posted 4 years ago

Renault slashes number of models in the UK

From February 2012 French car maker Renault will slash the number of models it sells in the UK in a bid to improve profitability.

From February 2012 French car maker Renault will slash the number of models it sells in the UK in a bid to improve profitability. Five models will no longer be available in the UK showrooms.

The models no longer available from February include the Renault Laguna (hatch, sport tourer and Coupe), the Renault Kangoo (the car), the Renault Wind Roadster, the Modus including the Grand Modus and the Renault Espace which includes the Grand Espace. According to Renault these five models combined represent less than 10% of retail sales.

New models that will boost the Renault range will include the Renault Twizy, the Renault Fluence and Zoe electric cars which go on sale in 2012. The Twizy will be on sale in March, the Fluence in May and the Zoe in October. It will also launch its budget brand, Dacia, into the UK at the end of next year, starting with the Duster and all-new Sandero.
 

James May will be pleased!!!!

As Reg Coles-Watson says,a sad day for Renault. I and my family have owned over 40 Renaults, we have three at present. Also what now happens to the disabled people who rely on the brilliant new Kangoo to carry themselves and their wheelchairs? I understand it's one of the best sellers in this speciallist market!

I live in France. I bought a Hyundai ix20 in England in October as French prices and busness practices are really not customer oriientated. Renault and Peugot have lost 9%and 4.5% of their sales this year in France. I have driven the Duster, and it is a really good value for money vehicle...the plan to advance the UK launch of Dacia could be good news for the UK and Renault.

Not very good for renault what about parts that allready you cannot find?time to change make!!

i bought a renault last year took it back 7 times never again got myself a astra sports tourer superb car

I think that this is a sad day for Renault as they are removing some of their major models from sale in the UK. The Dacia range is based on the older models manufactured in Romania for that m arket and quite substandard Renault range. I think that this is a big mistake. Maybe the partnership between Renault and Nissan will save the day!