This autonomous and modular electric vehicle presents itself as the great solution of the future for the transport of goods in the cities. Renault has just introduced it in Hannover and these are its characteristics. Within its EZ program of electric vehicles for the future, Renault presented the EZ-PRO Concept, an electric, connected, autonomous and shared prototype, designed to speed the transport of goods in the city, especially the so-called ‘deliveries’ fast ‘and’ last mile ‘, as the brand names them. It is estimated that over the next few years cities will continue to grow at a considerable pace, as will e-commerce, which is a very important mobility challenge for professionals moving in this area. The Renault EZ-PRO Concept integrates an autonomous central unit, as well as other intelligent units that are driven without a driver, although people continue to occupy a crucial place in the final deliveries. The workers will supervise deliveries and provide services, without having to waste time in planning itineraries and routes, something that the Renault vehicle manages in an automated way. The different EZ-PRO Concept units can travel by train or independently to speed traffic as much as possible while ensuring more complex deliveries. In the words of Ashwani Gupta, executive VP of the Alliance for VCL. “These custom modules provide a flexible transport solution designed to maximize productivity and reduce costs, as well as generate more fluid traffic.
2018 – RENAULT EZ-ULTIMO CONCEPT
At the Paris Motor Show, the Renault Group unveiled its EZ-ULTIMO concept car this week, an autonomous, electric, connected and shared mobility solution offering a premium mobility experience. Available on demand, whether for a single route, an hour or a full day, the EZ-ULTIMO is aimed at people who want to enjoy an exclusive mobility experience in the city or for a tour of Premium level. It is also intended for companies who wish to offer their customers an extension of their Premium experience. “A new era of mobility is emerging, with trends in consumption trends, while more and more people prefer on-demand transport services. EZ-ULTIMO represents this new era by offering an exclusive Premium experience on board a vehicle robot that can be customized depending on the service provider, “said Laurens van den Acker, World Director of Design. “Inspired by contemporary architecture and fully integrated with future smart cities, EZ-ULTIMO will offer a unique experience for everyone. With autonomous, electric and connected cars, we are entering a new and exciting cycle of automotive design corvette car covers. “
Emotional design, inspired by French elegance
EZ-ULTIMO opens up new perspectives for Renault’s design. On board a robot-vehicle, the traveler really enjoys the ride in a space designed as if it were a private lounge, equipped with all the comfort and services needed to relax or have fun. Cozy and comfortable, the EZ-ULTIMO design brings the Renault EASY LIFE DNA to life with easy access by a large automatic door and a sliding, swivel seat that comes to receive the passenger. For more intimacy, travelers are protected by the glazed facets of the upper body. The sophisticated interior of EZ-ULTIMO was directly inspired by the universe of architecture, created from premium materials such as wood, marble and leather. They allow passengers to unwind in a relaxing and enjoyable lounge. Equipped with level 4 standalone driving technology, the EZ-ULTIMO allows for many uses. This robot-vehicle is connected to the infrastructures and adapted to the urban use, in freeways or in service of transfer in dedicated routes.
Reinventing life on board
While mobility continues to evolve with connected and autonomous cars, Renault is sure of the importance of reinventing the time spent on board, developing new enriching experiences, both personally and professionally. In this perspective, the Group has established partnerships with companies in the media sector, whose first example is the joint work with the Challenges Group to develop the Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX). AEX is a realistic and immersive experience combining premium personalized editorial content, a multimedia interface and mobility, making each journey a unique learning experience as it’s imagined aboard EZ-ULTIMO.
Group vision: a trilogy for the future of shared mobility
EZ-ULTIMO is the third member of the concept car family created by Renault in the area of autonomous, electric, connected and shared urban mobility services. EZ-ULTIMO uses the same EZ-GO modulating platform, the Renault-on-demand vehicle robot, and the EZ-PRO, an autonomous urban delivery solution for the last leg of the route. Inspired by the same ambition to offer sustainable mobility for all. This trilogy of electric and standalone concept cars illustrates Renault’s vision for tomorrow’s shared urban mobility.
2018 – RENAULT KADJAR ARMOR-LUX
Renault is one of the most caring brands in its home market, France. That is why at some time the French brand introduces some kind of special and limited edition of its models and that remains available only there. The Renault Kadjar line is the latest to incorporate in its offer a version with this feature. This is the Armor-Lux edition, which was created in collaboration with the well-known clothing brand. The new Renault Kadjar Armor-Lux presents itself to the public with an image that conveys refinement and authenticity. Renault sought to shape some of the values of Armor-Lux in its SUV. The result draws attention, just take a look at the images below. Its introduction is part of the open-door journey that Renault holds in France from March 15 to 19. It’s already on sale.
The Kadjar Armor-Lux body will be available in three colors: Titanium Gray, White Pearl and White Glacier. The Armor-Lux logo is present in some parts of the exterior, such as the front fenders and the bands that adorn the rear of the Renault Kadjar, and the part of the wheel arches resemble the pattern that can be found in the catalog of Armor-Lux clothing. Renault has taken as its starting point the level of Intens finishing, in addition, this special edition will come equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and Full LED Pure Vision headlights. In the passenger compartment boards appear on the door sills with the logo and the name of the clothing brand. The interior features a leather and fabric upholstery. The multifunction steering wheel is lined with Nappa leather. Other features of the standard equipment to be taken into account are the numerous driver assistance systems, the Easy Park function and the R-Link 2 infotainment system. The hands-free card also has a specific design. Regarding the mechanical part, the Renault Kadjar Armor-Lux will be offered with both gasoline and diesel engines. There will also be versions with EDC automatic transmission and 4×4 traction.
2018 – RENAULT ESPACE LIMITED
This week we show you the new Renault Talisman Limited . The French manufacturer decided to restructure the line of its sleek sedan (as well as in its turkey version) by eliminating some finishing levels and introducing the Limited termination. Well, this version will now be available in the French seven-seat crossover. The new Renault Espace Limited is already on sale in Europe. In the case of the Renault Espace line, the introduction of this new finish adds a step above the Zen finish. However, it should be taken into account that part of the base of this finish. In addition, the Limited version improves the standard equipment by adding a number of elements making the Espace a more attractive model within its niche market. Regarding the Zen finish, Limited adds side curtains to the rear windows that are darkened, automatic switching between road and crossover lights, unintentional lane exit warning and traffic signal recognition system.
Among the most relevant standard equipment that will fit the new Renault Espace Limited are: height-adjustable height-and-depth Nappa leather steering wheel, tinted rear windows, LED rear-view mirrors, driver’s seat with power steering, memory and massage function , electric door mirrors, electric rearview mirror, tire repair kit, USB inputs in the first and second row of seats, electrically adjustable, adjustable rear view mirrors, automatic climate control in two zones, infotainment system R-Link 2 with 8.7-inch touch screen, 3D navigation, Arkamys, Bluetooth and USB, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic change of road lights and crossover, help in front parking,front and rear, Full LED headlights, LED lights for daytime running, regulator and speed limiter, Renault Multi-Sense with 5 modes of driving, unintentional shift warning, ABS, Multiple airbags (front, side and curtain) , emergency braking assistance (SAFE), tire pressure sensor, blind spot warning and ‘Limited’ emblem. Regarding the mechanical part, this new level of finish will be available for a total of three mechanics. The only petrol option is a 1.8 literTCe 225 hp engine associated with an EDC automatic transmission. In the diesel line, the alternatives will be two, on the one hand a 1.6 dCi engine of 130 hp with manual transmission of six speeds, while on the other hand, is located a 1.6 dCi engine of 160 hp with automatic transmission EDC.
2018 – RENAULT KANGOO
After the Renault Kangoo Express was introduced in Argentina, five-seat passenger versions now appear, including the more adventurous Stepway finish level. The Latin American division of the French brand has again resorted to a Dacia model to give rise to the new Kangoo, based on the Dacia Dokker, which enriches the Renault line for Latin America that already has other models derived from the Romanian brand .
The finishing levels available for the new Kangoo will be Life, Zen and Stepway. In its passenger version the new Kangoo has five seats, a generously sized trunk, an additional side window compared to the commercial versions, as well as rear window, richer equipment and specific trim. The most relevant equipment includes ABS brakes with EBD, front airbags, traction and stability controls, ISOFIX and assist in starting ramps, plus power steering, infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touch screen, integrated navigation, USB, Bluetooth, rear view camera, cruise control with limiter, multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning, on board computer, aft sensors, electric windows, central locking with remote control, foglamps, alloy wheels, etc. In the mechanical part, the engine includes in the gasoline line the 1.6 SCe that develops 115 horsepower and a maximum torque of 156 Nm, while in the diesel line comes the 1.5 dCi that produces 90 horsepower and a maximum torque of 220 Nm. In both cases they are coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.
2018 – RENAULT KANGOO EXPRESS
After two decades of production, Renault from Latin America decided to retire the first-generation Kangoo to replace it with a completely new model, although it carries the same name, being different from Kangoo marketed in European markets. Following the success of the Logan and Sandero, the Latin American division of the French manufacturer resorted once again to Dacia, the Romanian brand owned by the French group. On that occasion was the Dacia Dokker that became a Renault, giving rise to the new generation of Kangoo that will reach several markets of the region. The new Renault Kangoo Express will first land on the Argentine market, where it will be offered in two different proposals, a closed version suitable for use as a cargo vehicle, and a five-seat version that can be used by families.
The line of the new Renault Kangoo 2018 in Argentina is articulated based on three trim levels, called Professional, Comfort and Emotion. The most relevant standard equipment includes ABS brakes with EBD, front airbags, traction and stability controls, ISOFIX and assistance in starting ramps. In addition, all Kangoo have power steering, integrated sound system with USB, Bluetooth, multifunction steering wheel and air conditioning. The Comfort level adds to the previous the on-board computer, integrated dual DIN sound system, rear sensors, interior door opener in the roof, electric windows and central locking with control. On top is the Emotion finish that adds even height-adjustable steering, 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, integrated navigation, rear view camera and cruise control with limiter. The engine line includes the 1.6 SCe petrol with 115 hp and a maximum torque of 156 Nm, in combination with the five-speed manual transmission, while in the diesel line the offer includes the 1.5 dCi which develops 90 hp power and a maximum torque of 220 Nm, in both cases in association with a five-speed manual transmission.