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.
Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...

Recent Renault News & Reviews
2014 Renault Megane RS265: Week with Review
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2014 Renault Megane RS265: Week with Review

Ticking off every major Victorian driving road, Dave makes the most of a week with the Renault Megane RS265 Cup...


2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines
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2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines

The 2015 Renault Master range has arrived in Australia with a pair of new twin-turbocharged diesel engines, six new body configurations, and additional safety features and equipment. The new 2.3-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine with fuel-saving stop-start technology finds its way under the bonnet of all manual variants of the 2015 Master range...


2016 Renault Koleos successor spied, including first look at interior
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2016 Renault Koleos successor spied, including first look at interior

Renault is planning to broaden its relatively meagre SUV stocks, and the next step in this project, a C-segment crossover sharing its make-up with the Nissan Qashqai, has once again been spied testing in Europe.  Of most interest this time is the fact we’ve been given a glimpse into the interior, which sports a vastly different layout to the Koleos that this car, along with a larger Nissan X-Trail-sized offering, will partially replace from later this year...


2015 Renault New Cars
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2015 Renault New Cars

Details of the new and updated Renault models launching in Australia in 2015.   Renault Master update – January The biggest vehicle ever to wear the Renault badge, the Master van and ute family, will kick off the year with a significant update. Headlining the upgrades is a new twin-turbocharged 2...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R priced from $61,990
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R priced from $61,990

The Nurburgring-conquering Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will cost $61,990 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in January. That price tag means the hardcore two-seat Trophy-R limited edition – which claimed the title of the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the famous German circuit in June – will cost $9000 more than the ‘regular’ RS275 hot-hatch on which it’s based...


Willys AW 380 Berlinetta unveiled: Alpine A108-style body hides Porsche mechanicals
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Willys AW 380 Berlinetta unveiled: Alpine A108-style body hides Porsche mechanicals

The Willys AW 380 Berlinetta has made its debut at the Bologna motor show and will go into production from early 2015. A collaboration between two Italian companies, Maggiora and Carrozzeria Viotti, the Willys AW 380 Berlinetta has a body that's been patterned on the mid-1960s Willys Interlagos...


2015 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP Review: Quick drive
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP Review: Quick drive

Giving a nod to one of the world’s most famous racetracks, the limited edition Renault Clio RS Monaco GP might have some convincing to do...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review

Justifying a $5000-plus price premium over the already impressive RS265 could be a challenge. Luckily for the Renault Megane RS275 Trophy, it's excellent...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review

CarAdvice heads to Tasmania for the first local drive of the latest incarnation of the French car maker's halo hot-hatch, the Renault Megane RS275 Trophy.


Renault Clio RS set to outsell Megane RS, won’t negatively influence next-gen hot-hatch
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Renault Clio RS set to outsell Megane RS, won’t negatively influence next-gen hot-hatch

The Renault Clio RS is on track to outsell the Megane RS for 2014, a feat the sporty city car hasn't achieved since 2010. Speaking at this week’s Renault Megane RS275 Trophy and Clio RS Monaco GP local drive event in Tasmania, the French car maker’s local division confirmed that year-to-date sales figures have the Clio RS ahead of its Megane RS bigger brother by more than 150 units...


Renault Clio: fourth-gen city car recalled over potential braking faults
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Renault Clio: fourth-gen city car recalled over potential braking faults

The fourth-generation Renault Clio has been recalled in Australia due to two possible faults with the city car's braking system. Affecting 318 Renault Clio IVs in total, the recall relates to incorrectly fitted front brake hoses and incorrect rear brake retaining clips...


Utes and Tradies

Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...


Renault Twingo RS: possible performance variant spied, Australian head "keen"
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Renault Twingo RS: possible performance variant spied, Australian head "keen"

A tricked up version of the all-new Renault Twingo has been spied while out testing, hinting towards a possible RS variant of the city car – a model the local division has its eye on. Snapped by CarAdvice's spy photographers in Spain, the suped up Renault Twingo has all the hallmarks of an upcoming sports derivative of the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive super mini...


Utes and Tradies
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Utes and Tradies

Tradies share a special bond with their utes, relying on them for work as well as hauling the family around. CarAdvice introduces four tradies to four very different styles of work utes - the Volkswagen Amarok, Renault Master, Holden Commodore SV6 and the Mahindra Genio.


