Renault

Renault formally established in 1899 grew from France across Europe and eventually to Australia in 1999 with help of the Nissan alliance. Renault internationally focuses on high levels of service and support for their customers. Currently there are 7 models available ranging from the Clio to the Koleos. The Renault-Nissan alliance has been a major strategic advantage for both companies over the last decade.
2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September

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2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September

The 2016 Renault Megane hatch will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed. The new-from-the-ground-up small hatch will, in the words of Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker, be “very sexy” and “very sensual”, and as such should make a tres chic counterpoint to the Volkswagen Golf...

Recent Renault News & Reviews
Renault Kwid sub-compact hatch launched in India
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Renault Kwid sub-compact hatch launched in India

The high-riding, SUV-like Renault Kwid sub-compact hatchback was officially launched in India overnight. Measuring just 3.68 metres long and 1.58 metres wide, the Kwid has seating for five people. By way of comparison, the Kwid is around 90mm longer than the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive Euro-focussed Renault Twingo...


2015 Renault Trafic Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Renault Trafic Review

The 2015 Renault Trafic is a bigger van with a smaller engine. Can it work? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$33,490 - $38,490

Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy
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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy

If there’s a message that buyers are sending sellers in the Australian automotive industry, it’s that SUVs are what they want. However, some brands – such as Renault Australia – aren’t rushing to add new models. The French maker’s recently revealed Kadjar SUV, which is a cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, isn’t on the brand’s local radar at this point in time because the company says it wants to get its current line-up right first...


2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight
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2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight

The 2015 Renault Trafic doesn’t come with an automatic gearbox option - and that could be a problem, as the brand’s local arm says this transmission type has accounted for about two out of every five sales in the past. The previous-generation Renault Trafic was available with a six-speed manual or six-speed robotized manual (automatic) transmission, but the new version – which comes with the option of a single-turbo or a twin-turbo 1...


Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout
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Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout

Renault Australia is in the process of rolling out a new light commercial vehicle (LCV) specialist dealer network to enable the brand to focus on building that side of its business ahead of the potential arrival of a new utility vehicle based on the 2015 Nissan Navara...


2015 Renault Trafic pricing and specifications
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2015 Renault Trafic pricing and specifications

The all-new 2015 Renault Trafic is now on sale in Australia, with the new-look model bringing a range of big changes to see in its third generation variation. The French brand - which proudly claims the title of the number one van manufacturer in Europe for the last 17 years - has offered up a big rethink of its mid-size Trafic van, which boasts a stylish new look and is bigger and more spacious in the cabin and the cargo bay than ever before...


2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard
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2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard

The 2015 Renault Koleos has arrived in local showrooms, bringing a new range structure and added features, including a standard reverse-view camera. The 2015 Koleos line-up is available in three specifications levels: the entry-grade Expression, the mid-tier Bose, and the flagship Bose Premium, the latter of which replaces the previous Privilege model grade...


Renault Sport teases hot Renault Sandero RS
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Renault Sport teases hot Renault Sandero RS

Renault Sport has teased a new model on the Dacia Sandero budget hatchback. The video carries the secondary title "surprise for South America". There, and in various other markets outside of Europe, the Sandero and other Dacia products are sold under the Renault badge...


Renault Laguna and Latitude replacement spied inside and out
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Renault Laguna and Latitude replacement spied inside and out

Our spy photographers have snagged detailed photos of the next-generation range-topping sedan from Renault, on both the inside and outside. The new sedan is said to replace both the Laguna and Latitude ranges, and will be christened with a yet-to-be-revealed new name. Launched globally way back in 2007, the Laguna was available in both hatchback and wagon body styles...


Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review
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Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review

So, you like French brands. You like SUVs. You like the idea of personalising your car to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. Well, you haven’t really been spoilt for choice -- until now. That’s because there are now two models on the Australian market that will tick all of those boxes. They are the all-new Renault Captur and the recently refreshed Peugeot 2008...


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Long-term report two

Two months into our French affair with the Renault Clio RS200, things aren't all rosy...

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$34,990

Renault Captur gets five-star ANCAP safety rating despite lacking rear airbag protection
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Renault Captur gets five-star ANCAP safety rating despite lacking rear airbag protection

Australian safety body ANCAP has announced a five-star safety rating for the just-launched Renault Captur crossover, even though the Clio-based vehicle misses out on airbags for the second row. Recent changes to the way ANCAP awards ratings means that despite missing airbags for rear seat passengers, the Captur still gets a five-star rating...


Renault Twizy now permitted to be driven by 14-year-olds across European Union
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Renault Twizy now permitted to be driven by 14-year-olds across European Union

Fourteen-year-olds in France and across the European Union are now legally able to drive the all-electric Renault Twizy, thanks to newly introduced legislation regarding piloting light quadricycles...


Renault Kangoo Crew Review: Black Market Roasters week with
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Renault Kangoo Crew Review: Black Market Roasters week with

Situated on the main road that leads down a long, meandering hill, away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and into the quiet beachside suburb of Clovelly, is a popular local coffee shop called TopHat Coffee Merchants. A bright red Renault Kangoo Crew pulls up and out jump cafe owners Angus and Jess Nicol...


