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2021 Renault Megane RS facelift due in the first half of next year
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29th Jul 2020
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2021 Renault Megane RS facelift due in the first half of next year

The 2021 Renault Megane RS hot hatch is on track to arrive in Australian showrooms in the first half of next year – with a streamlined range that will adopt the most powerful engine from the flagship Trophy edition. The 2021 Renault Megane RS will be the brand's sole passenger car offering in Australia next year, as the French brand joins the growing list of manufacturers pivoting to SUVs and commercial vehicles – and all but vacating the passenger vehicle market.
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Joshua Dowling
Renault says it’s here to stay, as sales halve in five years
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28th Jul 2020
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Renault says it’s here to stay, as sales halve in five years

Renault says it is committed to Australia despite sales halving in just five years – after five years in a row in decline and its lowest market share in almost a decade. The French car maker will streamline its range, axing the Clio city hatchback and Zoe electric car – and keep the Megane RS hot hatch as the only passenger-car options – and instead focus on the fastest growing segments of the market: SUVs and vans.
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Joshua Dowling
How to get a 'free' electric car
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16th Jul 2020
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How to get a 'free' electric car

Fancy an electric car for free? There's only one catch: you will need to move to Germany. Tax exemptions for electric cars in parts of Europe are now so generous it is possible to lease a brand-new zero-emissions vehicle at almost zero cost. German dealership Autohaus Koenig has begun advertising Renault Zoe leases for “free” – after a deposit of €3100 ($AU5060) – thanks to new government rebates.
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William Davis
New car sales in Europe plummet 74 per cent
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25th May 2020
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New car sales in Europe plummet 74 per cent

New car sales in Europe have dropped 74 per cent since January, the decline attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just 292,180 new cars were sold across the 27 European member states – plus the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland – in April 2020, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. That’s a 74.8 per cent decrease (or 842,940 sales) against the 1,135,120 new car registrations recorded in January 2020.
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Rob Margeit
Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)
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1st May 2020
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Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality.
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Susannah Guthrie