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The addition of a six-speed dual-clutch auto has added instant ’box appeal to the Renault Kangoo Maxi.

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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...


The week's top news stories, May 27
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The week's top news stories, May 27

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...


Renault Sport and Lego combine for bedroom Grand Prix - Video
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Renault Sport and Lego combine for bedroom Grand Prix - Video

Most motoring enthusiasts would have memories of racing toy cars around the bedroom floor but, no matter how many 'vroom vroom' noises you made, they never came to life. Speaking of inanimate objects that don't usually come to life, Lego has recently made the jump from living rooms to the silver screen...


2018 Renault Megane RS pricing leaked
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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.  The bulletin says Australian buyers will initially be offered the RS280 with six-speed manual ($44,990 before on-roads) or six-speed dual-clutch automatic ($47,990 before on-roads) options, with 205kW of power and 390Nm of torque from a turbocharged 1...


Renault Australia plotting two utes: Alaskan and Duster Oroch
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Renault Australia plotting two utes: Alaskan and Duster Oroch

Renault Australia is lobbying head office to give it a two-pronged ute line-up to capitalise on massive segment growth. The flagship you’ve heard of: it’s the Alaskan, Renault’s rebadged NP300 Nissan Navara (not quite the moderate rework that Mercedes’ X-Class is) that has been an incongruous on again/off again proposition for Australia...


2018 Renault Trafic Formula Edition returns from $41,990
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2018 Renault Trafic Formula Edition returns from $41,990

Renault is no stranger to Formula 1-themed special editions, but the motorsport magic is usually sprinkled over hot hatches. This time, the company has applied it to the Trafic van, creating the limited-edition Trafic Formula Edition. Just 125 examples will be offered, priced from $41,990 before on-road costs in short-wheelbase guise, or $43,490 before on-roads as a long-wheelbase van...


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...


2019 Renault Twingo spied
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2019 Renault Twingo spied

A development prototype for the facelifted Renault Twingo has been spied this week, previewing an upcoming refresh for the French brand's littlest family member. It looks like the Twingo will get revised front and rear treatments to echo the designs of the company's latest models – think Megane, Koleos and Scenic – with front fascia details spanning the width of the vehicle...


2018 Renault Koleos updates announced - UPDATE
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2018 Renault Koleos updates announced - UPDATE

Update (20/4): Renault has confirmed the Koleos's new AEB system operates at speeds between 30-140km/h, and we've also amended the price list for the MY18 range. See bottom of article for details Renault Australia has announced a 2018 upgrade for its Koleos SUV, with autonomous emergency braking and Apple CarPlay now fitted as standard to every variant...


2019 Renault Clio snapped for the first time
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2019 Renault Clio snapped for the first time

The next-generation Renault Clio has been spied testing for the first time, wearing some seriously heavy camouflage. Expected to lob at the 2018 Paris motor show in September, the fifth-generation French supermini is likely to wade into battle with a range of fresh engines, sharper looks and a tech-heavy interior in keeping with that of the current Megane...


Renault Master III recalled for steering fix
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Renault Master III recalled for steering fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III over concerns a nut on the steering rack isn't correctly attached. According to the company, an incorrectly tightened clevis nut on the steering column could lead to a loss of steering, increasing the risk of an accident. Just 28 vehicles are included in the recall, with affected VIN numbers listed here...


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 mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing
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Renault mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing

An unknown prototype disguised as a Renault Kadjar has been spied during cold-weather testing in Europe this week, raising questions as to what the French brand has in the works. While the body is from the Kadjar – which shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Qashqai – this particular vehicle seems to have a bespoke setup beneath the skin...


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...


Renault EZ-GO concept revealed
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Renault EZ-GO concept revealed

Renault has coined a new phrase for its EZ-GO ride-sharing concept at the Geneva motor show, presenting a first-of-its-kind ‘robo-vehicle’ as its vision for how urban transportation will evolve. Equipped with Level 4 autonomous capabilities, the EZ-GO does without traditional pedals or a steering wheel, instead seating occupants in a more social U-shaped configuration, with room for up to six people at a time...


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...


Renault Australia wants Kadjar crossover
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Renault Australia wants Kadjar crossover

The relatively-new Renault Australia management has put the Kadjar small-SUV back on its radar, preferably in updated guise during 2019. The Kadjar, which shares its platform with the big-selling Nissan Qashqai, would allow Renault Australia to fill the smaller Captur and larger Koleos in its range...


Renault EZ-GO concept teased - VIDEO
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Renault EZ-GO concept teased - VIDEO

The Renault EZ-GO concept has been previewed in a short video clip, ahead of a scheduled reveal at the Geneva motor show next week. Barely anything is given away about the new vehicle, other than that it will be "driverless, electric and connected"...