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Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report

An updated Renault Zoe is expected to debut at the Geneva motor show next month, complete with a slight power bump. In a new report by Autocar, an unnamed source says the new Zoe 'R110' will get an 80kW electric motor – up from the current 68kW – though it's unclear whether the current 250-mile (402km) range claim will be boosted too...

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2018 Renault Megane RS280 review
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 review

Here we have the new Renault Megane RS 280. With five doors and a more refined design, can it win the hearts of those obsessed with its mental three-door predecessor?


2018 Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000
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2018 Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000

The hotly-anticipated Renault Megane RS will be priced in the neighbourhood of $45,000 when it arrives in the third quarter of this year, making it more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Renault will bring the car to Australia in 'basic' Sport trim initially, with prices kicking off from around $45,000 in manual guise...


Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...


Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix
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Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III van over concerns about the fuel filter strap. According to the company, the strap could break and cause a noise in the engine bay. The fault could lead to fuel leakage in some 'extreme' cases, increasing the risk of fire. A total of 20 units is affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here...


Renault Koleos Initiale arrives from $49,490
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Renault Koleos Initiale arrives from $49,490

The Renault Koleos Initiale special edition has arrived in Australia this week, priced from $49,490 drive-away. Sitting above the range-topping Intens variant, the Initiale adds a unique exterior finish named 'Black Amethyst', 19-inch alloy wheels and unique stitching for the leather-upholstered interior...


Renault prepping SUV coupe for Russia - report
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Renault prepping SUV coupe for Russia - report

Renault is believed to be working on a new SUV coupe aimed primarily at the Russian market, set to be revealed at the Moscow motor show in August this year. In a new report by Russia's Vedomosti and translated on Carscoops, a handful unnamed sources claim the new model will be based on the same platform as the Dacia/Renault Duster, which is the brand's best-seller in the region...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Onetone v Renault Captur Intens comparison
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2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Onetone v Renault Captur Intens comparison

There’s a titanic battle for the hearts and minds (and cash) of Australia’s ravenous small SUV buyers. In 2017, over 104,000 compact SUVs rolled out of dealer showrooms and into the garages of their new owners. Sadly, only 567 of those sales were accounted for by this French duo...


2018 Renault Clio RS 18 unveiled - UPDATE
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2018 Renault Clio RS 18 unveiled - UPDATE

Update: Renault's local division has confirmed the Clio RS 18 should arrive in Australia during the second half of 2018. The limited-edition Renault Clio RS 18 has been unveiled with styling touches that are said to pay homage to company's most famous Formula One vehicles. With black Renault emblems, badges, diffuser, and paint, the RS 18 cuts a mean stance...


2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review

Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.

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$32,490

Renault Alaskan no certainty for Australia despite "huge opportunity"
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Renault Alaskan no certainty for Australia despite "huge opportunity"

Renault Australia is no closer to confirming whether the company’s first foray into the lucrative dual-cab ute segment, the Renault Alaskan, will make it Down Under. Launched onto the South American market at the end of 2016, the Nissan Navara-based Alaskan, made its European debut at the end of last year...


Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k
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Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k

Renault is set to launch the company’s revived Alpine brand in Australia with the all-new Alpine A110 expected to hit local showrooms in June next year. While exact pricing is still to be confirmed, Renault’s Australian managing director Andrew Moore told assembled media at the car’s launch in France this week that he anticipated a price of around $90,000 to $100,000...


Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy
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Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy

Groupe Renault has purchased a 40 per cent stake in Challenges Group, a publisher with five magazines in its stable. It's an interesting acquisition for the French manufacturer, motivated by the looming onset of autonomy. According to the company, European commuters spend two hours in the car every day...


Renault Kangoo Maxi EDC arrives from $29,990
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Renault Kangoo Maxi EDC arrives from $29,990

The Renault Kangoo Maxi van lineup has been bolstered by the addition of a dual-clutch transmission, with the self-shifting diesel now available from $29,990 plus on-road costs. Available through the company's local dealer network, the Kangoo Maxi EDC joins the petrol-powered Kangoo EDC launched Down Under earlier this year, pairing Renault's Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) shifter with an 81kW/240Nm 1...


Renault unveils new 1.3-litre turbocharged engine
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Renault unveils new 1.3-litre turbocharged engine

Renault has unveiled a new petrol engine, developed in tandem with Daimler and alliance partner Nissan. The new 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol mill will debut in the Scenic and Grand Scenic in Europe, with three separate trim levels offered: Energy TCe 115, Energy TCe 140 and Energy TCe 160...


2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel

Does new-found oiler power justify the $3500 premium ask the new Intens Diesel commands at the top of the Renault Koleos tree?


Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"
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Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"

Renault has demonstrated its latest autonomous driving systems, including obstacle avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers". The systems are a product of the Renault Open Innovation Lab, focused on improving active safety and autonomous driving systems within the broader 'Groupe Renault...


2018 Renault Captur Intens review
Rating: 710 /10
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2018 Renault Captur Intens review

The updated Renault Captur is still a looker, and is cheaper to own and run than you might imagine. The flagship Zen is an interesting Hyundai Kona/Toyota C-HR/Mazda CX-3 rival.

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$28,990

Renault to launch 21 new models by 2022
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Renault to launch 21 new models by 2022

The Renault Group has announced an ambitious five year plan to increase its electric vehicle offerings, reduce its reliance on diesel engines, and dramatically grow sales and profits. At the core of the company's new Drive The Future strategy are 21 new cars, including three "add-ons", due before the end of 2022...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Welcome to another instalment of our little Top Driving Roads series, intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. To clarify, driving isn’t always about going fast; we want to make that bit clear...