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  • Future Classic Friday: Renault Laguna Mk 1 11 Oct 2019 (News)
    The original Renault Laguna was the first project worked upon by Renault’s charismatic designer, Patrick Le Quément.  Although it came out after the Twingo, which was the first Le Quément design to market, work on the Laguna began earlier
  • Future Classic Friday: Renault Espace III 23 Aug 2019 (News)
    We’ll start off this week with a little-known automotive fact - the Renault Espace III came within a hair’s breadth of being sold as a Rover.  In 2001, the troubled British car maker was looking for other manufacturers with which to collaborate
  • New Renault Zoe priced from £18,670 4 Sep 2019 (News)
    The new Renault Zoe will be priced from £18,670 when UK deliveries begin in January 2020 - undercutting rivals like the new Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208. Like the old model, that entry-level price doesn't include the battery. Instead, Renault offers a battery
  • New Renault Clio undercuts rivals with £14,295 price tag 7 Aug 2019 (News)
    Orders are now open for the 2020 Renault Clio with prices starting at £14,295 - making it cheaper than the new Vauxhall Corsa, SEAT Ibiza and Ford Fiesta. That headline figure
  • Renault launches £72,000 Megane 31 Jul 2019 (News)
    Renault  has confirmed UK specifications for its performance Megane R.S. Trophy-R range - with prices topping out at a BMW M4 rivalling £72,140. Powered by a 300PS turbocharged 1.8-litre
  • No Advance Payment for More Desirable Cars on the Motability Scheme 3 Oct 2019 (News)
    . Lower emission cars feature throughout the price list with several cars available to lease with CO2 emissions of 100g/km or less. Options include the electric Renault Zoe Hatchback with an Advance Payment of £2,499. There are also a wide variety of adaptions available at no extra cost
  • 2020 Nissan Juke revealed: more space and added tech for new crossover SUV 3 Sep 2019 (News)
    , meaning it's well overdue an update to take on rivals such as the SEAT Arona, Volkswagen T-Cross and Citroen C3 Aircross. Built at Nissan's UK plant in Sunderland, the all-new Juke shares a platform with the new Renault Clio and upcoming Captur. It's longer and wider than before, meaning there's
  • Japanese modern classics shine at auction 7 Aug 2019 (News)
    .A Mazda RX-7 came in at £41,625, but the big gun was the 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec which after some fabulous and at the start furious bidding brought the hammer down at £62,715. From the same collector of the Japanese cars also came some sporty Europeans. A Renault Clio Sport V6
  • From Marinas to Carinas: Britain’s least exotic car show remains a dullard’s delight 22 Jul 2019 (News)
    , a 50 th Anniversary Saab 900 Turbo, a British Gas Transit 4x4, a Renault 25 LWB Limousine, and a special display from the UK’s car manufacturers, spearheaded by a Doom Blue Toyota Carina E
  • Hidden Hero: Rover Metro GTi 16v 4 Oct 2019 (News)
    it was. It was competitive in its early years, but by around 1993 the cracks were starting to show, with all-new rivals such as the Fiat Punto, Renault Clio and Vauxhall Corsa bringing the supermini market bang up to date. The Metro, with its external rain gutters, cramped boot, upright driving position and bouncy ride
  • Modern classics in demand as Nineties Escort Cosworth sells for £49.5k 27 Sep 2019 (News)
    fitting a new cambelt, while the car came with its original books and a full history file. Also making strong money at the sale was a 2016 Audi A4 RS6 TFSI V8 Quattro which achieved £38,250 and a 2006 Renault Clio V6 255 Sport, which found a new owner for the sum of £37,125
  • Hidden Heroes: Citroen ZX 16v 30 Aug 2019 (News)
    GTi needs no introduction, nor models such as the Vauxhall Astra GT/E 16v and Ford Fiesta RS Turbo. The French were at it, too - the Renault 5 Turbo and 19 16v were great cars, while Peugeot’s GTi models were as legendary as the Volkswagens that shared the model name - both the diminutive 205
  • Classic concept cars celebrated at British Motor Museum exhibition 29 Jul 2019 (News)
    that would detect cars ahead and adjust the XL90's speed accordingly. Sound familiar? It also looks familar with a definitely flavour of the modern MPV design that found popularity with the Renault Espace. Like many cars today, the Triumph XL90 used plastic panels. Cutting edge technology
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 07-09-2019 Part 1 5 Sep 2019 (News)
    .)  /road-tests/nissan/nissan-qashqai-13-2019-road-test/ and  /road-tests/renault/renault-kadjar-ii-2019-range-road-tes/ Alternatively, a Toyota C-HR hybrid, or the bigger Honda CR-V hybrid or RAV-4 Hybrid or Lexus UX hybrid
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 28-09-2019 Part 2 26 Sep 2019 (News)
    John’s Motoring Agonies 28-9-2019 Part 1 High points I am a driving instructor looking to get a new car. I want an SUV for a change and my choices are so far T Roc or Renault Capture and possibly Kia Sonic. Must be petrol with a bit of get up and go factor, any expert
  • Honest John Preview of Brightwells Classic Car Auction on 4th September 2019. 31 Aug 2019 (News)
    . 1990 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo. One of two in the sale, 2,450cc. Big history file containing 15 MoTs. 135,296 miles. MoT to August 2020 with no advisories. Estimated at £9,000 to £11,000
  • Honestjohn Motoring Agony Column 12-10-2019 Part 1 10 Oct 2019 (News)
    , not the troublesome DQ200. Meanwhile, Mazda is about to introduce a CX-30 in between the CX-3 and CX-5, and Mazda's 2.0 Skyactiv G Mild hybrid engine with 6-speed torque converter auto is outstanding. The other contenders are the new Renault Captur (still a few months off), the new Peugeot 2008 (also still a few
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 03-08-2019 Part 1 1 Aug 2019 (News)
    that would be as good as the one I have? MN, Perth   I'd look at a Renault Koleos 2.0DCI 180 manual, probably 12 - 18 months old, for about £20k. Same thing as the X-Trail underneath, built by Samsung in South Korea. Unjustifiably ignored by the UK market almost
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 31-08-2019 Part 2 30 Aug 2019 (News)
    as they think eco alternatives will be more developed by then. What do you think? Wait a while, or are there viable (ideally hatchback) alternatives already available?   SF, via email I ran the Renault version of the Qashqai for a year and 20,000 miles, averaging
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 24-08-2019 22 Aug 2019 (News)
    / ) is available with 306HP, so that will be the one that stonked past you, while the MB could have been an AMG GLC 63S with 520HP and a top speed of 174. (actually any AMG 63S). A GLC 63S lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife at 7m 49 seconds, just 9 seconds slower than the latest Renault Megane RS
 

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