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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...

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2019 Renault Captur spied again
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2019 Renault Captur spied again

The next-generation Renault Captur has been snapped again by spy photographers, ahead of an anticipated reveal sometime next year. With the small crossover segment booming worldwide, Renault would be more than keen to put its best foot forward with the Captur, which will be built around the same platform as the next-gen Clio...


Design review: Renault Avantime
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Design review: Renault Avantime

Before SUVs conquered the automotive world in different shapes and sizes, there was a time when MPVs were the most popular choice for those who prioritised interior space and practicality. Starting with the Espace in 1984 and following up with the more compact Scenic in 1996, Renault was a pioneer in the MPV segment, designing cars for the needs of the family...


Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi CEOs to share top job at Alliance
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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi CEOs to share top job at Alliance

The chiefs of the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have agreed to share the role of CEO of the Alliance. Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, told Bloomberg and other news outlets after a meeting of the Alliance's board in Amsterdam: “We were able to confirm that the three of us would take the lead, which was excellent"...


Renault-Nissan leaders to meet over Ghosn's ousting - report
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Renault-Nissan leaders to meet over Ghosn's ousting - report

Renault and Nissan will meet to ward off the potential of a power struggle within their alliance, following last week's sensational arrest of chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn. The executive, who until last week was one of the highest paid, most respected figures in the automotive world, is accused of under-reporting his income on the Japanese stock exchange, and misusing company funds to the tune of AU$62 million...


Nissan removes Carlos Ghosn as chairman
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Nissan removes Carlos Ghosn as chairman

Nissan has confirmed Carlos Ghosn has been removed by the board as company chairman. Ghosn and his co-accused, Greg Kelly, have also been removed as representative directors. We understand, however, both men remain on the company's board as directors, as they can only be forcibly removed at a shareholder meeting...


2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review
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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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Ghosn was planning Renault Nissan merger before arrest - report
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Ghosn was planning Renault Nissan merger before arrest - report

Prior to his sensational arrest earlier this week, Carlos Ghosn was reportedly working on a merger between Renault and Nissan. Sources close to Nissan's board have told the Financial Times Ghosn was attempting to engineer a merger in order to make the partnership between the two companies "irreversible"...


Nissan money secretly used to buy houses for former CEO - report
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Nissan money secretly used to buy houses for former CEO - report

Reports from Japan indicate Carlos Ghosn, current chairman of Nissan and its former CEO, was arrested on-board his private jet. Sources have told NHK funds from Nissan and its affiliates were used to purchase and renovate luxury homes for Ghosn's personal use in Paris, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, and Beirut...


Renault boosts LCV warranty to unlimited kilometres
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Renault boosts LCV warranty to unlimited kilometres

Renault has extended its light-commercial vehicle warranty to unlimited kilometres, instead of the existing 200,000km cap. The new warranty term applies to all new vehicles sold after November 1, 2018. Although the kilometre cap has been lifted, the three-year term remains. It applies to the compact Kangoo, the mid-size Trafic, and the large Master...


Nissan CEO denies 'coup d'etat' against Ghosn, talks about his 'negative impact'
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Nissan CEO denies 'coup d'etat' against Ghosn, talks about his 'negative impact'

During an extraordinary hour-and-a-half long press conference, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, talked candidly as he could about the events leading to Carlos Ghosn's arrest, and his influence on the company. In a spartan room, notable for the complete lack of Nissan branding, Saikawa read from notes for over 20 minutes, repeatedly stating the danger of concentrating too much power in one individual and referencing Ghosn's "long regime"...


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...


Renault Captur S-Edition announced
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Renault Captur S-Edition announced

Renault Australia has quietly launched the new Captur S-Edition, which brings a new, more powerful engine and added equipment for $1000 over the existing Intens range-topper. Headlining the new variant is a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine producing 110kW of power at 5250rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1600rpm...


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...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison

Chances are that if you’ve got the all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS in your future car-ownership crosshairs, you’ve already decided on transmission preference in the choice between conventional manual and EDC dual-clutch types, even before you’ve so much as sat in the French hatch. Fair enough...


Mitsubishi Mirage, Lancer: Company accepts need for passenger cars
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Mitsubishi Mirage, Lancer: Company accepts need for passenger cars

Mitsubishi’s budget Mirage light hatch is almost certain to move upmarket in its next generation, onto an alliance platform shared with the Renault Clio and European Nissan Micra. Additionally, the company hasn't ruled out re-introducing the Lancer, which ceased production for western markets at the end of last year...


Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating
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Renault Koleos scores five-star ANCAP rating

The Renault Koleos has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on tests carried out by Euro NCAP. However, the rating has a 2017 date-stamp and only applies to two-wheel drive variants sold from June 2018 – a little confusing, but it coincides with the recent introduction of autonomous-emergency braking and lane-departure warning across the range...


Renault Alaskan firming for 2020 Oz launch
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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. "Alaskan is a possibility for early 2020, not confirmed," Moore said, speaking at the Alpine A110 unveiling at Motorclassica in Melbourne...


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...