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After discovering the Renault range available in the United Kingdom it would be difficult not to find a car that suits your lifestyle and your budget.

This section contains links to a range of Renault cars and SUV vehicles with further coverage of news items issued by the headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Origins and Historical Data about Renault

The French multinational automobile manufacturer Renault Group was first established more than a century ago.

Louis Renault (an engineer) teamed up with his two brothers to create the Renault corporation in February 1899.

The first automobile ever built by this newly formed company was the Renault Voiturette 1CV.

From 1905, the factories adopted "flow production" techniques to turn out trucks and ambulances used during the First World War.

In 1929, Renault's first production line opened at Boulogne-Billancourt, in the western suburbs of Paris. However, the firm was later nationalised as a consequence of the European conflicts with Germany in the early 1940s.

Renault Tries to Conquer the US

As a national corporation, they made a failed attempt to win over the US markets after the war had ended. Even so, success came via the first "small car for everybody" the Renault 4CV, followed by the Renault 4 economy car and the Renault 5 launched in 1972.

After launching two upmarket models, the Renault 25 in 1983 and the Espace in 1985, the Renault brand made a name for itself in motorsports and raised the profile even higher when they joined Formula One (F1) in 1977.

Moving on...

Renault took a stake in Nissan in 1999 and introduced another range of vehicles. It included the first-generation Laguna, released in 1994, and the Mégane, unveiled the following year.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance developed new synergies with the acquisition of Romanian car manufacturer Dacia in 1999 and an 80% stake in Samsung Motors since September 2000.

Even though they once produced tractors, tanks, and aircrafts, nowadays the Renault lineup is better known for stylish cars, vans, and their involvement in motorsport.


Readers' Choice is the New Renault 5

As we head closer to the launching of the new Renault 5 E-Tech, it's already been voted Readers' Choice in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards for 2024.

Meanwhile in other news, solid road handling and value for money helped the Renault Clio claim the title of Small Car of the Year.

Pro Tip: The new all-electric Renault 5 is set for launch in 2025. But, we should expect it to cost around £30,000 when it goes on sale in the United Kingdom.

Renault Scenic E-Tech Now Available

It's fair to say the next chapter in family mobility is the Renault Scenic E-Tech 100% electric. It is available to order from the 14th of December 2023 and they expect the first deliveries to start in May 2024.

Pro Tip: There are three trim levels (techno, esprit Alpine, and iconic) and the starting price is expected to be around £40,000 (OTR).


Renault 16

It might have been forgotten by many, but the fifteen year history of the Renault 16 (the "voiture à vivre") actually spans three decades from 1964 to 1980.

This article provides the ideal moment to reminisce about the Renault 16 (R16) family hatchback. It had a flexible, yet confusing, body style that somehow combined a saloon car with an estate.


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