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Renault prices up across the range
Chips and ships force price pass-on to Renault passenger and commercial customers
17 Feb 2022
By MATT BROGAN
RENAULT Australia says a significant rise in material costs, increased shipping charges and the ongoing microprocessor shortage have forced it to effect price increases throughout its range.
Effective March 1, almost all Renault passenger and commercial vehicles will see a price hike of between $600 and $6100. The Megane RS range will be most affected, with revised sticker prices of up to $63,090 (plus on-road costs).
The increases represent an increase in retail (pre on-road costs) pricing of between 1.3 and 10.2 per cent across the range.
“2022 marks the start of (the Ateco Group's) first full year of stewardship of the Renault brand in Australia,” Renault Australia general manager Glen Sealey said.
“Like many brands in Australia, Renault has had to increase prices due to significant material and shipping cost changes over recent months.
“We know, however, that the Renault range still represents a premium European offering combined with genuine value thanks to its high-levels of safety, technology and cutting-edge design. With strategic additions like the Arkana RS.
“We’re broadening the Renault range in preparation for the product offensive coming soon with a refreshed commercial range, the all-new Megane E-Tech in 2023 and much more to come.”
Renault Sport models have jumped most dramatically between February and March 2022 with price increases of $6100. The manual-equipped Megane RS Trophy hot hatch is now priced from $60,090 (+10.2%) with EDC-equipped variants now retailing from $63,090 (+9.7%).
Captur small SUV variants jump between $1300 and $1900. The entry-grade Life is now priced from $30,090 (+6.3%), mid-tier Zen $32,090 (+4.1%), and top shelf Intense $37,090 (+3.5%).
The newly introduced Arkana coupe-SUV faces modest price increases of between $600 and $1100 across its entry Life and mid-grade Zen variants, with starting prices now at $34,590 (+1.7%) and $38,590 (+2.9%) respectively. The high-spec Arkana RS Line remains unchanged at $42,090, plus on-road costs.
Renault’s final passenger vehicle offering, the mid-sized Koleos SUV, is now priced from $33,590 (+1.8%) in entry-grade Life trim, with Zen models retailing from $37,390 (+1.6%), and top-tier Intense variants from $43,890 (+1.4%) in two-wheel-drive guise and $46,390 (+1.3%) with an all-wheel drivetrain. The changes represent an uptick of $600 over current pricing.
On the commercial side of the Renault product line, the small Kangoo LCV range is unaffected by the March price rise. Kangoo L1 Compact remains priced at $26,290 for the manual version and $28,790 for the automatic derivative. Larger L2 Maxi diesel auto models retain their $32,490 list price, as does the all-electric L2 Maxi ZE at $50,290 (+ORCs).
Renault’s medium light commercial van offering, the Trafic, sees a price rise of $1200 across the board with pricing now set between $38,590 and $55,090 (+ORCs). In percentage terms, the Trafic range’s prices have increased by between 2.1 and 3.1 per cent in the space of a month.
Finally, we find Renault’s largest light commercial van offering, the Master. Its prices will jump by between $1100 and $1360 across the nine-variant line-up. The entry-grade L1H1 SWB Pro is now priced from $47,090 (+2.3%) while the Master Bus starts from $65,850 (+2.1%).
2022 Renault Megane RS pricing*:
2022 Renault Captur pricing*:
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2022 Renault Koleos pricing*:
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*Pricing excludes on-road costs.
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