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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.
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Renault Sport R.S. 01 : Nismo-powered racer to get supercar styling

Renault’s replacement for its Megane Trophy racecar - the new Renault Sport R.S. 01 - will boast genuine supercar styling when it debuts at next month’s 2014 Moscow motor show...

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2014 Renault Megane Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Renault Megane Review

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to the new Renault Megane, as Matt Campbell finds out.

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Renault Australia increases warranty to five years on RS and GT models
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Renault Australia increases warranty to five years on RS and GT models

Renault Australia has increased its warranty coverage to five years/unlimited kilometres on all Renault Sport RS and GT models. Up until now, Renault's go-fast models - the Megane RS and Clio RS - had been offered with a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, but these models, along with the updated Megane GT 220 wagon and newly added GT220 hatchback, not to mention the Clio GT, have now been increased with an extra 24 months of coverage...


2014 Renault Megane pricing and specifications
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2014 Renault Megane pricing and specifications

The 2014 Renault Megane has received a nose job, but there’s a lot more to the updated French car than meets the eye. That’s because Renault has switched from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in the majority of the Megane range to a downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol mill...


2014 Renault Megane GT 220: New hot-hatch added to small car range
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2014 Renault Megane GT 220: New hot-hatch added to small car range

The updated Renault Megane range has seen the addition of a new warm- to hot-hatch variant, the GT 220. Previously offered as a limited edition five-door GT 220 station wagon, Renault has now added a five-door hatchback version alongside the wagon model as part of the standard Megane model range. The GT 220 variants are both designed with performance in mind, with the models using the same 2...


2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review

There's a new hot hatch from Renault, and it's one that brings some serious cred with it.

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$35,490

Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016
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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016

Renault and Fiat have agreed to a partnership that will see the French manufacturer supply the Italian brand with a light-commercial vehicle within two years. In a short statement, Renault confirmed the vehicle would be produced in France from the second quarter of 2016 based on one of its existing platforms...


Renault Koleos : All-new SUV confirmed, likely to debut in 2016
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Renault Koleos : All-new SUV confirmed, likely to debut in 2016

There will be an all-new version of the Renault Koleos SUV by 2016, CarAdvice can reveal. Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar confirmed the French brand will offer an entirely new mid-size SUV during this week’s launch of the updated Megane range. “The Koleos is getting a little old,” Hocevar said...


Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating
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Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating

The facelifted Renault Megane range is being launched in Australia this week, and the company's local chief has responded to the car's recent Euro NCAP crash test score of three stars. When the Renault Megane launched in 2008 it garnered a five-star Euro NCAP crash score...


Our French Picks for Bastille Day
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Our French Picks for Bastille Day

To celebrate Bastille Day, CarAdvice.com.au takes a look at six French cars we think you should have on your list when shopping for a new car. Callouts to Renault for the 5-year warranty on the Renault Clio and the 6-year warranty on the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso!   Citroen Grand C4 Picasso: Read the review In the age of the SUV, a people-mover needs to be unique to stand out from the high-riding crowd – and that’s where the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso comes in, priced at $43,990 – smack-bang in seven-seat SUV territory...


Our French Picks for Bastille Day
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Our French Picks for Bastille Day

To celebrate Bastille Day, CarAdvice.com.au takes a look at six French cars we think you should have on your list when shopping for a new car.


Renault Clio Review: Final long-term report
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Clio Review: Final long-term report

We say 'au revoir' to our Renault Clio long-termer.

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$17,790

Renault Megane RS265 Sport Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Megane RS265 Sport Review

The most recent in a line of performance variants, the Megane RS265 Sport LE could be the sweet spot in the Megane range.


Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO
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Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, says that autonomous vehicles could be available for sale by 2020 if legislation doesn't get in the way. According to Reuters, Ghosn made the remarks at an event held by the Automobile Club de France. The Renault and Nissan CEO continued by saying: "The problem isn't technology, it's legislation, and the whole question of responsibility that goes with these cars moving around...


Renault releases interactive road safety game for kids with eye on reducing global fatalities
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Renault releases interactive road safety game for kids with eye on reducing global fatalities

Renault has released a new interactive game intended to educate younger children on road safety and sustainable mobility. Dubbed "Safety and Mobility for All", the new digital game is part of an expansion of Renault’s own identically named road safety program initiated in 2000 – aimed at helping to achieve the United Nations’ objective of halving road fatalities by 2020...


