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Win free servicing this Ramadan with My Renault App

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Renault Middle East is giving back to its loyal customers in Saudi Arabia and Egypt this Ramadan, by providing them with a chance to win two years free servicing. Customers who download the MY Renault app and book a service appointment with one of Renault’s approved retailers in the Kingdom and Egypt will be entered into a draw to win the prize. The special Ramadan offer will run for six weeks.

In addition to being entered into the draw for free servicing, customers can also use the MY Renault app to discover the fixed price servicing menu, access car information, easily contact the Renault network and enjoy special discounts and personalized service promotions, as well as access to thousands of The ENTERTAINER buy 1 get and get 1 free offers.

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Commenting on the offer, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director, Renault Middle East said: “This Ramadan, we wanted to give something back to our loyal customers by providing them with a chance to win two years free servicing. The new campaign showcases the ‘Easy Life’ mantra of Renault and our commitment to providing a leading aftersales service.  Our customers in the Middle East can use our MY Renault app too book their service in just a few clicks, as well as to discover a world of services and rewards.”

For more information download and log onto the MY Renault app: www.myrenault-me.com

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New Renault Megane GT arrives in the Middle East

Renault Middle East has announced the arrival of the all-new Megane GT. The newest member of the Megane family, tuned by Renault Sport, boasts a sportier look and the TCE 205 engine mated to 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, achieving a swift 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The model is now available across the GCC, at a recommended starting price of around USD 29,400 in the GCC (prices may vary by market).

The Megane GT showcases an attractive sporty design, notably in the front grill and bumper, front C-shape DRL and full LED headlamps, and proudly wears the Renault Sport and GT logo on the front wings and at the rear. Rear LED tail lamp with distinctive 3D light effect and 18” GT MAGNY-COURS alloy wheels ensure the new model stands out from a crowd.

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Combining dynamic style and ride comfort, the model offers first-class road handling thanks to 4CONTROL. The 4CONTROL chassis controls rear-wheel steering, delivering unprecedented and unrivalled driving experience. The model also boasts a GT Nappa leather steering wheel and GT style alloy pedals.

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Commenting on the model’s arrival in the region, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director, Renault Middle East, said: “The Renault Megane GT has always been synonymous with sporty style and energetic performance, which can be traced into the technology we’ve embedded in the recent model, such as the 4CONTROL system. With its sporty new look, unrivaled driving performance and advanced technology we are confident that the model will prove extremely popular among the region’s car buyers.”

Driver comfort and convenience are enhanced with features such as the multi-sense through four available options for engine performance, sound, steering and variable damping; Comfort Mode, Normal Mode, Sport Mode and Personal Mode. Each mode assures optimal convenience by allowing the driver to modifying the accelerator pedal and engine response, adjust the speed of the efficient dual clutch (EDC) gearshifts, and fine-tune the firmness of the steering and ambience of the cabin lighting.

The new model delivers a connected driving experience thanks to R-LINK 2, which serves as the car’s control centre. Showcased via a modern 8.7’ touchscreen, R-LINK 2 ensures an ‘Easy Life’ by offering a range of in-car features including easy park assist, rearview camera, Renault Smart Card with walk-away closing, as well as an electric parking brake, or even the Renault Sport mode switch button: RS Drive.

Engineers from Renault and Bose have collaborated closely to produce a tailor-engineered sound that has been specifically configured for the new Megane GT. Thanks to the optimal positioning of a central loudspeaker at the front, eight further high-performance loudspeakers located around the cabin and a subwoofer built into the boot, the model generates sound that is precise, clear and well-balanced.

The Megane GT is now available across the GCC, at a starting price of 29,400 USD (prices may vary by market).

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New Renault Megane GT available exclusively online in Dubai

Renault Middle East is offering its customers an extraordinarily easy way to experience the new Megane GT. For the very first time in the region, the French car brand will be retailing the first examples of the new Megane GT exclusively online to its Dubai-based customers.

The first customers to reserve their new Megane GT online will receive a complimentary upgrade with the addition of Renault’s ‘Premium Pack’ which includes an array of added extras; GT Alcantara upholstery, an 8.7” touchscreen with R-Link 2 navigation system, an eight-speaker Bose® sound system complete with USB and AUX outlets, and Bluetooth® streaming capabilities.

Available in a choice of bold colours from Starry Black and Comet Grey to striking tones such as Iron Blue, Pearl White and Flame Red, Renault’s online customers will be the first in the region to get behind the wheel of the new Megane GT.

