Archive: 2017

Renault Australia helps Melbourne Stars fans Dash for Cash

28.12.17

To celebrate its partnership with the Melbourne Stars Big Bash League cricket team, Renault Australia will hold an exciting competition called “Dash for Cash”. “Renault Australia is proud to partner with the Melbourne Stars for the second year in a row,” said Renault Australia Senior Manager Marketing Communications, Ms Terri Golder. “This partnership is supported and led by our Melbourne dealer network.   “Cricket is an iconic Australian sport, with over 1.4...

Renault powering the passion of My Kitchen Rules

19.12.17

Renault Australia is proud to announce its new partnership with Channel 7 and My Kitchen Rules, as the official automotive sponsor. “We could not be more thrilled about this partnership,” said Renault Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Moore. “Renault is a brand that stands for passion, tenacity and creativity and MKR captures all of these traits in a fiery competition to find Australia’s next best cooks.   “Renault has been growing year-on-year in Australia and...

Power, performance and passion on display at the Geelong Revival

13.11.17

Renault Australia are getting ready for another year in partnership with Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and this year – in conjunction with Rex Gorell Renault – are kicking it up a gear.     The Revival, now in its 61st year, will feature the awesome Megane Trophy V6, driven by one of Australia’s top race drivers, Supercars and GT driver, Dean Canto. Weighing just 980kg, the Trophy is the ultimate Supercar and Dean will take its 3.5-litre V6 motor, with its 7500rpm...

Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE set to electrify Australian businesses.

25.09.17

Renault Australia is plugging into the Z.E. revolution, with the much anticipated ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. due to hit Australian shores later this year.   Groupe Renault has a ground-breaking Z.E. (Zero Emission) range of passenger and light commercial vehicles. It is the pioneer of all-electric mobility and is the market leader with electric vehicles in Europe.   Renault Australia supports the Alliance’s global position on the benefits of electric vehicles and as such, will...

New Megane R.S. makes world debut at Frankfurt Motor Show.

14.09.17

Renault Sport has unveiled the New Megane R.S. at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on Septemeber 12, 2017.   Since the launch of the first Megane R.S. in 2004, the model has carved a strong reputation in the high-performance segment and has become widely regarded as a benchmark in its class.  The New Megane R.S. takes Renault Sport's unmistakable hallmarks of agility, efficiency and driving enjoyment with a more finely-tune chassis and a first for the segment,...

100% Electric, 300% Champions. Renault e.dams wins third FIA Formula E Championship.

25.08.17

Created three years ago, the FIA Formula E championship saw Renault confirm its supremacy. The performance and energy of Renault e.dams was duly rewarded today, as the French squad was crowned FIA Formula E champions for a third consecutive season. They are currently the only team in the category who has won the teams' title. During the first two seasons, Renault e.dams embraced the challenge of the Formula E championship from the outset, by winning the teams’ title on two consecutive...

Groupe Renault sets a half-year sales record in 2017.

25.08.17

Thanks to a renewed range, new product launches and improvements to its international business activities, Groupe Renault continues to set a cracking pace around the world, with 1.88 million vehicles sold in the first half of 2017, a 10.4% increase in a market that grew just 2.6%.   The entire Group (Renault, Dacia, Lada and Renault Samsung Motors) posted increases in sales volumes and market share in each Region, with particular success in the Africa-Middle East-India Region and the...

The Koleos range expands with upcoming Diesel model.

09.08.17

Renault’s top-selling model – the Koleos medium SUV – is now available with a choice of two engines, with a powerful diesel joining the line-up in September. “The Koleos has always been our top-selling model in Australia,” said Renault Australia Managing Director, Mr. Justin Hocevar. “And with the arrival of a diesel engine to complete the line-up, there’s no question that Koleos will continue to go from strength to strength."   The Renault Koleos Diesel is...

