RENAULT AT THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
Renault has taken the wraps off FRENDZY, the fourth concept car to illustrate the brand’s new strategy launched, at the 64th International Frankfurt Motor Show. After the notion of ‘love at first sight’ expressed by DeZir, discovering the world with Captur and the establishment of a family with R-Space, FRENDZY presents the world of work. FRENDZY is a multi-purpose commercial business electric vehicle which doubles up perfectly as a comfortable car.
Renault has chosen Frankfurt to show how concepts go on to reach the showroom. New Twingo is the first production car to feature some of the styling cues showcased by the brand’s recent concept cars. Thanks to its attractive, expressive front end and extensive personalisation programme, New Twingo is sure to appeal to an even broader audience. This practical and compact city car boasts record cabin space and is at home both in town and on the motorway. At the same time, the fuel consumption of its punchy engines has come down even further.
The Frankfurt Motor Show also provides Renault with the ideal opportunity to reveal the latest developments in its powertrain strategy. The Energy family is set to expand further with two new powerplants: the Energy TCe 115 petrol engine and the Energy dCi 110, an extensively enhanced version of the current 1.5 dCi diesel. The Renault Energy range is a case study in how innovation can work not only for performance, but also for low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
In its “Renault 2016 – Drive the Change” plan, Renault has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 10 percent between now and 2013, and by a further 10 per cent between 2013 and 2016. In addition to its ongoing work on internal combustion engines, Renault will be the only car manufacturer to launch a comprehensive range of affordable electric vehicles. With a month to go before the first Renault Z.E. (Zero Emissions in use) vehicles are seen in showrooms and on the road, the necessary systems are already up and running to ensure a seamless shift to electric mobility.
Carlos Tavarès, Renault Chief Operating Officer, said, “Today, Renault is delivering on its promises. On the quality front, we have a range of vehicles which ADAC describes as ‘good’ or even ‘excellent’. At the same time, we are introducing two new Energy petrol and diesel engines which benefit from our experience in F1 racing. They will enable us to propose vehicles that boast unrivalled CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in their respective segments.
This year, we are also launching our first three electric vehicles which customers can already reserve. Renault has kept its promise, too, with regard to styling, with a new concept car and New Twingo, the first production car to be inspired by our new design strategy. And this is just the beginning of a new era for Renault: in 2012, we are preparing to launch nine new models and ten restyled vehicles.”