’ thanks to the R&GO infotainment smartphone app that is now available for free download.

The R&GO smartphone app connects to the vehicle via Bluetooth and provides 3D turn-by-turn satellite navigation, a vehicle trip computer giving the driver’s Eco² rating and fuel economy figures, several multimedia functions including Internet radio and playback of stored music, and a host of telephone commands, allowing the driver to make hands free calls and have SMS messages read out loud.

The R&GO application is available as a free download for compatible iOS and Android smartphones for use in All-New Trafic and New Master and tablets for All-New Trafic.

From the main menu, all four functions can be easily accessed. The vehicle trip computer provides a multitude of information for the driver, including fuel economy, distance travelled and an Eco² rating based on factors such as acceleration and anticipation to help show how fuel economy can be further improved. The multimedia section allows the user to play music already stored on their device, listen to Internet radio or simply control their FM radio through the app, giving touchscreen functionality for ease of use. The telephone commands section gives one-touch access to contacts, agendas, and a dial pad, whilst facilitating safe communication whilst on the road in the form of hands free calling and SMS messages being read out loud. The satellite navigation function features UK and Ireland mapping, CoPilot Premium software with 3D turn-by-turn navigation and live traffic alerts. Mapping is downloaded and stored onto the device, enabling GPS navigation without using any mobile data.

Whilst the app is free to download, the satellite navigation feature is activated through a one-off payment of £19.99, made through the app. Making this payment gives the user the flexibility to take their device with them wherever they go and have full navigation capabilities in any All-New Trafic or New Master, eliminating the need to buy multiple or even separate navigation devices, meaning lower costs for businesses.  A one-month free trial is also available to give customers the chance to see the benefits in practice before making a purchase.

The introduction of R&GO is a further addition to the range of innovations that feature on Renault’s LCV range in order to create a ‘mobile office’ environment, including a class-leading 90-litres of cabin storage and a fold down central seat with detachable clipboard and dedicated space for a laptop. Business+ and Sport versions of the All-New Trafic come with a universal cradle as standard.

All-New Trafic and New Master sit alongside the Kangoo Van and fully-electric Kangoo Z.E. and complete a fully refreshed Renault LCV line-up.  A new range of energy-efficient engines and a host of clever storage solutions have helped to reduce running costs whilst improving practicality and convenience.

Renault is the leading LCV manufacturer in Europe, a position it has held for the last sixteen years, and supports all of its business customers through the Renault Pro+ dealer network – dealerships that are fully equipped to meet the specific demands of professionals and commercial vehicle customers.

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ALPINE SECURES THE 2014 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES AGAIN

CHR2680-ALPINE SECURES THE 2014 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES AGAIN

 

–           Signatech-Alpine claims a second consecutive title in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

–           Paul-Loup Chatin, Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb clinch the Drivers’ laurels with the Alpine A450b.

–           In parallel to its successful motor racing programme, Alpine is continuing to work on the 21st century Berlinette road car which is due to reach the market in 2016.

The Signatech-Alpine race team have secured the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) title in a nail-biting end of season finale race at Estoril in Portugal.

RACE REPORT

Signatech-Alpine had vowed to fight for victory in the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season finale at Estoril in Portugal. Although second place would have sufficed to secure another crown regardless of the results of its rivals, the French outfit nonetheless approached this decisive outing just like any other.

Similarly, as it has done on every occasion since May, the Alpine A450b underlined its ability to compete right up at the sharp end. From third on the starting grid, Nelson Panciatici had already moved up to second by the time the cars reached the first straight.

The Frenchman kept in touch with the leading Zytek all the way through to the first driver change. Celebrating his 23rd birthday today, Paul-Loup Chatin took over at the wheel and had advanced to the front of the field by the end of the race’s opening hour.

The battle for the lead intensified as one of the Ligiers came into the equation, but the Alpine A450b was again in command once the second sequence of refuelling stops had been completed. Having taken to the cockpit, Oliver Webb gradually extended the team’s advantage before handing the car back to Chatin for the final double stint.

However, a brace of penalties subsequently halted the progress of the Alpine A450b, with an initial stop-and-go (relating to the number of mechanics around the car during a refuelling stop) followed by an enforced three-minute pit visit (wheel spin in the pit lane) which sent the N°36 car tumbling down the order to sixth overall.

This meant that with under an hour of the race remaining, a re-think of the strategy was required, and Signatech-Alpine put all of its efforts into ensuring it scored the necessary points to be able to clinch a second consecutive title.

Chatin recovered fifth position and continued to match the pace of the fastest cars on the track as Alpine took the chequered flag as champion!

The fiercely-contested season ended with a fifth different winner at Estoril, an eloquent pointer to the high level of the most competitive championship for LM P2 prototypes.

Bernard Ollivier, Alpine Director, said, “The winning instinct that has long been an Alpine trademark ultimately triumphed! The team united and worked together to overcome several setbacks. It is a new lesson – the devil is in the detail – and it was two little details that cost us around four minutes. We really rolled up our sleeves and went out and fought for this second consecutive title. Each member of our young crew – with an average age of just 24 – demonstrated their maturity. Offering talented young drivers a chance to prove themselves is another Alpine tradition!”

