Archive: 2016

Renault's New Trafic Crew is fit for the whole crew's needs.

01.12.16

The Renault Trafic is a van for a plan, but now, those plans have just gotten significantly easier with the launch of the New Trafic Crew. The new Crew brings another level of capability to what’s already a highly capable and increasingly popular vehicle. The Trafic Crew provides a solution to the need for addition seating that’s both practical and innovative. A comfortable ride for six people with 3-point belts and headrests for every passenger. LET’S TALK FEATURES There are...

Kangoo Compact 1.2L petrol turbo charging into the market this December.

01.12.16

Over the past four years, Kangoo has established itself as a major player in the small van market and the newest update will continue that trajectory. There are some seriously great new additions – like the all-new 1.2L H5Ft engine – but is still extremely good value, continuing to feature its core strengths of class leading comfort, versatility and practicality. Let’s talk about some of the new features. More performance, less cost The new engine will allow for up to 21%...

All-new Megane GT puts Adriano Zumbo to the test, and it's not just adrenaline flying.

16.11.16

Renault owner and long term brand ambassador, Adriano Zumbo has some serious skills in the kitchen, but what about behind the wheel of a new Megane GT? Watch as Adriano Zumbo's two great loves, Renault and baking, collide in a spectacular demonstration of sleek curves and sharp turns. When Renault Australia set Zumbo the challenge of dipping and diving, whipping and weaving through your standard track, the self-confessed Renault fan, was more than keen. He wasn’t quite expecting an...

Go green with the award-winning Renault Trafic

02.11.16

Renault LCV Australia is launching a Green Van Plan aimed at further reducing the environmental impact of its highly efficient diesel engines. Adding even more reasons to choose a Renault Trafic medium-sized van, the Bamboo Green Trafic provides carbon offset through not-for-profit Greenfleet. Greenfleet will plant enough native trees to absorb the carbon emissions of 30,000km travelled per van per year for the first seven years of every Bamboo Green Trafic van sold. That’s 6-tonnes of...

New Renault Concept Store opens in Westfield Hornsby

02.11.16

At Renault, we’re passionate about creating products and experiences that make life better. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to our new concept store at Westfield Hornsby. We reimagined what a Renault retail experience could be like. An experience that combines our passion for design, innovation and motorsports.We wanted to go to our customers to make it easy to connect to Renault in a welcoming shopping environment. So we’re taking over an entire retail space at...

Experience our technicians’ Megane Trophy V6 hot laps at Phillip Island Circuit

21.10.16

Renault’s top technicians have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience with the Megane Trophy V6 at Phillip Island. Held on 8th October 2016, the Phillip Island Circuit was booked exclusively to play host to the Megane Trophy V6, as 15 winners rode shotgun with top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves.  Watch the Megane Trophy V6 Challenge winners’ hot laps in this scorching video The incentive program was designed to reward and recognise Renault Australia’s 130...

Trezor concept car unveiled at 2016 Paris Motor Show

29.09.16

The latest concept car Trezor has been unveiled by Carlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO and Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice-President Corporate Design during the Renault press conference at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 29 September 2016. In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature founded on simple, warm and sensuous lines. As the worthy successor to the DeZir, Trezor marks the beginning of a...

All-new Renault Megane goes on sale in Australia

19.09.16

New 2016 Renault megane hatchback in blue driving underneath a bridge

Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with over 6.5 million sold globally since it first launched, the all-new Megane is now available for sale in Australia. Combining French design and attention to detail with European technology, engineering and driving dynamics, the new Megane bring the flair and performance the segment has been waiting for. All-new Megane is immediately recognizable as the latest creation of the Renault design philosophy ‘Emotion in Motion’. The bold front...

Renault Sport Creates Clio R.S. 16 Concept Car for 40th Anniversary

26.07.16

This year, Renault Sport celebrates its 40th Anniversary and its return to Formula One as a constructor. What better way to commemorate than with a monumental motorsport challenge? The goal: To give the Clio R.S. a heart transplant – the 275-horsepower 2.0 litre turbo engine of a Mégane R.S. Trophy-R – making it the fastest Renault Sport car ever, in time for the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix. The players: Teams from motorsport and road cars (the newly created Renault Sport F1 and Renault...

