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2018 Renault Megane RS teased in video

The first teaser of the new Renault Megane RS has been spotted at the end of a video released overnight to celebrate Renault Sport's one millionth Facebook fan. Under its digital shroud we can't see much of the new hot hatch, but we do know now that it will retain the standard Megane's C-shaped headlights, while also adopting the chequered flag-style fog lights first seen on the Clio RS 16 concept...

Renault refutes claims of emissions cheating, awaits investigation results

Renault has denied the use of emissions-cheating devices in its diesel vehicles, following reports accusing the French company of misleading authorities a-la Volkswagen's 'Dieselgate'. In a statement released this week, Renault said none of its products or services have breached European or national regulations related to vehicle homologations...

Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...

Renault Zoe e-Sport concept unveiled in Geneva

The Renault Zoe e-Sport sports car concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Although the design is clearly related to the showroom-spec Zoe, the e-Sport has a tubular steel chassis used by Renault Sport for hill climb and ice races, and its exterior body panels are crafted from carbon-fibre...

2017 Renault Captur unveiled ahead of Geneva debut - UPDATE

The 2017 Renault Captur has been revealed ahead of its international debut at next week's Geneva motor show. The French brand's small SUV has been revamped with a range of changes inside and out, in a move that Renault will hope see the Captur remain on the shopping list for compact crossovers - locally, we're talking: in Europe it was the biggest selling model in that segment last year, with a huge 215,670 sales...

Budget Renault Dokker van on local agenda - UPDATE

Note: Major update to story written at the bottom of the text.  Renault Australia is seriously considering launching the Dokker light van — sold in most markets under its Dacia sub-brand — as a new sub-Kangoo budget offering. Launching the Renault Dokker here would give the French company a small cargo-carrier priced below $20,000...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Renault Captur facelift and 'EV surprise' coming to Geneva

An updated Renault Captur will be one vehicle among a multitude of reveals by the French automaker at the upcoming Geneva motor show. Renault says that the updated Captur will have "more distinctive styling and new technologies". This means that the small crossover will likely gain a new front-end design with C-shaped headlights and a larger grille, similar to one setup seen on the latest Koleos and Megane models...

Renault Trafic automatic confirmed at last

Better late than never. The Renault Trafic mid-sized van will get a much-needed automatic transmission in current-generation guise, the company has confirmed. A firm timeline is not clear because it’s a bit of a moving feast internally, but Renault Australia light commercial line manager Lyndon Healey says the self-shifter has at least been green lit...

Renault Trafic recalled for rear axle fix

Renault has issued a recall for 1472 of its 2015 and 2016 Trafic III vans over concerns the rear axle may have a loose bolt. According to the French manufacturer, a manufacturing fault is the cause of the issue, with affected units potentially making abnormal noises, and tyre friction inside the wheel arch...

Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car

Reborn French sports car firm Alpine has released more details of its upcoming sports car this week, mainly to do with its "remarkable" aerodynamics. Expected to be named the 'A120', the new Alpine sports car will feature a flat floor and rear diffuser that will help it to achieve "significant downforce" and "excellent stability"...