2014 Renault Megane : Facelifted model manages just three stars in latest Euro NCAP crash testing
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2014 Renault Megane : Facelifted model manages just three stars in latest Euro NCAP crash testing

The facelifted 2014 Renault Megane small hatchback has scored just three stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash testing. The new-look Renault Megane - which launches in Australia in a matter of weeks - managed only three stars in the scoring due to a number of factors, including "predominantly poor" pedestrian head protection and a rear seatbelt reminder system that - while fitted as standard - tells the driver using text that is not available in all languages...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R : Nurburgring passenger hot-lap
Rating: 1010 /10
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R : Nurburgring passenger hot-lap

Dan DeGasperi pulls the harness tight, hangs on in the passenger seat of the fastest front-driver around the famed Nurburgring.


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review: Lapping the Nurburgring
Rating: 910 /10
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review: Lapping the Nurburgring

Hot-lapping one of the world's best front-drive hatchbacks around one of the best circuits on the globe.


2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere
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2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere

Renault does not compete in Australia’s small (but growing) people-mover market, but if it did, this fifth-generation Espace caught testing by our spy snappers in Europe would be poised to serve as a range headliner. Set to premiere at the Paris motor show in October this year, the full-sized French family hauler will take inspiration from the purple-hued Initiale Paris concept that premiered last September in Frankfurt, albeit in toned-down form...


Renault Sport Trophy : Teased concept previews 368kW-plus Nismo-powered racer
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Renault Sport Trophy : Teased concept previews 368kW-plus Nismo-powered racer

The first image and details of the Renault Sport Trophy concept have been teased ahead of the future Nismo-powered race car's unveiling at the Moscow motor show in August and 2015 competitive race start...


Renault Captur : Renault Sport searching for "good answer" to SUV question
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Renault Captur : Renault Sport searching for "good answer" to SUV question

A Renault Sport version of the Renault Captur is “under discussion”, a senior executive from the brand has revealed, though questions have also been raised whether a sporty version of the small SUV fits within the RS brand philosophy. The Renault Captur has been a runaway success in Europe, joining the tirade of the booming SUV market to become the third most popular model in France after the Clio and Peugeot 208...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R : Nurburgring fastest front-driver title reclaimed by hardcore two-seater
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R : Nurburgring fastest front-driver title reclaimed by hardcore two-seater

Update: Read our Renault Megane RS275 Review The Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R has reclaimed the title of the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring for the French brand, with the just-released limited edition two-seater setting a 7:54.36 time around the iconic German racetrack...


Renault Clio RS : Hardcore limited editions ruled out
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Renault Clio RS : Hardcore limited editions ruled out

A Renault Sport spokesperson has ruled out returning the Renault Clio RS to its traditional, hardcore enthusiast roots, even with the introduction of a limited edition model. Renault Sport sales and communications director Regis Fricotte has dismissed any future Clio RS limited edition will be created in the same vein as the third-generation Clio F1 Team R27, especially not one with a manual gearbox...


2014 Renault Megane RS265 pricing and specifications
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2014 Renault Megane RS265 pricing and specifications

The updated 2014 Renault Megane RS265 will cost from $43,990 when the simplified two-model line-up goes on sale in Australia on June 23. The Megane RS265 Cup’s $43,990 price tag represents a $1350 increase over the old entry model, while the new $47,990 Cup Premium variant has been introduced to replace the old Trophy ($47,140) and Trophy+ ($51,640) range-toppers...


Renault buys Caterham's stake in Alpine sports car partnership
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Renault buys Caterham's stake in Alpine sports car partnership

French car brand Renault has taken over Caterham's stake in the joint-venture sports car project Alpine. The Alpine project was previously a 50:50 partnership between the French manufacturer and the British sports car specialist, though troubles with the design and styling of the joint-venture models that were set to be spawned as a result of the tie-up appear to have caused the partnership to be dissolved...


Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review
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Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review

The new-generation Mini is all grown-up. So can the Cooper S cut it against one of its toughest rivals?


Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport
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Sporty hatch comparison : Kia Pro_cee`d GT v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Renault Megane RS265 Sport

Hot-hatches these days are priced anywhere from the $26,000 to nearly $75,000, from the tiny terror city cars to the new breed of premium-branded European mega-hatches. In between those two price points there’s a lot of space to be occupied, and there’s an emerging class of warm-to-hot-hatches that aim to offer more balanced abilities than their three-chilli compatriots...


2014 Renault Kangoo Review : Maxi Crew
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Renault Kangoo Review : Maxi Crew

The refreshed 2014 Renault Kangoo range has arrived - we baguette up in the five-seat Maxi Crew van.

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$27,990

2014 Renault Kangoo pricing and specifications : Five-seat Maxi Crew joins small van range
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2014 Renault Kangoo pricing and specifications : Five-seat Maxi Crew joins small van range

The 2014 Renault Kangoo range has been expanded with the addition of the five-seat Maxi Crew variant. Aimed directly at the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crew Van, the newly added $27,990 Kangoo Maxi Crew model features three second-row seats, each with three-point seatbelts and headrests...