3 RENAULT CARS THAT CAN BE USED FOR THE DAILY COMMUTE
Founded by Louis Renault, Marcel Renault and Fernand Renault, the Groupe Renault is a French multinational corporation that specializes in producing various cars and vans. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is the fourth largest automaker in the world. Renault also builds engines and is known to manufacture the Daimler AG engines. It has built a reputation of producing some of the best cars in motor sports especially those that take part in Formula E and Formula 1 rallies. The following are some popular cars by Renault that can be used for the daily commute.
Renault Duster was originally produced as the ice racing model in preparation for the Andros in 2009. It was subsequently unveiled in 2010 during the Geneva Motor Show. The Duster was modelled based on the B0 platform and came in the form of a 5-door station wagon as well as 4-door pickup. It was also sold under the Nissan Terrano nameplate. The base model was powered by a 1.2L petrol engine with the option of either a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The Renault Megane is a small family car that has been in existence since 1995. Having replaced the Renault 19, the Megane came in the form of hatchback, coupe, saloon, estate and convertibles with the options of either 3-doors or 5-doors. The first generation of the Megane borrowed its powertrain and chassis from its predecessor. In 1996, Renault revamped the Megane creating the Megane Scenic compact MPV from the hatchback model. Currently in its fourth generation, the Megane received major facelifts in 2002, 2008 and 2016. The saloon version of the Renault Megane was replaced by Renault Fluence in 2009.
Although its concept was unveiled in 2004 as a 2+2 coupe, the Renault Fluence comes in the form of a small family car that replaced the Megane Sedan IV in 2016. In GCC countries, the Renault Fluence comes with two engine options. It can be powered by the manual or CVT 1.6L or the 2.0L with a CVT option only.