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2018 Renault Megane RS pricing leaked

Pricing for the hotly-anticipated Renault Megane RS will start at $44,990 before on-roads when the car touches down in the third quarter of 2018, according to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice...

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Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models
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Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models

Renault Australia has dialled back the ownership program for buyers of its high-performance 'RS' models, with all vehicles purchased from 1 May 2018 now covered for three years, instead of the previous five. The move means Renault Sport (RS) models are no longer covered by the same warranty as their regular counterparts, which continue with the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre program as before...


2018 Renault Clio RS Cup v Suzuki Swift Sport comparison
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup v Suzuki Swift Sport comparison

You don't need to spend a ton of cash to have fun on four wheels, nor do you need maximum power. Sometimes cars with lower performance ceilings, driven near their ragged edge, are the most fun of all. Cases in point, the two you see here. The just-launched Suzuki Swift Sport from Japan and the just-updated Renault Clio RS200 Cup from France, both pocket rockets par excellence...


Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled
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Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled

Special editions are popping up left, right and centre from most manufacturers at the moment, but few companies enjoy themed sticker packs like Renault. The previous Clio RS and Megane RS were both subject to countless Formula 1-inspired special editions, and the current Clio RS220 EDC Trophy has been handed the same fate. Meet the Renault Clio RS18...


Renault Megane RS280: Cup Chassis joins the options list
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Renault Megane RS280: Cup Chassis joins the options list

Renault Australia has reversed course, adding a Cup Chassis option to the lower-spec Megane RS280. The company initially planned to reserve the Cup Chassis for top-spec 'Trophy' models but, according to Andrew Moore, managing director of Renault Australia, public response to that decision inspired a swift backflip...


2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

Renault Sport has completely revamped its Megane RS halo car. And when it arrives in Australia in Q3 this year, it'll have a few nifty tricks up its sleeves. There's way too much to talk about with this third-generation reboot, so let's keep it simple and showcase seven cool things about this new RS...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 review
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 review

Here we have the new Renault Megane RS 280. With five doors and a more refined design, can it win the hearts of those obsessed with its mental three-door predecessor?


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


2018 Renault Clio RS 18 unveiled - UPDATE
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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...


2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review

Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.

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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Welcome to another instalment of our little Top Driving Roads series, intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. To clarify, driving isn’t always about going fast; we want to make that bit clear...


2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs
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2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs

The toughened-up new 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy goes on sale locally today, priced from $42,990 (drive away). Packing a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 162kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of torque, the engine is capable of increasing torque output by 20Nm to 280Nm in fourth and fifth gears using an overboost feature...


Renault Sport crossover SUV on the cards
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Renault Sport crossover SUV on the cards

Renault Sport Cars makes no bones about its interest in developing a crossover SUV derivative that offers signature bang-for-buck, to expand its portfolio beyond the Clio and Megane. The French company’s sporty division - while fiercely proud of its track-honed performance offerings - simply faces the challenge of making one that doesn’t water-down its brand, says RS Cars managing director Patrice Ratti...


Renault Megane RS about track times, not engine power, says boss
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Renault Megane RS about track times, not engine power, says boss

The just-revealed 2018 Renault Megane RS hot hatch concedes a horsepower advantage to rivals such as the Honda Civic Type-R, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, but having segment-leading power is not relevant to the company’s goals. This is the line we received from Renault Sport managing director Patrice Ratti at the world premiere this week in Frankfurt, where he reiterated that the number one goal remained track-times, not straight-line speed...


2018 Renault Megane RS breaks cover
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2018 Renault Megane RS breaks cover

The brand new five-door-only 2018 Renault Megane RS has made its high-profile world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, and damn it if the company hasn't knocked the design out of the park... The third-generation, painted in lurid orange, gets a new turbocharged 1.8-litre engine with 205kW at 6000rpm and 390Nm of torque - not exactly Ford Focus RS or Honda Civic Type R numbers...


2017 Renault Megane GT wagon review
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2017 Renault Megane GT wagon review

The 2017 Renault Megane GT wagon offers a perfect blend of practicality and sportiness. But is it hot enough to warrant the GT badge on its tailgate? Jez Spinks finds out.


2018 Renault Megane RS interior and engine bay leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS interior and engine bay leaked

More photos of the only light disguised next-generation Renault Megane RS have leaked onto the internet. This time around, pictures of the car's undisguised engine bay and interior have been posted on the Ferd Facebook fan page. It's not clear where the photos were sourced from. If accurate, the interior of the new Megane RS will feature shapelier seats with red stitching...


2018 Renault Megane RS leaked undisguised
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2018 Renault Megane RS leaked undisguised

The 2018 Renault Megane RS - or RenaultSport Megane, depending on which market you're in - has been caught completely uncovered ahead of its international debut. Images of the new-generation Renault Megane RS have been leaked online, appearing on French auto site Virtuel Car's Facebook page overnight...


2017 Renault Megane GT-Line wagon review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Megane GT-Line wagon review

The new-generation Renault Megane GT-Line looks a million bucks, yet costs $6000 less than the already sharply priced GT. So do you need the latter's extra poke, or will this mere style statement suffice?


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...