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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...

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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"...


2018 Renault Megane RS: 7 Cool Things!
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2018 Renault Megane RS: 7 Cool Things!

There's a hell of a lot to like about the new Renault Megane RS. We told Curt to focus on five things, and he came back with seven... Catch his full review here!


2018 Renault Zoe R110 revealed
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2018 Renault Zoe R110 revealed

Renault has slotted a more powerful electric motor into its little electric hatch, creating the new Zoe R110. The new motor is the same size as the outgoing R90 unit, but produces 12kW more power, bumping its output to a lofty 80kW. Peak torque is still 225Nm, but the car now runs from 80 to 120km/h two seconds faster than before. Renault is claiming an 11...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO, Carlos Ghosn, says the Alliance is likely alone in making money from electric vehicles. "We are probably the most advanced carmaker in terms of costs of electric cars and we have announced already in 2017 that we are probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars," Ghosn told CNBC...


Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report
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Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report

An updated Renault Zoe is expected to debut at the Geneva motor show next month, complete with a slight power bump. In a new report by Autocar, an unnamed source says the new Zoe 'R110' will get an 80kW electric motor – up from the current 68kW – though it's unclear whether the current 250-mile (402km) range claim will be boosted too...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 review
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 review

Here we have the new Renault Megane RS 280. With five doors and a more refined design, can it win the hearts of those obsessed with its mental three-door predecessor?


2018 Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000
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2018 Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000

The hotly-anticipated Renault Megane RS will be priced in the neighbourhood of $45,000 when it arrives in the third quarter of this year, making it more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Renault will bring the car to Australia in 'basic' Sport trim initially, with prices kicking off from around $45,000 in manual guise...


Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...


Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix
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Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III van over concerns about the fuel filter strap. According to the company, the strap could break and cause a noise in the engine bay. The fault could lead to fuel leakage in some 'extreme' cases, increasing the risk of fire. A total of 20 units is affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here...


Renault Koleos Initiale arrives from $49,490
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Renault Koleos Initiale arrives from $49,490

The Renault Koleos Initiale special edition has arrived in Australia this week, priced from $49,490 drive-away. Sitting above the range-topping Intens variant, the Initiale adds a unique exterior finish named 'Black Amethyst', 19-inch alloy wheels and unique stitching for the leather-upholstered interior...