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CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs

Renault Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the 2018 Alpine A110 range, which is available to order now from $97,000 before on-road costs – $8000 more than the Alfa Romeo 4C. Three variants are available at launch – Pure, Legende, and the Australian Premiere Edition – with the first two scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2019, and the latter slated for a fourth-quarter launch this year...

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...

Renault Sport and Lego combine for bedroom Grand Prix - Video

Most motoring enthusiasts would have memories of racing toy cars around the bedroom floor but, no matter how many 'vroom vroom' noises you made, they never came to life. Speaking of inanimate objects that don't usually come to life, Lego has recently made the jump from living rooms to the silver screen...

2018 Renault Megane RS pricing leaked

Pricing for the hotly-anticipated Renault Megane RS will start at $44,990 before on-roads when the car touches down in the third quarter of 2018, according to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice.  The bulletin says Australian buyers will initially be offered the RS280 with six-speed manual ($44,990 before on-roads) or six-speed dual-clutch automatic ($47,990 before on-roads) options, with 205kW of power and 390Nm of torque from a turbocharged 1...

Renault Australia plotting two utes: Alaskan and Duster Oroch

Renault Australia is lobbying head office to give it a two-pronged ute line-up to capitalise on massive segment growth. The flagship you’ve heard of: it’s the Alaskan, Renault’s rebadged NP300 Nissan Navara (not quite the moderate rework that Mercedes’ X-Class is) that has been an incongruous on again/off again proposition for Australia...

2018 Renault Trafic Formula Edition returns from $41,990

Renault is no stranger to Formula 1-themed special editions, but the motorsport magic is usually sprinkled over hot hatches. This time, the company has applied it to the Trafic van, creating the limited-edition Trafic Formula Edition. Just 125 examples will be offered, priced from $41,990 before on-road costs in short-wheelbase guise, or $43,490 before on-roads as a long-wheelbase van...

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...

2019 Renault Twingo spied

A development prototype for the facelifted Renault Twingo has been spied this week, previewing an upcoming refresh for the French brand's littlest family member. It looks like the Twingo will get revised front and rear treatments to echo the designs of the company's latest models – think Megane, Koleos and Scenic – with front fascia details spanning the width of the vehicle...

2019 Renault Clio spied

The fifth-generation Renault Clio has been spied during development testing this week, sporting a heavy disguise ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Paris motor show in September. Despite the swathes of wrap and black tape, we can see the next iteration of the French light hatch will evolve into a miniature version of the Megane, which is no bad thing...