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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 Trafic Trader Life review

The $30K drive-away Renault Trafic Trader Life is a no-frills work van at an appetising price. But it's not hard to find where its maker cut costs.

2019 Renault Captur review: Intens 1.3t

You won’t spot the changes to the 2019 Renault Captur externally, but jump behind the wheel and a punchy new engine tells its own story.

2018 Renault Megane RS280 Cup manual review

Will keen drivers be the big winners with the Cup version of Renault’s Megane RS hot hatch?

Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

As perhaps my personal favourite release of 2018 under a quarter-mil’, the Renault Megane RS – the ‘softer’ Sport EDC, specifically – was my list-topper for Christmas break getaway cars...

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Renault Videos

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

Best medium family SUV 2019: 10 SUVs, 1 winner!

When it comes to mid-sized SUVs, there's one that stands out from the rest. CarAdvice compares the 10 best selling SUVs on the segment to find out which SUV is the best on-road, which is the safest SUV and which SUV is the best value...

SIBLING RIVALRY: Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual

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. But let's do this anyway...

2018 Renault Zoe review

Once upon a time, the Zoe was the brightest sign of a future that promised affordable electric motoring for everyday commuters. Now that it's finally in Australia, does it still hold so much promise, with so many compelling rivals either on the scene or on the way?

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Renault Comparisons

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

Best medium family SUV 2019: Holden Equinox v Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Renault Koleos v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan

Ten of the best and most popular mid-sized SUVs go head-to-head, but there can only be one winner.

2019 electric vehicle comparison: Jaguar I-Pace v Hyundai Ioniq v Nissan Leaf v Tesla Model S v Renault Zoe

Normally a comparison is a great opportunity for us to compare vehicles that sit within the same size or price category, with a CarAdvice-backed winner declared at the end. Given the relative lack of competition within segments in the electric vehicle market, we wanted to do something a little different with a comparison of a cross-section of the passenger EV market – a group of cars from the cheapest to the most expensive...

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Renault News

2019 Renault Trafic Formula Edition revealed

Renault's graphics department has been let loose on the Trafic once again, with the French brand today revealing its latest Trafic Formula Edition. Available in both short- and long-wheelbase guises, the Formula Edition is exclusively offered on higher-spec Trafic models with the 103kW twin-turbo diesel...

Renault Zoe supplies hit by shipping incident

A shipment of Renault Zoe electric vehicles has been damaged by an oil spill, creating a potential stock problem for Renault Australia. Renault had around 120 cars on the affected ship, some 75 of which were Zoes destined for both private and fleet buyers. Affected cars were quarantined when they arrived in July, and Renault says it's working with a team of experts to examine the damage...

Renault could reduce Nissan stake to revive Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Renault and Nissan are reportedly in talks to rebalance their alliance with the aim of restarting Renault's proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told The Wall Street Journal about the discussions, which centre around plans to reduce Renault's 43.4 per cent shareholding in Nissan...

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R sets lap record at Spa

The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R has added another accolade to its portfolio, setting a new front-drive lap record at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. With a time of 2 minutes 48.338 seconds, the hardcore Megane was "more than five seconds better" than the previous record set by the Honda Civic Type R a year ago...

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Renault Owner Reviews

2005 Renault Megane Dynamique LX review

One fine, sunny day many years ago, my wife said to me "I think we should get a convertible. I'd look good in a convertible". At the time we were a young couple with a 20-month old toddler. While most people in that bracket go looking for a wagon or an SUV, we brought home our first drop-head - a 1991 Ford Capri Verde...

2017 Renault Trafic LWB Crew Review

Hi world! It was a couple months from the end of my lease, and I was needing an update for my work car. So with the end of my lease approaching, I started looking and dreaming. The work vehicle had to be robust, safe, fun to drive, comfortable and reliable. I have had four-wheel drive dual-cab utes for the last two leases (a Holden Colorado and a Mazda BT50) but I was growing sick of the sore back and rough lumpy ride out on country roads...

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...

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