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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...

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Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available
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Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available

The final third-generation Renault Sport Megane rolled off the company’s Spanish production line this week, but prospective local buyers can rest assured that Renault Australia still has enough stock to last a while yet. Renault’s UK arm announced this week that the final Megane RS unit had rolled off the line in Palencia and was being sold by a dealer in Dundee...


2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing
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2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing

A development mule of the next-generation 2018 Renault Megane RS has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe ahead of the car's expected world reveal next year. As we already know, the next iteration of the French hot hatch will be a significant departure from the current model...


2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto
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2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto

Renault Australia admits a small core of buyers have expressed concern the company will change the formula for the 2018 Megane RS, but says the majority of feedback has centred around making the hardcore offering more accessible to a wide audience. The next-generation Megane RS will emerge in 2017/18 and, unlike the current three-door coupe, will be a five-door hatchback only...


2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium Review
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2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium Review

We strap ourselves into the Recaro bucket seat of the 2016 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium, for what could be our final drive of the long-time leading performance hot hatch...


2018 Renault Megane RS to feature AWD, over 225kW - report
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2018 Renault Megane RS to feature AWD, over 225kW - report

The next-generation Renault Megane RS will reportedly feature all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, as well as a turbocharged engine with at least 225kW of power. An anonymous Renault Sport insider has told AutoExpress that the company is developing the next-generation hot hatch with a one eye fixed on the latest Ford Focus RS...


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...


2017 Renault Megane RS: smaller engine and dual-clutch transmission likely
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2017 Renault Megane RS: smaller engine and dual-clutch transmission likely

The next-generation Renault Megane RS, or Megane Renault Sport as it’s formally called, is likely to sport a smaller engine with a dual-clutch transmission as the brand moves away from its current drivetrain. Speaking to the Australian motoring media at the launch of the new Renault Megane in Portugal this week, Renault Sport’s vice president of sales, marketing and communication, Regis Fricotte, confirmed the existing 2...


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 Megane RS: Next-gen hot-hatch to have five doors; manual gearbox in doubt
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Renault Megane RS: Next-gen hot-hatch to have five doors; manual gearbox in doubt

The next-generation, 2016 Renault Megane RS hot hatch will be a significant departure from the cult current version, with the three-door body to be relegated to the dustbin of history, and a manual gearbox no sure thing. Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show this week, Renault executive vice-president Jerome Stoll confirmed the hottest Megane, to be revealed in 2016, would take a similar path to its Clio RS little brother, at least in terms of body-style...


2015 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium hits Australia from $52,990
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2015 Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium hits Australia from $52,990

Renault Australia has introduced the 2015 Megane RS275 Cup Premium, entering above the continuing RS265 Cup as the new top model in the French carmaker’s popular hot hatch line. Priced from $52,990 plus on-road costs, the RS275 Cup Premium replaces the $47,990 RS265 Cup Premium that launched in Australia in June last year...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec

The multi-circuit record holding Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R has lapped Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula One circuit in 2:23.64 to become the first car of its kind to set a lap record of the Grand Prix track. Hustling the track-focused street-legal two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R around the 5...


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...


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...


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...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review
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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...


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 Megane RS275 touches down from $52,990
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Renault Megane RS275 touches down from $52,990

The tuned Renault Megane RS275 Trophy has touched down in Australia, giving the French company’s popular and acclaimed hot-hatch range a new flagship model.  The latest in a string of special edition Megane RS models, the RS275 Trophy gets a host of changes over the familiar RS265, led by a range of 2...