Philippe Sinault, Team Principal, Signatech-Alpine, added, “I am very happy and proud of the work carried out by the entire team. Successfully defending a title is no mean feat, which makes the retention of our European crown all the more satisfying. We have made consistent progress while always being in the battle for victory and adopting – on each occasion – the optimum strategy. The final round put everybody to the test, but the whole team remained calm, as they have done since we achieved our podium finish at Le Mans. I must thank Alpine for placing its faith in us. Together, we have shared and continue to share some incredible moments and emotions. Sometimes it is tough, but that only adds to the challenge that we relish… Roll on next year!”

Nelson Panciatici said, “Following a positive qualifying session, I made a good start in the race. I could perhaps have taken the lead going into the first corner, but with what was at stake, I preferred to play it safe. I was able to maintain a good rhythm without taking any risks and despite the two penalties, we were able to win the championship. I’m thrilled to be the first driver to successfully defend the LMP2 class crown. The team has demonstrated that it is strong and that the victory last year was no fluke.”

Paul-Loup Chatin said, “What a race! I would say we have had a perfect season, and notwithstanding the errors in the final round, the level of performance was always there. Following the penalties, I needed to settle back down into a rhythm to hunt down the points that we needed. I’m over the moon and owe a big ‘thank you’ to the entire team, Alpine, Philippe, Nelson and Oliver. What we have created here is a very strong squad.”

Oliver Webb said, “My team-mates produced two excellent stints at the beginning of the race, and I was able to maintain our advantage before the penalties came. That may have deprived us of victory at Estoril, but it couldn’t stop us from winning the championship! The podium in the Le Mans 24 Hours and now this European Le Mans Series title are two massive results for my first season in endurance racing. I just hope we will be able to keep this momentum going next year!”

The success represents Alpine’s third European crown following those achieved 40 years ago with the Alpine A441 and last year with the Alpine A450. Panciatici is the first driver to claim back-to-back titles in this class in the European Le Mans Series. Chatin, at exactly 23-years-old, becomes the youngest LMP2 class champion, with Webb himself not far from the same record.

Beyond the evident joy of retaining its hard-fought crown, Alpine also wishes to offer all of its support to Jules Bianchi and those close to him. Jules is part of the Alpine family – his grandfather Mauro and great uncle Lucien were the first outright winners behind the wheel of an Alpine on a race circuit at the 1965 Nürburgring 500km with the Alpine M65. We have Jules in our thoughts as we celebrate this championship success.

4 Hours of Estoril – final classification:

1, Sébastien Loeb Racing 24 (Capillaire – Eriksson), 146 laps
2, Newblood by Morand Racing 43 (Hirsch – Klien – Ragues), +35.399s
3, Jota Sport 38 (Albuquerque – Dolan – Tincknell), +43.713s
4, Race Performance 34 (Frey – Mailleux – Niederhauser), +1 lap
5, Signatech-Alpine 36 (Chatin – Panciatici – Webb), +1 lap
6, Murphy Prototypes 48 (Derani – Littlejohn – Wells), +2 laps
7, Greaves Motorsport 41 (Faisca – Fletcher – McMurry), + 2 laps
8, Pegasus Racing 29 (Coleman – Leutwiler – Schell), +5 laps. Etc.

European Le Mans Series (after round five of five):

1, Signatech-Alpine 36 – 78 points
2, Jota Sport 38 – 74 points
3, Newblood by Morand Racing 43 – 68 points
4, Sébastien Loeb Racing 24 – 57 points
5, Race Performance 34 – 57 points. Etc.

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ALPINE SECURES THE 2014 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES AGAIN

Alpine_4+ALPINE SECURES THE 2014 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES AGAIN

 

–           Signatech-Alpine claims a second consecutive title in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

–           Paul-Loup Chatin, Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb clinch the Drivers’ laurels with the Alpine A450b.

–           In parallel to its successful motor racing programme, Alpine is continuing to work on the 21st century Berlinette road car which is due to reach the market in 2016.

The Signatech-Alpine race team have secured the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) title in a nail-biting end of season finale race at Estoril in Portugal.

RACE REPORT

Signatech-Alpine had vowed to fight for victory in the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season finale at Estoril in Portugal. Although second place would have sufficed to secure another crown regardless of the results of its rivals, the French outfit nonetheless approached this decisive outing just like any other.

Similarly, as it has done on every occasion since May, the Alpine A450b underlined its ability to compete right up at the sharp end. From third on the starting grid, Nelson Panciatici had already moved up to second by the time the cars reached the first straight.

The Frenchman kept in touch with the leading Zytek all the way through to the first driver change. Celebrating his 23rd birthday today, Paul-Loup Chatin took over at the wheel and had advanced to the front of the field by the end of the race’s opening hour.

