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Renault and Daimler discuss potential future partnership

Renault and Daimler, the makers of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, are reportedly in talks about an equity tie-up which could form part of a possible long-term partnership. The move would see both automaker benefit by cutting costs, building scale and spreading the load of heavy investments in new technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, over large numbers of cars...

Renault Samsung SM5 spied testing in Australia

Although it seems like an amalgamation of an automobile and a television, Renault Samsung has been operating in South Korea since 1994, where it was established as Samsung Motors. It wasn't until 2000 that Renault bought 70% of the company and the name became amalgamated. One of the company's latest vehicles is the SM5, which was released to the Korean market in December, 2009...

Renault Master, Renault Trafic and Renault Kangoo van ranges all updated

Renault is set to update its entire van range in the next three months with the New Master, Trafic Phase 3 and the New Kangoo Van Maxi all ready for European launch. The full Master range is on sale in selected markets from May 7 with the Trafic and Kangoo will follow on June 4, but Australian customers will have to wait a little longer...

Renault, Lada confirm F1 Team sponsors partnership

The Renault F1 Team has today confirmed a cooperative sponsorship arrangement with Lada, Russia’s leading car manufacturer, that will see branding feature on the chassis of the Renault F1 Team R30 race cars during the 2010 season. Lada branding will also appear on the overalls and team uniform of 25-year-old Vitaly Petrov...

Renault Wind Geneva 2010

Renault is a smart company, a while ago they invested heavily into Nissan when the Japanese company was on the brink of financial ruin, more than a decade later and the Renault/Nissan alliance has led to financial and business success of both brands. As part of its on-going efforts to compete in more segments and compete well, Renault has just unveiled one of the best looking mini roadsters we've seen in a very, very long time...

2010 Renault Fluence confirmed for Australia

Renault has today confirmed the Renault Fluence small sedan will arrive in Australia in the final quarter of 2010 in a push to increase the brand’s price competitiveness. The Fluence is 4.62m long, 1.81m wide and 1.48m tall with a wheelbase of 2.7m (which makes it, for comparison’s sake, 2cm longer and wider than a Holden Cruze), and claims to offer more passenger space than other major rivals in its current markets...

2010 Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet in Australia late-2010

Updated 09/02/10 with comments from Renault Australia. Full details of the new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet have been released weeks out from its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, with the sixth iteration of the Mégane family promising practicality, elegance and driving thrills...

2010 Renault Wind to be unveiled at Geneva

Renault will reveal a completely new model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, a coupé-roadster simply known as the Wind. The Renault Wind features a highly innovative way of opening up its roof, merging the relaxed lifestyle of open top motoring with the practicality of a compact city car...

2010 Renault Master on sale in Europe from April, Australia in 2011

Updated 01/02/10 with comments from Renault Australia. Renault has unveiled the newest version of its Master van before its European launch in April. Renault says the Master's assertive styling – with its tall headlights and large, imposing grille – previews the new design trend for Renault vans...

Renault-Nissan strengthens electric relationship with Andalusia

Renault-Nissan has signed its second agreement in Spain to promote the development and implementation of electric vehicles in the region. The Alliance today secured a “protocol of intentions” with the government of Andalusia (an autonomous community in the south of Spain) to strengthen both PASENER 2007-2013 (the Andalusian Sustainable Energy Plan) and Renault-Nissan’s zero emissions strategy...

2010 Renault Megane CC spy photos

Sticking with the topless Renault theme this morning come these pictures of next year's Megane CC. The CC will feature a new rear-end inspired by the current Megane line-up. With the roof receiving some camouflage, we wonder if the vehicle's top will also feature some glass. Many of the same engines, including bio-fuel, should be available on the CC...