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 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...

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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
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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

http://www.caradvice.com.au/310463/?yt_desc - Read the article here. 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...


Renault ute confirmed, but its styling will be a challenge, says design chief
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Renault ute confirmed, but its styling will be a challenge, says design chief

A new Renault ute has been confirmed for production, but the task of designing the French brand’s first-ever one-tonner is apparently presenting some challenges in terms of its design. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker told CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show that the new Navara-based ute - which CarAdvice first reported on back in July - is likely to present some styling struggles...


Renault to replace Latitude and Laguna in 2016 with all-new sedan
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Renault to replace Latitude and Laguna in 2016 with all-new sedan

An all-new Renault sedan that will likely be the replacement for the Europe-only Laguna and Asian-made Latitude has been confirmed for launch in 2016. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker confirmed the news at the 2014 Paris motor show, defending the notion that sedans are becoming less meaningful in the automotive space which is currently dominated by four-door 'coupes' and SUVs...


Renault confirms Nissan Navara-based ute to take on Toyota HiLux from 2016
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Renault confirms Nissan Navara-based ute to take on Toyota HiLux from 2016

Renault will introduce a one-tonne ute to rival the Toyota HiLux as early as 2016 as it targets growth in new segments of the market. Renault Asia-Pacific chairman Gilles Normand confirmed the French brand was developing a pick-up based on Alliance partner Nissan’s all-new Navara workhorse...


Renault readies Alpine : sports car confirmed for Australia with $60K-plus price tag
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Renault readies Alpine : sports car confirmed for Australia with $60K-plus price tag

The revived Alpine under the guidance of Renault is nearing reality, with the exterior and interior design signed off, engines in place and Australian importation confirmed for the production model due in 2016. In a Paris motor show interview with CarAdvice, Alpine CEO Bernard Ollivier described the positioning of the Alpine as “somewhere between a Porsche Cayman and an Alfa 4C...


Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed
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Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed

The wraps off have been taken off the fifth-generation Renault Espace days ahead of its first public outing at the Paris motor show. 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...


Renault Megane RS275 touches down from $52,990
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Renault Megane RS275 touches down from $52,990

The tuned Renault Megane RS275 Trophy has touched down in Australia, giving the French company’s popular and acclaimed hot-hatch range a new flagship model.  The latest in a string of special edition Megane RS models, the RS275 Trophy gets a host of changes over the familiar RS265, led by a range of 2...


Renault Master Sunliner motorhome unveiled
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Renault Master Sunliner motorhome unveiled

Renault has rejoined the expanding motorhome market after almost a decade in a bid to highlight its new rear-wheel-drive Renault Master cab-chassis platform. Partnering with Sunliner, a second-generation family owned Australian business, the new Renault Master motorhome chassis forms the basis of a number of mobile home creations...


2015 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet : facelifted model on sale from $38,490
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2015 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet : facelifted model on sale from $38,490

The facelifted Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet has arrived in Australia priced from $38,490. The updated model range has been trimmed to two variants, with the entry-level Dynamique kicking off the range, while a sporty new GT-Line model sits as the flagship model, priced at $43,990. Instead of switching to the 1...


Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept claims 1.0L/100km fuel economy
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Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept claims 1.0L/100km fuel economy

The Renault Eolab concept, which will debut at the Paris motor show, is claimed to be "much more than just a styling exercise or a mere shop window". Renault confidently states the concept car features 100 pieces of technology that could be realistically incorporated into production vehicles over the next 10 or so years...


2016 Renault Koleos spied for the first time
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2016 Renault Koleos spied for the first time

These are the first images of the new-generation 2016 Renault Koleos, which was caught by our spy photographers undergoing hot-weather testing in Europe. The all-new Koleos is set to be based upon the same underpinnings as the recently released Nissan Qashqai, as part of the longstanding Renault-Nissan Alliance and its buddy-up toolkit known as the Common Module Family...


Renault RS Monitor: quick look
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Renault RS Monitor: quick look

The Renault RS Monitor 2.0 data logging system made its global debut back in 2013 on the all-new fourth-generation Clio RS. Expanding on the brand’s earlier RS Monitor 1.0 – with features limited to acceleration and lap timing and tyre pressure monitoring – the more advanced Renault RS Monitor 2...


Renault RS Monitor 2.0 Quick Look
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Renault RS Monitor 2.0 Quick Look

http://www.caradvice.com.au/307175/?yt_desc The Renault RS Monitor 2.0 data logging system made its global debut back in 2013 on the all-new fourth-generation Clio RS. First seen locally on both the new Clio RS and the limited edition Renault Megane RS265 Red Bull RB8 launched late last year, the functionality is now available on the facelifted Renault Megane RS as standard and on the $39,490 Megane GT220 Premium hatch seen here...


Renault Clio RS Monaco GP flagship touches down at $38,290
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Renault Clio RS Monaco GP flagship touches down at $38,290

The limited-edition Renault Clio RS Monaco GP on sale from today is a further example of the French car-maker’s penchant for releasing special-run versions of its hot hatch heroes.  Trading on the glamour of the world’s most famous Formula One Grand Prix, in which Renault plays a major part with its engines, the Monaco GP Clio becomes a new, albeit temporary, flagship for the popular pocket rocket range...


Renault Megane GT 220 v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Comparison review
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Renault Megane GT 220 v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Comparison review

The Renault Megane GT 200 hatch is an intriguing French rival to the Golf GTI


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Renault TraficRider concept teased
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Renault TraficRider concept teased

The all-new Renault Trafic van is set to get the KnightRider treatment, as the brand prepares to show what is expected to be a new technologically-advanced version of the load lugger on September 2...


Renault R.S. 01 race car packs a Nissan GT-R punch
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Renault R.S. 01 race car packs a Nissan GT-R punch

The Renault R.S. 01 has debuted at the Moscow motor show and will compete in the single-spec racing series next year. Named in honour of Renault's first Formula One car, the RS01, the new Renault R.S. 01 features eye-catching body work wrapped around a carbon monocoque chassis and a steel roll cage, both from Dallara. All up the R.S...


Mazda 3 SP25 v Renault Megane GT-Line : Comparison review
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Mazda 3 SP25 v Renault Megane GT-Line : Comparison review

Getting warmer… warmer… warmer. Perfect. Not everybody wants a hot hatch. But at the same time, a run-of-the-mill small car that ticks all the practical boxes but lacks a little zing doesn’t do it for some either. Luckily there are a host of small hatchbacks that straddle between these two markets, offering a few cheap thrills without going overboard...


Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range
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Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range

Renault Australia has introduced an extended warranty option to its light-commercial vehicle range, allowing customers to stretch their cover to five years. The extended manufacturer warranty can be purchased on top of the standard three-year/200,000km warranty, with prices ranging from $1090 to $2890...


Renault Twizy lands in Australia
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Renault Twizy lands in Australia

The Renault Twizy has landed in Australia – but don’t go running to you local dealership with your chequebook just yet. As CarAdvice revealed in February, Renault has shipped just one of its pint-sized electric four-wheelers to our shores to build awareness and demonstrate the merits of the zero-emission two-seater in Australia...


Renault Sport R.S. 01 : Nismo-powered racer to get supercar styling
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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. The French manufacturer has teased fresh design elements of its new racer, which will compete in the 2015 World Series by Renault championship...