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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17...

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2019 Renault Clio revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Renault Clio revealed - UPDATE

Renault has finally revealed the exterior of its new 2019 Clio, following last night's look at the car's high-tech cabin – and today's leak of the exterior design, which appeared on Instagram some hours ago. UPDATE 05/03/2019: Renault has now revealed the car's range of powertrains. Details have been added to the story below...


Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

As perhaps my personal favourite release of 2018 under a quarter-mil’, the Renault Megane RS – the ‘softer’ Sport EDC, specifically – was my list-topper for Christmas break getaway cars...

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2019 Renault Clio leaked
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2019 Renault Clio leaked

UPDATE: The new Clio has now been officially revealed. Click here for more images and details. Renault's new 2019 Clio has leaked on social media, revealing a sharp new look inspired by the larger Megane. Although it's not due for reveal until 8pm tonight, a set of official-looking pictures of the supermini have appeared on Instagram courtesy of cardesignworld, and it's a serious looker...


2019 Renault Clio interior revealed
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2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

Renault has revealed the cabin of its key new compact hatchback, the 2019 Clio, ahead of the car's full reveal tomorrow night. As you'd expect of a totally-redesigned model, the latest Clio looks altogether more modern than its predecessor, and packs plenty more technology to boot. For one, there's a new 9.3-inch multimedia screen taking pride of place on the centre console...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest

The ongoing incarceration of former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn in Japan over alleged financial impropriety will not unravel arrangements to share vehicle platforms and other capital costs. That's the message from Nissan’s head of global planning, Phillippe Klein, speaking in Detroit this week with Automotive News...


Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison
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Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...


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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Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe
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Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe

Renault Sport Europe has revealed a range of performance-oriented parts for the Clio RS, as the first step towards a catalogue of style- and race-focused pieces for the entire RS garage. The parts will be launched under the RS Performance badge, with the initial offerings falling into two baskets: a line of accessories for track days, and a range of non-car accessories like clothing and workshop parts...


2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review

The reinvented Renault Megane RS Auto EDC arrives on the competitive hot-hatch block as an outlier. But with its daily driven sensibilities and spirited soul, the new French alternative could well be the best all-rounder in its vibrant segment.

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Civic  Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video
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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...


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...


Renault Sport looking at softer variants and SUVs
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Renault Sport looking at softer variants and SUVs

The new Renault Megane RS280 might be an easier car to daily drive than its hard-riding predecessor, but it still looks and feels special on road and on track. In the hot-hatch world, it’s always been a bit of a left-field choice amongst bigger sellers like the Golf GTI/R, and as such has never really hit big sales numbers...


2019 Renault Megane RS: What you need to know
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2019 Renault Megane RS: What you need to know

Renault has launched an all-new generation of its once-benchmark hot hatch, the Megane RS, and along with new styling, it boasts a host of new technology and upgrades designed to send straight to the top of the class. • The third-generation Megane RS comes with a 1.8-litre direct-injection turbo engine – the most powerful 1...


Renault Megane RS 'more a match for Golf R' - CEO
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Renault Megane RS 'more a match for Golf R' - CEO

The latest Renault Megane RS to drop locally has very big shoes to fill if it's to come anywhere near the success of its much-lauded second-generation predecessor, which saw Australia ranked number three in global sales. It's clearly a crucial model for the French carmaker both globally and in Australia for more than just sales numbers, according to local Renault CEO, Andrew Moore, who spoke with CarAdvice at the Australian launch recently...


Clio RS 18 v Polo GTI drag race - video
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Clio RS 18 v Polo GTI drag race - video

The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI has hit the market around the world – including Australia. So how does its performance compare to that of rivals? South Africa's Cars.co.za decided to pit the new hot Polo against the Renault Clio RS 18 in an old-school drag race this week, posting the video to its YouTube channel. On paper, the two light hatches are closely matched...


2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!
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2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!

Well, you asked for it. When we ran our last hot hatch comparison, Renault had rudely not yet launched its new Megane RS in Australia. So, we had to leave it out, and we wound up with winners in the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS. But now the Megane RS is here... can it dethrone our heroes? We went back to the track to find out.


2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison
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2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Does the perfect hot hatch exist? Is your perfect hot hatch someone else's nightmare ride? The latter scenario is probably more likely, but to put the theory to the test, we’ve pitted the all-new Renault Megane RS280 against the reigning champs from our recent hot hatch mega test...


Renault Megane RS Trophy revealed, here in second half of 2019
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Renault Megane RS Trophy revealed, here in second half of 2019

Renault has finally fully revealed the range-topping Megane RS Trophy, ahead of its arrival in Australia during the second half of 2019. Power in the RS Trophy comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol making 300hp (224kW) and 420Nm, put to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic...