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Renault rewards top apprentices and technicians with Megane Trophy V6 hot laps

How does Renault Australia reward its top technicians and apprentices? Simple. It throws them in a Renault Megane Trophy V6 racer for a few hot laps around the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit...

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Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre
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Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre

Renault Australia is taking a new approach to keeping up with changing buyer patterns with a unique Brand Concept Store at Westfield Hornsby. The new store, at the major shopping centre in Sydney’s northern suburbs, displays various Renault models in a setting that’s different to your typical (and often intimidating) car dealership...


2017 Renault Megane GT Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Renault Megane GT Review

The Renault Megane GT isn't as good as a Golf GTI, but it's undoubtedly more interesting.

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2017 Renault Megane Zen and GT-Line Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Megane Zen and GT-Line Review

The 2017 Renault Megane is a chic and affordable small hatch alternative — just stay off patchwork roads...

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Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed
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Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed

The stigma that French cars are expensive to own and run is dead and buried, says Renault Australia, which now offers superior aftersales care to many better-known Japanese brands. Since 2010, Renault Australia has spent millions of dollars upgrading its dealer network, and pouring money from its steadily increasing sales (up six-fold since 2010, peaking at 11,500 units last year) into the back end of its business...


Renault Clio RS.16 tipped for production, Australian launch has potential
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Renault Clio RS.16 tipped for production, Australian launch has potential

Renault’s hot hatch on steroids, the Renault Clio RS.16, could soon be headed for the production line. And, in potentially good news for Aussie fans of the Reggie, a limited number could be built in right-hand drive - with a small allocation set for our shores. While recent rumours hinted at Renault making an official announcement at the Paris motor show, no confirmation was forthcoming...


Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k
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Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k

Renault Australia is steadily gearing up to launch the eagerly awaited Alpine sports car brand here in 2018, likely priced just under the conceptually similar Alfa Romeo 4C. The lightweight and likely mid-engined two-seater is creeping ever closer to production, slated to begin in 2017 in Dieppe, France, alongside the Clio RS...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report
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Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report

The Renault Clio RS 16 concept revealed earlier this year could make it to production, albeit in limited numbers, a new report claims. According to French website Caradisiac, Renault will make an official announcement at the Paris motor show in October...


Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available
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Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available

The final third-generation Renault Sport Megane rolled off the company’s Spanish production line this week, but prospective local buyers can rest assured that Renault Australia still has enough stock to last a while yet. Renault’s UK arm announced this week that the final Megane RS unit had rolled off the line in Palencia and was being sold by a dealer in Dundee...


2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing
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2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing

A development mule of the next-generation 2018 Renault Megane RS has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe ahead of the car's expected world reveal next year. As we already know, the next iteration of the French hot hatch will be a significant departure from the current model...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost
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Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost

The sporty-looking Renault Twingo GT has been unveiled, revealing a tricked up version of the rear-wheel-drive French micro car. Inspired by the uber-cool 235kW/380Nm V6-powered Renault Twin’Run concept car first seen back in 2013, the Renault Twingo GT continues with the standard model’s rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, but boasts Renault Sport-fettled performance upgrades...


2017 Renault Clio RS 'KZ 01' leaked: more power, bolder styling
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2017 Renault Clio RS 'KZ 01' leaked: more power, bolder styling

Photos of a new Renault Clio RS variant, or a concept precursor, have been leaked and published online ahead of its debut next week at the Monaco Grand Prix. Although these images of the so-called 'KZ 01' originally surfaced on fan forums, we first spotted this new Clio RS at the The Automobilist...


2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto
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2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto

Renault Australia admits a small core of buyers have expressed concern the company will change the formula for the 2018 Megane RS, but says the majority of feedback has centred around making the hardcore offering more accessible to a wide audience. The next-generation Megane RS will emerge in 2017/18 and, unlike the current three-door coupe, will be a five-door hatchback only...


Renault Alpine sports car edging closer to Australian launch
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Renault Alpine sports car edging closer to Australian launch

Renault Australia remains hot on the prospect of bringing the reborn Alpine brand to our market as soon as 2017, taking its sporting credentials up another notch. Company managing director Justin Hocevar told us last week at a local preview drive of the new Megane that the Alpine sub-brand would bring a welcome “hero association” to Renault’s fast-growing local operations...


2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium Review

We strap ourselves into the Recaro bucket seat of the 2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium, for what could be our final drive of the long-time leading performance hot hatch...

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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup - Hillclimb Battle
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup - Hillclimb Battle

Read the article here. We put the Renault Clio RS220 Trophy head-to-head against the Renault Megane RS265 Cup, in a lap-time battle around the 1.3-kilometre Haunted Hills hillclimb circuit in Victoria. Teaming a 162kW/260Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and a launch control system, the limited edition Renault Clio RS220 Trophy claims 0-100km/h in 6...