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New car diary for Renault

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS

Released: Sep 2018

After months of teasing and speculation, Renault outed its fourth-generation Megane RS hot hatch, boasting a new 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 205kW of power and 390Nm of torque.

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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2017

Renault Australia says it has been missing 35 per cent of the small-car market by not fielding a sedan or wagon offering, but that changes this month with the arrival of the Megane sedan and load-lugging wagon.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: May 2017

Renault is set to lightly refresh its Clio hatchback again, this time with renamed variants and boosted equipment levels. There are some minor changes to exterior trim, which help differentiate the new model.
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Make: Renault

Model: Kangoo

Released: Feb 2017

Renault's updated Kangoo workhorse features a new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine that offers power and fuel efficiency gains. A slight price hike also compensates for additional safety tech.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Nov 2016

The all-new version of Renault's popular hatch, the Megane, lands on Australian shores in the second half of 2016. It will be sold initially with Megane and Megane GT variants, before the arrival of the Megane RS in 2017.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Aug 2016

The largest model in Renault’s passenger range, the Koleos, gets a range-wide update including a refreshed face, and will be offered in four different variants. It will retain the same powerplant from the old model, a 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder that produces 126kW/226Nm.
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Make: Renault

Model: Master

Released: Jan 2016

Renault's range-topping Master commercial van received an update at the start of 2015, and to kick off 2016 will expand its range to include a minibus version decked out with seats instead of storage. The Master Bus is capable of seating 12 passengers.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: May 2015

Renault revised its range of Koleos SUVs in May, bringing more standard equipment, a range reshuffle, and updated pricing.
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Make: Renault

Model: Trafic

Released: May 2015

The third-generation Trafic van will hit the Australian market in early 2015. Featuring a 1.6-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, the new Trafic is set to be more economical and will carry a bold new design.
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Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Feb 2015

Even though pricing and specification is yet to be confirmed, Reanult's small-sized SUV is a lock to land on Australian shores in early 2015. The Captur's delay came as a result of updating the model to meet stringent Australian safety standards.
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Make: Renault

Model: Captur

Released: Nov 2014

Renault's Clio-based Captur sub-compact SUV will arrive in local showrooms in late 2014 and will take on competition such as the Holden Trax, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke. Australian-spec Capturs will be powered by a choice of two three and four-cylinder petrol, with the smaller of the two achieving fuel consumption of 4.9L/100km.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2014

Renault will add its latest family face to its aging Megane hatch and wagon range mid-year, along with a number of other mid-life updates. A new front-end design brings it into line with the smaller Clio range, while the rear of the hatch stays much the same.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio - RS

Released: Dec 2013

Renault’s RS Clio hot hatch will be a five-door only proposition and will come exclusively with a turbocharged engine when it arrives in Australia in early 2014. Expect improved performance from the 149kW 1.6-litre turbo that will be mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: Aug 2013

Renault will launch the full range of its all-new Clio in Australia to tap into the growing demand for light cars. The Clio will come with a range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines with claimed fuel consumption of 3.2 litres per 100km, which could make it the most fuel-efficient car on the market. The sleek new Clio hatch will be available with three or five doors.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS265

Released: Aug 2012

Renault will give its scorching Megane RS hot hatch even more poke courtesy of an upgraded 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 198kW (up 14kW) and360Nm of torque (up 20Nm). Reflecting the higher output, the car will now be known as the RS265, rather than the RS250.
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Make: Renault

Model: Master

Released: Feb 2012

Renault has rounded off its revitalised light commercial range in Australia with the cavernous new-generation Master van, which will square off with bigger-selling Euros like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Nov 2011

The facelifted Koleos represents the first significant update for Renault’s inaugural compact SUV since it was released. A revised interior and a new-look front-end that take styling cues from the brand's new Latitude flagship sedan.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Sep 2011

Renault Australia is set to launch dCi turbo-diesel versions of its Megane small-car to help the French marque better compete with European rivals like the Golf and 308.
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Make: Renault

Model: Latitude

Released: Apr 2011

Renault's new flagship will replace the slow-selling Laguna. Possibly built in South Korea alongside the third-generation Samsung SM5 sedan on which it is based, it is expected to come with many comfort features including dual-mode air ioniser with fragrance diffuser, triple-zone climate-control, a massaging driver’s seat, Bose premium audio and hands-free phone connectivity.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Coupe-Cabriolet

Released: Nov 2010

A big glass roof and improved torsional rigidity, plus updated styling and a generous specification should place Renault's cruiser high on the shopping list of people who want a four-seat convertible with the option of coupe security and convenience.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Nov 2010

Using a Turkish factory to reduce costs and conservative style to widen appeal, Renault will reposition its Megane hatch from premium to mainstream in a bid to improve sales. A 2.0-litre inline four will provide power and the interior will be well-equipped.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS250