2015 Renault Master L1H1 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Renault Master L1H1 Review

The big Renault Master van has just had a heart transplant. Matt Campbell finds out if it's fit for the market.

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$41,990

Renault Kangoo Maxi Crew:: Week with Review

Renault Kangoo Maxi Crew: Week with Review

The smell of freshly ground coffee beans, the sound of milk being frothed to fluffy perfection and the sight of liquid gold dripping from the group head into a shiny ceramic cup, destined to delight your tastebuds — for some, the thoughts that run through the mind before the first caffeine hit of the day are that dramatic...

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$28,490

Renault Fluence dropped from Australian range
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Renault Fluence dropped from Australian range

The slow-selling Renault Fluence has been dropped from the French car maker’s local line-up. Renault Australia corporate communications manager Emily Fadeyev this week confirmed that the company has “stopped ordering the current variant of the Fluence sedan”...


Renault designer sheds more light on X-Trail-based seven-seat SUV
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Renault designer sheds more light on X-Trail-based seven-seat SUV

Renault’s design boss has shed more light on the French brand’s upcoming seven-seat SUV that’s set to break cover in 2017. Renault design director Laurens van den Acker told AutoExpress the new Nissan X-Trail-based crossover would be “much more than just a big Kadjar”, referring to the car maker’s recently revealed mid-sized SUV that’s based on the Nissan Qashqai...


Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution
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Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution

French car-makers are making more headway with Australian car buyers this year, based on sales statistics from the first two months of the year. Each of the three French brands selling their wares on the local market — Citroen, Peugeot and Renault — have exhibited significant volume growth year-on-year in 2015, many multiples higher than the total market growth of two per cent...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec

The multi-circuit record holding Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R has lapped Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula One circuit in 2:23.64 to become the first car of its kind to set a lap record of the Grand Prix track. Hustling the track-focused street-legal two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R around the 5...


Renault medium sedan spied : Laguna, Latitude replacement testing in Europe
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Renault medium sedan spied : Laguna, Latitude replacement testing in Europe

CarAdvice’s spies have captured the first images of Renault’s all-new medium-large sedan ahead of its scheduled unveiling later this year. Spotted undergoing testing on public roads in Europe, the heavily camouflaged prototype gives us our first look at the new D-segment sedan that will replace the slow-selling Europe-only Laguna and Asian-made Latitude models in Renault’s showrooms around the world...


Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled

The more powerful Renault Clio RS220 Trophy made its debut overnight at the Geneva motor show. Under the bonnet, the RS220 features an engine with a larger turbo, a redesigned air intake, updated exhaust and new engine mapping. Thus equipped, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine now churns out 164kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of torque, with 280Nm available in fourth and fifth gears...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record

The hardcore Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R is set to become the fastest commercially available production vehicle to lap Melbourne's Albert Park Formula One circuit. The lightweight, two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will be let loose onto the full Australian Grand Prix circuit to set the first-ever production car lap record of the 5...


Renault Sport model expansion mulled, RS crossover mentioned
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Renault Sport model expansion mulled, RS crossover mentioned

The Renault Sport moniker could be applied a wider range of the company’s products in future years in an approach somewhat mirroring that of Audi’s S Division or Mercedes-AMG. Currently limited to the Megane RS and Clio RS, the French brand says it is considering ways to leverage the cache of its sporty sub-brand in as many ways as are economically feasible...


Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy
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Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy

What’s the cheapest way to get into a new van? Here are four examples, from four different nations, for your consideration. For about the price of an entry-level small-segment hatchback, you can clamber into a new Italian Fiat Doblo (actually made in Turkey), French Renault Kangoo or German Volkswagen Caddy (Polish built)...


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Long-term report one

The spritely Renault Clio RS200 joins CarAdvice's long-term Melbourne fleet...

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$34,990

2015 Renault Captur Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Renault Captur Review

It’s been delayed more times than Sydney’s Western Suburbs train line, but 21 months after its international launch in France the Renault Captur has finally arrived in Australia. The hold ups have been both frustrating and fortunate for Renault Australia...

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$22,990 - $27,990

2015 Renault Captur pricing and specifications
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2015 Renault Captur pricing and specifications

The Renault Captur has finally landed in Australia, launching today from $22,990 plus on-road costs. The Captur’s arrival comes almost two years after we first drove Renault’s Clio-based baby crossover at its international launch in France in 2013...


Renault predicts new Captur, more dealers will deliver sales record in 2015
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Renault predicts new Captur, more dealers will deliver sales record in 2015

The boss of Renault Australia is confident 2015 will be another record year for the brand on the back of the launch of the pint-sized Captur crossover and the continued expansion of the local dealer network. Renault became the first French manufacturer in Australia to deliver more than 10,000 vehicles in a calendar year in 2014 – its sales rising a remarkable 42...