Rare Rides: Soar Like an Eagle With the 1988 Renault Medallion

The Rare Rides series has featured a few Renaults from the Eighties and Nineties previously, and even one sporty coupe which shared a showroom with today’s Rare Rides subject. It’s the family-friendly Renault Medallion, in comfortable grey wagon guise. Let’s take a look. The Medallion started its life out in France as the Renault 21. […]

Renault invests in French electric car plant upgrade

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Nissan, Renault in talks to merge as one company

Nissan and Renault have been tied together as an alliance for nearly 20 years, but now the Japanese and French automakers are discussing whether to merge. Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources familiar with the confidential talks, reports that the idea is to form a larger, single publicly traded company to better compete against giants like Toyota […]

Renault Shows New Alpine A110 Pure and Legende Editions, Reveals GT4 Racing Version

– Last year, Renault resurrected its Alpine performance sub-brand’s A110, an iconic rear-engined, rally-dominating machine, as a modern mid-engined sports car with the same name. The result was something like a French Alfa Romeo 4C, with a similarly powerful turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mounted behind the two seats, a dual-clutch automatic transmission, and a feathery […]

Iceland in a Renault camper van | A beautiful place to break down

Iceland has become a hot tourist destination, with the amount of visitors having doubled in the past two years (thanks, millennials). And it is no wonder why. The country is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and volcanic activity in the world. But our trip didn’t start off quite so beautifully. As you […]

Renault opens Alpine plant, will build 6,000 per year

DIEPPE, France — Renault has invested in plant capacity to build up to 6,000 sports cars annually under the revived Alpine brand, the company said on Thursday, as it formally opened the new production line in Dieppe, northern France. The French carmaker has spent 36 million euros ($ 42 million) upgrading the site, factory boss […]

F1 News: Jolyon Palmer to QUIT Renault after Japanese Grand Prix

Palmer has endured a miserable season at Renault and will be replaced by Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz. And it looks as though Palmer will not get a seat for the 2018 season, with Russian Daniil Kvyat to take Sainz’s drive. “The Japanese Grand Prix will be my last race for Renault,” Palmer said. “It’s […]

Le Hatch Chaud: New Renault Megane R.S. Debuts; We Want It

– European hot-hatch fans rejoice: Renault just unveiled the latest iteration of the Mégane RS. Based on the roughly two-year-old current-gen Mégane hatchback, the RS model returns to represent the automaker in the fiercely contested European sport-compact segment. That means facing off against such storied players as the Volkswagen GTI and the Ford Focus ST, […]