Designer of the Year

01.06.16

Autocar, the world’s oldest car magazine, has named Laurens van den Acker its Designer of the Year at an awards ceremony held last night at Silverstone. The award recognises van den Acker, Renault’s Senior Vice-President of Corporate Design, for kick-starting Renault’s design revolution which has transformed its entire model range, and praised his leadership style.   Matt Burt, Editor, Autocar, said: “Laurens van den Acker is as much an inspiring and visionary leader as...

John’s Trafic and Kangoo provide a cup of Joe to go

19.05.16

It’s arguably Australia’s favourite drink, because there would be few adults who don’t start their day with one or more cups of coffee. With a developed and cultured taste not for American instant or regular filter coffee. But crafted, European-style taste sensations. It’s not surprising that sales of domestic-sized real coffee machines have rocketed in recent years. Such is John’s passion for mobile java that he decided to put a quality coffee machine in the back of a van in...

The Flying Squad hits the road with a New Master

09.05.16

The world-famous Royal Flying Doctor Service acquired a fleet of 38 Renault Master based ambulances for use on both metro and rural runs. Aslinda Gale and Kai McLean are Patient transport officers with RFDS Victoria and they confirmed that the new Masters were a step above previous vehicles. “We can easily stand between the stretchers now, so we can attend to patients more comfortably and safely,” Kai said. “We can also stand up inside the van which is a great help when using equipment...

Renault Master delivers Melbourne’s Butcher of Distinction

09.05.16

As a boy, Peter Bouchier loved helping his father run the butcher shop in the small Victorian township of Noorat, before undertaking his apprenticeship in Toorak, Victoria, and joining 13 other members of his family in the trade. Four years later Peter began managing the shop in Toorak and in 1983 he purchased it from his boss, creating Peter G Bouchier – Butchers of Distinction. Since then, Peter’s business has expanded and he now employs 60 staff that supply specialty meats to...

Exceeding Comwire IT’s Business Needs

09.05.16

Adelaide-based Comwire IT is running a mixed fleet of Renault vans and passenger cars to help keep its business on the boil. The Port Adelaide Football Club supporters within the company have benefited from the club’s membership offer that provides enhanced buying opportunities, but additionally, the company is a supplier to the Club as well as a Premium partner. “Comwire IT supports out IT requirements, supports our club, and we’re supporting them with a club benefit for their...

Calculate your own Total Cost of Ownership

09.05.16

To calculate the TCO of any vehicle you’re thinking of buying, consider the following: Negotiated purchase price – this will only rarely be the Recommended Retail Price advertised on the manufacturer’s website, unless it’s a special offer Drive Away price. Many manufacturers offer discounts for fleet or ABN buyers that aren’t advertised. Cost of any options - or accessories not included in the above. More expensive models often include cameras, reversing sensors or bulkheads...

Face Value of your Van

09.05.16

Our buyer is a plumber who keeps his van for 5 years, and travels about 30,000km each year. Van A is a turbo diesel model with a high level of standard equipment, Van B is an entry level model with a petrol engine. In terms of size, payload and cubic capacity, they’re otherwise similar: In this case Van B is a substantial 25% less expensive to buy than Van A. But over the typical 5 year ownership period, a more economical engine, longer service intervals and better resale actually makes Van A...

How to Value Your New Van

09.05.16

There’s a lot to consider when you’re thinking of buying a van for your business. How much space do you need? What sort of payload? Would an extra sliding door make life easier? If you need to get a pallet in the back, barn doors are almost essential – but you’ll thank yourself for picking a tailgate every time you have to unload in the rain! And those are just the basics – there are a huge range of options and accessories available to ensure the van you end up buying is the right one...

CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn Unveils Renault’s Complete Motorsport Plan

09.02.16

Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn revealed Renault’s complete motorsport plans last week at an event held at the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France. Along with the announcement of the new Renault Sport Formula One Team and the unveiling of the striking new R.S.16 vehicle livery, Ghosn also revealed the formation of Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars, which will be central to the motorsport program going forward. ‘Motorsports still spark the imagination of both...

Limited Edition Clio R.S. 220 Trophy Arrives in Australia

28.01.16

After the unveiling of the model at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Renault’s much-anticipated Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is now available for sale in Australia. “The limited edition Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy offers buyers an enhanced driving experience and the opportunity to get their hands on something that will no doubt be highly sought-after, with a limited number of just 220 arriving in the country,” says Justin Hocevar, Managing Directory of Renault Australia. “The Clio R.S. range...

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