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Audi e-tron, Renault Clio, Volkswagen T-Cross shine in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released a new round of safety ratings this week, with a trio of new models impressing against the firm's latest, strictest criteria. In addition to the ANCAP ratings released this week based on the European arm's testing, a handful of models not yet available in Australia also received five-star ratings – the electric Audi e-tron, the new Renault Clio light hatch, and the Volkswagen T-Cross compact crossover...

Renault Clio Formula Edition on sale from $19,990

Renault Australia has quietly introduced a special-edition version of the Clio dubbed the Formula Edition, which is now on sale from $19,990 drive-away. Based on the entry-level Life specification, the Clio Formula Edition adds a range of handy features for no price increase...

2020 Renault Clio revealed, Australian debut confirmed

Renault has finally revealed the exterior of its new 2019 Clio, following last night's look at the car's high-tech cabin – and today's leak of the exterior design, which appeared on Instagram some hours ago. UPDATE 05/03/2019: Renault has now revealed the car's range of powertrains. Details have been added to the story below...

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...

2019 Renault Clio leaked

UPDATE: The new Clio has now been officially revealed. Click here for more images and details. Renault's new 2019 Clio has leaked on social media, revealing a sharp new look inspired by the larger Megane. Although it's not due for reveal until 8pm tonight, a set of official-looking pictures of the supermini have appeared on Instagram courtesy of cardesignworld, and it's a serious looker...

2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

Renault has revealed the cabin of its key new compact hatchback, the 2019 Clio, ahead of the car's full reveal tomorrow night. As you'd expect of a totally-redesigned model, the latest Clio looks altogether more modern than its predecessor, and packs plenty more technology to boot. For one, there's a new 9.3-inch multimedia screen taking pride of place on the centre console...

Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe

Renault Sport Europe has revealed a range of performance-oriented parts for the Clio RS, as the first step towards a catalogue of style- and race-focused pieces for the entire RS garage. The parts will be launched under the RS Performance badge, with the initial offerings falling into two baskets: a line of accessories for track days, and a range of non-car accessories like clothing and workshop parts...

Renault K-ZE concept revealed

Renault has this week announced its upcoming electrification push at the Paris motor show, including an all-new electric model and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of three core models. Headlining the French brand's stand will be the new K-ZE concept, which is a new crossover-styled electric vehicle that will spawn a production model scheduled to hit the Chinese market first in 2019...

2020 Renault Captur spied

Spy photographers have captured images of a small Renault crossover believed to be based on the next-gen Clio hatchback this week, which could point to a replacement for the current Captur. Despite the heavy camouflage concealing much of this vehicle, we can see Renault's fascia design through the black-and-white wrap, with large headlights joined through the middle by a trim strip – likely to be finished in chrome...

Clio RS 18 v Polo GTI drag race - video

The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI has hit the market around the world – including Australia. So how does its performance compare to that of rivals? South Africa's Cars.co.za decided to pit the new hot Polo against the Renault Clio RS 18 in an old-school drag race this week, posting the video to its YouTube channel. On paper, the two light hatches are closely matched...

Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models

Renault Australia has dialled back the ownership program for buyers of its high-performance 'RS' models, with all vehicles purchased from 1 May 2018 now covered for three years, instead of the previous five. The move means Renault Sport (RS) models are no longer covered by the same warranty as their regular counterparts, which continue with the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre program as before...