Released: Nov 2010

Taking the fight to the Euro hot-hatch crowd, the Megane RS250 promises storming performance from its 184kW powerplant and thrilling agility from a chassis tuned by the talented Renault Sport engineers.
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Make: Renault

Model: Fluence

Released: Nov 2010

Replacing the old Megane sedan, the Fluence will be larger, well-equipped and keenly priced. Power will come from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to six-speed manual or CVT transmissions.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Coupe-Cabriolet

Released: Oct 2010

Expected to arrive in Australia with a 2.0-litre petrol four teamed with a CVT auto, the Megane CC will take on the likes of the Mini Cabrio, Volkswagen Eos and Peugeot 308 CC. The unique glass roof, consisting of two glass panels that fold into the boot with hydraulic rams will remain, but will be 10 per cent bigger.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Sep 2010

Cheaper to buy thanks to production moving to Turkey, the new, more conservatively-styled Megane will aim to compete head-on with its Japanese, European and South Korean rivals in terms of packaging, performance and equipment levels. A priority for the French firm is raising interior quality and ambience as well as refining the shut lines between body panels.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane

Released: Jul 2010

The third-generation Megane made its global debut at the 2008 Paris motor show. Having lost its alienating rump, the bigger new Megane is now distinctive without being polarizing and will be launched initially as a five-door hatch with an 81kW 1.6-litre petrol engine, priced from $21,000.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS250

Released: Jul 2010

The French brand will launch the Megane RenaultSport 250 hot-hatch here in 2010. The three-door-only Megane RS 250 will pack a 186kW turbocharged four to rival VW’s Golf GTI. Expect the hottest Megane yet to emerge from France to be priced above the current Megane RS 225 three-door ($37,490).
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Jul 2010

Renault is expected to freshen up its Koleos compact SUV range, by mid 2010. With exterior changes to the front and rear bumpers, lamps and the adoption of new colors. Interior trim and equipment upgrades are also expected.
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Make: Renault

Model: Kangoo

Released: Jul 2010

Renault is expected to launch its next-generation Kangoo commercial range around July, taking on the popular Volkswagen Caddy. The new van will be significantly larger and more refined than the Mk1 X76 Kangoo – which dates back to 1997.
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Make: Renault

Model: Trafic

Released: Jul 2010

Renault's upgraded Trafic van range is expected to gain new exterior colors, new interior trim and a significant boost in equipment when it arrives in Australia around June 2010.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: Mar 2010

Renault’s facelifted Clio is destined for Australia, but only in the sporty Renaultsport guise. The Clio RS200 is powered by a normally aspirated 2.0-litre engine which produces 149kW/215Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100km/h takes just 6.9 seconds, while achieving a fuel economy of only 8.2L/100km.
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Make: Renault

Model: Laguna

Released: Jun 2009

Renault will launch a 125kW/270Nm 2.0 Turbo petrol engine to its Laguna hatch and Estate wagon range by mid 2009. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0T petrol engine delivers an averege fuel consumption of just 8.9 litres per 100km.
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Make: Renault

Model: Laguna - Estate

Released: May 2009

Renault is expected to launch the next wave to its Laguna III range in April 2009. Debuting at the Melbourne International Show, with the addition of a petrol hatch variant, and an all new Estate models to complement its diesel hatch range launched in mid 2008.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio - RS F1 Team R27

Released: Apr 2009

Renaults hot hatch, the Clio Renault Sport F1 Team R27 will be launched locally in April priced at $39,990. With 40 individually numbered cars, it features ‘Cup Chassis’ suspension settings, 17-inch charcoal colour alloy wheels, red brake callipers, Recaro front seats and Renault F1 Team decals.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Renault Sport dCi

Released: Oct 2008

Renault Australia will add a higher-performance diesel variant to its Megane five-door hatch range in October. The Megane Renault Sport dCi features a 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel delivering 127kW of power and 360Nm of torque, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.5L/100km.
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Make: Renault

Model: Koleos

Released: Sep 2008

Renault Oz will release the compact Koleos crossover, which was unveiled at the 2006 Paris motor show as the French brand's first SUV, in Australia in September. Designed at the Renault Samsung Motors Design Centre in South Korea, it shares the same part-time 4WD platform as Nissan's MkII X-Trail.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio - RenaultSport

Released: Aug 2008

Renault used the 2005 Geneva motor show to take the covers off its new Clio RenaultSport hatch. Due on sale in Australia mid 2008, the hot Clio is powered by a 147kW/215Nm 2.0-litre 16-valve four-cylinder. In close-ratio six-speed manual guise it races to 100km/h in a claimed 6.9 seconds.
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Make: Renault

