What’s New?

The latest updates on Renault’s model range.


Mégane R.S. Trophy
turns up the heat

Renault Sport has launched its most powerful production car to date; the Mégane R.S. Trophy, utilising F1® technology to deliver an exhilarating drive for enthusiasts.

Marked out by unique body stripes and lighter-weight high-performance brakes behind 19-inch alloy wheels, Trophy builds on upgrades fitted to the Mégane R.S. Cup chassis. Performance is boosted to 300hp via a more free-flowing exhaust system and turbocharger technology adopted from F1®, both improving throttle responses and delivering 62mph from rest in 5.7 seconds.

It’s also luxuriously appointed, with selectable driving modes and options including low-set Alcantara-trimmed Recaro bucket seats, and a six-speed EDC automatic gearbox featuring shift paddles behind the steering wheel.


In Brief:

  • Power increased to 300hp, with 420Nm torque
  • Builds on record-setting Trophy lineage, since 2005
  • Selectable driving modes for road and track

Regent Street Motor Show 2018


London showcase for Renault innovations

Renault has marked its 120th anniversary with a weekend highlighting its earliest and latest innovations at high-profile events in Central London.


With half a million attendees, the Regent Street Motor Show that took place on 3 November 2018 is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Visitors to the Renault stand were given a chance to explore electric vehicle technology in the ZOE supermini and Twizy urban quadricycle, before taking part in a Virtual Reality experience simulating the comfort and relaxation of battery-powered driving.


By contrast, the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (4 November 2018) offered a chance to showcase Renault’s earliest models, with the carmaker once again serving as Official Manufacturer Patron. The world-famous event is open to pre-1905 cars and attracts 400 entrants, including Renault’s own 1900 Type C, driving a 60-mile route between Hyde Park in London and Madeira Drive in Brighton.

Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run


Renault’s best-sellers to get hybrid technology

Full hybrid technology will be available in three of Renault’s most popular models within two years, developed in-house based on expertise from the carmaker’s electric vehicle range.


The e-Tech hybrid system offers affordable electrification for B and C-segment vehicles, enabling customers to cut fuel costs without changing their driving habits. It pairs a three-cylinder petrol engine with a powerful motor-generator and will be offered as a hybrid in the next-generation Clio, before bringing plug-in hybrid technology to Captur and Mégane by 2020.


Arkana re-shapes the SUV

Set to launch this year, Arkana brings a new shape to Renault’s acclaimed global SUV line-up; combining the elegance and status of a saloon, with the rugged design and all-terrain ability of an SUV.

Unveiled at the Moscow International Auto Show, Arkana is a unique concept in its segment. Its stylish coupe-crossover silhouette is accented with chrome details and LED lamps, while wheels of up to 19-inches fill muscular arches at each corner of a body raised for driving off road.

Production will take place in Russia, its launch market, this year, with a wider roll-out planned. There are no plans to bring Arkana to the UK as of yet.


Arkana re-shapes the SUV

Set to launch this year, Arkana brings a new shape to Renault’s acclaimed global SUV line-up; combining the elegance and status of a saloon, with the rugged design and all-terrain ability of an SUV.


Unveiled at the Moscow International Auto Show, Arkana is a unique concept in its segment. Its stylish coupe-crossover silhouette is accented with chrome details and LED lamps, while wheels of up to 19-inches fill muscular arches at each corner of a body raised for driving off road.

Production will take place in Russia, its launch market, this year, with a wider roll-out planned. There are no plans to bring Arkana to the UK as of yet.