By now it should be a well-known fact that the Renault Duster was actually born as a Romanian Dacia budget SUV. This second generation is more polished as I found out during my time with a Techroad model.
The Renault Kwid is nothing new – or special – so they dressed up this “Climber” model for extra curb-side appeal. Has it worked?
‘n Kwid met 7 sitplekke?
Om hierdie vraag in kort te beantwoord: Nie heeltemal nie.
Koleos die wenner, waarna niemand kyk
Die Renault Koleos is die Franse vervaardiger se glansperd as dit kom by die Sportsnuts mark en natuurlik het dit ‘n string kompetisie, waarvan ‘n paar name soos die Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota Rav4, Ford Kuga en Mazda CX5 die mees bekende is.
Kan Renault dit regkry om hulself tussen hierdie bekende vervaardigers in te druk?
One entered the South-African market in 2014, the other in 2016. Both saw (and still see) countless amounts of criticism, both launched their latest models in November 2019, and both sell as entry-level models in a difficult financial market.
Oh dear. For reasons which don’t matter anymore, I’ve test-driven this exact model before and after this review. Don’t despair though, dear reader, for I aim to bring you a fresh look at this bargain basement hatchback crossover thingy.
One of the first official press cars I ever received was a jet black Renault Koleos. Back then I was in awe of this new ride and our market wasn’t bulging with SUV’s yet. Let’s see what this second generation is like, shall we?
Kyk ma, ek het remme…
Sedert 2017 was ons baie gelukkig (of dalk ongelukkig) om die Renault Kwid reeks deeglik te toets. Die geleentheid is aan ons gebied om beide die AMT “outomaties” (hoe dit ookal geklasifiseer mag word) en handrat weergawes te kon toets en soos vele ander menings, was ons nie oorweldigend positief nie.
The comfort zone
I’m writing a book. Like every author before me, I think the world is just waiting to hear my amusing short stories entitled “The Wrong Car”. These detail the many memorable trips I’ve made with cars which were way out of their comfort zone… which happily doesn’t apply to my recent excursion to southern Namibia with this 4WD Duster.
New Duster here to upset market.
Launched in October 2018, the 2WD Renault Duster saw a completely new version of the first iconic Duster generation (2012). We already had the chance to test this and quite liked the small SUV. Now, Renault has just launched the new 4WD version, capable of taking on the roads less traveled.