At the 2013 Jakarta Motor Show, Renault presents the first three models it will commercialize in Indonesia starting today. These models will help to build the Renault brand as a distinctive choice in Indonesia with an emphasis on engine performance, premium image and technology. The product launch comes a day after the announcement of September 18, 2013, in which Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault, and Jusak Kertowidjojo, President Director, PT Indomobil Sukses International, Tbk, signed a partnership agreement to launch Renault on the Indonesian market.
Jérôme Stoll, Chief Peformance Officer of the Renault Group, said, “Indonesia, the fourth largest country in the world, is becoming a key country for the development of Renault in the Asia-Pacific region. The high growth rate of the automobile market here will fuel Renault’s acceleration as we bring more and more models to meet the needs of Indonesian customers.”
Renault will lay a strong foundation for future growth by introducing Duster 4x2 (local assembly), spearhead of the Group’s international development and an iconic model that will give high visibility to the brand. Duster is the n°1 model of the Renault Group in 2013 and winner of numerous awards around the world. Duster, which provides unrivalled spaciousness for money, will be equipped with high-tech features such as a touchscreen navigation system and rear parking assist.
Duster also comes with the best-in-class 1.5 dCi “global growth engine” of the Renault-Nissan Alliance which drives one out of three Renault vehicles sold worldwide, from Twingo to Laguna. This engine is considered to be a benchmark in its category for performance and fuel efficiency. It will be a brand and image promoter in Indonesia, a country with increasingly stringent emissions regulations and where fuel economy is one of the top buying criteria. .
Unanimously acclaimed for the travelling comfort it delivers, as well as its extensive equipment package and all-terrain ability, Renault’s premium SUV Koleos comes fitted with the 2.5L petrol engine with X-tronic CVT gearbox, one of the most fuel-efficient engines in its class. Koleos has executive appeal thanks to Renault’s latest high-tech equipment, quality of onboard comfort and premium styling. Built in Busan, South Korea, Koleos is spearheading Renault's executive leisure range in the international arena.
Megane R.S. was designed to deliver maximum driving pleasure. With its 2.0 16V 265 engine, limited slip differential, front suspension with an independent steering axis and a choice between two chassis types (Sport or Cup), Mégane R.S. groups a range of technologies illustrating the complete expertise of Renault Sport. As a nod to Renault's success in Formula 1, the front bumper features an F1 splitter, a styling feature found across the Renault Sport range.
Renault and Formula 1
With 11 World Champion Constructors’ titles, Renault is the only full-range carmaker to beat the specialists on equal terms on the track. In the 2013 season, Renault is powering four teams: Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, Williams F1 Team and Caterham F1 Team. Formula 1 is a testing ground for new technology that improves the efficiency of the engines provided with Renault’s production vehicles.
"From 2014, we will bring engines back to the forefront and restore the balance in F1. The engine is the heart of the car, and next year it will return to the heart of our sport."
Alain Prost - Renault ambassador and quadruple Formula 1 world champion
The Renault group has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 128 countries in 2012 and employing nearly 128,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international development and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles, the Alliance with Nissan, and its partnerships with AVTOVAZ and Daimler. With 11 world championship titles in 35 years, Renault’s expertise in Formula 1 is equally remarkable, as a vector of innovation, image and awareness.