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  • The Renault Vel Satis is the flagship of the French company's range, a luxury car in the mould of the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class.

    Renault's Vel Satis flagship is now available in South Africa and it seems to be a worthy alternative in the executive car segment. We take a.

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    Renault vel satis

    Renault vel satis

    This page was last edited on 14 April , at However, the following production model does not have very much in common with it. In September , Car described it as "ugly and very French. The car was also Renault's flagship model, and the first Renault to be offered with Adaptive cruise control as supplied by Robert Bosch GmbH.

    Renault vel satis

    Renault vel satis

    Renault vel satis

    Renault vel satis

    Renault vel satis

    Renault Vel Satis - Wikipedia

    There's one thing luxury sedans always have - and that's a big boot. The reason for this is that well-to-do people have lots of expensive things they want to hide away and keep safe from the never-ending parade of people who want to steal from them.

    So why Renault has chosen to buck this trend with the Vel Satis - arguably the most expensive hatchback sedan in the world - is beyond me. What's more, the company has created a car which has such startlingly different styling that many customers are put off before they have even looked inside and seen the high standards of finish and appointments.

    Renault vel satis

    Which is a great pity. For beneath those strange Patrick le Quement lines lurks a car that does everything it should, and a bit more, a car that has space, pace - and, inside at least - quite a lot of grace! According to Renault, the Vel Satis is aimed at a "small group of individualists". However, I don't think the company expected the group to be as small as it is - since April only 13 cars have been sold in South Africa.

    And I wonder how many of them are demo models or reside within Imperial Group companies? It starts with the looks. The front is dominated by massive angular headlights, plus a quite bland grille that sees dual chrome-covered air intakes flanking a large chromed Renault diamond badge. From the side the car looks chunky and high, flowing into a very short tail that somehow doesn't manage to be as cheeky as that on the Megane.

    Renault vel satis

    In the case of the Vel Satis the backend of the car sees a wide curving rear window atop a very short "bustle tail" that has big and not very attractive tail-lights as its main theme, with, again, a big Renault diamond in the middle.

    There's a big hatch for loading luggage, but access is over a high lip caused by the quite bulbous rear bumper. If I'm not painting a very pretty picture, it's because I don't have a great canvas to work with! It's like a comfortable gentlemen's club, with beautiful maple wood laminates complete with inlays, top quality leather, and upmarket plastics. Definitely on a par with BMW or Mercedes. To get into the car you must use the by now familiar Renault electronic card, and one enters through wide-opening doors that allow easy access.

    Slide behind the steering wheel, and the instruments are right in front of you, with a revcounter and speedo in big white on black dials flanking fuel and water temperature gauges. To the left is a big display panel for the built-in Cabasse multi-disc front loader CD and radio, and to the left of that - almost on the passenger side - an analogue clock.

    Renault vel satis

    Wood trim is fitted in a strip beneath the instrument panel and on the passenger side, as well as on the doors. However, too much attention has been paid to making the audio switches and buttons arty-farty, and not enough to ease of use. The buttons are chromed and small, with difficult-to-read markings, and at night it's impossible to see what you're selecting, so you have to make do with whatever you can get by using the remote controls on the steering column.

    As the console flows back towards the seats we see a large aluminium gate for the gearchange, in this case controlling Renault's new 5-speed adaptive auto box with sequential manual option , with the slot for the "key" just ahead of the gear lever.

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