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Renault formally established in 1899 grew from France across Europe and eventually to Australia in 1999 with help of the Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance. Renault internationally focuses on high levels of service and support for their customers. Currently there are 15 models available ranging from the Clio to the Master. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has been a major strategic advantage for all three companies.

Renault Reviews

2019 Renault Zoe Intens review

It's one of the funkiest electric cars on the market, but is it priced too high for the impending influx of electric vehicles? Paul Maric finds out.

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...

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.

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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Renault Videos

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.

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.

Renault Trafic: A van for all trades

Sponsored by: Renault The venerable Renault Trafic remains a popular option for Aussie businesses, despite still being available in manual form only. (We of course offer an immediate tip o' the hat to those buyers sticking with the manual life!) To demonstrate the Trafic's versatility and capability, Renault tasked CarAdvice with recruiting a group of hard-working load-hauling locals to spend time on the job with the 103SWB variant...

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!

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Renault Comparisons

Hyundai i30 N v Renault Megane RS v Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison

Renault and Volkswagen engineers had the great minds to think alike in 1976. Each group took their respective manufacturer’s humble three-door hatchback and beefed up it with go-faster components – creating a whole new breed of affordable performance car for enthusiasts...

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...

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)...

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Renault News

Renault-Nissan Alliance: New holding company chairman named

Thierry Bollore has been named chairman of the holding company responsible for coordinating the Renault-Nissan Alliance, replacing embattled executive Carlos Ghosn in the role. Although he's resigned from his role as chairman and CEO at Nissan and Renault, Renault this week confirmed the currently-detained Ghosn is still a director on its board...

Ghosn: Renault might have paid for part of executive's lavish wedding

Renault has uncovered payments it believes were used to partially pay for Carlos Ghosn's second wedding, held at the Château de Versailles. The company has discovered a sum of €50,000 ($80,000) it understands was "allocated to Mr. Ghosn's personal benefit" as part of a broader charitable donation it signed with the château...

CarAdvice podcast 138: Stinger owner review, and we stare at a Jimny!

This week Mandy Turner and Kez Casey are broadcasting from Barry Bourke Suzuki in Berwick, Victoria! In car news, the 2019 Renault Clio has been revealed, Ford has patented an all-wheel drive hybrid V8 system, car companies are calling for a registration ban on cars affected by the Takata recall, and Germany's autobahns will remain derestricted despite a push to impose limits...

Renault Captur range gains 1.3L turbo engine

Renault has added the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine from last year's S-Edition to the wider Captur range, replacing the existing 1.2-litre turbo engine option. With 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, the new four-pot is 22kW and 60Nm punchier than the existing turbo engine. The engine was developed alongside Mercedes-Benz, and is shared with the latest A-Class...

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Renault Owner Reviews

2018 Renault Trafic LWB Crew Lifestyle review

I've owned several vans over the years, as I've worked in the building trade most of my life, and because of this occupation, you get yourself into many different predicaments on a daily basis. I had an older model Mercedes Vito 112CDI – that was very good but ended up with too many kays. I've had two Hyundais which I had nothing but trouble with, but were very comfortable inside...

2006 Renault Clio Sport Cup review

Note: I owned this car for two years, from 2007 to 2009. “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley, The Go Between Human memory is a peculiar thing. The more time that passes after a particular chapter of life ends, the less linear the narrative seems to be, every time you try to revisit that chapter...

2003 Renault Clio Expression Verve review

Six and a bit years ago, I needed a cheap temporary car, and after a few too many drinks one night and an online auction, I became the new owner of a nine-year-old Renault Clio with 143,000km. It came time to say goodbye at just after 260,000km when a long trip overseas came calling, the list of things that would need doing in the future came to $1800, and the registration was due...

2011 Renault Megane RS 250 Monaco GP review

Renault has had a longstanding history with building hot hatches that are at the forefront of affordable front-wheel-drive performance cars. Some of the most impressive and insane hot-hatch hardware has come from this little factory in Dieppe (I’m pointing at you, Renault Clio Sport V6!)...

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