Renault Australia and Aussie racing star Alex Peroni: A winning partnership

03.08.17

At just 17 years old, and competing and winning open wheeler races in Europe, Alex Peroni is one of the hottest rising stars in motorsport and Renault Australia are delighted to have signed on as a sponsor. Of the partnership, Mr Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia Managing Director says “Alex can’t even drive on public roads in his home town of Hobart, yet he has already posted his first pole position and won his first race in the Eurocup on the streets of Pau, France - a great...

The New-look Clio R.S. arrives in Australian showrooms

01.08.17

The new-look Clio R.S. – drawing on Renault Sport’s wealth of knowledge and expertise – has arrived in Renault showrooms across Australia.   “The Renault Sport badge has a long and successful history here in Australia,” said Renault Australia’s Managing Director, Mr Justin Hocevar. “Australia consistently appears in the top five for global Renault Sport sales and we expect this to continue with this new-look model.   “One of the exciting new features is...

New-look Clio R.S. delivers driving enjoyment and Renault Sport styling.

10.07.17

The New-look Renault Clio R.S. is expected to launch in Australia in a few months time, with enhanced features drawing on Renault Sport's wealth of knowledge and expertise.  "The new Clio R.S. offers the full spectrum of Renault Sport technology for immediate driving pleasure. The model also inaugurates the highly efficient and innovative R.S. VISION lighting system, Renault Sport's exclusive lighting signature," announced Patrice Ratti, CEO, Renault Sport Cars.  We are...

Renault Trafic is ready to race with new Formula Edition.

15.05.17

To celebrate the delivery of the first Renault Trafic vans to the Renault Sport Formula 1 team, Renault LCV developed a Formula Edition, 80 of which have just landed in Australia.   From the racetrack to the road.   The Renault Sport Formula 1 team’s vans are used for delivery of parts for its race machines, because time is critical when it comes to getting them built and tested. They are also used for new parts to be delivered to the test or race track, when the...

All-new Renault Megane Wagon & Sedan set to hit Australian shores

12.05.17

Following on from the arrival of the new Megane hatch in September 2016, the Megane family continues to grow, with addition of a wagon and sedan body style that will hit Australian shores in June.   Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the Megane wagon is both elegant and sporty and features an intuitive, modular interior and large cargo capacity. The Megane sedan completes the line-up. Its four door body design delivers a stylish vehicle with refined...

Skippy and Crew: Sydney entrepreneurs choose the Kangoo

08.05.17

Alex van Os is a television wardrobe stylist and eco fashion stylist who runs Op Shop to Runway. Her partner Joel Seaton is a primary school teacher and a beekeeper who created the Careel Bay Honey Co., producing pure, raw honey from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.   This dynamic duo shares a passion for business and an active lifestyle. In their driveway, you’ll find two much-loved Renault Kangoo workhorses. The Kangoo Compact petrol automatic for Alex, and Joel’s four-door...

Clicking with Kangoo: From corporates to canines

08.05.17

How many people can say they quit corporate life to start a pet photography business? Well, Diana Leventhal of Gold Coast-based K9 Pet Photography did just that. Nine years ago she started her new business and one of her first investments was a second-hand Renault Kangoo.   Attention grabbing design  The attention grabbing Kangoo provided instant recognition for her fledgling business.   Her business motto: "We click with pets and their people’ is born from her...

New-look Clio goes on sale in Australia

28.04.17

The new-look Renault Clio has hit Australian shores, with more features and a sharp new price that will definitely turn heads.   “The award-winning Clio is one of Renault’s most well-known nameplates around the world,” said Mr Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia’s Managing Director. “Clio is one of our core models in Australia and continues to be one of our strongest selling vehicles." The new-look Clio takes on Renault’s new nomenclature, in-line with the recently...

Introducing the R.S. 2027 Vision

20.04.17

To celebrate 40 year of experience in Formula 1, Renault has created the R.S. 2027 Vision concept vehicle that embodies the vision and future of Formula 1.    Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2017 this week, the R.S. 2027 Vision takes a human-centric approach and places greater focus on the driver with a transparent cockpit and helmet that allows drivers to be seen in the heat of the action.   “One role of Renault Sport Racing is to anticipate the future of Formula 1 so...

The new Clio is arriving soon.