The battle for the lead intensified as one of the Ligiers came into the equation, but the Alpine A450b was again in command once the second sequence of refuelling stops had been completed. Having taken to the cockpit, Oliver Webb gradually extended the team’s advantage before handing the car back to Chatin for the final double stint.

However, a brace of penalties subsequently halted the progress of the Alpine A450b, with an initial stop-and-go (relating to the number of mechanics around the car during a refuelling stop) followed by an enforced three-minute pit visit (wheel spin in the pit lane) which sent the N°36 car tumbling down the order to sixth overall.

This meant that with under an hour of the race remaining, a re-think of the strategy was required, and Signatech-Alpine put all of its efforts into ensuring it scored the necessary points to be able to clinch a second consecutive title.

Chatin recovered fifth position and continued to match the pace of the fastest cars on the track as Alpine took the chequered flag as champion!

The fiercely-contested season ended with a fifth different winner at Estoril, an eloquent pointer to the high level of the most competitive championship for LM P2 prototypes.

Bernard Ollivier, Alpine Director, said, “The winning instinct that has long been an Alpine trademark ultimately triumphed! The team united and worked together to overcome several setbacks. It is a new lesson – the devil is in the detail – and it was two little details that cost us around four minutes. We really rolled up our sleeves and went out and fought for this second consecutive title. Each member of our young crew – with an average age of just 24 – demonstrated their maturity. Offering talented young drivers a chance to prove themselves is another Alpine tradition!”

Philippe Sinault, Team Principal, Signatech-Alpine, added, “I am very happy and proud of the work carried out by the entire team. Successfully defending a title is no mean feat, which makes the retention of our European crown all the more satisfying. We have made consistent progress while always being in the battle for victory and adopting – on each occasion – the optimum strategy. The final round put everybody to the test, but the whole team remained calm, as they have done since we achieved our podium finish at Le Mans. I must thank Alpine for placing its faith in us. Together, we have shared and continue to share some incredible moments and emotions. Sometimes it is tough, but that only adds to the challenge that we relish… Roll on next year!”

Nelson Panciatici said, “Following a positive qualifying session, I made a good start in the race. I could perhaps have taken the lead going into the first corner, but with what was at stake, I preferred to play it safe. I was able to maintain a good rhythm without taking any risks and despite the two penalties, we were able to win the championship. I’m thrilled to be the first driver to successfully defend the LMP2 class crown. The team has demonstrated that it is strong and that the victory last year was no fluke.”

Paul-Loup Chatin said, “What a race! I would say we have had a perfect season, and notwithstanding the errors in the final round, the level of performance was always there. Following the penalties, I needed to settle back down into a rhythm to hunt down the points that we needed. I’m over the moon and owe a big ‘thank you’ to the entire team, Alpine, Philippe, Nelson and Oliver. What we have created here is a very strong squad.”

Oliver Webb said, “My team-mates produced two excellent stints at the beginning of the race, and I was able to maintain our advantage before the penalties came. That may have deprived us of victory at Estoril, but it couldn’t stop us from winning the championship! The podium in the Le Mans 24 Hours and now this European Le Mans Series title are two massive results for my first season in endurance racing. I just hope we will be able to keep this momentum going next year!”

The success represents Alpine’s third European crown following those achieved 40 years ago with the Alpine A441 and last year with the Alpine A450. Panciatici is the first driver to claim back-to-back titles in this class in the European Le Mans Series. Chatin, at exactly 23-years-old, becomes the youngest LMP2 class champion, with Webb himself not far from the same record.

Beyond the evident joy of retaining its hard-fought crown, Alpine also wishes to offer all of its support to Jules Bianchi and those close to him. Jules is part of the Alpine family – his grandfather Mauro and great uncle Lucien were the first outright winners behind the wheel of an Alpine on a race circuit at the 1965 Nürburgring 500km with the Alpine M65. We have Jules in our thoughts as we celebrate this championship success.

4 Hours of Estoril – final classification:

1, Sébastien Loeb Racing 24 (Capillaire – Eriksson), 146 laps
2, Newblood by Morand Racing 43 (Hirsch – Klien – Ragues), +35.399s
3, Jota Sport 38 (Albuquerque – Dolan – Tincknell), +43.713s
4, Race Performance 34 (Frey – Mailleux – Niederhauser), +1 lap
5, Signatech-Alpine 36 (Chatin – Panciatici – Webb), +1 lap
6, Murphy Prototypes 48 (Derani – Littlejohn – Wells), +2 laps
7, Greaves Motorsport 41 (Faisca – Fletcher – McMurry), + 2 laps
8, Pegasus Racing 29 (Coleman – Leutwiler – Schell), +5 laps. Etc.

European Le Mans Series (after round five of five):

1, Signatech-Alpine 36 – 78 points
2, Jota Sport 38 – 74 points
3, Newblood by Morand Racing 43 – 68 points
4, Sébastien Loeb Racing 24 – 57 points
5, Race Performance 34 – 57 points. Etc.

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