The Megane GT, tuned by Renault Sport, is a sleek hatch back for performance car lovers. Its TCE 205 engine offers 205HP achieving a swift 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The model will retail at a starting price of 107,900 AED.

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Commenting on the offer, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director, Renault Middle East said, “This is the first time we are trialing a new and innovative way of retailing our cars. We live in a digital age where everyday items are at our fingertips on our smart phones or laptops so it’s important that we look at the traditional car purchasing process and see how we can make it an even easier and enjoyable experience. The Megane GT is an exciting and sporty addition to our Middle East model line-up, and the perfect car to debut a new ‘Easy Life’ retail experience to a young, tech-savvy consumer audience.”

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Express yourself with Renault Middle East and Anghami

Renault Middle East, Proud Sponsor of The Voice Arabia, has launched another innovative competition to mark the live auditions of the region’s biggest TV show.

Teaming up with digital music streaming platform, Anghami, Renault is inviting music fans to create their own music videos using Anghami Expressions and a range of special limited-edition Renault filters and stickers.

Budding music artists can share their personalised music videos featuring a number of Renault emojis on their social media pages for a chance to win tickets to The Voice Arabia final in Beirut on 12th May 2018.

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This fun new digital competition follows the recent launch of Renault’s ‘Koleos Karaoke’ competition – a showroom activation which sees customers who test drive any Renault model automatically qualify to take part in a singing competition in a custom-made recording studio installed inside Renault’s most popular* SUV, for a chance to win one of three brand-new Renault Koleos SUVs.

Commenting on the Anghami Expressions competition, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director of Renault Middle East said, “As you will see from our recent marketing activities, Renault is really beginning to make its mark in the region – from giant billboards which glow in the dark, to sponsorship of the region’s most popular TV show – we are providing families across the Middle East with fun and interactive ways to engage with the Renault brand whether they’re visiting one of our showrooms or at home on a personal device.”

Renault’s Anghami Expressions competition is open until 28th April 2018. For more information download the Anghami App: https://www.anghami.com/

For more information and to watch videos from the Koleos Karaoke competition visit www.koleoskaraoke.com.

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Renault Middle East makes going green easier than ever with an electrifying Renault ZOE lease offer

Renault Middle East, in collaboration with its UAE distributor, AW Rostamani and Shift Car Rental, has launched a lease plan for its new all-electric Renault ZOE Long Range model – making it easier and more affordable than ever to switch to electric motoring.

The four-year lease programme is available at an all-inclusive price of AED 2,380 per month and includes a free home-charging station*, manufacturer warranty, servicing package and registration fees.

Pioneers in the electric revolution, Renault has sold almost 100,000 ZOE models worldwide, and was the first car maker to introduce a 100% electric car to the Middle East. In November 2017, the new long range version of the ZOE arrived in the region boasting a record driving range of 300 kilometers (in real driving conditions) on a single charge and delivering the longest driving range of any mass-market electric vehicle on sale today.

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Commenting on the new scheme, Marwan Haidamous, Renault Middle East Managing Director, said “As the trail blazers in electric mobility in the Middle East and the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, we are continuously looking at ways to make electric motoring accessible to everyone. We believe this scheme is the most competitive electric vehicle lease package currently on the market, and it’s another great example of Renault delivering an ‘Easy Life’ to its Middle East customers.

With the charging infrastructure in the Middle East growing, and in Dubai, new initiatives from the Supreme Energy Council rewarding EV owners with free public charging until 2019, as well as an array of other benefits like free parking, there is no better time to take a leap of faith and go electric.”

The ZOE is a compact 5-door city car. With sporty and dynamic styling; you have to look closely to discover the car is in fact 100% electric. Its electric badge, Z.E. signature headlamps with daytime running lights and rear lights all feature subtle blue styling cues which proudly denote it’s zero emissions status.

Inside, the light and spacious cabin offers a comfortable and peaceful driving experience. A modern touch-screen center console provides a hub for an array of in-car features including climate control, multi-media music and entertainment, and driving performance statistics.

Charging the ZOE is easy using the cables provided and connecting to a power source via the socket cleverly positioned under the Renault badge on the ZOE’s bonnet. Whilst the ZOE Long Range model benefits from extra battery capacity there is no impact on charging times. ‘Topping up’ the battery for just 30 minutes provides an additional 80 kilometers of range.

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Renault launches ‘Koleos Karaoke’: A Middle East-wide singing competition to celebrate partnership with The Voice Arabia

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Renault Middle East has launched a singing competition across its showrooms to celebrate its Proud Sponsorship of the region’s biggest TV show; The Voice Arabia.