Model: Laguna

Released: Jun 2008

In the first half of 2008 Renault Australia is expected to launch the all-new third-generation Laguna, which will return here as a full model range after being reintroduced tentatively with a single turbo-diesel hatchback variant only last November.
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Make: Renault

Model: Clio

Released: Jun 2008

Renault will introduce entry-level and up-spec versions of its latest, X85-series Clio light car range into Australia after all, to replace the discontinued X65 Clio models. Both petrol and dCi turbo-diesel are expected to be offered. A wagon version will also be on the agenda .
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Aug 2007

Renault is expected introduce a turbo-diesel version of its Megane sedan by mid-2007. Powered by a 96kW/300Nm 1.9-litre dCi common-rail four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that is Euro IV emissions compliant, both models will feature a six-speed manual or four-speed auto.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - R26

Released: Aug 2007

Derived from Megane Renault Sport Cup, the Megane F1 Team R26 (featured at the 2006 Melbourne show) features a limited-slip diff, 169kW 2.0-litre engine, Cup chassis and Brembo brakes. The hot-hatch is distinguished by bumper, door and roof badging, plus "Anthracite" 18-inch alloys.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Diesel

Released: Mar 2007

Renault's new Phase II Laguna dCi will be joined by two more turbo-diesel models in early 2007, including the facelifted Megane Phase II and Scenic Phase II. Two common-rail turbo-diesel four-cylinder units are planned – a 78kW 1.5-litre dCi and a 96kW 1.9-litre dCI
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Make: Renault

Model: Grand Scenic

Released: Jan 2007

Renault will release the bigger seven-seat version of its Scenic people-mover in early 2007. Grand Scenic power comes from a 2.0-litre four driving the front wheels.
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Make: Renault

Model: Laguna - II 2.2 dCi

Released: Dec 2006

Renault unveiled its Laguna Phase II 2.2 dCi diesel at the 2006 Sydney motor show. The "reborn" Laguna is fitted with a five-speed automatic and a Euro IV emissions-compliant diesel that develops 112kW/320Nm to offer sub-6.0L/100km fuel economy.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Grand Scenic

Released: Mar 2005

The largest of the seven-bodystyle Megane range is the seven-seater Grand Scenic, which comprises a longer wheelbase than the five-seater Scenic alongside which it should be sold. Expect the new Scenic on sale here in the first quarter of 2005, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder from around $28,000.
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Make: Renault

Model: Espace

Released: Mar 2005

Renault Australia has chosen to delay the release of its Espace full-size people-mover until early 2005 amid a glut of new models in 2004. Featuring seating for seven and a maximum five-star European crash test rating, the fourth-generation Espace will be Renault's first large people-mover sold here.
read more about the Renault Espace

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - RS

Released: Dec 2004

The highest-performing Megane, the RS, debuted at the 2003 Frankfurt show and should go on sale Down Under just in time for Christmas 2004. A direct rival for the Focus RS, Golf R32 and Alfa 147 GTA, the three-door Megane RS packs a 168kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbo engine and six-speed manual gearbox.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - Scenic

Released: Oct 2004

Renault will launch its all-new Megane-based Scenic II five-seater people-mover around October 2004. Replacing the popular original, the new Scenic will no longer be available in RX4 all-wheel drive form. In its place is a Megane SUV due around 2006 and the seven-seater, long-wheelbase Grand Scenic.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - coupe-convertible

Released: Oct 2004

Due to be unveilled locally at this year's Sydney motor show, the Megane coupe-convertible is Renault's take on Peugeot's successful 206CC and the new 307CC. Featuring a folding metal hard-top, the topless Megane will attract a price premium over its conventional-roofed siblings.
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Make: Renault

Model: Kangoo

Released: Aug 2004

Also due around August 2004 is the Renault Kangoo, a direct rival for car-based light commercial vehicles like the Holden Combo and Citroen Berlingo. The compact mini-van features sliding side doors and is popular in Europe, outselling Berlingo and the Peugeot Partner combined.
read more about the Renault Kangoo

Make: Renault

Model: Master

Released: Aug 2004

Renault will launch its biggest light commercial vehicle, the front-drive Master large van and cab-chassis, during the third quarter of 2004. In Europe gross weights range from 2.8 to 3.5-tonne and payloads from 1046 to 1735kg, while engine choices include 1.9, 2.2 and 2.5-litre common-rail turbo-diesels.
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Make: Renault

Model: Megane - hatch

Released: Dec 2003

Renault's curvy Megane hatch hits Aussie roads in December, opening with the $25,990 five-door 1.6 Authentique, which misses the alloys and climate in the $31,990 Dynamique, which in turn skips the 17-inch alloys and leather in the $34,990 Dynamique LX. The three-door Sport is $33,990. Autos add $2200.
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