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Renault Middle East launches new SYMBOL

Renault is upgrading its core B Sedan model in the Middle-East, by launching the New Renault Symbol facelift.
While the exterior design has been refreshed, the interior quality has been enhanced, and new features such as C-shaped LED DRL, 16" Black Diamond Alloy Wheels and Rearview camera have been introduced.

Speaking about New Renault Symbol, Marwan HAIDAMOUS, Managing Director at Renault Middle East, commented: “New Symbol gets a stronger character while delivering an higher level of specifications,” He added “Its new design and attractive equipment package are the perfect answer to meet the demands of customers in the Region.”

As the model was unveiled at the last 2016 Paris Motor Show, Renault is again breaking through the B segment with this new facelift, and asserting its popularity year after year.

The model is now displaying a new front and rear exterior design, combined with an enhanced interior quality and practicality. A range of advanced technological, comfort and safety features are also there to deliver an even higher level of satisfaction during every single journey.

It will once again entice a growing majority of customers with an active lifestyle looking for an affordable yet fully-equipped B Sedan. With an elegant and robust personality, an unbeatable price-spaciousness ratio, it has all the ingredients to make it a hit with individuals and families desirous of tackling the road.
Renault has been taking a fresh look at one of its international best seller and reshaped its curves. In association with the front and rear end lighting signature which are now expressing the Brand identity, new Renault Symbol has an even more modern and dynamic design.

This lighting signature can be seen on all of Renault’s most recent models, with the characteristic C- shape on both front and back. On the front, it is clearly visible at night and day, thanks to the new LED daytime running lights, standard from PE level. The radiator grill is made using Renault’s unique design, alongside the new bumper and fog light rims. The rear of the car has also been given the same treatment and is even more elegant, creating a new “family tie” between the brand different models.

On top of the instantly recognizable 16’’ Altica Black Diamond Alloy Wheels and the C-shape LED lights, many new elements have been added. In a nutshell, the already assertive look of the new Symbol now features: a glossy black and chrome grille, fog lamps embellishers, side moldings and strips, B-pillar with shiny black striping, a new boot door with chrome.

Status enhancing and affordable, its modern design combined with an attractive equipment package and roominess make it the perfect model. There is no doubt that the New Symbol will quickly reinforce its presence on the road.

To top it all, the new Symbol will be available in various colors to satisfy all customers preferences and desires: glacier white ; navy blue ; pearl black ; cosmos blue ; mercury ; comet grey ; flame red ; tourmaline brown ; mink brown.

Off course, a brand new range of wheels has been brought up to strengthen and assert this design: 15” Magiceo steel wheels on PE entry grade, followed by 15” Decade steel wheels on the SE level, also available with Symphonie silver alloy wheels as an option. Finally, the 16” Altica Black Diamond Alloy wheels are standard on the high-end LE grade.

Modern and ergonomic, the interior of the new Symbol is adapted to suit its occupants and includes various evolutions. This warm space boasts impeccable finishes, including a modern upholstery with leather-like edges, a redesigned central fascia and steering wheel, plus an ergonomic armrest to make users feeling good from the moment they step inside. It is even more harmonious and gratifying.

In addition, many features have been added: new air vents design and a glove box with light source, fuel flap opening from inside, a one touch turn indicator, a new boot handle, and an electric trunk lock.

A brand new interior quality level is now available with the new Renault Symbol. The dashboard and interior doors are now displaying refined touches of shiny chrome, satin chrome and film inserts. While the brand new steering wheel comes with a new wrapping material with better aspect and an exclusive soft feel cover, in black titane color and satin chrome, for all versions.

The spacious interior combines utility and pleasure with a generous seating room to comfortably accommodate 5 adults. The bootspace has a capacity of 510 Litres, therefore placing the new Renault Symbol as the best-in-class choice for luggage transport in its category. And, the possibility to increase it up to 1,257 Litres with the rear benchseat folded is stepping up this competitive advantage. Useful and smart new storage areas have also been added: a bigger rear cup holder, a rear 12V socket devices charge for rear passengers, a phone pocket on front passenger side seat, and a front net storage that can hold tickets or keys.

New Renault Symbol lets users enjoy their journeys in the utmost comfort: an integrated rear view camera, the new Media Nav 2.0 system, and driver's side one-touch electric window. The wide dashboard is intended to give driver and front passenger a sense of safety and protection. Redolent of quality and strength, its elegant interior is in perfect harmony with the model’s exterior lines.