11.04.17

The new Renault Clio is arriving soon, and it's better than ever. Having achieved more than 13 million sales since it was first launched in 1990, the Clio is the best-selling French car of all time. That success story now continues with new Clio. The new model features revived styling, design cues and interior ambiances that exude quality and attention to detail.  “Clio embodies Renault's acclaimed reputation for delivering larger car attributes in a compact, yet affordable...

Celebrating 40 Years in Formula 1

28.03.17

The Renault Sport Formula 1 team celebrates 40 years in Formula 1 this year with the season opener at the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. On track. Albert Park played host to the Grand Prix, with the Renault Sport Formula 1 team just shy of scoring points.  Whilst Nico Hulkenberg's first race for Renault didn't result in any points, his start with the team was a great introduction to the season ahead. "My first lap wasn’t great as I tried to get Kvyat on the outside...

Speed legend & record holder. Introducing the Etoile Filante.

17.03.17

September 5, 1956. The whistle of a turbine echoes across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The sound issues from a singular-looking blue vehicle, Renault’s Etoile Filante (Shooting Star). Developer Jean Hébert takes to the wheel for the vehicle’s first outdoor run, after two years of wind-tunnel testing. Several minutes later the Etoile Filante sets a new land speed record, peaking at 308.85 km/h. Read on as we look back at the history of the experimental car – the Renault missile...

ZOE e-Sport Concept. 100% Electric. 100% Sport.

08.03.17

The Renault ZOE e-sport concept car has been revealed overnight at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show showcases Renault’s commitment to the ongoing development of electric vehicles.  Based on the all-electric ZOE’s supermini platform, ZOE e-sport concept draws on Groupe Renault’s three years of success in the FIA Formula E Championship. This all-electric single-seater series, fought on challenging street circuits around the world, has proved a popular and accessible way for the public...

New Captur unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

08.03.17

The New Renault Captur has been unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show. Europe’s best-selling urban crossover in 2016 with sales of 215,670 vehicles, has reinvented itself to feature more distinctive styling and new advanced technologies. “The Captur was the first model in Renault’s new crossover line-up. It was important for us to refresh its external appearance in line with the newer models in the range, the Kadjar and the forthcoming Koleos. We also enhanced the quality...

A passion for film. A passion for life.

06.03.17

Renault is delighted to present the 28th Annual Alliance Française French Film Festival. With a shared passion for life and all things French, our partnership with Alliance Francaise proudly brings the art and culture of France to Australia through film.  Ignite your senses with Renault.  The Lineup. The sophisticated and vibrant films in this year’s line-up will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery. Go on a joyous road trip through the French countryside...

Renault Australia recognises Dealer Brilliance in annual awards

06.03.17

Hamilton Island played host to the annual Renault Australia Dealer Brilliance awards on Friday 24th Feburary. The awards congratulated and recognised top performing dealers across the 52-strong network for their 2016 performance. “The commitment, dedication and hard work our dealers have put into the Renault brand in the past year has been inspiring,” said Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia. The Renault national dealer network is continuing a six-year long...

Renault Sport Formula One Team Launches new R.S.17 Livery

22.02.17

The Renault Sport Formula One team has launched its 2017 Formula One challenger, the R.S.17! The brand new vehicle was unviled in London overnight by drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.  With only a month away from the Australian Grand Prix in March, the new vehicle showcases an agressive shark fin engine cover that was last seen on the track in 2010.  “For 2017 we are perfectly placed to take the step forward we all desire. The R.S.17 is the result of...

So Frenchy, so chic, so Renault, tres bien.

11.01.17

So Frenchy So Chic is back and so is Renault. The partnership between to two is still going strong and is entering its sixth year of partnership with Melbourne and fifth with Sydney. The Melbourne and Sydney events, on January 15 and 21, respectively are ready to go but are you, mon ami? So Frenchy So Chic is a festival where one can get lost in the joie de vie. Celebrating friends, music, food and wine, it’s a party and a picnic in the park celebrating life and culture, the frenchy way....

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