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Renault Alaskan firming for 2020 Oz launch

Renault Australia has confirmed its business case for the Alaskan ute is firming, with a 2020 launch looking likely. Speaking with media last week, Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, offered an update on the dual-cab twin to Nissan's Navara...

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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-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, may expand the scope of their collaboration to include electric drivetrain and self-driving car technology development...


Renault EZ-Ultimo concept unveiled
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Renault EZ-Ultimo concept unveiled

The self-driving Renault EZ-Ultimo concept has been revealed at the 2018 Paris motor show. Despite measuring 5.8 metres long and riding a 3.88m wheelbase, the concept only has seats for three people, with one armchair and one two-seater bench. The EZ-Ultimo stands just 1.38m tall, but is 2.2m wide, leading us to think it might struggle down some French streets...


Renault K-ZE concept revealed
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Renault K-ZE concept revealed

Renault has this week announced its upcoming electrification push at the Paris motor show, including an all-new electric model and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of three core models. Headlining the French brand's stand will be the new K-ZE concept, which is a new crossover-styled electric vehicle that will spawn a production model scheduled to hit the Chinese market first in 2019...


2018 Renault Koleos Life review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Renault Koleos Life review

Renault’s best-selling model offers good value to go with plenty of interior space, but there’s much room for improvement in the way the Koleos Life drives.

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$30,990

2018 Renault Koleos Life review
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2018 Renault Koleos Life review

There are some good ownership credentials for a European SUV to add to the Koleos Life’s appealing price tag, relatively good equipment level and a spacious interior.


2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport
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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...


2020 Renault Captur spied
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2020 Renault Captur spied

Spy photographers have captured images of a small Renault crossover believed to be based on the next-gen Clio hatchback this week, which could point to a replacement for the current Captur. Despite the heavy camouflage concealing much of this vehicle, we can see Renault's fascia design through the black-and-white wrap, with large headlights joined through the middle by a trim strip – likely to be finished in chrome...


Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment
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Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment

The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021. Under a new agreement, vehicles in the alliance will rely on Android for their infotainment, opening the door for Google Maps integration, among other Google Play apps designed specifically in-car operation...


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...


Renault Arkana sporty crossover on Australian wishlist
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Renault Arkana sporty crossover on Australian wishlist

Renault Australia wants to keep the ball rolling on its recent product announcements, signalling an intent to get the Arkana crossover here - if it can. The company announced this week that it wanted this “mould-breaking” product to join its ranks, calling it a “fantastic fit”and saying it was “pushing hard” to get it made in right-hand drive (RHD)...


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...


2019 Renault Megane RS review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Renault Megane RS review

Despite downsizing the motor, the new third-gen Renault Megane RS is a huge step up from the model it replaces with more pace, equipment and tech than ever before. It's no less capable, yet far more liveable.

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2019 Renault Kadjar confirmed for Australia
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2019 Renault Kadjar confirmed for Australia

Renault has confirmed the mid-sized Kadjar SUV will be making the trip Down Under, with an arrival set for some time in 2019. Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, this week confirmed the news at the local launch of the Megane RS. The car coming Down Under is the facelifted model, revealed on Thursday morning for the European market...


2019 Renault Kadjar facelift unveiled
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2019 Renault Kadjar facelift unveiled

The revised Renault Kadjar was revealed overnight ahead of its expected in-the-flesh debut at the Paris motor show in early October. Up front, the Kadjar features a wider grille, revised headlights and new fog lights incorporating LED technology. At the back, LEDs are the order of the day for the reversing, indicator and fog lights...


2019 Renault Arkana revealed in Moscow
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2019 Renault Arkana revealed in Moscow

Renault has completed the reveal of its coupe-crossover Arkana, built in Moscow for the Russian market. When we say it's designed for the Russian market, we really mean it. Renault says there are no plans to offer the Moscow-built car in Europe, despite the obvious demand for style-driven compact crossovers. It will be offered in 'other markets' to Russia, though...