A range of advanced features have been included to deliver an even higher level of satisfaction during every single journey. The driver can enjoy the one touch window and use the height adjustable seat while the front passenger airbag can be disconnected. The C-Shape LED DRL, the black side strips and Magiceo steel wheels are also present to settle the look from PE grade.

The SE level has been granted with new elements such as rear parking sensors, driver seat with integrated armrest and the 15" Decade steel wheels. The 15” Symphonie Alloy Wheels are also available as an option.
On the high-end LE level, while the reversing camera with radar lets you make manoeuvres without a single bump, the 16” Altica Black Diamond Alloy Wheels refine the exterior look.

The new Media Nav 2.0 comes with a new graphic interface, an even higher fluidity thanks to a faster processor. It is intuitive to use thanks to its 7” touch screen with customizable 2D or 3D Bird view navigation, Arabic or English GCC map is displayed, with brightness adjustments & voice guidance. Media Nav 2.0 as a multi-media system includes radio, AUX, USB, and Bluetooth® for mobile phone & audio streaming. It is also available in Hindi for general menu and voice guidance.

In addition to its exterior design refreshment and interior enhancement, a local product range has been specifically designed in order to be even more in tune with the GCC region requirements:

PE equipment level: when it comes to comfort, design & safety, the latest generation of specs is provided from entry level.
• Front driver & passenger airbag • Central door locking
• ABS + Emergency braking assistance • Power steering
• Passenger airbag with disconnecting function • Front electric windows with driver’s one touch control
• ESP • Radio Arkamys sound, CD MP3 USB/jack in fascia, Bluethooth
• Height adjustable front headrests • Radio switch on steering wheel
• Speed sensitive door locking • Keyless entry system
• Tyre pressure monitoring • Height adjustable steering wheel
• ISOFIX points for child seat • Height adjustable driver's seat
• Visual overspeed alarm • Beige upholstery + leather-like edges
• Side repeaters on door mirrors • 1/3 - 2/3 foldable rear bench seat
• C-Shape LED Daytime Running Lights • Black side strips
• Rear trunk light • Body colored bumpers
• Front fog lights • 15" MAGICEO hubcaps
• Tinted windows • Body colored door mirrors
• Air conditioning • Normal size spare wheel

SE equipment level: the SE grade has been conceived to deliver an even higher level of interior experience and well-being. Enjoyable rides can be carried out thanks to the Trip Computer, Automatic A/C, Cruise Control/Speed Limiter, and Leather Steering Wheel, (…).
• Height adjustable front seatbelts • Cruise control and speed limiter
• Trip computer • Leather steering wheel
• Automatic air conditioning • Front armrest integrated in driver seat
• Rear electric windows • Exterior body colour door handles
• Rear parking sensors • Chrome interior door handles
• Electric door mirrors • 15" DECADE hubcaps

LE equipment level: to top it all, New Symbol LE is fully packed with fine innovations such as the Media Nav 2.0 & rearview camera, plus specific design elements including the 16” Altica Black Diamond Alloy Wheels.
• 16" Altica Black Diamond Alloy Wheels • Radio with Arkamys 3D Sound +
• Rearview camera & sensors • MP3/USB & Jack + hands free Bluetooth
• MEDIA NAV 2.0 multimedia system • & steering wheel control
• with 7” touchscreen and GPS

New Renault Symbol now delivers a level of equipment normally associated with vehicles from the next segment up. It is fitted with a 1.6L 16V 105 HP engine, placing the new Renault Symbol among the highest size of engines available in the B Sedan category. Particular care was taken to improve the fuel consumption, which is now at the level of 6.4L / 100km (extra-urban cycle). Packed with topnotch technology and innovation, it offers an enjoyable ride, significant power while maintaining low levels of fuel consumption.

The Renault cars are safer than ever before, durable and reliable, those facts are reflected in the comprehensive warranty package enjoyed by every Renault owner. All Renault vehicles come with 3 years / 100,000 Km standard manufacturer’s warranty.

Renault Symbol will be sold at a recommended retail starting price around USD $ 10,000 in the GCC (prices may vary by market). Specific offers shall be advised to customers by professional sales teams at each of Renault’s showroom in the Region.

Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 3.18 million vehicles in 128 countries in 2016 and employing nearly 135,000 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,Daciaand Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles, theAlliancewith Nissan, and its partnerships with AVTOVAZ and Daimler.

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