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 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...

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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: LT1
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: LT1

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

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$34,790

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 to $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...


Renault Australia facing Captur, Kadjar, Koleos conundrum
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Renault Australia facing Captur, Kadjar, Koleos conundrum

The unveiling of the Renault Kadjar presents a surprising conundrum for the French brand in Australia. The Nissan Qashqai-based mid-sized soft-roader is the latest model from the resurgent car maker and the third penned under the guidance of new design director Laurens van den Acker, following Clio and Captur...


Renault Kadjar SUV unveiled
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Renault Kadjar SUV unveiled

Overnight the covers were whipped off the new Renault Kadjar SUV, which is based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. The Kadjar is based on the CMF (Common Module Family) which was developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance to underpin most of its passenger car range...


Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review
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Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review

The hot-hatch genre may be moving at exceptional pace across all price points, but circa-$50,000 fast hatchbacks are also defying stereotypes that used to be a given. Five years ago the Renault Sport Megane was crowned the undisputed king of a segment that stuffs an energetic engine under the bonnet of a relatively small car...


Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car
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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car

Renault has unveiled the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, which not only celebrates the brand's 60th anniversary, but also bares some hallmarks of the upcoming Alpine production car. According to the car's designer, Victor Sfiazof, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo has a front end that's inspired by the A110 (bottom image, foreground), which is arguably Alpine's most famous model to date...


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...


2014 Renault Megane RS265: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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...

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$38,290

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...

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$52,990

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...