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Renault Koleos Introduced at new Renault Showroom. Priced at RM186k

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Renault Koleos has been refreshed and introduced by TC Euro Cars at their newly opened showroom at Glenmarie, Shah Alam.  Renault have also revised the price for Koleos, it is now priced at only RM185,888 on the road. 

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Exterior changes on the new Koleos are the new front grille design, fairly bigger Renault logo and a newly designed 17″ rims. On the inside, Renault has included a new indash Renault R-Link multimedia system with 7-inch touchscreen display. It packs all the expected multimedia functions – GPS (Navigation), radio, bluetooth, USB, AUX, voice calls. Bose audio remains fitted in the Koleos. 

Another new feature that is equipped in the new Koleos would be the Blind Spot Warning (BSW) function which provides a visual alert whenever a vehicle is detected in the blind spot in order for the driver to make a safe overtaking. A reversing camera is also included to provide realtime image of what’s behind the car while doing a reverse. 

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Under the hood, the Koleos remains unchanged, the 2.5litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 170hp at 6,000rpm and 226Nm of torque remains. A CVT with 6-speed shift is equipped along with this car. It is said to achieve 9.95 seconds from 0-100km/h.

The Renault Koleos remains having six airbags. As usual, equipped with ABS, EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), EBA (emergency break assist), ESC and understeer control. Besides, it comes with a wide range of occupant protection equipment, including load limiter seat belts for the front and outer rear seats, pretensioners for the front seat belts and Isofix child seat anchorage for the outer rear seats. In a rear impact, the head rests and seats of the Koleos have designed to ensure very high level of occupant protection. 

Pay a visit to the new showroom anytime from now to view the new Koleos as well as the Renault Megane R.S for now. Renault Fluence will be added to its collection soon at a later date.

Renault Vehicles Singled Out for Their Reliability By Automobile Magazine

In February 2013 issue of Automobile Magazine, the mag published its Top 100 cars for reliability, chosen from over 100 models from 25 brands. 7 Renault models were ranked in the Reliability Top 3 in their respective categories, and the other Renault models placed in the Top 10 at least.

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These excellent results stem from the work Renault has carried out in recent years to produce vehicles with the highest levels of robustness and reliability as standard. The Automobile Magazine classification recognises not just the performance results of specific models, but a general and sustained improvement in terms of quality and reliability across the whole Renault range.

The Automobile Magazine Reliability Top 100 has confirmed this trend, with the Twingo awarded the top prize once again for its “exceptional” level of reliability, and the Megane and Megane Coupé also joint first in their category.

Born with quality in their DNA, the Scenic, Grand Scenic, Laguna and Laguna Coupé all took 2nd place in their respective categories.

The Clio III was one of the first products of the renewed focus on quality that began in 2005, and it also gets a Top 3 rating.

Reliability has become an asset for Renault, and all models are now rising to the top of the quality ratings in independent studies, customer surveys and press reviews in a number of countries.

This is the direct result of the quality operation that Renault has carried out in recent years. It has been implemented across the board, in every factory and every territory. Renault production sites worldwide are now working to the same standards. Strict application of the Renault Production System (SPR) enables quality requirements to be implemented in mass production and across a range of models.

Renault has succeeded in making permanent improvements. And as a gauge of reliability, robustness in design and manufacturing are now at the core of every vehicle. Renault is already working hard to make these intrinsic qualities visible and effective for customers.

Renault Megane RS 265 Cup Officially Launched in Malaysia

The fastest front-wheel drive car in Nurburgring has made its debut in Malaysia. This evening, TC Euro Cars officially launched the new Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup at Renault Petaling Jaya (PJ) Showroom with a price tag of RM 235,000 on-the-road before insurance.

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At the same time, TC Euro Cars took chance to brought in 5 units of the exclusive Renault Megane R.S. 265 Red Bull RB7 Limited Edition out from 522 units worldwide. This limited edition car is priced at RM 250,000 on-the-road before insurance. Exclusive for Malaysian market, all 5 examples of R.S. 265 RB7 Edition will received a signed plaque by F1 Champion, Sebastian Vettel.

Tested by Denis Lian – Former A1-GP Team Singapore Driver, the new Megane RS 265 Cup has set a new record of 2 minutes 41 seconds around Sepang International Circuit. This is against the 2 minutes 43 seconds set in 2010 with the Megane RS 250 Cup.

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The maximum power of the new Renault Megane R.S. 265 Cup is now increased from 250hp to 265hp and peak torque up from 340Nm to 360Nm, comparing to its predecessor – Megane R.S. 250 Cup. The Megane R.S.’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine received a tweak on the turbocharger from 2.3 bar to 2.5 bar. The air intake design has been revised to take the higher pressure and higher running temperatures after uprating the engine performance. The Brembo brake callipers and 340mm diameter ventilated discs at the front are remained the same.

