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Renault Megane: Non-'Renault Sport' models axed in Australia

Renault has removed the non-Renault Sport Megane from its Australian range, as it looks to move the model upmarket and put the RS brand in the spotlight. Although some mainstream hatch, wagon and sedan stock remains in dealerships, the model has been removed from the Renault Australia website, leaving only the GT, GT-Line and RS hatch the brand considers 'Renault Sport Megane' models...

2020 Renault Zoe unveiled, here in 2020

The new Renault Zoe is hoping electric car fans are also lovers of the old saying "never judge a book by its cover". From the outside the Zoe looks to have hardly changed, but Renault has invested most of its time and effort changing what's under the skin. For the revised model, the Zoe comes standard with a 50kWh battery pack, which has a rated range of 390 kilometres according to the tougher WLTP testing cycle...

2020 Renault Zoe leaked

The new (yes, it really is new) Renault Zoe has leaked online, ahead of its expected reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September. A single image of the electric supermini's front end appeared on The Automobilist on Instagram, revealing its slightly edgier evolution of the current nose...

2020 Renault Captur leaked

The second-generation Renault Captur has been leaked online, ahead of its anticipated reveal later this year. Posted by user Julien Jodry on Twitter, the single front three-quarter image of the Captur looks very much like a new-generation Clio decked out in hiking gear, with chunkier bumpers, a skid plate element up front, and raised ride height...

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...

2020 Renault Zoe spied

The next-generation Renault Zoe has been snapped testing ahead of its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show. Although it's now seven years old, the original Zoe appears to have played a big role in deciding the design direction of the second-generation car. The headlights have a similar overall shape to the current model, and the flanks look curvy and inoffensive, as they are on the current car...

2020 Renault Koleos facelift unveiled

Renault has unveiled a facelift for the its Nissan X-Trail-based Koleos SUV in Europe. The Koleos' exterior has been freshened with a new front bumper, which now features a full-width piece of chrome and a new skid plate element. The rear bumper also benefits from more chrome, and a more prominent diffuser...

FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it's withdrawing its proposal to merge with Groupe Renault, in a press release issued this morning. "The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., meeting this evening under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault," the statement said...

Nissan sees no 'negative aspect' to Renault and FCA's merger

Nissan has reportedly rebuffed plans to merge with Renault, but the Japanese automaker is unlikely to oppose the proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault. "Overall, we don't see any particularly negative aspect," Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan CEO, told reporters (including those from Reuters) after a meeting of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance board...

Renault to decide on Fiat Chrysler merger by next week - report

  Renault could respond to the "transformative merger" offer from Fiat Chrysler (FCA) as early as next week. Sources have told Reuters the Renault board won't dawdle in deciding whether to accept Fiat Chrysler's offer for a 50/50 merger worth $52.7 billion...

Fiat Chrysler proposes $52.7 billion 'transformative merger' with Renault

Fiat Chrysler has proposed a €32.7 billion ($52.7 billion) merger with Renault, in a move that could reshape the global automotive landscape. Groupe Renault's board of directors will meet to discuss the proposal, which would have Renault and FCA each owning 50% of the business. With combined sales of around 8...