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Renault back in the pan over diesel emissions - report

Yet another manufacturer is caught up in emissions cheating allegations. This time, it's French brand Renault. According to a new report by France's Le Figaro, translated by Autoblog, the company is in hot water with French authorities, again, accusing Renault of intentionally cheating emissions testing in a similar way to Volkswagen's defeat devices...

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Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar
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Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar

The slinky Renault Grand Scenic MPV is still a chance to come to Australia, after more positive indications came out of the company’s local division this week. Launched in May this year, the chic five- and seven-seater Grand Scenic people-mover brings some glamour to a dowdy corner of the market, alongside its fellow French offering, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso...


2017 Renault Scenic: Funky French MPV not bound for Australia
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2017 Renault Scenic: Funky French MPV not bound for Australia

The curvaceous new-generation Renault Scenic MPV will not herald the nameplate’s return to Australia. Renault’s fourth-generation Scenic comes 20 years after the first iteration launched, and largely defined a new segment. This time, in classic French style, it clearly wants to make something practical sexy as well...


Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed
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Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed

The wraps off have been taken off the fifth-generation Renault Espace days ahead of its first public outing at the Paris motor show. With its new hunkered down stance and much more elegant clothes, Renault is referring to the new Espace as a crossover not a people mover...


2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images
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2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images

Leaked patent images have uncovered the exterior styling of the 2015 Renault Espace. The technical images show the fifth-generation Espace people-mover from every angle, revealing a design that remains true to the styling of the Renault Initiale Paris concept that debuted at September’s Frankfurt motor show...


Belgian policewoman breath tests passenger
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Belgian policewoman breath tests passenger

A Belgian policewoman has been left red-faced after conducting a random breath test on a passenger. Patrick Van Den Kieboom and his wife were pulled over on Saturday night while travelling in their right-hand-drive Renault Espace, imported from the UK. Van Den Kieboom told foreign publication Gazet van Antwerpen that he was driving, and when pulled over, his wife wound down her passenger-side window...


Renault Initiale Paris: premium model line to rival Citroen DS
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Renault Initiale Paris: premium model line to rival Citroen DS

Renault will launch a luxury 'Initiale Paris' sub-brand in China and Europe as part of a bid to push the French manufacturer further upmarket. The Renault Initiale Paris line will rival Citroen's DS models, and was previewed by the Initiale Paris crossover concept (pictured below) at last week's Frankfurt motor show. The concept – powered by a 1...


Renault two-for-one sale hits Spain
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Renault two-for-one sale hits Spain

Want to get a Renault Twizy electric car for free? Easy. How, you ask? Move to Spain and buy one of Renault's slow-selling Laguna, Latitude or Espace models and the French manufacturer will throw in one of its quirky EVs for no extra cost. The offer from Renault is a drastic attempt to move vehicles out of dealer lots, after new vehicle sales in Spain fell to a 19-year low in the first half of 2012...