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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)...

2019 Renault Kadjar confirmed for Australia

Renault has confirmed the mid-sized Kadjar SUV will be making the trip Down Under, with an arrival set for some time in 2019. Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, this week confirmed the news at the local launch of the Megane RS. The car coming Down Under is the facelifted model, revealed on Thursday morning for the European market...

2019 Renault Kadjar facelift unveiled

The revised Renault Kadjar was revealed overnight ahead of its expected in-the-flesh debut at the Paris motor show in early October. Up front, the Kadjar features a wider grille, revised headlights and new fog lights incorporating LED technology. At the back, LEDs are the order of the day for the reversing, indicator and fog lights...

2019 Renault Arkana revealed in Moscow

Renault has completed the reveal of its coupe-crossover Arkana, built in Moscow for the Russian market. When we say it's designed for the Russian market, we really mean it. Renault says there are no plans to offer the Moscow-built car in Europe, despite the obvious demand for style-driven compact crossovers. It will be offered in 'other markets' to Russia, though...

2019 Renault Koleos facelift spied

The facelifted Renault Koleos crossover has been photographed during hot weather testing in southern Europe. The styling changes seem to be quite minor, so if you don't fancy the appearance of the current Koleos, you probably won't be swayed by the updated model. The model's distinctive C-shaped headlights remain, although there may be some fiddles to the internal structure of the lighting units...

2019 Renault Arkana teased ahead of Moscow reveal

Renault has given its upcoming coupe-styled SUV a name, and released a single image of the car ahead of its Moscow motor show launch. Although it's been snapped previously, with shadowy teasers and camouflaged testers popping up from time-to-time, this is the first official confirmation of the Arkana name – derived from the Latin word for secret, apparently – and our first uncovered look at the car's rear end...