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2008 Renault Koleos First Steer

French carmaker Renault has joined the plethora of manufacturers striving to capitalise on the Australian fascination for compact–sized SUVs and Crossover vehicles, launching the Koleos in both four- and two-wheel drive...

2009 Renault Megane sedan spied

Sheer luck has led to our photographers snapping these images of the next Renault Megane sedan in France. While it may not be all that popular here in Australia, it is a very important car for South and East European and South American markets. The new hatchback version is expected to make its debut at the Paris motor show later this year boasting a revolutionary new design which it will share with the sedan model...

Renault Ondelios crossover concept

We don't mind when car company's make concept cars that have no intention of going into production, after all, innovations only happen when the bean counters have gone home and the engineers and designers get to unwind. And Unwind they have, with this Renault Ondelios crossover concept. A somewhat peculiar but yet gorgeous blend of modern car design and desire...

2008 Megane RenaultSport dCi 175

In addition to the Clio RenaultSport 197, Renault has also announced full specifications for another RenaultSport model, this time a diesel. The Megane RenaultSport dCi 175. Propelled by a turbocharged, 2.0-litre, common-rail 127kW (175hp) diesel engine, the Megane emphasises the idea of diesel powered sports cars...

2008 Clio RenaultSport 197

Renault Australia has announced two new models to complete its range of hot hatches, the new Clio Sport 197 and the Megane Renault Sport dCi 175. The Renault Clio Sport 197 (or as Renault like to call it, the Clio Renault Sport 197) is powered by a naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder, 16 valve engine which generates 145kW (197hp - hence the name) at 7,250rpm and 215Nm of torque at 5,550rpm...

Renault Mégane Renaultsport R26.R

Renault has created an absolutely scorching hot-hatch based on the already potent Mégane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26.   The Mégane Renaultsport R26.R is a spectacular race-ready performance hatch which has earned the title of the fastest front-wheel-drive production car in the world. The road-registrable R26...

2008 Renault Laguna First Steer

Like all things French the all-new Renault Laguna is a little idiosyncratic – but also like all things European these days it’s being launched on the Australian market with diesel power first – petrol will come later. - David Twomey The initial offerings on the Australian market will be the 2...

2009 Renault Koleos 4x4 crossover

Earlier in the year we saw the first glimpse of Renault's 4x4 crossover and now it's coming to Australia. According to Renault, the Koleos is the first car of the Renault-Nissan global alliance. It's styled by Renault but developed by Nissan and manufactured in Renault Samsung Motors' Busan plant in Korea...

Melbourne Motor Show: Renault Koleos

SUV with a French accent If you want proof that the car industry is a truly global business look no further than the Renault Koleos. It's Renault's first ever purpose-built SUV unless you count some six-wheel voitures the French maker used to build in the 1920s for duties on the sands of colonial Africa...

2008 Renault Koleos crossover

Update -  Renault Koleos Review With Paris city council still mumbling about a ban on all 4WD and SUVs from the inner-city, French car companies have never really taken off-roaders seriously, until now. 28 months of development between Renault and Nissan has given life to Renault's brand new and first ever Crossover, the Koleos...

2008 Renault Kangoo diesel

Renault has added a diesel powerplant to the Kangoo lineup. The new diesel-powered Kangoo comes with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with 62kW of power at 3750rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. The engine is coupled to a five-speed manual transmission which gives the car a fuel economy of just 5.3 litres of diesel per 100km...