Archive: 2014

The Nürburgring’s Fastest Front Wheel Drive Has Arrived

08.12.14

From racetrack to road, the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy R is now available in Australia Sporting a 2.0-litre petrol R.S. engine boosted to 201kW, and MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R is built for speed. And if that wasn’t enough, Aussie drivers will also receive the Nürburgring Accessory Kit for the real track-day fans looking to shave off a few extra seconds. With this much raw power and ingenuity, the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy-R has blitzed Renault’s...

Summer Style Revealed in Renault's New Floride

17.11.14

Black is back in style this summer with the new, limited edition Renault Floride.  Subtly sophisticated, the Floride features striking Diamond Black metallic paint with special ivory highlights, black leather upholstery and ivory piping. Perfect for the modern driver who appreciates style. And with a convertible folding glass roof, the Floride can switch from a sensible all-weather Coupe to a sun-loving Cabriolet in seconds.  “The Floride will certainly appeal to style-conscious...

Clio Wins Best Light Car, Again!

25.10.14

The Australian Automobile Association (RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT, AANT and RACA) has once again voted the Renault Clio Expression TCe 120 Australia’s Best Light Car of 2014. The competition was as fierce as ever this year with Volkswagen releasing a new Polo and Honda launching their brand new Jazz, but the Clio retained its title, showing that 2013’s victory was well earned and thoroughly justified. With European design, 88kw of power and dual front seat and side airbags, the TCe 120...

The Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Makes Loving Summer Easy

19.09.14

With summer just around the corner the arrival of two new Megane Coupe-Cabriolets models will be welcome news to all those road trippers looking to experience the wide-open road.  The sophisticated Dynamique CVT mixes style and sensibility with automatic lights and wipers, 17-inch ‘Plenum’ alloy wheels and dual zone climate control.  While the sportier GT-Line model has a little more fun with a premium Arkamys stereo system, 17-inch ‘Celsium’ alloy wheels and R-link...

1 Litre per 100KM? Renault's EOLAB Goes the Distance

17.09.14

Introducing EOLAB, a new concept car pushing the limits of ultra-low fuel consumption. Capable of running off 1 litre/100km the EOLAB has been designed as part of Renault’s plan to bring eco-mobility to the world. The EOLAB uses over 100 technological advances to improve its fuel economy from refined aerodynamics to a weight saving multi-material shell and Renault’s “Z.E Hybrid” power technology.  HOW THE EOLAB IS MADE The EOLAB prototype’s exceptional fuel economy is...

Renault Celebrates Formula One with the Limited Edition Clio R.S. Monaco GP

09.09.14

The Renault name has been synonymous with motorsports and Formula One for over 115 years and race tracks across the world have showcased Renault’s automotive innovations. To celebrate this incredible history Renault is proud to release the Limited Edition Clio R.S. Monaco GP, combining the acclaimed performance of Renault’s latest hot hatch with the style and sophistication of Monaco. Renault Sport is known for constantly invigorating the brand with exceptional limited editions and the...

Renault Sport R.S. 01 – The Pursuit of Perfection

28.08.14

Inspired by the world of concept cars and governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic perfection, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a radical expression of the brand’s Formula One DNA. Its technical ingenuity reflects the best of Renault Sport expertise, allowing this force of nature to reach speeds of over 300km per hour. Designed under the management of Laurens van den Acker, Renault Sport R.S. 01 displays the iconic raised logo as a key feature on the grille, but it’s what happens...

The Limited Edition Koleos Brings Style to the Suburbs

18.08.14

The Limited Edition Koleos Sport Way is the one you’ve been waiting for. It combines style, safety and added luxury to the top of the line BOSE sound system and 18 inch Bi-Ton alloy wheels – previously reserved for the range topping premium specifications. Despite offering Australian customers a great driving experience around town, the Koleos also offers impressive off-road capabilities for any outback adventures with 4x2 or 4x4 and diesel options available.  Renault...

Renault Australia's Managing Director on Renault's Sporting DNA

17.08.14

Want to know more about the Renault Sport brand? Here’s a chance to listen to a man that lives and breathes it, Renault Australia’s MD Justin Hocevar. In this interview Justin speaks about the history of Renault Sport, the Dieppe factory where the Clio R.S. is built and how Renault’s experience in motorsports is vital to the design of their production vehicles. “When you sum it all up Renault is a very genuine brand about the great cars it produces in a number of different...

