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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...

CarAdvice podcast 127: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro review!

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong join you this week. In car news, the Mazda CX-8 is getting a turbo petrol engine in Japan, Ford has announced it's skipping the Geneva motor show, the Porsche 911 Project Gold has sold for $4m, and Toyota's all-new Supra has been confirmed for the Detroit motor show...

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...

Renault Sport looking at softer variants and SUVs

The new Renault Megane RS280 might be an easier car to daily drive than its hard-riding predecessor, but it still looks and feels special on road and on track. In the hot-hatch world, it’s always been a bit of a left-field choice amongst bigger sellers like the Golf GTI/R, and as such has never really hit big sales numbers...

2019 Renault Megane RS: What you need to know

Renault has launched an all-new generation of its once-benchmark hot hatch, the Megane RS, and along with new styling, it boasts a host of new technology and upgrades designed to send straight to the top of the class. • The third-generation Megane RS comes with a 1.8-litre direct-injection turbo engine – the most powerful 1...

Renault Megane RS 'more a match for Golf R' - CEO

The latest Renault Megane RS to drop locally has very big shoes to fill if it's to come anywhere near the success of its much-lauded second-generation predecessor, which saw Australia ranked number three in global sales. It's clearly a crucial model for the French carmaker both globally and in Australia for more than just sales numbers, according to local Renault CEO, Andrew Moore, who spoke with CarAdvice at the Australian launch recently...

Renault Megane RS Trophy revealed, here in second half of 2019

Renault has finally fully revealed the range-topping Megane RS Trophy, ahead of its arrival in Australia during the second half of 2019. Power in the RS Trophy comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol making 300hp (224kW) and 420Nm, put to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic...

Renault Megane RS maxed out on the autobahn - video

The Renault Megane RS280 has only just been priced for Australia, but the RS range is already doing the rounds on European roads. That means any hotshot with a few cameras and access to an autobahn can test out the claimed top speed. That's exactly what AutoTopNL has done, taking advantage of a quiet stretch of derestricted motorway to put the new French hot hatch through its paces...

CarAdvice podcast 110: They see us rollin', they listenin'...

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens are recording the podcast in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S400d L while driving around Melbourne! In car news, pricing and specs have been announced for the 2019 Renault Megane RS, Tesla has reached its 5000 Model 3 per-week goal, and Kay Hart has been announced as Ford Australia CEO...

2019 Renault Megane RS pricing and specs

Renault Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the incoming Megane RS, ahead of its September arrival Down Under. Pricing will kick off with the RS280 manual at $44,990 before on-road costs, jumping to $47,490 for the RS280 dual-clutch. In standard 'RS280' trim, you'll get a 1...

CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'

In the studio this week with Mandy Turner are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI have been announced, along with leaked details about the Renault Megane RS. Plus, Audi Australia is focusing on sustainability instead of volume, specs for the Tesla Model 3 Performance have been revealed, and the Chrysler 300 SRT Core and BMW 530D have joined the NSW Highway Patrol fleet...