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Seat boss steps down, rumoured to become new Renault CEO

Overnight, Seat announced its boss, Luca de Meo, was leaving his post at "his own request and in common agreement with the Volkswagen Group". Interestingly, he will remain with the Volkswagen Group "until further notice". Carsten Isensee, Seat's finance chief, will temporarily take charge of the Spanish car maker...

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are coming. With recent government policy announcements honing in on a 'green' future, there's some misinformation about charging an EV and how long they actually take to charge. While this isn't a deep dive or a technical analysis, we've aimed to break down how charging works (in very basic terms) and how long you would expect each of the EVs on the market in Australia to charge...

Renault Koleos gains CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit

Renault has followed in the footsteps of Mazda, Toyota and Lexus in allowing owners of older vehicles to upgrade their cars with the latest smartphone mirroring software from Apple and Google. Starting today, owners of Koleos SUV models built before September 2017 will be able to pay $486.40 to have the car's hardware and software upgraded to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Renault Koleos: Diesel option axed

Renault has removed the diesel engine option for its Koleos SUV, while the cost of entry has risen by $1500 at the bottom end of the range. Along with the diesel-free range, the 2020 Koleos has been treated to a minor styling update with updated chrome trim pieces, new alloy wheels, fresh skid plates, and LED fog lamps. A new red colour rounds out the changes...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: New models hit or misses

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Trent Nikolic and Curt Dupriez. We discuss the logistics and behind-the-scenes of Drive Car of the Year, with the winner being announced this week. Scott Collie reviews the 2020 Renault Kadjar. Curt talks about his experience at the BMW M Festival, and how motor show popularity is beginning to fade...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Renault Trafic automatic now on sale

Renault has finally added an automatic transmission to its big-selling Trafic van, reflecting a growing trend towards commercial buyers ditching three-pedal setups. The six-speed EDC (efficient dual-clutch) transmission is lifted from none other than the Megane RS hot hatch, which seems a counterintuitive choice...

Renault Australia axes Megane GT, GT-Line

Renault has decided to stop selling the warmed-up Megane GT and GT-Line in Australia, leaving the 205kW RS hot hatch as the sole member of its small-car range.  While there’s no impediment to sourcing Megane GT and GT-Lines, the company says customer demand has declined to the point the cost of stocking them, promoting them, keeping parts for them, and transporting them, no longer stacks up...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2018 Renault Megane RS recalled

Renault Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Megane RS hot hatch, over concerns a wiring fault could lead to engine failure. "The oil pressure solenoid valve wiring was not manufactured to the required specifications, which may lead to engine failure," the company says in its recall notice...