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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.
Renault Clio Review : Long-term report four
  • Refined, willing three-cylinder engine is busting with character; touchscreen easy to use; personalisation options; price and equipment; light, easy steering
  • Tall second gear and narrow power band hamper urban driveability; glitchy Bluetooth audio; Expression's 15-inch tyres could use more of the grip of Dynamique's 16s

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Price $17,790 ANCAP Rating N/A

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Renault Clio Review : Long-term report four

Dan DeGasperi swaps auto ease for manual labour for the next three months of Renault Clio ownership.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance turns 15
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Renault-Nissan Alliance turns 15

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Renault-Nissan alliance, marking the longest-lasting cross-cultural collaboration in the automotive sector to date. It was in 1999 that Renault purchased a 36.8 percent stake in the then failing and nearly bankrupt Nissan motor company. What followed was perhaps one of the most fundamental shifts in a Japanese company to date...


Renault Trafic van revealed
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Renault Trafic van revealed

The all-new Renault Trafic will be available in no fewer than 270 combinations when it launches in Europe later this year. Twinned with the new Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro models, the third-generation mid-sized Trafic is built on a brand new platform and can be configured with two different lengths, two different heights, and in delivery van, crew-cab, cab-chassis and minibus body styles, as well as other custom arrangements produced by Renault Tech and the company’s approved converters...


2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images
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2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images

Leaked patent images have uncovered the exterior styling of the 2015 Renault Espace. The technical images show the fifth-generation Espace people-mover from every angle, revealing a design that remains true to the styling of the Renault Initiale Paris concept that debuted at September’s Frankfurt motor show...


Renault Twingo RS off the table; GT a possibility
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Renault Twingo RS off the table; GT a possibility

A new Renault Twingo RS has been ruled out despite the designer of the third-gen city car admitting he’s itching to pen a new pocket rocket. Renault corporate design senior vice president Laurens van den Acker said the new Twingo embodied a number of traditional sports car qualities that made an RS version a tantalising prospect, but acknowledged limitations in its packaging may have the final say...


Renault Megane RS : dual-clutch for next-gen hot-hatch; manual under a cloud
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Renault Megane RS : dual-clutch for next-gen hot-hatch; manual under a cloud

The next-generation Renault Megane RS may follow the smaller Clio RS in ditching its traditional manual gearbox entirely in favour of a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, Renault Sport Technologies CEO Patrice Ratti confirmed it was logical to offer a DCT in the next-generation Megane RS hot-hatch, which is due to launch around 2017...


Renault Megane Review : Expression
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Megane Review : Expression

A 1.2-litre turbo engine boosts the appeal of the base Renault Megane considerably

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$20,990 to $22,990

Renault Clio Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Renault Clio Review : Long-term report three

Our long-term Clio is let free on the open road, and its engine frees up by the kilometre

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$20,290

Renault reveals new 1.6-litre twin-turbo diesel engine
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Renault reveals new 1.6-litre twin-turbo diesel engine

Renault has revealed a new twin-turbocharged diesel engine that claims to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions by 25 per cent compared with existing 2.0-litre turbo-diesel units. Claimed to be the first 1.6-litre diesel engine to benefit from twin-turbocharging technology, Renault's Energy dCi 160 Twin Turbo has a capacity of 1598cc and produces 118kW of power and 380Nm of torque, mirroring the outputs of the 2...


Renault Twizy coming to Australia
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Renault Twizy coming to Australia

The Renault Twizy is coming to Australia. Well, one of them is, anyway. Renault Australia has confirmed it is planning to bring a single Twizy electric quadricycle to the country as part of a familiarisation campaign that could potentially lead to the commuter vehicle being offered locally...


2015 Renault Twingo : more pictures of rear-drive, rear-engined runabout
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2015 Renault Twingo : more pictures of rear-drive, rear-engined runabout

Business at the front, party at the back - the all-new rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive 2015 Renault Twingo has been revealed ahead of the Geneva motor show in March. A number of exterior images of the French brand's tiny city car have been offered up prior to the show, although Renault has yet to show any detail interior shots, nor any of its old-school rear-mounted engine...


Renault Next Two autonomous prototype : self-driving car set for 2020 debut
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Renault Next Two autonomous prototype : self-driving car set for 2020 debut

Buyers keen on using no fuel and expending none of their own energy while commuting will likely be excited by the Renault Next Two prototype. The French brand's new Zoe EV-based hatchback test car is described by Renault as its vision of "an autonomous electric vehicle for the year 2020"...


Renault Clio GT confirmed for Australia
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Renault Clio GT confirmed for Australia

Yet another Renault Clio variant has been confirmed for Australia - this time, it's the Clio GT. The new Clio GT is said to offer buyers a car "aimed at customers who want a sporty look, but who are not in the market for the performance of an RS model"...


Renault Fluence ZE production abandoned
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Renault Fluence ZE production abandoned

Production of the Renault Fluence ZE has been abandoned following the collapse of its electric infrastructure partner and minimal take-up of the battery-swapping electric sedan. Renault confirmed the official closure of the Fluence ZE’s assembly line in Turkey this week, eight months after the car maker halted production when Israeli partner Better Place declared itself bankrupt in May...


Belgian policewoman breath tests passenger
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Belgian policewoman breath tests passenger

A Belgian policewoman has been left red-faced after conducting a random breath test on a passenger. Patrick Van Den Kieboom and his wife were pulled over on Saturday night while travelling in their right-hand-drive Renault Espace, imported from the UK. Van Den Kieboom told foreign publication Gazet van Antwerpen that he was driving, and when pulled over, his wife wound down her passenger-side window...


