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2018 Renault Megane RS recalled

Renault Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Megane RS hot hatch, over concerns a wiring fault could lead to engine failure. "The oil pressure solenoid valve wiring was not manufactured to the required specifications, which may lead to engine failure," the company says in its recall notice...

2018 Renault Trafic recalled

Renault Australia has recalled the 2018 Trafic van, over concerns the parking brake cable isn't manufactured to specification. According to the company, the cable could make the parking brake fail. If the issue occurs, it could cause injury to the car's occupants or other road users. A total of 907 vans are affected by the issue – a VIN list is attached here...

Renault Kangoo and Master hydrogen fuel cell vans unveiled

The Renault Kangoo ZE Hydrogen and Renault Master ZE Hydrogen have been unveiled overnight, and promise more driving range than the pure-electric models they're based on. Both vans use their fuel cells as a range extender, recharging the their already decently-sized battery packs...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R price announced, Record Edition up for auction

The rarest Renault ever brought to Australia – the Megane RS Trophy R Record Edition that set the fastest lap at the Nurburgring for front-drive cars – will be auctioned for sale when it arrives in early 2020 alongside the company’s revamped hot hatch line-up...

Renault Australia: 'every model new or updated by the end of 2020'

French carmaker Renault is about to jump start its Australian operations yet again – but this time the company will be boosted by the newest model range in the industry. In the space of just 12 months Renault’s line-up will be comprised of completely new or updated models. Some will be here before the end of this year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Renault Alaskan ute axed from Australia, could switch to Mitsubishi Triton platform

The Renault Alaskan ute has been officially ruled out from being introduced in Australia – but the brand is likely to replace it with a rebodied version of the Mitsubishi Triton, after Mitsubishi recently joined the Renault-Nissan alliance...

Renault Clio RS replacement could be hot Zoe – report

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Ok, let’s start with the bad news. Auto Express reports Renault won’t be producing an RS version of its new, fifth-generation Clio. The good news? There may be a replacement of sorts – a hotted-up version of the Renault Zoe electric hatch...

Renault planning Volkswagen ID.3 rival – report

The Renault Zoe may get a big sister. Automotive News reports Renault is working on a new electric vehicle that would sit atop the Zoe and rival the new Volkswagen ID.3. While the Volkswagen Group has mapped out a sprawling family of electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – despite having had a significant head start in EV production ­– is only now plotting out rivals for the upcoming EVs from its German competitor...

Renault CEO Bollore fired

After days of speculation, Renault has fired CEO Thierry Bollore, with chief financial officer (CFO) Clotilde Delbos stepping in as interim boss. Overnight the French automaker confirmed it had "decided to end the mandate" of Bollore as CEO and president of the firm "with immediate effect"...