Renault unveils a series of new models in the Saudi Market

Wallan Trading Company, the Renault Group’s official distributor in the Kingdom, unveiled its newest models during its participation in the Riyadh Motor Show, held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh on December 5 - 9, 2023.The two new models which will be introduced to the Saudi market for the first time, Renault Arkana and Renault Taliant, are distinguished through their unique designs, high-end equipment, and advanced technologies, which align with customers’ needs and aspirations in the Kingdom. Fahad Al-Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Trading Company, said:” We are excited to announce our participation in the Riyadh Motor Show alongside our new partner Renault. This collaboration marks a significant step towards expanding our business in Saudi Arabia and diversifying our offerings in the market. The innovative models we have unveiled today for Renault are tailored to meet our Saudi customers' evolving needs and desires, providing them with world-class vehicles from Renault”.Jerome Pannaud, Managing Director of Renault operations in Africa-Middle East and the Asia Pacific, commented: “We are thrilled to announce that our customers in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy Renault models that cater to their needs. The Saudi Arabian market holds great significance for Renault Group, and our partnership with Wallan Group will undoubtedly lead us to a successful journey in showcasing Renault's innovative line-up”.Visitors to the Riyadh Motor Show can see the distinguished lineup of Renault models for 2024, which suit several social categories and budgets.Renault ArkanaThe Renault Arkana model belongs to the compact multi-use coupe category, distinguished by its elegant, sporty exterior design and bold front grille bearing the new Renault logo. It is 4,568 mm long, 1,821 mm wide, 1,571 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,720 mm, which places it in the C-SUV category. Its spacious cabin and elegance also distinguish it. The Renault Arkana offers the consumer the following options: Evolution, Techno, and Esprit Alpine.The Techno class provides superior standard interior design, including Renault's Easy Link multimedia system, which connects wirelessly to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 9,3-inch high-resolution screen. Esprit Alpine's highest grade has an exterior body with a prominent color gradient, an aerodynamic wing matching the color of the car’s body, and sports wheels.Renault Arkana has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that generates 155 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. The car can accelerate from rest to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 205 km/h.  Renault TaliantRenault Taliant is built on the CMF-B platform of the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance. It is characterized by its spaciousness compared to competing cars in its class, with a length of 4396 mm, a width of 1848 mm, a height of 1501 mm, and a wheelbase of 2649 mm. Its back trunk has a capacity of 528 liters.Renault Taliant has two options, Evolution and Techno, that include a front-wheel drive system. It has an economical 1-liter turbo, 3-cylinder engine, 100 horsepower, and a torque of up to 160 Newton meters, a 6-speed manual transmission, a maximum torque of 142 Newton meters, and CVT variable speed transmission.Depending on its class, the Renault Taliant has a multimedia center with an 8-inch touch control screen, Apple CarPlay and Android, automatic climate control, cruise control, and light and rain sensors.As for safety and security specifications, the Renault Taliant includes a non-lock braking system (ABS), an electronic braking force distribution system (EBD), an electronic stability system (ESP), a hill start assist system (HSA), and a traction control system, in addition to a wide range of features, including four airbags, rear camera, front and rear sensors, cruise control, front and rear sensors and Bluetooth.Renault Megane E-TechAlthough the Megane E-Tech electric is not amongst the new model launches in the Saudi market, it is a demonstration of Renault’s expertise in the EV world. Renault applied a new : “sensual tech” design language.” It has an innovative, compact design on the outside and a unique, ample spaciousness inside. Its dimensions combine the specifications of crossover hatchbacks. , Megane E-Tech electric has hidden door handles and 20-inch wheels. The Megane E-Tech electrics length is 4,200 mm, its width is 1,860 mm, its wheelbase is 2,685 mm, and its height is 1,505 mm.It is built on the fully electric AmpeR Medium platform (previously CMF-EV), which offers the opportunity to increase an electric vehicle's energy efficiency and range while reducing charge time. It also ensures a great interior space and dynamism on the road through its direct and precise steering.Megane e-tech reaches a new level of sustainability with it's zero-emission engine range and upholstery made of recycled materials. Additionally, some of the lower parts of the dashboard are made of recycled plastic, which has also been used in several dashboard components. 95% of the car will be recyclable.Renault Megane E-Tech is equipped with an electrically excited synchronous motor (EESM) that weighs only 145 kg, generating 220 horsepower and 300 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7,4 seconds.Megane E-TECH Electric offers a choice of two battery capacities: 40 kWh for a range of 300 km (WLTP cycle) and 60 kWh for a range up to 470 km (WLTP cycle, depending on each version), depending on the version.In Europe, It is equipped with intelligent driver assistance systems, such as the Active Driver Assistant system, which combines “proactive, adaptive cruise control” with “stop and go” designs and a “lane keeping assistant.” This was provided by an intelligent speed limiter system, collision avoidance system, and off-road driving system that Includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Sports Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Emergency Lane Keeping Assist (ELKA), and Rear Automatic Emergency Braking (Rear AEB).

