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    Test drive Renault Clio Grandtour: more space

    Renault is already offering the fourth-generation Clio and as a station wagon, again bearing the Grandtour name. Sometimes at a party it happens that you spend a quarter of an hour talking in the kitchen, and then you find that most of the guests have left, and there is no one left for the three pizzas that you just took out. bake. Likewise, the small batches of station wagons seemed to fall apart. Before that, they were there: Polo Variant, but only one generation, which was clearly superseded by the Fiat Palio Weekend, as well as from the Opel Corsa B Caravan in the period 1997-2001. The 2008 Peugeot crossover replaced the 207 SW. Now, when the new Renault Clio arrives in the hall, it is only found with the cousin's lineup. Skoda Fabia Combi…

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    Test drive Renault Captur

    All about the Renault Captur: prices, engines, strengths and weaknesses of the second generation of the small French SUV La second generation of the Renault Captur - born in 2019 - a small SUV French and front-wheel drive developed on the same platform as the Nissan Juke. In this Buying Guide from Renault Captur - one of the best deals in the segment - we will show you in detail all the versions present in the "kids" price list Regi Crossovers: Prices, Motori, accessories, performance, strengths, defects and the more you have it expressed. Pictures of Renault Captur Renault Captur: key features The second series of the Renault Captur is a carefully designed SUV suitable for those looking for a versatile vehicle: a very useful sliding rear sofa is standard throughout the range. Il trunk satisfies the needs of the family without any problems, and many centimeters are available to the rear passengers for…

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    Test drive Fiat 500X against Renault Captur: urban fashion

    The first comparison of the 500X with one of the strongest opponents - Renault Captur The Italian brand Fiat has finally released a model that has every reason to be considered a significant novelty. What's more, the 500X claims to take its rightful place in the particularly popular Old Continent class of compact urban crossovers. The other equally important piece of news that the 500X brings with it is the fact that with it, Fiat has actually taken the first successful step in bringing iconic design traits from the small 500 to an all-new model and gradually (liked by BMW and their British brand MINI) to build a whole family of diverse vehicles with a common design philosophy. And while the exterior of the 500X has a typical Italian look, behind the metallic…

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    Test drive light trucks Renault: Path of the leader

    With the new Trafic and redesigned Master Concern, Renault is defending its leading position in the light commercial vehicle market in Europe. And it's not easy for the leaders... What should the manufacturer do to keep the hard-won first place in the market? Just keep going like this - at the risk of missing out on new trends and falling behind changing moods and public demands? Embark on some bold innovation? And won't that alienate customers who want "more of the same"? Obviously, the right way is through a combination of the two strategies, as we see with Renault vans. Since 1998, the French company has been number 1 in this market in Europe and 16 years of leadership show that this is not an isolated success, but…

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    Test drive Citroën C4 Cactus, Ford Ecosport, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur: just different

    Citroën has once again plucked up the courage to surprise its own customers and attract the attention of competitors. Before us is C4 Cactus - a wonderful product of the French brand. Continuing the brand's tradition of creating simple yet original cars is an ambitious task. In the test Citroën, the brand's team carefully left exhaustive information for the press. He informs us in detail about the materials that make up the outer body panels, called Airbump (actually they are made of "organic thermoplastic polyurethane"), explains the various ways to reduce weight, draws attention to the value of having a small 1,5, 2 liter wiper reservoir , but not a word was said about the predecessor of the Cactus - "The Ugly Duckling" or 2CV. Just think how many Citroën models have never been able to become ...

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    Test drive Renault Talisman dCi 160 EDC: Big car

    First impressions of the most powerful diesel version of the Talisman sedan The change is radical. After decades of various experiments and persistent attempts to break the traditional character of the European middle class and the even more conservative views of its customers, at Renault they decided to take a sharp turn and say goodbye to the idea of ​​​​a large hatchback and its comfortable, but clearly indigestible large rear lid. Based on the results of the work of the chief designer Laurent van den Akker and his colleagues, the transition to the traditional three-volume scheme is not a bad idea. A dynamic silhouette with nice proportions and large wheels, an original rear end sound that evokes some American models, and a powerful statement of belonging to the French brand with an imposing grille with an even more imposing emblem.…

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    Test drive Renault Grand Kangoo dCi 110: really big

    Two years and 100 km with the popular large passenger van Renault Grand Kangoo has served faithfully in our newsroom for two years, for example as a photo equipment carrier, a house change assistant, a tire carrier, a baby carriage and a passenger bus. Balance after 100 km run. When Renault introduced the new extended-wheelbase Grand Kangoo in 2012, images from the 15-year-old market premiere of the van, transport van and passenger van lineup were still in our memory. At the time, the ad featured a lovesick rhinoceros climbing onto the back of a fourth French model and gently shaking his senses like a rhinoceros. The message of the hilarious TV spot was: "Kangu is invincible." Seven-Seat Space This crude display of strength and genetic...

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    Test drive Renault Sandero Stepway 2015

    Many are probably already familiar with the second generation Renault Sandero, which has established itself as a practical, reliable and at the same time budget car. But today we have prepared for you a review of the “semi-off-road” version of the Sandero, namely a test drive of the 2015 Renault Sandero Stepway. In the review you will find all the changes that distinguish the Stepway from the usual Sandero, technical specifications, possible configurations, vehicle behavior on the road and much more. Differences Stepway from the usual Sandero The main difference, you can also say an advantage, is the increased ground clearance. If the Sandero has a clearance of 155 mm, taking into account the load, then for the Stepway model this parameter is already 195 mm. Engine In addition, in the second generation, the 8 valve engine has become ...

