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VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins

2020 will always be known as a year like no other – and Australia's new-car sales results are in to back that up. The last two months of the year showed signs of recovery, but for many brands supply remains an issue. To the end of the 2020 calendar 916,968 new cars were reported as sold – down by 13.7 per cent compared to the prior year...

Renault 5 Prototype revealed as retro-styled electric city car

The Renault 5 Prototype has been unveiled alongside the brand's 'Renaulution' product plan overnight, previewing a retro-inspired electric hatchback due to go on sale in Europe by the middle of the decade...

Renault Group unveils future plans: 24 new models by 2025, electric-only Alpine to replace Renault Sport

Renault has taken the wraps off 'Renaulution', its plan to "restore Groupe Renault's competitiveness", consolidate its product portfolio and boost profit worldwide. Whereas Renault's existing product roadmap saw it chase volumes and outright sales, the new plan – created under new CEO Luca de Meo, who arrived from Seat in early 2020 – will see the group streamline its model range and development processes worldwide, in an effort to increase per-vehicle profits...

Renault to revive classic 4L and 5 city cars as electric vehicles – report

Renault looks set to revive two classic city cars of its past with retro styling and all-electric power. According to news agency Reuters, new Renault CEO Luca de Meo will unveil plans later this week (14 January 2021) to reboot two 1960s to 1990s-era city cars of the brand's past as electric vehicles, in a bid to lean on the brand's French roots and drive sales in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic...

2021 Renault Koleos price and specs

2021 Renault Koleos updated for the new year Life and Zen models gain auto LED headlights Flagship Intens model gets new tech and leather trim Entry-level remains unchanged at $32,990 plus on-road costs, but other variants go up by $300 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Renault Koleos have been unveiled, receiving a number of minor changes across the three trim levels...

2021 Renault Megane RS price and specs: Updated hot hatch offered in Trophy form only

2021 Renault Megane RS price and specs unveiled Trophy model only available Larger digital screens new for 2021 Prices up by $500, from $53,900 plus on-road costs to $56,990 plus on-road costs Pricing and specifications for the updated 2021 Renault Megane RS have been announced, ahead of its Australian arrival in March...

2021 Renault new cars

Renault's sales in 2020 decreased by more than 20 per cent compared to the year prior, amid overall dwindling sales in the automotive sector. Notably, the French marque announced it would farewell its Clio hatchback from the Australian line-up in August 2020, after it managed only 23 sales in all of 2020 before getting the axe...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Renault Kiger concept shown for India

Another new compact SUV is on its way to the Indian market, previewed today by the Renault Kiger concept. Measuring "less than four metres" in length, the Kiger will take on other new models like the Kia Sonet and the Nissan Magnite – the latter, of course, being a Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance stablemate...

Nissan boss denies plans to drop Mitsubishi – report

Nissan boss Ashwani Gupta has denied the car company is considering selling its large holding of Mitsubishi Motors. Following a story from business publication Bloomberg overnight, the Chief Operating Officer told media Nissan was "absolutely not" planning to offload its 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi, reports news outlet Reuters...

2021 Renault Kangoo and Renault Express revealed, Kangoo confirmed for Australia

Renault has revealed commercial and passenger versions of the 2021 Kangoo van in Europe, as well as introducing a new fleet-focussed van called the Express. Replacing the previous Kangoo that’s been in production since 2011, the new Kangoo sits more comfortably with Renault’s current, more chiselled design themes externally, while also providing significant advancements beneath the surface...