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Renault & Mark Webber win at Monaco

Renault is the big winner at last weekends Monaco GP with the Renault engine powering the top three racers home across the finishing line. Aussie driver Mark Webber pushed his Renault powered Red Bull along a faultless race on one of the season's toughest circuits...

Renault Safrane, Samsung SM5 spy photos

Our spy photographers have today snapped these images of Renault's new Safrane model. The images come just weeks after CarAdvice caught the car's Korean cousin, the Samsung SM5, testing on Australian roads. The Safrane, which will share underpinnings with the new Samsung SM5, is set to replace Renault's Laguna and Vel Satis models, slotting mid-way between the pair in much the same way Peugeot will replace its its 407 and 607 models with the new 508...

Renault Koleos updated for 2010

Renault has announced a range of updates to its soft-roader, the Koleos for 2010. Among the list of new inclusions as standard across the range is integrated satellite navigation by acclaimed company Tom Tom, new paint colours, new wheels for the Privilege model and Bluetooth. The Privilege model also receives a new charcoal leather interior, gets a sunroof as standard, while also utilising a BOSE sound system...

Renault finalises Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Van Z.E. designs

Renault has unveiled the final designs of its Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Van Z.E. (zero emission) vehicles and has opened up a website for prospective buyers to pre-reserve theirs to be among the world’s first owners. Both cars are due for release next year, with production of the Fluence Z.E. to begin in the first half of the year in Bursa, Turkey, alongside the internal combustion model...

Renault-Nissan alliance, government incentives makes EVs a reality in Ireland

Renault-Nissan have today announced a comprehensive partnership with the Irish Government and Ireland's largest electricity supplier, ESB, that will see the emerald isle become a European leader in Electric Vehicle (EV) transport...

Renault introduces swivel seat for improved access

Renault has developed an innovative new swivel seat that allows customers with limited mobility easier access to its new Clio range. The new seat, developed by Renault Tech, is operated by a simple lever that allows it to rotate 90-degrees on its base for easier entry and egress. The seat retains all the usual levels of comfort, adjustment, and most importantly, safety...

Renault-Nissan, Daimler reach sharing and collaboration agreement

As hinted at earlier this week, Renault-Nissan and Daimler have announced a wide-ranging strategic cooperation that spans from powertrain sharing and co-development on future products to cross-shareholding. Meeting in Brussels, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, and Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, announced an equity exchange that will give Renault and Nissan each a 1...

Renault-Nissan, Daimler alliance could save billions of euros

A report published by Autonews today says a new alliance between Renault-Nissan and Daimler could save billions of euros in development costs on both sides of the fence. A source close to the deal says the manufacturers aim to sign an agreement that will include cross-shareholdings from 3 per cent to 4 per cent by as early as tomorrow...

Renault Clio Renault Sport 200 Cup

Update: Clio Renault Sport 200 Cup Review Renault is on a mission to gain a strong foothold in Australia and one of the ways in which it's doing this is be launching the Clio Renault Sport 200 Cup and Clio Renault Sport 200 Cup Trophée. We won't give too much away as we have a review of the car coming up in a few hours, but here are some technical highlights and pricing...

Nissan-Renault, Daimler discuss engine, EV technology swap

According to a report published in Japan's Nikkei newspaper, Nissan-Renault and Daimler are in three-way talks over a potential exchange of larger engines (from Daimler) for electric car and battery technology (from Nissan-Renualt). The report of three-way negotiations, including a possible equity tie-up, emerged last week...

New Renault Samsung SM5 sees early success in Korea

The new Renault Samsung SM5, which CarAdvice spy photographers caught testing in Australia last week, is enjoying strong sales in its home market of Korea since going on sale there in January last year. Designed in Seoul and manufactured at the firm's Busan plant in South Korea, the SM5 sold 60,960 units in Korea for 2009...