Renault is a brand that has bided its time in South Africa through good and bad days. The French government-controlled automaker has seen a surge in popularity over the past decade reinvigorating a previously tarnished track record with reliable products and dealer efficacy. With an increasing portfolio and growing popularity in South Africa, this is what’s happened in 2022 and what to expect from the established brand and Renault Johannesburg dealerships.
While Renault may have been selling cars to our local market from as early as the 1950s, there has never been a time when their lineup has been so conclusive and assorted. From frugal little hatches to spacious SUVs, Renault intends to appeal to every potential family-orientated segment in Johannesburg, Cape Town and everywhere in between, it can.
While the first half of the year has been a busy time for the French conglomerate in South Africa, two cars which were launched arrived considerably later than intended. The Clio 5 and updated Captur were earmarked for launch sometime in 2020 but secondary delays caused by Covid-19 have ruffled delivery dates into certain markets such as ours. Nonetheless, their bestselling model of all time; the Clio has undergone a transformation yet remains vaguely familiar to its predecessor. The new Clio V was launched earlier this year and the updated Captur is expected shortly in Q2.
While we are awaiting confirmed dates from Renault for their activities in the second half of 2022, what we can expect from their commitment is the Kwid MY22, Triber MY22 and Trafic MY22. The real exciting news from the stalwart French brand will only arrive in 2023 when the Duster-based Oroch single cab is expected to be launched into our market and into the hotly contested compact bakkie segment.
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