MUSCAT: Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA), the exclusive importer and distributor of Renault vehicles in Oman launched the all-new Renault Symbol – a breakthrough vehicle in the booming B segment.

The Renault Symbol is a status-enhancing yet affordable family sedan. Its modern design and attractive equipment package, combined with its low fuel consumption make the new Renault Symbol the perfect sedan for families looking for value for money along with status and style. Competitive advantages such as roominess, boot space, modern equipment and engine displacement ensure it has everything required to make it a hit with customers in the Region.

The Symbol, a smart vehicle from every angle, will be offered with unique features, sophisticated technology and an attractive design. “New Renault Symbol will deliver a level of equipment normally associated with vehicles from the next segment up,” said a senior SBA official, Renault Oman Team. He added, “It is the ideal vehicle for all who wish to own a stylish yet economic car.”

Symbol is packed with topnotch technology and innovation. It offers an enjoyable ride, significant power while maintaining low levels of fuel consumption.

It is fitted with an automatic gearbox and a 1.6l 16V engine; placing it among the highest size of engines available on the B Sedan segment. The compact sedan offers as well spacious interior with seating for five adults, a 510 Litres bootspace, and the possibility to increase it up to 1,257l with the rear benchseat folded.

The new Renault Symbol also offers plenty of safety features. It is equipped with front driver and passenger airbags, driver seatbelt unlock alarm, ISOFIX attachments for child seats, three points rear seatbelts with three rear headrests in addition to a central locking system and a speed sensitive door lock.

It also boasts as standard front fog lights, daytime running lights, and most importantly an antilock braking systems (ABS).

To top it all, Renault Symbol will be available in various colours to satisfy all customer preferences and desires. It comes with the new Radio Arkamys 3D Sound CD/MP3/USB and Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, a cruise control and speed limiter. It is also furnished with an automatic air-conditioning system that was tested to meet the challenges of the region’s harsh climate conditions.

The new Media Nav multimedia system also gives easy access to highly practical features thanks to it 7” touchscreen: GPS, audio streaming music, as well as access to your phonebook and call history thanks to Bluetooth.

This new car in the Renault line-up has been specially designed to meet the needs of customers who want an elegant, spacious, low-maintenance family car. Modern equipment specification and engine range ensure it has all the ingredients to make it a hit with customers in the region.

Renault Symbol main assets

Engine: The 1.6l 16V engine is among the highest size of engines available on the B Sedan category.

Bootspace: The bootspace has a capacity of 510l, therefore placing the new Renault Symbol as the best-in-class choice for luggage transport in its category. In addition, the capacity can be increased to 1,257l with the rear benchseat folded.

Technology: The new Radio Arkamys 3D Sound CD / MP3 / USB is available with factory fitted Bluetooth and steering wheel control as standard from the first PE equipment level.

The new Media Nav multimedia system offering 7” touchscreen, GPS and audio streaming music comes along with the top of the range LE grade.

Standard features for the first PE level:

Front driver and passenger airbags

ISOFIX attachments for child seats

Front fog lights and daytime running lights

3D Sound by Arkamys CD/MP3/USB and Bluetooth + steering wheel control

3-point rear seatbelts + 3 rear headrests

Keyless entry system + speed sensitive door locking


Front electric windows

Beige upholstery

1/3 – 2/3 folding benchseat

Chrome interior door handles

Exterior body coloured bumpers and door handles

Height adjustable steering wheel

Additional equipment on SE mid-range model:

Trip computer

Automatic air-conditioning

Front electric windows with driver one-touch control

Rear electric windows

Electric door mirrors

Cruise control and speed limiter

Leather steering wheel

Height adjustable driver’s seat

Exterior body coloured door handles + chrome

The top-of-the-range LE model:

15” NEPTA alloy wheels

Rear parking sensors

Media NAV multimedia system with 7” touchscreen and GPS

Renault is a world class brand today, focusing mainly on the important aspects such as safety, style, performance, value and reliability – keeping alive the motoring heritage of Renault. This year’s unique Ramadan scheme allows easy finance options for customers which in turn offer peace of mind and a hassle free way to own a desired Renault vehicle.

The Renault principle of safety is outlined in four basic points: Prevent, correct, protect and educate. Renault provides equipment that performs auxiliary tasks automatically to promote the responsibility of drivers by warning them when they are not in a position to control their vehicle or when they put themselves in a position of potential danger. For example, the visual and audible seatbelt reminders and tyre pressure monitoring.

The inherent handling and braking qualities of a vehicle are fundamental factors of its overall dynamic, active safety and accident avoidance performance. Moreover, Renault is also known to have the maximum number of Euro-NCAP Five Star rated models globally. SBA is largely committed to supporting Renault Oman’s growth in the sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily