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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...

2008 Renault Twingo RS

Renault has always been the unsung hero of the hot-hatch world with its potent Megane variants, and now it has unveiled a pocket-sized rocket in the new Renault Twingo RS. Proving that size isn't everything, the Twingo RenaultSport is sure to be fun, fuel efficient, and agile. Rather than force-feeding the 1...

Renault thinking about Indonesia

French car maker Renault is looking at starting production in Indonesia. Thailand and Indonesia are locked into battle to become the region's centre for car production, with the prize being a  regional market of about half a billion increasingly affluent consumers...

Renaultsport F1 Team R26

Perhaps the most underrated hot-hatch - the Megane Renaultsport 225 three-door - has been given an overhaul to celebrate dual 2006 F1 World Championships and the result is the R26. Available in either Deep Black or an exclusive Victory Yellow exterior colour, the R26 boasts a two-litre turbocharged engine, uprated by a further 3kW to 168kW and peak torque of 310Nm at 3,000rpm through a new sports-exhaust system which delivers a sporty rasp from the engine...

Diesel Renault Megane Sedan

Renault's Megane sedan range has doubled in size after the introduction of three new diesel-powered models. The new 1.9 Litre Turbo-Charged Common-Rail Diesel Engine produces a maximum power output of 96kW @ 4000rpm and maximum torque of 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm mated to either a six-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. This new engine returns 5...

Renault Laguna Spyshots

Renault are still covering the Laguna in Australia, a photographer caught the Renault testing in Queensland. The Laguna appears to be undergoing load and heat testing, although given the cold weather in QLD at the moment, it seems an odd time to conduct heat testing...