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2012-2013 Renault Trafic II recalled over possible steering wheel failure

Renault Australia has issued a recall of 409 of its model-year 2012 and 2013 Trafic II vans affected by a faulty steering component. Affected vehicles were sold between 24 September 2012 to 4 November 2012, 10 December 2012 to 20 January 2013, 12 April 2013 to 26 May 2013 and 6 November 2013 to 15 December 2013...

2020 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs

The Renault Kangoo small cargo van has been updated for 2020. The update lineup comprises two variants, both of which now get more creature comforts than before. Both now come standard with glazed 180-degree rear barn doors, a rear-view camera, automatic dusk-sensing headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, and fog lights...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Dacia aims to sell Europe's cheapest EV from 2021

Renault's low-cost subsidiary brand, Dacia, says it is going to launch "Europe's most affordable all-electric" vehicle in early 2021. Dacia is the same brand that sells the rugged little Duster 4x4, and which has nabbed a claimed 5.8 million sales in Europe since it relaunched in 2004. The company showed the production-ready concept, called Spring Electric, earlier this week...

French startup releases a towable range extender for your EV

French company EP Tender has revealed a novel way of extending the range of an electric vehicle (EV), with a tiny trailer filled with batteries. The range-extending trailer houses 60kWh batteries that can add 350 miles (563 kilometres) of range and be charged while driving...

Peugeot 208 named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has beat out six other finalists to claim Europe's Car of the Year title for 2020. The French marque’s hatchback finished with 281 points, 39 ahead of the runner-up, Tesla’s Model 3, which claimed 242 points. The award was presented behind closed doors at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva following the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show over concerns around the spread of coronavirus...

Renault Morphoz concept is the long and short of electric potential

The new Renault Morphoz concept has been unveiled today, offering a glimpse at the French company's ideas for efficient vehicle ownership. Revealed as two SUVs in one, the Morphoz boasts the bizarre ability to shorten or lengthen its body and wheelbase on command, depending on the user's requirements...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

Renault reveals tiny Twingo Z.E electric runabout

Renault has expanded its electric vehicle portfolio with the launch of the urban-focused Twingo Z.E, a tiny battery-powered runabout that’s ready for a future where combustion engines are banned in population centres. The Twingo Z.E is a twin to the electric Smart, since Renault and Daimler co-developed them...

2020 Renault Megane facelift and plug-in hybrid unveiled

The updated 2020 Renault Megane range has been unveiled in Europe, bringing subtle styling changes and new technology, along with a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variant. 2020 Megane RS Of most interest to Australia are the changes made to the Megane RS models, the only variants on sale Down Under...