Wednesday 1 July 2015

Renault Captur (2013)

Renault Captur is a small crossover produced by Renault since 2013. The prototype (Captur Concept) was shown during the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, while the production version was introduced two years later. The Captur is based on the Renault Clio IV. It is available with 3 engines; two petrol: 0.9 TCe (90 hp) and 1.2 TCe (120 hp) and one diesel 1.5 dCi (90 hp). The car is produced in two factories, Valladolid in Spain and Busan in South Korea. A twin version of the Captur, called Samsung QM3, is sold in certain markets.


Renault Captur to miejski crossover produkowany przez Renault od 2013 roku. Prototyp samochodu (pod nazwą Captur Concept) został pokazany na Targach Samochodowych w Genewie w 2011 roku, natomiast wersję produkcyjną przedstawiono dwa lata później. Auto bazuje na podzespołach Renault Clio IV i dostępne jest z trzema silnikami; dwoma benzynowymi: 0.9 Tce (90 KM) i 1.2 Tce (120 KM) oraz jednym dieslem 1.5 dCi (90 KM). Samochód wytwarzany jest w dwóch fabrykach, Valladolid w Hiszpanii oraz Busan w Koreii Południowej. Na niektórych rynkach dostępna jest bliźniacza wersja Captura pod nazwą Samsung QM3.

Renault Captur 2013 (1:43)
by Norev

Friday 13 February 2015

Renault Clio mk1

Renault Clio I (its name deriving from the Greek muse of history – Clio) was first introduced in June 1990 at the Paris Motor Show, with sales starting shortly after. The car replaced the ageing Renault 5 in the company’s line-up (although 5’s production continued until 1996). In the same year the car has won the European Car of the Year title. Clio used many of the Renault 5’s underpinnings such as the suspension and the floorpan, however they have been significantly redesigned. At first the engine range included 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines as well as 1.7 and 1.9 diesels. In 1991 a sportier version of the Clio was introduced, called the 16S (16V in most markets outside of France). Two years later, in 1993, Renault has introduced the top-of-the-range Clio Williams. The limited edition of cars over 5,000 units in total) was powered by a 2.0 16V petrol engine. In 1994 the facelifted Clio phase 2 has been introduced. Most noticeable was the change in the front grille from two metal ribs to a single colour-coded slat grille and also the change in the rear bumpers and lights. There were also some other minor changes in the interior design and safety equipment. The ageing 1.1 petrol engine was removed from the range.

The second modification occurred in 1996 with the introduction of Clio phase 3. The Phase 3 has different, more rounded headlights, incorporating the turn signal in the unit with the headlight. The bonnet curved more around the edges of the lights. The tailgate incorporated a third brake light and a new script "Clio" name badge, following the same typeface as contemporary Renaults. Some mechanical improvements were also made, which improved the car’s safety and fuel-efficiency.

In 1998 the production of the Clio for European markets has ended, and the next generation was introduced. During the 8 years of its life, Clio has consistently been one of the best selling cars in Europe, with a total of 4 million units manufactured.

Renault Clio I (1:43)
by Universal Hobbies

Friday 30 January 2015

Renault Megane RS (2004)

Renault Mégane RS (Renaultsport) was presented in 2004. It was based on the 2nd generation of the Renault Mégane and was available as a 3-door and a 5-door hatchback. The car is powered by a 2.0 turbocharged engine that produced 224 bhp and reaches the max speed of 236 km/h.  A diesel version was also available with a 173 bhp 2.0 dCi engine and a top speed of 220 km/h. The car has redesigned bumpers and suspension compared to the standard version. The production of Renault Mégane RS II ceased in 2010, with the introduction of the next generation.

Renault Megane RS 2004 (1:43)
by Universal Hobbies

Saturday 3 January 2015

2014 - Summary

I have never done this before, but considering my blog is entering its 4th year, I thought the time has come to finally do it - the first ever Summary of the year.

2014 has been a good year for both my collection and the blog itself. 13 new models have entered my collection last year, some of which have already been posted on the blog. The ones which haven't made it online yet (mostly due to my busy schedule), will be appearing this year, so stay tuned!

Last year I have also added a few sub-pages to my blog, so it is more sophisticated now :) I invite you especially to visit the "Gallery" page, where all of the more artistic photos will be displayed.

I also took part in some online blog-competitions. For most of them with moderate success, however a moment of pride came in June when my blog managed to win one of competitions for the best blog of the week "Najlepszy Blog Tygodnia". The picture of it is below.

The Top 10 Most Viewed Cars of 2014

I also thought it would be interesting to make use of the Blogger's function to give exact pageviews figures for each post and provide you for the first time with the top 10 most viewed car models on my blog.

FSO Warszawa 203 Kombi 1965 (IST Models)

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