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Renault Alaskan firming for 2020 Oz launch

Renault Australia has confirmed its business case for the Alaskan ute is firming, with a 2020 launch looking likely. Speaking with media last week, Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, offered an update on the dual-cab twin to Nissan's Navara. "Alaskan is a possibility for early 2020, not confirmed," Moore said, speaking at the Alpine A110 unveiling at Motorclassica in Melbourne...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, may expand the scope of their collaboration to include electric drivetrain and self-driving car technology development...

Renault EZ-Ultimo concept unveiled

The self-driving Renault EZ-Ultimo concept has been revealed at the 2018 Paris motor show. Despite measuring 5.8 metres long and riding a 3.88m wheelbase, the concept only has seats for three people, with one armchair and one two-seater bench. The EZ-Ultimo stands just 1.38m tall, but is 2.2m wide, leading us to think it might struggle down some French streets...

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...

2020 Renault Captur spied

Spy photographers have captured images of a small Renault crossover believed to be based on the next-gen Clio hatchback this week, which could point to a replacement for the current Captur. Despite the heavy camouflage concealing much of this vehicle, we can see Renault's fascia design through the black-and-white wrap, with large headlights joined through the middle by a trim strip – likely to be finished in chrome...

Google's Android to underpin Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi infotainment

The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021. Under a new agreement, vehicles in the alliance will rely on Android for their infotainment, opening the door for Google Maps integration, among other Google Play apps designed specifically in-car operation...

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...

Clio RS 18 v Polo GTI drag race - video

The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI has hit the market around the world – including Australia. So how does its performance compare to that of rivals? South Africa's Cars.co.za decided to pit the new hot Polo against the Renault Clio RS 18 in an old-school drag race this week, posting the video to its YouTube channel. On paper, the two light hatches are closely matched...

Renault Arkana sporty crossover on Australian wishlist

Renault Australia wants to keep the ball rolling on its recent product announcements, signalling an intent to get the Arkana crossover here - if it can. The company announced this week that it wanted this “mould-breaking” product to join its ranks, calling it a “fantastic fit”and saying it was “pushing hard” to get it made in right-hand drive (RHD)...