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Renault Mégane eVision concept launched in France, production model slated for 2022

Renault has unveiled the Mégane eVision concept, with a production variant slated for launch in 2022. Built on the all-new CMF-EV modular platform – which it shares with the similar-spec Nissan Ariya – power is sent to the front wheels via a 160kW electric motor...

Sacré bleu! French brands Citroen, Peugeot, Renault in dramatic sales slide

French car brands Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault are having a year they would rather forget. The sales of all three brands are in reverse in Australia, despite overhauls in distribution and management over the past few years. Renault sales are down by 27.3 per cent so far this year, Citroen is down by 57 per cent, while Peugeot has slowed by 13...

2022 Renault Trafic facelift leaked in patent filing

The 2022 Renault Trafic has emerged in patent filings, providing the first look at the van's updated design. The sleeker front headlights bring the front-end of the Trafic into line with the rest of the Renault model range, and marks the first major facelift since its global release in 2014...

2020 Renault Koleos gets an extension on seven-year warranty, drive-away pricing

Renault has extended its existing seven-year warranty and drive-away pricing offers on the Koleos medium SUV until the end of the year. The offer sees the Koleos kick off from $32,990 drive-away for the base-spec Koleos Life and topping out at $44,990 drive-away for the flagship Koleos Intens 4x4, marking reductions of up to $500 on the recommended retail price...

2021 Renault Arkana revealed, Australia to miss out on hybrid options

The much-anticipated 2021 Renault Arkana won’t arrive in Australian showrooms until the second half of next year, however new powertrain, infotainment, technology and safety details have been released in anticipation of the upcoming UK launch. Built on the Renault Nissan Alliance's CMF-B modular platform, the SUV coupe measures 4568mm from nose to tail, making it only slightly longer than the new Megane hatchback...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been 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 are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM

Uber has pledged to make its fleet of cars carbon neutral, however concedes this process will likely take two decades. A spokesperson for Uber told CarAdvice the company is “committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 per cent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility”...

Nissan boss says next Micra will be a Renault – report

The next Nissan Micra will be a rebadged Renault, according to Nissan boss Ashwani Gupta. Nissan will ask Renault to take the lead on developing and building the next-generation Micra, according to an interview in French newspaper Le Monde...

Renault Formula One team to rebrand as Alpine, suggesting a big future

Renault has announced overnight its Formula One team will run under the Alpine flag for the 2021 season. Recently Renault F1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul was appointed as managing director at Alpine – a sports car sub-brand of Renault – helping to lead the company's future while he continues with his duties at the F1 racing team...

Renault makes five-year warranty permanent for commercial range

Renault has made a five-year/200,000 kilometre warranty permanent across its commercial range. The five-year warranty was offered as a promotion until the end of August, but Renault has now added it as standard for all petrol and diesel light commercial vehicles...

Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world

Australian buyers pay substantially more for electric cars than motorists in Europe and the US, where generous government subsidies and strict emissions targets have forced prices down. While the financial incentives to purchase electric vehicles overseas can equate to as much as €12,000 ($AU20,000) per car, buyers in Australia get little to no taxpayer assistance...