Renault Megane CC Floride special edition launches from $45,990
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Renault Megane CC Floride special edition launches from $45,990

The Renault Megane CC Floride special edition has joined the French car maker’s line-up just days out from summer. Priced from $45,990 before on-road costs, the Floride sits at the top of the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet range above the entry-level Dynamique ($38,490) and sporty GT-Line ($43,990). Just 33 Renault Megane CC Floride special edition convertibles will make their way to Australia...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


Renault Kangoo ZE yields strong interest, but still at least 12 months away from sale
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Renault Kangoo ZE yields strong interest, but still at least 12 months away from sale

Renault Australia says it has fielded interest in its Kangoo ZE all-electric van from a number of business buyers, and hopes to make serious progress on the business case for taking volume from its French factory, known to be very keen to supply them, in as little as 12 months from now...


Renault aims to familiarise 'influencers' with the benefits of Twizy time
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Renault aims to familiarise 'influencers' with the benefits of Twizy time

Renault Australia says there is no substitute for the old adage of getting bums on seats when it comes to pushing regulators to open the door for the Twizy down the track.  In relatively short time, the company says, urban-focused vehicles of this type — not quite a car or a motorcycle — could sell somewhere in the thousands, if only they were let in...


Renault Megane CC Review
Rating: 5.510 /10
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Renault Megane CC Review

Spring is the perfect time for a drop-top introduction, and so arrives the updated Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet. Just after winter but before a summer blaze, the sun rediscover the best of its baking heat, the evening air is balmy and the days are magically an hour longer than they were just a few weeks ago...


Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders
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Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.


Renault Australia held in higher regard than it thought, strong growth still left in it
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Renault Australia held in higher regard than it thought, strong growth still left in it

Against the backdrop of continued record sales in Australia, Renault’s ambitious local arm has conducted a wide-ranging focus group study into what local buyers know and think about its brand — and the results have come as something of a surprise...


Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now
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Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now

Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar has admitted to being a little frustrated by the company’s decision to limit production of the stylish new Espace MPV to left-hand drive at launch. While previous iterations of the Espace have not been sold here given Australia’s small people-mover market, the company’s local arm believes the new version, which is more stylish crossover than stodgy minivan, would find a niche here...


Renault Australia pondering Dacia launch, led by 2017 Duster
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Renault Australia pondering Dacia launch, led by 2017 Duster

Renault Australia is giving renewed thought to launching the Dacia budget sub-brand in Australia in a few years time, potentially led by a next-generation version of the rugged Duster SUV due in 2016/17.  Should such an idea materialise, it could see a new brand name join the fray in Australia’s hugely competitive new car market...


Renault Duster Oroch crew cab ute concept to debut in Sao Paulo
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Renault Duster Oroch crew cab ute concept to debut in Sao Paulo

The Renault Duster Oroch, a crew cab ute based on the Dacia Duster SUV, will debut at this year's Sao Paulo auto show. Unlike the Duster ute that's being produced in limited numbers for Petrom, a Romanian oil and gas company, the Oroch features four doors and seating for five. Renault doesn't specify what drivetrain the Oroch uses, but top-spec Dusters in Brazil feature all-wheel drive and a 2...


Renault Twizy Review : first Australian drive
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Renault Twizy Review : first Australian drive

CarAdvice heads to Melbourne for the first-ever Australian drive of the all-electric Renault Twizy.


Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive

David Zalstein drives the all-electric Renault Twizy right here in Australia... where, at the moment, you can't buy it.


2015 Renault Espace - first look
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2015 Renault Espace - first look

With its new hunkered down stance and much more elegant clothes, Renault is referring to the new Espace as a crossover not a people mover.

Minor bits of detailing aside, the new Espace is very similar to the Initiale Paris concept that debuted at the Frankfurt motor show around this time last year...


Renault Megane: next-generation model confirmed for 2016
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Renault Megane: next-generation model confirmed for 2016

An all-new version of the Renault Megane will be on sale in 2016, with the small hatchback likely to see big changes. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker told CarAdvice that the 2016 Megane will be one of the last models in the French brand’s range to be revamped, following a long line of new cars that have launched already or will launch soon...


Renault confirms two new SUVs, but Australian arm rules out Qashqai-based variant
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Renault confirms two new SUVs, but Australian arm rules out Qashqai-based variant

Renault will introduce a pair of new crossover SUV models starting with a new small model based on the Nissan Qashqai in 2015. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker confirmed the plans for a new small SUV along with a larger model in an interview with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show. “We have a lot of road to catch up to have a full line-up of crossovers,” he said...