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Renault Megane Intens vs Mazda 3 SP25 GT vs Holden Astra LTZ comparison

Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016? Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up...

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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


2018 Renault Megane RS and GT revealed in patent filings
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2018 Renault Megane RS and GT revealed in patent filings

The styling of the next-generation Renault Megane RS has been revealed via filings made with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). These rendered images of Renault's new hot hatch were first published on the WorldScoop forum, and confirm earlier leaks of the car's side and rear to be genuine...


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...


2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced
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2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced

Drive-away pricing for the 2017 Renault Megane range has been announced this week, following shortly after the recent releases of the sedan and wagon body styles, with the range now kicking off from $22,990 on the road...


2017 Renault Master Bus review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Renault Master Bus review

For the money being asked for the Renault Master Bus, you could get a very small people-mover, or this ultra capable large 12-seater. It's great.

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$59,990

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


2017 Renault Clio Intens review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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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$22,990

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...