Ford Fiesta ST v Renault Clio RS200: Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Renault Clio RS200: Comparison Review

It seems like only yesterday we awarded the Ford Fiesta ST a win against its Peugeot 208 GTi and Volkswagen Polo GTI rivals (read more here), then went a step further by crowning it one of the best-ever hot-hatches created and one of the best available at any price...


Renault Clio RS Video Review 2013
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Renault Clio RS Video Review 2013

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

Our long-term Clio cops the wrong kind of tree, and tree lights, over the Christmas period...

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Renault: New Cars 2014
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Renault: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Renault Australia's showroom in 2014. Renault Megane facelift (Q2) The entire Renault Megane range will be updated with the French brand's new family face, already seen on the Clio, Koleos and Captur. The Megane hatch, wagon and coupe body styles debuted the new look at September’s Frankfurt motor show, while the Coupe-Cabriolet completed the refresh with its December unveiling...


2014 Renault Megane CC facelift revealed
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2014 Renault Megane CC facelift revealed

The updated 2014 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet has been shown for the first time with its newly facelifted front end, continuing the French marque's renewal of its small car range. Featuring Renault's new styling identity, first seen on the Megane in hatch, coupe and wagon guise in September and previously on the Captur, Clio and Koleos, the 2014 Megane CC facelift comprises a new front bumper, bonnet, headlights and grille and incorporates a larger Renault badge...


Renault Clio RS200 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Renault Clio RS200 Review

Can the new Clio RS200 deliver the unrivalled thrills of its predecessor without a manual 'box?

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$28,790 to $36,790

Renault Clio RS200: pricing and specifications
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Renault Clio RS200: pricing and specifications

The all-new Renault Clio RS200 has launched in Australia with its sights set on asserting its authority over a number of new challengers in the city-sized hot-hatch segment. The new Clio RS200 reaches our shores a few months earlier than originally anticipated thanks predominantly to Australia gaining production priority from Renault head office on the back of the popularity of the hotter Megane RS265 – with Australia the second-largest RS265 market after France in 2012...


Renault, Subaru, Fiat Chrysler enjoy record sales in November
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Renault, Subaru, Fiat Chrysler enjoy record sales in November

November was a record-breaking month for a number of brands in Australia, with Renault, Subaru and Fiat Chrysler all posting best-ever sales. Released yesterday, the November sales figures reveal Renault enjoyed its biggest single month of deliveries ever with 875 vehicles sold, taking the French manufacturer’s year to-date total to 6247, representing an increase of 40 per cent over 2012...


Renault Clio Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Clio Review: Long-term report one

Cheeky Renault hatch joins our long-term fleet to try and prove the French can do quality...

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Hot hatch comparison: Volkswagen Golf GTI v Ford Focus ST v Renault Sport Megane 265
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Hot hatch comparison: Volkswagen Golf GTI v Ford Focus ST v Renault Sport Megane 265

It’s rare that a higher-specification variant of a popular mainstream car would be the best-seller in the range, but that tells you much about the enduring status and appeal of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. With one in four Golfs driving out of VW showrooms wearing the revered three-letter badge, the GTI is almost ubiquitous on Australian streets...


Renault Master ute range launched from $45,490
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Renault Master ute range launched from $45,490

The Renault Master ute range has launched in Australia, presenting commercial buyers with a new option that offers seating for up to seven. Available in two rear-wheel-drive cab-chassis variants, the Renault Master single-cab starts at $45,490, with the dual-cab priced from $50,490. Powered by the front-wheel-drive Master van range's 110kW/350Nm 2...


Renault Clio: five stars from ANCAP for four-airbag city car
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Renault Clio: five stars from ANCAP for four-airbag city car

The Renault Clio has earned the maximum five-star safety rating from ANCAP despite not being available with rear passenger-protecting curtain airbags. The Clio – already rated five stars by overseas affiliate Euro NCAP – scored 35.87 points out of 37 in the local crash test, making it one of the highest-rated city cars on the market according to ANCAP’s testing criteria...


Renault Megane RS265 Red Bull RB8: F1 limited edition from $49,990
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Renault Megane RS265 Red Bull RB8: F1 limited edition from $49,990

The limited edition Renault Megane RS265 Red Bull RB8 has been released in Australia celebrating Red Bull Racing's fourth consecutive clinching of the Formula One drivers' and constructors' world titles. At $49,990, the Red Bull RB8 is based on the identically priced Renault Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 – the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nurburgring...


Asia
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Asia's small SUVs to put pressure on European rivals

Europe’s thriving subcompact SUV segment has become a sales bonanza for brands such as Opel, Peugeot and Renault, but Asian rivals are now primed for a slice of the pie. Hyundai, Kia and Toyota are readying a range of new entries to compete with strong-selling models such as the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka...


Renault Megane CC Floride limited edition released from $44,990
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Renault Megane CC Floride limited edition released from $44,990

Briefly dabbling in the retro-cool craze, the limited edition Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Floride has launched locally paying homage to the 1958-1968 convertible of the same name. Priced from $44,990, the Floride will be available as a 50-unit limited edition in Australia, assuming a range-topping position in the Megane CC line-up with the $1000-cheaper Privilege simultaneously being dropped from the range...