Renault Powers the Electric Racing Championship of the Future

02.07.14

Renault has confirmed its commitment to the new Formula E championship, the grand prix of electric single-seater racing, with the announcement that it will be the title sponsor of the e.dams-Renault team. Jointly owned by Renault brand ambassador, racing legend Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot, e.dams-Renault is set to take the world of electric motorsport to new heights. This partnership sees Renault step up its investment in this all-new, exciting discipline of Motorsport. The challenge...

Renault Alpine Returns to Le Mans Classic Mountain

02.07.14

Renault is reviving the classic Alpine with the ‘Berlinette of the 21st century’, set for production in 2016. In celebration of this revival and a nod to Alpine’s past triumphs, Renault will be showcasing a number of Alpines in the upcoming Le Mans Classic driven by some of motorsports greatest. Alpine’s maiden appearance at Le Mans dates back to 1963 when three Alpine M63s lined up for the start. That marked the beginning of an association with the race, which covered three...

Carlo Ghosn Envisions the Car of the Future

30.06.14

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Nissan President and CEO Carlo Ghosn shared his vision of the car of the future at the Automobile Club De France. Believing the Auto Industry has no choice but to transform itself if it wants to remain a source of progress for humanity, Carlo Ghosn set out four key imperatives for the industry to meet. They include the improvement of safety, freeing up time to create a more pleasant experience, reducing car’s impact on the environment and developing mobility...

Renault Takes On the Festival Of Speed

26.06.14

Today marks the beginning of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. For three days, the tranquil serenity of Goodwood House in England’s picturesque South Downs will be broken by the roaring sounds of racing cars charging through its stately grounds - the house’s driveway rather beautiful hill climb venue. Renault will parade its amazing breadth of creativity at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a wide-range of competition cars and a series of concept cars that shine a light on the...

Renault Kangoo - Refreshed, Enhanced, Extended

30.05.14

The Renault Kangoo range has been refreshed for 2014 with a comprehensive redesign, giving the classic Kangoo a more powerful and confident look. The new design delivers new bonnet, mudguards, headlamps, front bumper, and aerodynamic door mirrors - and that’s just the exterior. The engineering team behind the Kangoo have also worked hard to ensure driving the Kangoo in urban areas is easier, safer, more comfortable and as stress-free as possible. With a small turning circle, greater...

Renault Australia and Australia Post Trial Electric Van

26.05.14

Australian mail is set to go green with the announcement of a joint partnership between Australia Post and Renault Australia, trialling the Electric Kangoo Z.E. (Zero Emissions) Van. The 12-month trial is the first introduction of the Kangoo Z.E. to Australia and a chance for Renault to demonstrate our global leadership in electric vehicles to the Australian market. While the trial will begin with 2 vehicles, the Kangoo Z.E. has already proven its effectiveness with over 14,000 vehicles sold...

Renault Zoe Claims Victory at the Rally Monte-Carlo ZENN

26.03.14

Despite horrendous weather conditions, the Renault ZOE claimed victory with a clean sweep across all categories at the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo Zenn. Established as the greenest segment of the Monte-Carlo New Energies Rally. The Rally Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emissions, No Noise) is divided into four separate trials and established to showcase the best zero emissions vehicles the industry has to offer. The event allowed these new Zero Emissions vehicles to take on some of the most...

The New Renault Master Packs More In

17.02.14

Today marks the launch of the Master L1H1 van, designed to shift larger loads and tackle those tight city streets and even tighter parking spots. Its high capacity (8m3) storage space fills the gap between the smaller Trafic LWB and larger Master MWB. And with its shorter, wider frame the Master is capable of delivering a large load to any location. Lyndon Healey, Renault LCV Model Line Manager explains “A wide variety of van users, from tradesmen to food and hospitality, cleaning and...

The Kwid Concept, a Global Vision of the Future

06.02.14

Renault renewed their commitment to new markets this week, unveiling the KWID concept car at the Delhi Auto Show. Designed by an international team for a global market, the Renault KWID is a bold statement for the future of the automotive industry. Its fun, dynamic design reflects the feelings of a new younger market, yet the playfulness of the KWID’s shape is offset by its robust appearance, giving this sporty two-wheel drive the imposing presence of an off-road vehicle. Brand Manager...

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