Category: Renault car reviews

Top Ten Ranking For The New Renault Kiger And Triber

Posted by on 20 Jun 2022

Renault Kiger SUV and Renault Triber MPV

Renault’s Kiger and Triber are among top cars in SA

South Africa’s car market is dominated by SUVs. South Africans love the style and flexibility, the practical dimensions, and the ability to fit in at the mall or out on the country roads. We love our hatchbacks as well, but not as much as an SUV. The result is a very crowded market with fantastic newcomers added almost monthly. Yet in this crowded space, two new Renault SUVs are solidly in the top ten seller list.

The Renault Kiger and the Renault Triber are both in the most popular B-segment, SUVs under 4m in length and both are exceedingly well priced. Both are very safe, and offer all the luxury features as standard. Both are new on the market and feature modern good looks and well-appointed interiors. Yet for all their similarities, the Kiger and the Triber are totally different cars that offer specific lifestyle benefits and will appeal to different buyers. So let’s have a look and compare the Renault Kiger and the Renault Triber.

Renault Kiger

The Kiger is a spacious five-seater with three trim levels, naturally aspirated 52kW or turbo 74kw engines and manual or CVT transmission – giving you six options in all. Boot space is a very generous 405L that will extend to 879L with folded rear seats. The most affordable option starts at under R220 000 while the top trim turbo CVT is still just above R314K. It comes with a 5-year/150 000 mechanical warranty and 6-year corrosion warranty.

Model dependent, the Kiger will give you LED DRL, Parking sensors, ABS and EBD, 16” wheels, steering wheel controls, 8” touchscreen, rear view camera, front and side airbags, and much more.

The Renault Triber is a spacious, funky, fun SUV, ideal for a young professional or a young family.

Renault Triber

Although more or less the same dimensions as the Kiger, the Triber is an entirely different car and will be bought for different reasons by people with different needs. Although it has an equally impressive range of features as the Kiger, there is a more utilitarian feel to it, probably because of its incredible flexibility.

The basic Triber is a 5-seater with a massive 625-litre boot. Click in the easy-fit seats and it becomes a seven-seater for the school run or to cater for a larger family. Or fold everything in the back flat to make a two-seater with a massive flat space you can literally camp in or carry really bulky stuff. Or fold down the seats on one side of the back to make a four-seater that can carry something awkward like a surfboard.

The Triber starts at a slightly lower price point than the Kiger and even the top of the four options are well under R250K. It comes with a naturally aspirated 1-litre petrol that gives you 52kW. It comes with a 5-year/150 000 mechanical warranty and a 5-year corrosion warranty.

Spoilt for choice

These are two great cars, and each offers several trim levels and different lifestyle solutions. Best have a look at what is what and book a test drive of the one you like.

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The Ultimate Family Crossover – The ’22 Renault Duster

Posted by on 16 May 2022

2022 Renault Duster

The new Renault Duster crossover is for the whole fam

The 2022 Renault Duster has been the belle of the crossover SUV ball for a while now, and it’s easy to understand why – it’s very rare that you find a vehicle that straddles the divide between trustworthy family car and keen offroader with such inimitable style. This segment has plenty of great sports utility vehicles in the mix, including the KIA Seltos and Ford EcoSport, but none have the exact combination of must-have features that the 2022 Duster brings to the table.

Naturally, the features of the 2022 Renault Duster differs slightly from one model to the next, so for the purpose of this article we have cherry-picked the 1.5dCi Intens to share what you can expect when you get behind the wheel of this sought-after crossover.

First of all, it’s extremely good looking. Think 17-inch wheels, gleaming roof rails, and front- and rear skid plates that really make a statement alongside the sleek daytime running lights. The addition of these little details makes it stand out from the ‘soccer mom’ cars that are quite prevalent in this segment, giving it a little more edge, as well as the visual reassurance that it will be able to accompany you on a Cederberg hiking trip as easily as it tackles the daily commute.

The interior is also exactly as contemporary as you’d expect, with split-fold seats that can be folded down easily to create more boot space, alongside all sorts of handy storage nooks and crannies to stash must-haves on inner-city jaunts and offroad adventures alike. The infotainment system is also top-notch, featuring an ample 8-inch multimedia display that connects seamlessly with both Apple and Android devices.

Of course, the Duster is also built for optimal performance, with a 1.5l four-cylinder turbo-diesel that brings 80kW and 250Nm to the table. Four-wheel drive models benefit from an extra 10Nm of added oomph.

And this, folks, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many (MANY!) wonderful aspects of the NEW Renault Duster. To get the full experience, our recommendation would be to check it out in person!

Check back soon for more insider insights on Renault models in South Africa. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our teams in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg to learn more about the Renault models that are currently available, and how easy it is to arrange for a test drive. We can even bring the 2022 Duster to you so you can take it for a spin…

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A Hatchback For The People – The Renault Kwid

Posted by on 20 Apr 2022

The Renault Kwid is a real people-pleaser

A Hatchback For The People – The Renault Kwid

Whether you are on the look-out for an entry-level hatchback to get you to and from your inner-city job, or need a reliable car to get your small family around, the Renault Kwid should feature at the top of your list. Here are a few reasons why the newly facelifted Kwid is so popular with savvy South African auto enthusiasts:

Plenty of Creature Comforts

The Renault Kwid might be an entry-level hatchback, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in terms of bells and whistles. Owners can look forward to a striking interior that features a user-friendly digital instrument cluster, a sporty steering wheel, central- and side air vents, as well as a floor console with two beverage holders.

It also comes standard with a DIN radio with FM/AM tuner, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calls, USB port, AUX-in port and 12V power socket. Not to mention electric power steering, front power windows, aircon, and trip computer. That’s a lot of bang for your automotive buck!

It’s Super Safe

When you are out and about exploring the world, and getting to where you need to be, knowing you’re safe goes a long way to paving the way for confident adventuring. This is why the Renault Kwid comes to the party with an amazing host of safety features, including:

  • Airbag – Driver and Front Passenger
  • ABS + EBD
  • Rear Park Distance Sensors
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Engine immobilizer
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • High Safety Pro-Sense Front Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Reminder


At this point, every South African motorist has to take fuel efficiency seriously. This is why the Kwid consistently comes out tops – it’s a car that has SUV stylings without the higher fuel consumption. Manual models offer 4.7 l/100 km, while automatic models come in at 4.4 l/100 km.

Easy To Own

Clever motorists know that the vehicle loan repayments to the bank are only the start of the expenses associated with owning and maintaining a car. Fortunately, the Kwid comes with one-year’s worth of comprehensive insurance, a two-year/30 000 km service plan, as well as a five-year/150,000 km warranty.

Check back soon for more insider insights on Renault models in South Africa. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our teams in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg to learn more about the Renault models that are currently available, and how you can enjoy more car for less.

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