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2018 Renault Megane RS: two chassis and four-wheel steering confirmed for French hot hatch

With anticipation building ahead of its expected 2017 Frankfurt motor show unveiling, Renault has officially announced that its all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will not only feature a choice of two chassis setups, but also the first-time addition of four-wheel steering...

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2017 Renault Clio Intens review
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2017 Renault Clio Intens review

The 2017 Renault Clio range has been rejigged, with a new 'luxurious' model at the top of the range. This is it – the new Clio Intens.

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Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’
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Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’

There’s no hiding it – Mitsubishi has some of the oldest products on the market, and the company’s global chief operations officer reckons that’s his biggest focus under the stewardship of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann told media this week in Sydney that he wants to see shorter life-cycles and more investment in research and development – meaning newer cars that drive up to the standards of the classes in which they compete...


Brand identities not at stake through extended sharing, says Renault-Nissan Alliance chief
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Brand identities not at stake through extended sharing, says Renault-Nissan Alliance chief

The head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance says the individual brand identities that fall under the overarching group umbrella will remain, and that it is important the brands have unique selling points to appeal to different buyers...


Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO
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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO

New car buyers can soon expect to see a more aggressive approach from Renault, Mitsubishi and Nissan as the brands push for greater relevance in the busy Australian market, following a strongly-worded press conference with the global head of all three brands this week...


2017 Renault Megane hatch upgrades announced for Australia
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2017 Renault Megane hatch upgrades announced for Australia

The 2017 Renault Megane hatch has been bolstered with equipment and option upgrades this week, coinciding with the launch of the new sedan and wagon versions of the company's small car. Both the entry-level Life and mid-spec Zen variants are now available with the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) package as a factory-fitted option ($700), which includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning and automatic high beam...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

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...


2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs
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2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, taking the body-style count from one - the now familiar five-door hatch - to a full three. The wagon will compete with equivalent versions of the Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf, while the more style-focused sedan will do battle with the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE

UPDATE 31/05: We heard back from Renault Australia and the latest is that there is no confirmation of the model for Australia. Renault Australia insists that it's pro-EV, but the local market isn't EV friendly at the moment. We are still under the impression that wasting money on a vehicle registration wouldn't be beneficial unless there was a serious intent to launch the product locally...


Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards
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Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards

Finalists for Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, and several automotive manufacturers have products in line for the win. In the automotive and transport division, the Audi A5/S5, Q2, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, Renault Megane and Tesla Model X are all nominated for the award, which the organisation says reflects excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and emerging areas of design such as business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship...


2018 Renault Megane RS side profile leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS side profile leaked

A photo of the Renault Megane RS, exposing the hot hatch's side view, has been published online. Originally posted on the Facebook page for the Megane RS Online shop. It's not clear how the administrators of the site got hold of the image, but it seems to show an undisguised prototype at a Renault facility...


2018 Renault Megane RS will have dual-clutch transmission option
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2018 Renault Megane RS will have dual-clutch transmission option

The Renault Megane RS will be offered with both manual and dual-clutch transmission options. Renault confirmed this news overnight, although it didn't state how many gears will be present on each gearbox. Other details about the car have yet to be confirmed...


2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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 Trafic SpaceClass: Luxury people mover launched in Cannes - UPDATE
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Renault Trafic SpaceClass: Luxury people mover launched in Cannes - UPDATE

Update - Renault's local arm cannot confirm the Trafic SpaceClass for our market at this stage. See bottom of article for details The new Renault Trafic SpaceClass has just been launched at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, where the new van ariant will be used to ferry VIPs around...


Renault Trafic Formula edition launches in Australia
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Renault Trafic Formula edition launches in Australia

Australia's Renault Trafic range has seen the addition of a striking new special model: the 2017 Renault Trafic Formula Edition. Designed to highlight the brand's experience in formula one racing, the new motorsport-inspired cargo van has a few design highlights that set it apart from the regular models in the range...


Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack
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Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack

Renault and Nissan's Sunderland production facility has been the victim of a global cyber attack, causing costly production delays. The global cyber attack began late last week and has so far affected more than 75,000 systems in 100 countries. The attack hits vulnerable Microsoft Windows machines and encrypts the user's filesystem, taking it ransom...


2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked

The rear of the new Renault Megane RS has been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. If this photo, originally posted on the Ferd Facebook page, is on the money, the RS will retain the tail-lights used on the less powerful hatchback models. The rear fascia, though, is all new, with thin vertical vents at each corner, a centrally mounted rear exhaust, and a prominent diffuser-style element...


2017 Renault Trafic gets power boost and a limited-time drive-away deal
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2017 Renault Trafic gets power boost and a limited-time drive-away deal

The 2017 Renault Trafic short-wheelbase van has received a power boost this week, along with sharp drive-away pricing for a limited time. With the lower-output 66kW/260Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine now discontinued, the Trafic now features a gruntier 85kW/300Nm version of the 1.6-litre oiler, up 19kW and 40Nm...


2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit
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2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit

The updated 2017 Renault Clio range has hit Australian showrooms this week, bringing a revised look, added features and sharp pricing. Starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Life manual and stretching to $22,990 for the Intens and GT-Line range toppers, the new Clio starts over $2000 cheaper than the model it replaces...