Archive: 2015

Renault races into 2016 with its Own F1 Team

09.12.15

Following the September announcement of the signing a Letter of Intent with the Lotus F1 Team, Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn has decided that Renault will return to Formula One with its own team for the 2016 season. While Renault have supplied engines to winning teams for many years, this decision will see the team beginning the 2016 season in a more active role, taking maximum benefit from its victories and re-entering the sport as a major competitor. “Renault had two...

Renault Apprentice Program

20.10.15

Starting in February 2016, apprentices will be trained by Renault Australia and the Kangan Institute at the brand new state-of-the-art Renault Academy in Mulgrave, Victoria. The apprentice program will be delivered over eight one-week blocks across three years at the Renault Academy. Apprentices will receive the following: Competency based training aligned to the Renault pathway Embedded Renault product and brand training Specific Renault systems training Certificate III in Light...

Renault and Kangan Institute Partner to Train Apprentices

20.10.15

Renault Australia is excited to announce a new partnership with Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Victoria to provide national end-to-end apprentice technician training programs for the growing Renault dealer network. “The commencement of the formal arrangement between Renault’s Academy and ACE represents a significant step forward in the long-term growth strategy for our business,” says Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia. Current...

5 reasons you’ll love the Renault Clio

06.10.15

Voted Australia’s Best Light Car 2 years running (2013 & 2014) by the Australian Automobile Association (RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT, AANT and RACA), the Renault Clio has fast become one of Australia’s most loved light cars. Here’s 5 reasons why you’ll love the Renault Clio. 1. Style Inspired by the futuristic DeZir concept car and designed under the guidance of Laurens van den Acker, Senior VP and Head of Corporate Design. The Clio’s smooth aerodynamic curves and...

5 more things to know about the Renault Clio R.S.

06.10.15

The Clio R.S. seamlessly combines sophisticated European design with the power of F1 DNA and from $31,000 now’s the perfect time to buy. Here are 5 things you should know about the Clio R.S.   1. More Power Under the hood you’ll find a 1.6L 200 horsepower turbo-charged engine with an efficient double clutch gearbox, providing both extreme performance and low CO2 emissions. There’s also an impressive 147kW of power at 6000rpm and 240Nm of torque at 1750rpm - now...

Clio R.S. packs more bang for your buck

06.10.15

At Renault our engineers blend our F1 heritage with street smarts to build cars that can make your heart skip a beat without breaking the bank. Designed under the guidance of Laurens van den Acker, Senior VP and Head of Corporate Design, the Clio R.S. strikes a bold figure amongst the dull city traffic. It’s smooth sensual lines and aerodynamic curves create a distinct and dynamic silhouette and it’s available in 5 show stopping colours. Enhancing your ride is a 200 horsepower turbo...

Renault Clio, Australia's Best Light car (2013 & 2014) is on show

05.10.15

Spring is here so it’s out with the old and in with the new. If you’re looking to trade in your car why not take a test drive in the award winning Renault Clio?   Voted Australia’s best light car 2 years running by the Australian Automobile Association (RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT, AANT and RACA) the Renault Clio Expression TCe 120 could be all yours for just $25,990 drive away and it’s all thanks to the Renault Spring / Summer Sales Event. So what is it that makes...

King of the ring: history of the Nürburgring

05.10.15

Few racetracks can inspire the same combination of fear, excitement and terror as the 22.8 kilometre long Nürburgring. The German raceway comprises of 172 heart stopping bends that snake their way through the Eifel Mountains and is home to some of the greatest moments in motorsport history. Nürburgring was opened in 1927. Over the coming years the raceway would become a testing ground for motorsport’s biggest names as records were made and broken at blistering speeds. In 1961 Phil...

5 questions to ask when buying a new car

05.10.15

You’ve probably seen pictures and read reviews online, but the most important questions to ask are when you head into a Renault dealer. Let’s imagine you’ve got your heart set on a sporty hatch, the Renault Megane GT perhaps? Here’s what to ask to ensure you get the right car to suit your needs. What am I looking for in a car? If you know what you’re looking for in a car, this will make things easier for you and will also help the dealer find the vehicle or model that suits...

A guide to the perfect summer road trip in your Megane

05.10.15

There’s nothing as liberating as packing up the car and escaping with friends and family on the wide-open road. But before you do, here are just a few tips to help you travel well. Service comes first To ensure a smooth and safe trip, it’s important you keep your vehicle in good condition. At Renault you’ll receive three capped price services on the Megane and every passenger vehicle so you can rest easy on your next road trip. Know where you’re going It’s always a...

New Renault Sport inspired Mégane GT takes the Podium in Frankfurt

05.10.15

“The new Mégane plays an integral part in Renault’s design renewal strategy,” says Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design. “Its dynamic lines project both sensuality and status, while its assertive proportions provide it with a well-planted stance on the road and its sculpted forms and strong shoulders hint at the brand’s Latin roots. It features a distinctive lighting signature both front and rear, by day as well as by night, and its elegant interior exudes...

2015 Mégane R.S. 275 Cup Premium in Australia

04.09.15

2015 Mégane R.S. 275 Cup Premium in Australia

The hearts of driving enthusiasts are beating a little faster with our announcement on the arrival of our 2015 Mégane R.S. 275 Cup Premium in Australia. “The Mégane R.S. 265 and 275 models are already automotive icons of the Australian street, having won over more buyers here than in almost every other country in the Renault world,” says Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia. “And with 0% comparison rate◊ finance on all Renault Sport models, there’s never...

PAFC Member Stories

29.07.15

For as long as he can remember, Damien Reid has been mad about footy! A passionate Power supporter for over 30 years, he now takes his own two kids to the games. After hearing great feedback from other members about Renault, Damien decided it was time to find out more. With 2 growing children, and an active lifestyle, the Megane Wagon was a natural first choice, and with the great member discount on offer, he purchased one this May. "The Port membership benefit added to the lure of...

Renault Powers Infiniti Red Bull to Podium

27.07.15

Things certainly heated up at the tight, twisty Hungaroring this weekend. Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo raced to their best finishes of the season so far, with a double podium in Round 10 of the 2015 Formula One World Championship. Carlos Sainz drove impressively throughout the action-packed race, but a technical issue forced the Spanish youngster to retire with only 7 laps remaining. Meanwhile Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen had cause...

Clio R.S. Wins Motor Magazine's 'Bang For Your Buck'

02.05.15

The Clio R.S. has stunned the Judges at MOTOR Magazine to win the toughly fought ‘Bang for Your Buck’. Held over two high octane filled days at the Winton Motorway, MOTOR Magazine tested the world’s best value new performance cars. The competition was fierce with each vehicle having to complete a series of high performance trials, but the Clio R.S. raced out in front of the pack to take out first place. How did we do it?  With incredible performance like a 147kw turbo engine...

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