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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...

2008 Renault Laguna

It was only a few weeks ago our photographer caught the new Renault Laguna testing in Melbourne, and now, for the first time, the new Laguna has officially gone on display. In Europe the Laguna will take on Ford's mighty Mondeo (rumoured to be on its way to Australia as well). Its not exactly the prettiest car in the world, but Renaults never are...

New Renault Laguna Spy Shots - Australia

Renault's new Laguna has been caught testing in inner Melbourne, Australia. The new Laguna - codename X91 - is due for release later on this year. Measuring over 10cm more than the old Laguna, the new Laguna will be powered by both Diesel and petrol variants. Photos: Luke Baldan, Aaron Kuzmanovic...

Renault Megane Phase II (2)

Renault has released the latest Mégane range in a variety of three body types - Hatch, Sedan and Coupe-Cabriolet, as well as the high performance Mégane Renault Sport versions. Renault has cut down the range of Meganes on offer for simplicities sake, Mégane's original offering of 24 variants has been reduced to just 12...