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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...

2010 Renault Twingo CC spy photos

These blurry images received this morning show Renault's new Twingo CC (coupe cabriolet) testing in Europe. The production model, which was due to make an appearance at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, was a disappointing no-show. But these shots prove the idea has not been abandoned. The last time a picture of a Renault mule like this one surfaced, back in March 2009, it was heavily disguised...

Local Renault sales down, defying global rebound

Renault Australia reversed the local and global trend in November with disappointing sales figures. Sales for the month were down 56 percent on 2008 in contrast to the rest of the market which rebounded by an average of 20 percent. The Koleos was the best performer, accounting for 66 of the 154 units sold, increasing by 65 percent on November 2008 and likely to top 1000 sales in its first full year...

Renault introduces Twingo Gordini Renaultsport

The Gordini namesake has returned to Renault with the official introduction of the Twingo Gordini Renaultsport. This latest version of Renault’s pocket rocket features design cues long-associated with the Gordini world with a combination of French blue and white racing stripes...

Renault-Nissan boss believes EV evolution will be slow

Renault-Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn, says he expects the spread of electric vehicles around the world to be a gradual one, predicting internal combustion and hybrid units will continue to dominate for decades. Ghosn, speaking in New York today, said he believed all-electric vehicles would make up just 10 per cent of the sales by 2020...

Renault Sport revives Gordini name

Updated: 12 November. Gordini – welcome home! Renault is bringing back the famous French name through its RenaultSport range, starting with the Twingo Gordini RS later this month. Clio and Megane models are set to follow in 2010. Taking on other famous reborn identities like Mini’s Cooper and Fiat’s Abarth 500, the Gordini RS range is not about making the hot hatches go any faster, but more about making them stand out...

Renault considers withdrawing from F1

Hot on the heels of Wednesday’s announcement that Toyota was withdrawing from Formula One comes new rumours that Renault is also seriously considering leaving the championship before next season. It is believed Toyota’s exit sparked an emergency meeting at Renault to decide the French company’s future in the sport...

Renault to produce zero-emissions EV in France

Renault has today confirmed it will be manufacturing its new zero-emission electric car at the Flins plant in the Paris region. The Zoé Z.E. Concept, first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show is a preview of what the new car will look like. The Flins plant was chosen to manufacture the electric vehicle (EV) because of its expertise in building B segment cars, one of which is the new Clio...