Thanks to the additional 15hp, the R.S. 265 Cup now takes 0-100km/h from 6.1 seconds to 6.0 seconds, a top speed of 250km/h and the 1,000m standing start in 25.4 seconds (down 0.3 seconds). The fuel efficiency has been optimised to return combined-cycle fuel consumption of 8.2 litres/100km, equivalent to 190g of CO2/km, which represents a savings of 0.1 litres/100km and 5g/km over Megane R.S. 250 Cup.

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In terms of looks, the front end of the new R.S. 265 Cup is now added with two rows of 6 LEDs and darkened headlight masks. This car is fitted with a new 18-inch matt black “Tibor” alloy wheels as standard. Interior wise, a black lacquer finish for the centre console and air vents surrounds, plus a carbon-effect finish to the door panel inserts and Recaro bucket seats.

By switching ‘On’ the R.S. Dynamic Management with a push of a button, the R.S. 265 Cup can trim the performance from 265hp to 250hp, 360Nm of torque to 340Nm for smoother acceleration for daily use. Whenever you feel for more, you can switch it to ‘Sport Mode’ for swifter engine response with a max power of 265hp and torque of 360Nm. For “naughtier” drive, the driver can switch it to ‘Off Mode’ to enjoy the max power like the ‘Sport Mode’ and fully disconnect the electronic stability programme (ESP).

The new Megane R.S. 265 Cup is available for viewing at Renault PJ Showroom from today. Moreover, TC Euro Cars have 3 unregistered units of the Megane R.S. 250 Cup left in stock.

Photo Gallery: Renault Megane R.S. 265 Red Bull RB7 Limited Edition Unveiled in Malaysia

Renault and Caterham Announced Partnership to Design & Build Sports Cars

Renault and Caterham Group announced their partnership to design develop and build sports cars. Accordingly, this agreement reflects a common passion and expertise in sports and motorsports vehicles.

 

 

 

The future vehicles will be distinctive, differentiated, and carry the respective DNA of Alpine and Caterham Cars, the automotive division of Caterham Group. The cars will be built at the Alpine plant in Dieppe, Normandy, in France.

 

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault said, “This innovative partnership with Caterham embodies a longstanding ambition: the creation of a sports car with the Alpine DNA. It carries both opportunities for the Dieppe plant and the development of its historic know-how.”

 

The Caterham Group will own 50% stake in the Automobiles Alpine Renault company, currently 100% held by Renault SAS. The Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, which will be resulting from this partnership, shall be created in January 2013. It will be managed by Bernard Ollivier

 

This project, which ensures the Dieppe Plant a sustainable future, was made possible thanks to the incentive and to the substantial support and commitment provided by the French State and the Région Haute Normandie which also involved the contribution of Dieppe Maritime.

 

Caterham Group Chairman, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes commented on this partnership, “I have not felt as excited about a new venture since I launched AirAsia in 2001 and I want to thank Carlos Ghosn and Carlos Tavares and everyone in our new Renault family for having the belief in Caterham Group to create this partnership. Many people doubted us 11 years ago when we launched our airline and I am sure that there will be doubters again this time, but we will not fail your trust. We know the markets we are going into and, particularly in my playground in Asia, there is a huge opportunity to replicate the AirAsia model and give consumers access to exciting, affordable products that marry our interests in F1 and technology and help make their dreams come true.”

100th Renault Sport Megane RS 250 Cup Delivered in Malaysia

Yesterday, TC Euro Cars (TCEC) as the sole distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, is proud to announce the delivery of the 100th unit of Megane RS 250 Cup in Malaysia. This event marks a major milestone for Renault Sport in Malaysia. Malaysia ranks third behind Japan and Australia in terms of volume sales of the Megane RS in Renault’s markets in Asia & Oceania.

 

 

As part of this occasion, ORIS, the official watch partner of the Williams F1 Team has specially prepared an ORIS TT1 Day Date timepiece to congratulate Mr Barani Shanmugam – the new owner of the 100th Megane RS 250 Cup. To top it off, 2 private driver training sessions has also been specially arranged by Kegani Racing – an established chassis and suspension tuning centre and successful race team for Mr Barani to make full use of his new purchase.

 

 

TCEC is happy to be able to share the Renault Sport passion with so many enthusiasts in Malaysia. Since the launch of the Megane RS 250 Cup at the end of 2010, it has been unanimously acclaimed by enthusiasts as one of the best performance hatches money can buy. Testament to the engineering magic of Renault Sport, the Megane RS 250 Cup still holds the Sepang Circuit Lap Record of 2:43.02, for a showroom stock standard car with road going tires with no other official attempt by other manufacturers to best that time.

 

What is more, TCEC also organizes a series of Track Days (6 days in total for 2012) exclusively for Renault Sport owners to fully exploit the limits of their cars. The Renault Sport Track Days are designed for Renault Sport owners to truly appreciate the engineering excellence of their cars in a safe and controlled environment, whilst still creating some healthy competition amongst owners to achieve the fastest lap time of the day.