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New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi there - my Mum who is closing in on 80 years is wanting to downsize from her mid-2000s Honda CR-V to something more compact - but we are looking for a compact SUV with park assist and all the modern safety tech...

2021 Renault Captur price and specs

2021 Renault Captur price and specs detailed Three variants for new small SUV, with first deliveries in April Prices starting from $28,190 before on-road costs Wide range of technology and personalisation options on offer Australian pricing and specification details of the 2021 Renault Captur have been confirmed, ahead of first customer deliveries commencing in April...

2021 Renault Captur: First Australian deliveries delayed to April

The 2021 Renault Captur's Australian launch has been delayed, the French brand's local division has confirmed. A Renault Australia spokesperson told CarAdvice this week customer deliveries of the new-generation Captur won't commence until early April – around three months later than planned – although a small number of cars will be available to test drive in the coming weeks...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

Renault Clio hybrid, Captur PHEV unveiled

The Renault Clio E-Tech hybrid and Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid models made their debuts at the Brussels motor show overnight. Both cars feature a new "series-parallel" hybrid drivetrain covered by around 150 patents. It features a naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with high voltage starter/generator, and a more powerful electric motor built into a "multi-mode clutch-less" transmission...

Renault Australia: 'every model new or updated by the end of 2020'

French carmaker Renault is about to jump start its Australian operations yet again – but this time the company will be boosted by the newest model range in the industry. In the space of just 12 months Renault’s line-up will be comprised of completely new or updated models. Some will be here before the end of this year...

2020 Renault Captur unveiled

The second-generation Renault Captur has been unveiled overnight, riding on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B architecture first used by the latest Clio. Like the Clio, the new Captur has C-shaped headlights. The crossover also utilises a similar design for its tail-lights...

2020 Renault Captur leaked

The second-generation Renault Captur has been leaked online, ahead of its anticipated reveal later this year. Posted by user Julien Jodry on Twitter, the single front three-quarter image of the Captur looks very much like a new-generation Clio decked out in hiking gear, with chunkier bumpers, a skid plate element up front, and raised ride height...

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...

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...