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Renault preparing Nissan Leaf rival for 2022

Renault is readying two new electric cars for 2022, one of which will go head-to-head with the Nissan Leaf. Reports from Auto Express have revealed the brand is waiting for batteries to become more affordable before launching what would be its largest electric vehicle to date...

Renault Samsung XM3 Inspire concept revealed in Seoul

Renault Samsung, the French brand's Korean-market subsidiary, has revealed the XM3 Inspire concept for the 2019 Seoul motor show this week. Essentially a rebadged version of the Renault Arkana revealed in prototype form in Moscow last year, the XM3 Inspire is a small crossover coupe that will go on sale in South Korea in the first half of 2020...

Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler

Sources have told The Financial Times Renault is hoping to start merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, and then work on purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). According to wire reports (via Automotive News), when Saikawa was asked about whether he knew about Renault's reported plans, he replied, "not at all"...

2020 Renault Megane spied

The updated Renault Megane has been snapped for the first time by photographers this week, giving us an early preview of what's to come for the small car's mid-life refresh. Going by these images it appears the updated Megane will get revisions to the headlights, front grille and bumper, though it won't be drastically different from the model currently on sale...

Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot

French manufacturer Renault has announced its first large-scale pilot into reversible electric charging, kicking off in the Netherlands and Portugal. In a statement released this week, the company says: "Our alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals"...

Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17. Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo...

2020 Renault Zoe spied

Photographers have snapped new images of the next-gen Renault Zoe, this time on the snowy roads of Europe. While it doesn't appear to look too different from the current model, it's believed this vehicle is an all-new model given the current Zoe first went on sale in 2012...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance agrees to new management structure

The heads of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to form of a new board of management for the three-headed automaking alliance. As part of the deal agreed to in Tokyo, the "New Start" board will be chaired by Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault. The other members of the board will be Thierry Bollore, CEO of Renault; Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan; and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors...

Carlos Ghosn granted bail

Carlos Ghosn has walked out of jail, 108 days after being arrested disembarking a private jet operated by Nissan. At 4.30pm yesterday, the former CEO emerged from the Tokyo Detention Centre surrounded by guards. In an effort to evade the media, Ghosn left the jail wearing a blue cap, sunglasses, a surgical mask, and a worker's vest with orange safety stripes...

2020 Renault Clio revealed, Australian debut confirmed

Renault has finally revealed the exterior of its new 2019 Clio, following last night's look at the car's high-tech cabin – and today's leak of the exterior design, which appeared on Instagram some hours ago. UPDATE 05/03/2019: Renault has now revealed the car's range of powertrains. Details have been added to the story below...

Renault adds seven-year warranty

Yet another manufacturer is extending its warranty. French brand Renault is offering seven-year coverage across its Koleos SUV range until the end of March. Renault has also managed to hold its sharp $29,990 drive-away starting price for base Koleos, while the range-topper has been cut by $3000 to $42,990 drive-away, and also includes the seven-year warranty deal...