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2018 Renault Zoe R110 revealed

Renault has slotted a more powerful electric motor into its little electric hatch, creating the new Zoe R110. The new motor is the same size as the outgoing R90 unit, but produces 12kW more power, bumping its output to a lofty 80kW. Peak torque is still 225Nm, but the car now runs from 80 to 120km/h two seconds faster than before. Renault is claiming an 11...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO, Carlos Ghosn, says the Alliance is likely alone in making money from electric vehicles. "We are probably the most advanced carmaker in terms of costs of electric cars and we have announced already in 2017 that we are probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars," Ghosn told CNBC...

CarAdvice podcast 90: Riding with Holden's Rob Trubiani in the Commodore VXR!

With Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, Ford Mustang pricing and specs have been released, a Toyota Supra racer is headed for the Geneva motor show, Ford says focusing on the Ranger Raptor's cylinder count is “missing the point”, and Holden launches an online sales pilot...

Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report

An updated Renault Zoe is expected to debut at the Geneva motor show next month, complete with a slight power bump. In a new report by Autocar, an unnamed source says the new Zoe 'R110' will get an 80kW electric motor – up from the current 68kW – though it's unclear whether the current 250-mile (402km) range claim will be boosted too...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

2018 Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000

The hotly-anticipated Renault Megane RS will be priced in the neighbourhood of $45,000 when it arrives in the third quarter of this year, making it more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Renault will bring the car to Australia in 'basic' Sport trim initially, with prices kicking off from around $45,000 in manual guise...

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...

Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III van over concerns about the fuel filter strap. According to the company, the strap could break and cause a noise in the engine bay. The fault could lead to fuel leakage in some 'extreme' cases, increasing the risk of fire. A total of 20 units is affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here...

Renault Koleos Initiale arrives from $49,490

The Renault Koleos Initiale special edition has arrived in Australia this week, priced from $49,490 drive-away. Sitting above the range-topping Intens variant, the Initiale adds a unique exterior finish named 'Black Amethyst', 19-inch alloy wheels and unique stitching for the leather-upholstered interior...

Renault prepping SUV coupe for Russia - report

Renault is believed to be working on a new SUV coupe aimed primarily at the Russian market, set to be revealed at the Moscow motor show in August this year. In a new report by Russia's Vedomosti and translated on Carscoops, a handful unnamed sources claim the new model will be based on the same platform as the Dacia/Renault Duster, which is the brand's best-seller in the region...

2018 Renault Clio RS 18 unveiled - UPDATE

Update: Renault's local division has confirmed the Clio RS 18 should arrive in Australia during the second half of 2018. The limited-edition Renault Clio RS 18 has been unveiled with styling touches that are said to pay homage to company's most famous Formula One vehicles. With black Renault emblems, badges, diffuser, and paint, the RS 18 cuts a mean stance...