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Renault urged to drop Zoe name


Renault Zoe Electric Car

French carmaker Renault is again facing criticism over plans to christen its new electric car Zoe.

Parisian Zoe Renault, 23, has hired lawyers to persuade Renault to drop the name of its all-electric Renault Zoe ZE (zero emission). “I could not bear to hear: ‘Zoe’s broken down’ or ‘We need to get Zoe overhauled’,” she told Le Parisien newspaper. Continue reading


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Renault’s free road trip – with a catch

Renault’s free road trip – with a catch

“Fancy spending a month this summer driving across Europe, in Renault’s latest two open-top cars, and being in with a chance of winning the £40,000-plus pair of striking two-door models in the process?

“If this sounds too good to be true….” It almost definitely is. Continue reading


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Mercedes, Renault and Nissan join forces

Mercedes, Renault and Nissan join forces

In a surprise press conference this morning, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Nissan announced a wide-ranging alliance.

Daimler – which owns Mercedes-Benz and Smart – will now collaborate with the Renault-Nissan Alliance on a wide range of new cars, engines and a series of electric cars. Continue reading

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Proton cashes in on Lotus F1

In order to cash in on the glamour and fame associated with Formula 1, Proton – owners of the Lotus F1 outfit – has just launched this, the Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing.

Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing

Which got me thinking – which is the best F1-associated road car? We’ve had the Renault Clio Williams – and its newer Clio R27 and Megane R26 siblings – the Honda Civic VTi Jordan, the Essex Oils Lotus Esprit Turbo and the spectacularly tenuous Fiat Seicento Schumacher. Continue reading

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N-Dubz feel the pinch, choose Renault Megane for latest music video

While 50 Cent cruises in a Rolls Phantom and Jay Z races Ferrari 430s and Pagani Zondas in his music videos, MOBO-award-winning  N-Dubs have chosen a Renault Megane as their cut-price alternative.

Dappy and Fazer practice their new door opening move

Yes, that’s right a Renault Megane. It would appear that Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer’s taste in cars is as questionable as their spelling.

Ok, so it might be the concept version of the Megane, with doors crazier than Fazer’s shin pads (WTF are they about?) but it is still a Renault Megane – hardly the car of choice for those wishing to display their chart success.

Apparently the Megane was chosen for its role in the video for Say It’s Over because of its ‘futuristic looks’. Riiiight…

Could this be the start of a new fashion? Will the Kia Carens be popping up in Dizzee Rascal’s next video? Will we see Timbaland rocking George at Asda slacks?

You can see the Megane and Dappy’s boiler suit in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgPt_QD23zk

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Auto Trader’s caption competition

Picture the scenario – you’re out on a nice afternoon drive in your Renault Laguna when suddenly…

Someone chops off the roof and drives it straight into the ocean.

They might get far, but the bucket doesn’t really inspire confidence does it?

Think of a caption – and post below!

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What do you think of “cosmetic” special editions?

The Renault Twingo Gordini Renaultsport

Renault has revealed a new Twingo special edition – the Twingo Gordini Renaultsport.

Despite a new leather interior, colour scheme and a host of extras such as climate control and automatic headlights, it doesn’t get a power boost.

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Spiders on the web

We’ve just pulled together a bunch of pictures of spiders (or spyders, if that’s your preference) that’ll blow your socks off.

There’s topless stunners from Maserati, Spyder, Alfa, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini – and probably a bunch more we can’t remember. Continue reading

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Renault Twingo – Rate it on the Auto Trader Cool-o-meter

Renault Twingo

Renault Twingo

The Renaultsport Twingo is £12k of driving magic. Yes, the French mechanics have waved their wand over this unassuming city car. And yes, it will show most cars with twice the power a clean set of heels along a bendy road.

But is it cool? You decide…

See below for more pictures of the Renault Twingo and to rate other cars. Continue reading

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Are you going to buy a new or used car in February?


A mixture of hot coupes and affordable city cars are heading our way in February – including the frugal Smart Fortwo CDi and the face-lifted Porsche Boxster S.

There are plenty of great deals on new and used cars, making now the best time to buy.

Are you going to buy a new or used car this month?

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