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Renault Australia: Anouk Poelmann named managing director

Anouk Poelmann has succeeded Andrew Moore as managing director of Renault Australia, after Moore's sudden departure on April 10. Poelmann has form with French brands in Australia. Having served on the Inchcape Australasia executive team, she headed up Peugeot Citroen Australia. The company says she has history of business turnarounds and disruptive transformations around the world...

Renault Megane RS Cup EDC on sale from $51,990, now with 5yr warranty

Renault Australia has bolstered its Megane RS 280 range with the addition of an auto-equipped Cup chassis variant, on sale now from $51,990 plus on-road costs. After introducing an automatic option for the first time with the new-generation model, Renault has now opened up the more focused Cup variant to those wanting a self-shifter, having previously reserved the option for manual models...

VIDEO: Electric vehicles explained for Australian buyers

Electric cars have been thrust into the spotlight in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, driven by a proposed Labor policy to make 50% of new car sales electric by 2030. If you've been keeping up with coverage of the issue, you'll know there's a lot of misinformation and confusion around the technology...

Carlos Ghosn charged again, but given bail

Late last week Carlos Ghosn walked out of the Tokyo Detention Centre again after posting ¥500 million ($6.3 million) in bail. Unlike his first release from jail, when he donned a construction worker's outfit as disguise, Ghosn left jail this time in a plain white button-up shirt with a dark blue jacket...

2019 Renault Alaskan: Updated Navara twin revealed

Renault's pickup partner to the Nissan Navara, the Alaskan, has been treated to a facelift and suspension overhaul. Headlining the changes is a fresh five-link rear suspension, which bumps peak payload to 1100kg. That's an increase of between 127kg and 146kg, depending on variant, while its 3500kg braked-towing capacity remains unchanged...

Updated Renault Trafic, Master revealed alongside Kangoo EV concept

Renault overhauled its light commercial vehicle range in one fell swoop this week, revealing updated versions of the Trafic and Master, plus a concept 2020 Kangoo EV. Given the Trafic is its top-seller in Australia, we’ll start here. The big news is the addition of new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines in place of the current 1...

Renault Kangoo ZE Concept previews next-generation van

The Renault Kangoo ZE Concept was unveiled overnight, and is said to preview the company's next-generation small van. Renault is especially keen to point out the concept's body is "designed like that of a passenger car", and features prominent wheel arches, sculpted flanks and a rounded shoulder line. The concept looks pretty close to being production ready...

Renault Clio Formula Edition on sale from $19,990

Renault Australia has quietly introduced a special-edition version of the Clio dubbed the Formula Edition, which is now on sale from $19,990 drive-away. Based on the entry-level Life specification, the Clio Formula Edition adds a range of handy features for no price increase...

Japanese Government intervened in Nissan-Renault merger plans - report

Carlos Ghosn's push to make the relationship between Nissan and Renault stronger was undermined by Nissan executives and the Japanese Government, according to emails leaked to Bloomberg.  The emails reveal the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was concerned merger plans would disproportionately benefit Renault and its largest shareholder, the French state...

Renault City K-ZE revealed for China

Renault has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle for the Chinese market at the Shanghai motor show, as it chases 550,000 annual sales in China by 2022. The City K-ZE is the result of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's joint venture with Dongfeng. It looks very similar to the Kwid offered in developing markets, but the face has been tweaked for the Chinese carpark and, naturally, there's a battery pack under the floor...

Behind the scenes of Daniel Ricciardo's new Renault campaign

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the best-known sportspeople in Australia. He's also one of the best-loved, with a million-dollar grin and a laid-back, relaxed demeanour completely at odds with his overtaking prowess on the track. He's at a new team in 2019, having jumped ship from Red Bull Racing to chase success at Renault...