Wallan Trading Company celebrates partnership with Renault

Riyadh: Wallan Trading Company a leading player in the Saudi automotive sector has signed a strategic partnership with Renault Group. The partnership will see Wallan Trading Company serve as the official distributor of Renault Group’s world-class products and services in the Kingdom.The agreement was announced at a special ceremony hosted in Riyadh on 4 December 2023, with the engagement bringing French and Saudi dignitaries and representatives of both entities together to mark the launch of the new partnership. Notable attendees and guests included Jerome Pannaud, Managing Director of operations in the Africa-Middle East and Asia Pacific region, Renault; and Fahd bin Saad Al-Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Trading Company. During the ceremony, the Wallan Trading Company presented its plans for the future, which include opening 6 showrooms and 10 maintenance centers in different cities by the end of 2024 that will offer sales and spare parts services.Jerome Pannaud, Managing Director of Operations in the Africa-Middle East and Asia Pacific region, Renault, said: “Saudi Arabia is home to a sophisticated auto industry, with Saudi consumers being some of the most discerning auto enthusiasts in the world.A leading market with a growing presence on the global stage, Saudi Arabia is of the utmost importance to us. We are pleased to have partnered with Wallan Trading Company, a leading proponent of Saudi auto excellence. Wallan’s proud history, vast resources, and expansive network make the company the perfect partner for us a partner that enables us to serve our customers better in the Kingdom and wider region.” He added: “Our strategic partnership will increase our sales in the Saudi market by introducing leading-edge offerings, including our latest models, uniquely designed to meet the needs, preferences, and demands of our customers. We will also work closely with Wallan Trading Company to support and empower employees with greater access to advanced technologies and value-added services to deliver an enhanced customer experience.”Fahad Al-Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Trading Company, said: “We are delighted to have established a strategic partnership with the Renault Group, whose cars are renowned for their advanced designs and innovative technologies. This alliance between our companies will enable us to offer the best products and services to the automotive market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.He added: “We are excited to explore the opportunities ahead. We plan to expand our reach during the coming period by opening more advanced centers in several regions so that Renault can remain close to its customers and provide greater access to the most innovative products, services, and spare parts”.

Wallan Group inks groundbreaking partnership with Renault Group

Riyadh: The Wallan Group, a dominant player in the Kingdom's automotive sector for more than 45 years, today announces an exciting new partnership with Renault Group. As of 1st June 2023, Wallan Group becomes the official distributor for Renault in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking a major step forward in the Kingdom's automotive industry.This strategic alliance brings together two industry powerhouses with a shared vision to offer the best in automotive excellence. Wallan Group continues to build on its strong reputation for forging global partnerships with top-tier manufacturers.Fahad Al-Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Group, said, "We are thrilled to join hands with Renault, a company known for its outstanding innovation, quality, and performance. This alliance allows us to extend our services to our Saudi customers, meeting their evolving needs and desires with world-class vehicles from Renault. This partnership also supports our goal to diversify and expand our business in Saudi Arabia.”Renault, a leading French automaker, boasts a rich history of groundbreaking vehicles and technological innovations, including the introduction of the first mass-produced electric vehicle in Europe. Renault's alignment with Wallan Group reinforces its commitment to satisfying the needs of the new generation of customers in the Kingdom.An analysis conducted by Wallan Group showed that Renault vehicles, known for their innovative features and reliability, align with the demands of Saudi consumers. This strong reputation and customer demand made Renault an ideal choice for the Wallan Group's new partnership.HIGHLIGHTAn analysis by Wallan Group revealed that Renault's innovative and reliable vehicles align with the needs and aspirations of Saudi consumers, solidifying the rationale behind this strategic partnership.“Our aim has always been to bring the best of the automotive world to the Kingdom,” Fahad Al-Wallan continued. “With Renault’s commitment to technological innovation and our proven experience in the local market, we are confident this partnership will offer a unique and enriched experience to Saudi customers."As part of the partnership, Wallan Group will be opening new Renault showrooms in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar, along with integrated service centers for after-sales services in these cities. More locations are planned to follow in line with the partners' commitment to enhancing accessibility and service quality for Renault customers in Saudi Arabia.Jerome Pannaud, Managing Director of Renault operations in Africa-Middle East and Asia Pacific region, commented, “We are delighted to partner with Wallan Group, whose market expertise and strong customer focus align perfectly with our brand. This partnership will provide an excellent platform for us to showcase Renault’s innovative line-up and engage with our valued customers in the Kingdom."