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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...

Time Machine Tuesday: 8 May 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 8 in years past...

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...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

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...

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Welcome to another instalment of our little Top Driving Roads series, intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. To clarify, driving isn’t always about going fast; we want to make that bit clear...

Renault Megane RS about track times, not engine power, says boss

The just-revealed 2018 Renault Megane RS hot hatch concedes a horsepower advantage to rivals such as the Honda Civic Type-R, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, but having segment-leading power is not relevant to the company’s goals. This is the line we received from Renault Sport managing director Patrice Ratti at the world premiere this week in Frankfurt, where he reiterated that the number one goal remained track-times, not straight-line speed...

2018 Renault Megane RS breaks cover

The brand new five-door-only 2018 Renault Megane RS has made its high-profile world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, and damn it if the company hasn't knocked the design out of the park... The third-generation, painted in lurid orange, gets a new turbocharged 1.8-litre engine with 205kW at 6000rpm and 390Nm of torque - not exactly Ford Focus RS or Honda Civic Type R numbers...

2018 Renault Megane RS interior and engine bay leaked

More photos of the only light disguised next-generation Renault Megane RS have leaked onto the internet. This time around, pictures of the car's undisguised engine bay and interior have been posted on the Ferd Facebook fan page. It's not clear where the photos were sourced from. If accurate, the interior of the new Megane RS will feature shapelier seats with red stitching...

2018 Renault Megane RS leaked undisguised

The 2018 Renault Megane RS - or RenaultSport Megane, depending on which market you're in - has been caught completely uncovered ahead of its international debut. Images of the new-generation Renault Megane RS have been leaked online, appearing on French auto site Virtuel Car's Facebook page overnight...