The new Autumn/Winter Renault merchandise catalogue is in dealerships now and is full of ideal Christmas presents for petrol head fanatics, F1 nuts and kids (big or small!).
What better way to countdown to Christmas than with a Renault advent calendar (£12)! This is the healthy option with usual daily chocolates being replaced with cars and road signs, as well as providing something a little bit different. Eight Renault Twingo models with friction action, each in different colours, are included in the calendar
All systems are (Twin)go, with a fantastic selection of toy pedal cars available in the spirit of Renault's small car range. For little girls who love fairytales, there's the Renault Twingo Princess pedal car (£93, ages three to six years), which is bright pink and comes complete with a 'bling-tastic' tiara, earrings and ring befitting a true princess!
The red Renault Twingo pedal car (£80, ages three to six years) really lets creativity flow coming with a range of stickers allowing maximum personalisation to really make the car their own (just like the real on-road car!).
Younger children can also get on the "road" with two junior pedal cars, available in pink or blue, for ages two or over and priced at £42. For very young children who may be just beginning to get mobile on two legs, there is the new Renault Twingo push along car (£28) with handle, stabilizer system, horn, small toy box and self-adhesive stickers.
Budding Fernando Alonso's can get their racing career off to a great start with an F1 R28 pedal car (£208), with shockproof polystyrene and metal swiveling pedals.
In addition, the new limited edition "F1 Panther" in Team colours and "Monster truck, dune buggy" style wheels and design, is a small car with amazing performance capable of reaching speeds of up to 28 mph! It has a proportional digital radio-controlled system and, thanks to Interchangeable frequencies, you can race against five other drivers. Complete with front/rear suspension, differential gears for optimal handling and remote control, the F1 Panther comes with a large capacity 7.2v battery and charger (with battery) included. Suitable for ages eight years and over (meaning "bigger" kids can also play) and at just £75, it is expected to sell-out fast!
Renault is one of Europe's three most CO2 efficient manufacturers and has the production of zero emission vehicles high on its future strategy agenda, so no catalogue would be complete without a range of eco² gifts!
New for 2008 is the eco² calculator (£8.00), which works without batteries and transforms physical energy into electricity - you shake the calculator for 20 seconds and it provides five minutes worth of use.
For the conscientious office worker in the family, there's the eco² "staple-less" stapler (£4.00) which uses a folding system to attach sheets of paper together making it ideal for recycling paper later.
As well as a range of F1 pedal/remote control cars, clothing, replica helmet and model cars, there are also a number of goodies that will make perfect stocking fillers.
The 23cm Lion Cub driver teddy bear comes dressed in his own ING Renault F1 Team t-shirt and cap and is priced at just £6.00.
Timing is critical in Formula 1 strategy and now your child can keep track of things with their very own ING Renault F1 Team watch which is water resistant up to 50 metres and is £18.
The new for 2008 F1 Pit-Stop 1/32 scale comes with two F1 figures and accessories. With a microphone and speaker, sounds and lights, hours of fun are guaranteed! Why not combine this with a Scalextric circuit (£150) with 6.76 metres of track, lap counter and two replica 1/32 F1 models (ages 10 years and over)!
Also new for 2008 is a something to keep your mind occupied - an ING Renault F1 Team Rubik's cube (£11) complete with images of the car.Published 17 November 2008