• a94c025b-074e-4c24-beb9-60b98e57d681Renault launches ‘Vive Le Summer’ promotion, including hot deals and giveaways
  • Every new Renault model released or refreshed in 2013 available for new 63-plate registrations in September, including: Captur, Clio (plus GT-Line and Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC), ZOE, Scénic range including XMOD

In readiness for the rush on new 63-plate registrations next month, Renault has launched its latest promotion, ‘Vive Le Summer’.

Running from this month until the 22nd September, every customer who takes a test drive in any new Renault model will win something in the giveaway. The range of designer summer-themed prizes includes everything from White Company picnic baskets, Lacoste sunglasses, to travel speakers. On certain dates, iPad minis will also be on offer to Renault purchasers.

Selected models are also available with tempting cash-saving deals and promotions, including VAT off all Méganes and Scénics, and free insurance on selected Clio versions and Twingo Dynamique.

The campaign will be heavily promoted using a TV ad for the new Captur crossover, as well as a nod to the latest two others to join the French marque’s trio of fresh-faced small cars, Clio and ZOE. A heavyweight Press and digital campaign will naturally support the initiative over the same timeframe.

Superstitious motorists who might have swerved the previous 13-registration plate will be spoilt for choice at the range of new Renault models on offer. Ranging from the cheeky Twingo, right up to spacious family favourites such as Mégane and Scénic, to the power-packed Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC and the four-strong range of electric vehicles, it has a model to suit most budgets and requirements.

Renault’s best-selling model, Clio, is likely to be a huge draw. Inspired by the stunning DeZir concept supercar, its svelte and curvy exterior lines blend with a high-tech and upmarket interior. The high-selling supermini is also available with plenty of innovative touches.

R-Link multimedia system, climate control and heated front seats. Customers can also customise their car with a range of interior and exterior Touch Packs and stylish roof decals.

Powering each model is a range of impressive downsized engines, ranging from the punchy but frugal petrol 1.2 16V 75, 0.9-litre TCe 90 and 1.2 TCe 120 with EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission, to the refined diesel 1.5-litre dCi 90.

In addition to the standard range itself, two sportier models are also set to appeal to showroom visitors – the exciting new GT-Line and Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC versions of Clio. Like its bigger brother, the former boasts turbocharged power, and a hefty amount of road presence, as well as an upmarket interior. The hotly-tipped Clio GT-Line is the first Renault to feature the all-new direct-injection turbocharged 1.2 TCe 120 engine, and is competitively priced at £17,395 on-the-road.

Its more potent sibling, 200 Turbo EDC, hardly needs any introduction.  Recently launched in the UK, the latest version of the iconic hot hatch sports a chic, five-door body with a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox. In true F1-style, gearchanges can even be made using the aluminium gearshift paddles on the steering column, and the driving experience altered courtesy of its three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Race. Reassuring any potential doubters that the latest version of the iconic Clio Renaultsport might be any less focused on road or track than before, it can still be specified with a Cup Chassis. It’s also got two mouth-watering functions up its sleeve – Launch Control and the world’s first sub-supercar multi-change down function. Versatile, yes, but still every inch a Renaultsport. Prices start at £18,995.

Newcomer Captur also hit the showroom just one month ago boasting the expressive style and driving position of a SUV, with the practicality of an MPV and the handling and driving pleasure of a hatchback. Personalisation is at the core of its appeal, with three Collections, Arizona, Manhattan and Miami. Each of them matches the adventurous spirit and personality of its official UK ambassador Steve Backshall, the well-known children’s author and explorer. Prices start from only £12,495 on-the-road.

Renault also continues to lead the way with its four-strong, 100 per cent electric vehicle line-up. The range flagship, ZOE, is a stylish, affordable and incredibly versatile supermini – it is priced the same as a diesel-engined alternative, from under £14,000, and expertly designed from the ground up as a plug-in car. It even includes a free 7kW domestic wallbox, giving full battery charge in three to four hours, supplied and installed by British Gas. Alternatively, unlike several other electric cars, it can be fast charged in one hour (22kW), or rapid charged to 80% charge in only 30 minutes (43kW).

The facelifted Scénic range, including the seven-seater Grand Scénic, now comes with the company’s new design identity, as seen on each of Renault’s latest arrivals: Twingo, Clio, Captur and ZOE. The new crossover-inspired version, XMOD, is a more rugged variant of the French brand’s iconic MPV, yet retains its trademark practicality and ease-of-use. With unique wheels and striking front and rear bumpers, and black roof bars, it certainly stands out – especially when priced the same as the equivalent standard Scénic, in spite of its enhanced looks and higher equipment level, including Grip Xtend Control, from £17,955.

On top of the sizzling deals, all cars qualify for Renault’s 4+ included package, worth £1,000, giving free four years/100,000 miles warranty, routine servicing and roadside assistance. See www.renault.co.uk/summer for more information.

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