The ‘Koleos Karaoke’ competition will visit showrooms across the GCC for one weekend only, where customers who test drive any Renault model will automatically qualify to take part in the singing competition for a chance to win one of three brand-new Renault Koleos SUVs.

A custom-made recording studio has been installed inside Renault’s most popular* SUV allowing participants to read and sing song lyrics from Renault’s soundtrack on its Voice Arabia TV advert on a screen integrated into the dashboard, as well as film their performance on cameras mounted inside the car.

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Each performance of the unique track, composed especially for Renault by music producer, Wael Kodeih, will appear on a dedicated website where members of the public can vote for their favourite video performance. Each week, the five most popular videos will be short-listed and entered into a grand finale when, in the final week of the competition, three winning videos will be randomly selected in a prize draw and the singers will be awarded a brand-new Renault Koleos.

Renault’s cleverly composed TV advert music track journeys through several genres of Arabic music from a traditional baladi rhythm to Lebanese hip hop and was inspired by Renault’s Multi-Sense® system which adapts the car to suit the driver’s mood by subtly changing aspects of the car’s handling from throttle pedal response, engine notes and steering weight, to the colours on the instrument display and interior lighting ambience in the cabin.

Commenting on the partnership, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director of Renault Middle East said, “The Voice is the region’s most popular TV show and attracts the world’s biggest brands as sponsors, so of course it was the natural choice for us to reach the show’s wide-ranging family audience in the Middle East. Now we’re inviting those families to come along to one of our showrooms, experience one of our cars for themselves and have some fun with the Koleos Karaoke whilst they’re with us. We are encouraging customers to embrace their ‘passion for life’ with us, and, you never know, if they record a memorable karaoke performance they could be driving away in a Koleos of their own!”

 

The Renault Koleos Karaoke competition will be in showrooms for one week only during the following weekends:

Jordan (Alkan International Motors): 31st March, 1st & 2nd April

Dubai (Arabian Automobiles Co) & Riyadh (Gulf Advantage Automobiles): 5th, 6th & 7th April

Oman (Suhail Bahwan Automobiles LLC): 7th, 8th & 9th April

Beirut (Bassoul & Heneine) & Damam (Gulf Advantage Automobiles): 12th, 13th & 14th April

Kuwait (AABC): 13th, 14th & 15th April

Abu Dhabi (Al Masaood Automobiles), Bahrain (Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons) & Jeddah (Gulf Advantage Automobiles): 19th, 20th & 21st April

For more information and to watch videos from the competition visit www.koleoskaraoke.com.

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Renault brings French style to the latest season of Fashion Star

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Renault Middle East has partnered with Dubai One’s flagship fashion TV show, Fashion Star.

As the season premiere of Fashion Star was aired on Dubai One last week, fashionistas across the Middle East will see Renault’s trendy Koleos SUV making several cameo appearances throughout the season as it drives designers and collectors around the city in a series of fashion-focused challenges.

Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director Renault Middle East said; “Our partnership with Fashion Star is another bold statement from our marketing strategy. Renault is now part of the world’s biggest automotive alliance, and we are beginning to truly make our mark in the region. By featuring in Dubai One’s flagship TV show, we hope to further raise awareness of our beautifully designed products amongst the region’s style conscience consumers.”

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Mai El Khalifa, Head of Production, from Fashion Star said; “There is a natural affinity between Renault and Fashion Star. The French are renowned across the world for their chic fashion sense, so Renault was the natural choice for a stylish and trendy automotive partner. The new Koleos SUV was the perfect partner for getting around the city in style and comfort.”

The Renault Koleos, featured in the show, was launched in the Middle East in November 2016, and has proved to be Renault’s most popular model in the region. Mixing premium levels of style, elegance and practicality, the Koleos is a sophisticated partner for an adventurous road trip.

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Renault Middle East celebrates the sporting spirit of the Gulf Cup with 24 special gifts for football champions

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Renault Middle East is celebrating the sporting spirit of the Gulf Cup by awarding the wining team with 24 brand-new Renault Talisman models.

The players and coaches of Oman’s national football team were awarded the cars at a special ceremony hosted by Ministry of Sports at Intercontinental Hotel Muscat on 30th January.

Renault has had a strong ‘sporting spirit’ running through its DNA for more than four decades. Embodying the French car brand’s mantra of ‘Passion for Life’, Renault has enjoyed over 40 successful years in Formula One motor racing as well as Rallying and other forms of motorsport, showcasing the brand’s passion for performance, competition, and winning.