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    Test drive Renault Megane GT: dark blue

    First impressions of the Frenchman with all-wheel drive and 205 hp. Sporty styling with accentuated spoilers, large aluminum rims and impressive cross-section tailpipes on both sides of the rear diffuser. At first glance, it looks like the people at Renaultsport have done a great job of creating the first sporty variant of a compact model using the alliance's state-of-the-art CMF platform. Renault-Nissan. In fact, the intervention of the sports department goes much deeper under the dynamic shell. Along with a sports chassis with a modified power steering, larger front brake discs and 4Control active rear steering, under the hood of the Renault Megane GT there is a modification of the unit known from the Clio Renaultsport 200-1,6, a 205-liter turbo engine with 280 hp. and 100 Nm combined with a seven-speed transmission…

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    Test drive Renault Clio: French evolution

    The fifth generation of the little bestseller is a significantly grown and mature car. The fourth version of the Clio, released seven years ago, revolutionized the development of the model - it radically differed in appearance and concept from its predecessors and became the first successor to the brand's new design language, which later it was continued by Mégane, Talisman, Kadjar and others. Equally interesting was the view from the inside of the Clio - it was the first work of Renault, equipped with an R-LINK system with a large vertically located touch screen on the center console. At that time, transferring control of most functions in the car to the touch screen seemed very innovative, especially for a representative of a small class. On the other hand, over the years, many people have come to the conclusion that the management of some often…

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    Test drive Renault Megane TCe 115: new rise

    Megane is another Renault-Nissan model with a new 1,3-liter turbo engine In fact, the current edition of the Renault Megane is a car that hardly needs a particularly detailed introduction - the model is among the best-selling in many European countries. Three years ago, the model won the prestigious Car of the Year 2017 award. The Renault-Nissan alliance's efforts to keep one of its most important products in the Old Continent in shape is impressive - the model has gradually received a wide range of options, including elegant yet highly functional sedans and station wagons. State-of-the-art turbo unit Now the latest highlight of Megane's product portfolio is the launch of a new generation of 1,3-litre turbocharged petrol engines equipped with direct injection and a turbocharger. Two modifications of the new unit ...

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    Test drive Renault Megan Renault Sport

    Video That's why this Mégane Renault Sport surprises too. As long as you keep him calm, calm, that's how he behaves. Its engine does not rev up, as it also pulls well at idle and from 1.500 to the ignition switch, the driver can count on its generous assistance at any time. It can pull even less at lower rpm than many other engine versions of the same car. There is (unfortunately) no excuse for not being able to move within these speed limits with such a powerful engine. Mégane RS is a car for every day. Understandably, as long as the driver is disciplined in regards to pressing the gas. As with the Clio RS,…

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    Test drive Renault Duster, Suzuki Jimny, UAZ Patriot: who wins?

    There is an opinion that real SUVs are no longer needed, and modern crossovers are no worse than them where the asphalt ends. In general, we went to test it off-road. The plan was simple: go to a field familiar from previous tests with tractor ruts, drive two Suzuki Jimny and UAZ Patriot SUVs as far as possible and try to follow their tracks on a crossover. As the latter, Renault Duster was chosen - the most prepared and combat-ready of this category of vehicles. That is, either we prove that a car without a frame and a hard-wired all-wheel drive is not capable of anything in serious conditions, or it turns out that classic SUVs are already outdated, and a strong crossover is quite capable ...

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    Test drive Renault Clio Sport F1-Team: Beast

    197 horsepower in a small car: Renault is no joke with its new pride Clio Sport F1-Team, which has a fast two-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. Warm yellow paintwork, heavily swollen front fenders and body-like adhesive films F1: in this "package" Renault Clio Sport F1 is definitely not for people who care about restraint ... Everywhere you look, the car looks distinctly dynamic, and in in border mode, its behavior is characterized by a perceptible but not dangerous tendency to skid backwards - figuratively speaking, this Clio moves along the road with the ease and agility of a professional salsa dancer. giving the pilot great driving pleasure. The engine will please every sports car enthusiast. The Clio engine is definitely...

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    Test drive Renault Kaptur CVT

    The transmission of the French crossover is trained to portray an "automatic" - this gives energy and emotion to acceleration. In the rear-view camera of the Capture, the bumper of an American car of the 1950s with a predatory sheen of chrome fangs moves. The coupe parked at the hotel is painted in two colors in the fashion of the time, like the French crossover. This color is strongly associated with the premium class, but Renault offers it for an inexpensive production model. A few months after the start of sales of Kaptur, the French manufacturer created a whole “atelier” - the Atelier Renault individualization program with a capital letter in the form of the Eiffel Tower. In addition, the crossover received a new transmission - a variator. The color differentiation of the roof is becoming more accessible - in addition to Renault, Suzuki offers it for the Vitara. Looks great, even with a dark brown body, not...

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    Test drive Renault Mégane against VW Golf, Seat Leon and Peugeot 308

    Fourth generation Renault Mégane in first battle against compact rivals Is the new Renault Mégane fast, economical and comfortable? Is it furnished elegantly or disappointingly simply? We will clarify these issues by comparing the model with the Peugeot 308 BlueHDi 150, Seat Leon 2.0 TDI and VW Golf 2.0 TDI. The new Renault Mégane was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year - and even then it looked very promising. But now things are getting serious. In the face of the Peugeot 308, Seat Leon and VW Golf, the newcomer faces tough opponents with whom he will have to compete in tough tests of dynamics, fuel consumption and road behavior under the strict control of testers. Because so far the three previous generations of Renault…

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