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Andrew Moore resigns as Renault Australia managing director

Andrew Moore has resigned from his role as Renault Australia managing director, after less than two years in the role. He was appointed in September 2017, having previously headed up Suzuki Australia. According to the departing executive, his role put undue pressure on his home life...

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Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy'
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Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy'

Overnight, Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO and chairman of Renault and Nissan, published a seven-and-a-half-minute video stating his innocence, and claiming he was arrested as part of a "conspiracy". The video was recorded prior to Ghosn's re-arrest last week, when he was out on bail...


Carlos Ghosn removed as Nissan director
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Carlos Ghosn removed as Nissan director

Both Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman and CEO, and Greg Kelly have been removed from the company's board of directors after a shareholder vote. Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in mid-November 2018 not long after they touched down in Japan for business meetings. Ghosn has been charged for under-reporting his pay, and misusing company funds and expense accounts...


Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges
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Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Renault and Nissan, has been re-arrested by Japanese authorities, alleging of the money paid from his discretionary fund to an affiliate in the Middle East was used for his own personal enrichment. Prosecutors turned up at Ghosn's residence in Tokyo before dawn to take the former executive in for further questioning...


Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler
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Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler

Sources have told The Financial Times Renault is hoping to start merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, and then work on purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). According to wire reports (via Automotive News), when Saikawa was asked about whether he knew about Renault's reported plans, he replied, "not at all"...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance agrees to new management structure
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance agrees to new management structure

The heads of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to form of a new board of management for the three-headed automaking alliance. As part of the deal agreed to in Tokyo, the "New Start" board will be chaired by Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault. The other members of the board will be Thierry Bollore, CEO of Renault; Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan; and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors...


Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault
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Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, the man who once headed up Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has decided to quit as the chairman and CEO of Renault. After a meeting of its board of directors, Renault has appointed Thierry Bolloré as the company's new permanent CEO. Bolloré was elevated from chief operating officer to interim CEO after Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November 2018...


CarAdvice Winners Circle: Alpine A110
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CarAdvice Winners Circle: Alpine A110

Driving the A110, you’re blessed with the certainty that this is a car meant to be enjoyed in the finest tradition of automotive enjoyment – by being driven hard at the limit. Am I still in love, almost a year since I drove it at the at the international launch? Without question. Is it a rational love? No, but then, when has love ever made sense?


The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

This is an unashamed love letter. From the moment I first laid eyes on the Alpine A110, I was smitten. It was December 2017 and I was in France for the international launch of the reborn Alpine brand. My first glimpse of it in the metal evinced all kinds of physiological reactions. Weak-kneed, sweaty-palmed and heart racing, it was like the moment you know you fell in love for the first time...


2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver

Can a relatively rare, ultimately focussed mid-engined coupe designed to make short work of race tracks on a regular basis be any kind of daily drive? Masochists might say yes, but what about everyone else?

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$106,500

2019 Alpine A110 review: Australian launch at Targa High Country
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Australian launch at Targa High Country

Make no mistake, the new Alpine A110 is first and foremost an enthusiast’s car. Fast, light and extremely agile. But, it’s also a car that can be driven as a daily, not even fast, mind, but enjoyed all the same, by anyone. I’d go further and issue a warning to those keen enough to try it out – make sure you’ve got the coin for an on-the-spot purchase, because this thing is also thoroughly addictive and fast acting to boot...


2019 Alpine A110 review: Targa High Country
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Targa High Country

It's been 41 years since we last saw a new Alpine A110 roll out of the factory in Dieppe, but it's been worth the wait, because this just may be the most enjoyable car I've driven in years. Margeit was right about that.

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$97,000 - $106,500

Poll: Porsche Cayman asserts itself over Alpine A110
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Poll: Porsche Cayman asserts itself over Alpine A110

Alpine Australia managing director, Andrew Moore, made no bones about the fact the new A110 is targeted directly at the Porsche 718 Cayman. If our latest poll is any guide, the reborn French brand has its work cut out taking on the four-cylinder, mid-engined Porsche. Just 17 per cent of people favoured the A110 over the Cayman, one the largest margin we've seen since starting the polls earlier this year...


Alpine A110 gunning for Porsche 718 in Australia
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Alpine A110 gunning for Porsche 718 in Australia

Alpine is a name that won't mean much to most Australians, but the French manufacturer has set the mark high with its (re-)entry to the market, with its sights firmly set on the segment-leading Porsche 718 Cayman. Speaking to media today at Motorclassica in Melbourne, Andrew Moore, Alpine Australia managing director, didn't hesitate in naming the mid-engined, four-cylinder Porsche as the A110's primary target...


Alpine A110: Half of initial Oz allocation sold
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Alpine A110: Half of initial Oz allocation sold

Alpine has sold 32 of the 60 initial A110 'Premiere Edition' cars it's been assigned for 2018, and has five pre-orders for its 2019 allocation of Pure and Legende models...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs
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2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs

Renault Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the 2018 Alpine A110 range, which is available to order now from $97,000 before on-road costs – $8000 more than the Alfa Romeo 4C. Three variants are available at launch – Pure, Legende, and the Australian Premiere Edition – with the first two scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2019, and the latter slated for a fourth-quarter launch this year...


Alpine A110 Legende and Pure headed for Geneva
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Alpine A110 Legende and Pure headed for Geneva

Alpine will use the Geneva motor show to unveil two new A110 variants: a high-end Legende, and a stripped-back Pure. Both models are powered by the same mid-mounted 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine as the regular car, making 185kW and 320Nm. Power is put to the road through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, for a 4.5-second sprint to 100km/h...


Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards
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Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards

The Mazda Vision Coupe and Alpine A110 have taken out awards at the Festival Automobile International awards in Paris, France overnight. Alpine's compact Porsche Cayman-hunter was voted Most Beautiful Car of 2017 in a public online vote, while the Vision Coupe won Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year...


2018 Alpine A110 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Alpine A110 review

The 2018 Alpine A110 has remained true to the company's core 'lightweight and agile' philosophy. But, after a 22-year hiatus, has the reborn French brand done enough to capture the magic of the original A110?