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2017 Renault Clio RS 16 spied

The Renault Clio RS 16 seems like it will soon be heading into production, if these spy photos are anything to go by. Compared to the Clio RS 16 concept that made its debut just before the Monaco Grand Prix, this prototype seems to be missing a few items, including flared wheel arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, chequered flag-style driving lights, and squared off exhaust tips...

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Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k
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Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k

Renault Australia is steadily gearing up to launch the eagerly awaited Alpine sports car brand here in 2018, likely priced just under the conceptually similar Alfa Romeo 4C. The lightweight and likely mid-engined two-seater is creeping ever closer to production, slated to begin in 2017 in Dieppe, France, alongside the Clio RS...


Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report
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Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report

The Renault Clio RS 16 concept revealed earlier this year could make it to production, albeit in limited numbers, a new report claims. According to French website Caradisiac, Renault will make an official announcement at the Paris motor show in October...


2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled
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2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled

The updated Renault Clio RS and GT Line models have been unveiled with a host of styling tweaks. In terms of design, the revised Clio RS and GT Line models adopt the changes made to the rest of the small hatch range, including the new LED internals for the headlights and redesigned tail-lights...


Renault Clio RS 16 concept unveiled with Megane RS power - video
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Renault Clio RS 16 concept unveiled with Megane RS power - video

The Renault Clio RS 16 concept has been unveiled ahead of this weekend's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, celebrating both Renault Sport's 40th birthday and Renault's return to Formula One...


2017 Renault Clio RS 'KZ 01' leaked: more power, bolder styling
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2017 Renault Clio RS 'KZ 01' leaked: more power, bolder styling

Photos of a new Renault Clio RS variant, or a concept precursor, have been leaked and published online ahead of its debut next week at the Monaco Grand Prix. Although these images of the so-called 'KZ 01' originally surfaced on fan forums, we first spotted this new Clio RS at the The Automobilist...


Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup: Comparison Review
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup: Comparison Review

Intra-brand rivalries can be fun. Comparing the top-spec variant of one model in a manufacturer's line-up with the entry-level version of another, can often deliver interesting outcomes. And when the gap between them, in sheer dollar terms anyway, is rather close, things can be even more interesting...


Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned
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Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned

Groupe Renault has separated its Renault Sport Technologies performance arm into distinct road and motorsport divisions. Chairman Carlos Ghosn revealed Renault’s plans overnight at the Technocentre in Guyancourt. The result: Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars...


Renault Sport's success in Australia due to consistency
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Renault Sport's success in Australia due to consistency

Renault Sport’s success in Australia is due to its consistency and relevance to the Australian market, according to the brand’s vice president of sales, marketing and communication. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Renault Megane in Portugal this week, Regis Fricotte admitted that Australian’s deep love affair with sports cars has been fundamental to the brand’s local success...


Renault Sport brand not limited to Clio and Megane
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Renault Sport brand not limited to Clio and Megane

French sports car manufacturer, Renault Sport, says its brand is not just limited to the Clio RS and Megane RS. The performance arm of Renault is likely to expand its model lineup with SUVs and potentially even pickup trucks in the medium to long-term future...


Renault Clio RS220 clocks class-beating Nurburgring lap
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Renault Clio RS220 clocks class-beating Nurburgring lap

The new Renault Clio RS220 is now the quickest ‘B segment’ hot hatch to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife, according to German magazine Sport Auto. Data published by the magazine this week, and supported by the German arm of Renault, shows a lap time of 8 minutes 32 seconds...


Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia

The limited-edition Renault Clio RS220 Trophy is now on sale in Australia, bringing more power and driving enhancements to the local hot-hatch party. Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs, the RS220 demands a $2500 premium over the RS200 Cup Premium, while sitting a whopping $10,500 above the most affordable Clio RS model, the 200 Sport...


Weekend deals on wheels
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Weekend deals on wheels

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Volvo XC60 and V40 Small wonder Volvo sales are up double digits in 2015 — look at the deals it continues to offer...


Renault Sport SUV still on cards as growth targets loom
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Renault Sport SUV still on cards as growth targets loom

Renault Sport will seek to double its sales over the next few years, and while much of this is expected to come from the next-generation (five-door-only Megane RS), it looks like also necessitating the addition of a whole new RS derivative. The French brand’s in-house performance arm makes the Clio RS and track-honed Megane RS, and also fettles ‘lesser’ Renault GT and GT-Line models...


Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total
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Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total

We always knew the Renault Clio RS was popular in Australia — you may recall the long-term loaner we had in our Melbourne office — but here’s a statistic that puts it into perspective. This week we popped by Renault’s small plant in the coastal city of Dieppe, where Clio bodies-in-white are transported and turned into RS hot hatches, with their new drivetrains (made by Nissan Japan), cabins, suspension and body add-ons...


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review : Long-term report three
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review : Long-term report three

The little Clio RS200, although a capable and fun thing, proved a polarising prospect for the CarAdvice team.


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave puts the Renault Clio RS's F1-derived DNA to the test in another weekend warrior shakedown at Sandown Raceway...


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 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine now churns out 164kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of torque, with 280Nm available in fourth and fifth gears...


2015 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP Review: Quick drive
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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...


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...