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To congratulate the Gulf Cup champions on their sporting spirit and celebrate the team’s ‘Passion for Life’, Renault Middle East awarded 23 players and one member of the coaching staff with the keys to a fleet of brand new Talisman models. The Renault Talisman is Renault’s executive saloon which combines refined comfort with cutting edge technology to deliver a truly sophisticated driving experience.

Later this year, Renault will be bringing its own unique style of sporting spirit to the roads of the Middle East with the introduction of two brand-new models to the Renault Sport line-up – the Megane GT and the Megane RS. The new performance-focused hatchbacks have been built with insights from Renault’s team of experienced motorsport experts and are designed for people who love to drive.

Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director, Renault Middle East said, “The Omani football team’s passion for winning was clear for all of us to see in the gripping final of the Gulf Cup, I would like to congratulate every individual on the fantastic achievement.”

“At Renault we share the same determination and thirst for performance, competition and winning. With the strength of the world’s largest automotive alliance behind us, our renewed model line-up with the new Talisman executive saloon and Koleos SUV, and, the launch of the sporty Megane RS and Megane GT, we are making our mark in the region and enabling our customers to experience ‘Passion for Life’ for themselves. “

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Renault KOLEOS achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating

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The Renault KOLEOS has received a five-star rating in safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety. The KOLEOS, which was named ‘Best Sub Compact SUV’ at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards earlier this year, passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro NCAP tests with flying colours, highlighting Renault’s commitment to safety on the roads and cementing the KOLEOS as the ideal family SUV.

With strong sales of 5,300 units in H1 2017, the KOLEOS has already exceeded expectations in the Middle East market. Designed to take on any adventure, the KOLEOS SUV has an athletic stance that gives it a robust yet premium look, inside there’s a feeling of well-being thanks to an ergonomically designed interior and an array of innovative driver aids to make journeys as comfortable and safe as possible. The Euro NCAP results showed that the model achieved an impressive 90% score for adult occupant protection, 79% for children, 63% for pedestrians and 75% for safety assist.

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Commenting on the news, Marwan Haidamous, Renault Middle East Managing Director, said: “The Renault KOLEOS is the fifth model in the Renault line up to receive the five-star Euro NCAP rating, following in the footsteps of the Captur, Megane, Talisman and ZOE. Renault targets excellence in the independent NCAP tests and our models benefit from Renault’s vast experience in the realm of safety. This recognition is testament to our experience and dedication to safety on the roads’’.

The model is equipped with an array of safety equipment as standard, including two adaptive front airbags, two lateral thorax/shoulder airbags for front occupants, two curtain airbags, anti-whiplash front and rear head rests, anti-submarining front seats and rear Isofix anchorage for i-size child seats. The KOLEOS uses very high elastic limit steel for the engine frame and high-strength steel for the passenger safety cell to protect the cabin in the case of a major impact. All of the seat belts in the model are equipped with pretensioners and load limiters.

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When it comes to active safety, the KOLEOS’ raft of standard equipment includes traction control, latest-generation electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brake force distribution and hill start assist. Ensuring the safety of other passengers on the roads, the KOLEOS has a rear-view camera, blind spot warning (BSW), front, rear and side parking sensors and hands-free parking assist system (Easy Park Assist). All driving aids are accessible via the R-LINK 2 tablet.

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Renault Middle East celebrates Saudi women in the driver’s seat with model giveaway

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To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the first seven Saudi females to visit one of Renault’s showrooms in the Kingdom. The seven-lucky new female drivers must present their driving license at one of the seven Renault showrooms in the country for their chance to be handed the keys to a brand-new Renault Captur. This initiative is the first of many expected from Renault as they look to establish a long-term relationship with Saudi female drivers.

The Captur, which currently ranks the highest amongst European female drivers in the B-SUV segment , is Renault’s first urban crossover. The agile, dynamic and elegant model comes equipped with a two-tone colour scheme and offers a number of impressive features including a sliding rear bench, removable seat covers and many clever storage options such as a ‘magic drawer’, which aim to ease the lives of customers.

Commenting on the initiative, Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director Renault Middle East said: “The Renault Captur was the first Renault model to be designed by a gender balanced team, with almost half of the designers being women. Indeed, our entire line-up is well suited to the female audience and will appeal to Saudi Arabia’s new customer base as they get behind the wheel.

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“Renault ranks within the top ten consumer brands in Saudi Arabia and holds the number one spot amongst all European automotive brands in the Kingdom. As Saudi Arabia continues its forward strides, we are confident that Renault will continue to grow in the country.”

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