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Renault Austral E-Tech review

Renault Austral E-Tech

There’s no doubt that the Renault Austral E-Tech has serious kerb appeal, but what’s this classy full hybrid like to drive? Over the years I’ve driven dozens of electric vehicles. And if you can charge from home and you’re open to a change of mindset, there’s every reason to switch. …

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Dacia Jogger Hybrid review

Dacia Jogger Hybrid 140

We drive the new full hybrid version of the Jogger – Dacia’s fantastic family car… If ever a model epitomised Dacia’s value for money philosophy, then the Jogger is it. In fact, it’s hard to believe that the Renault-owned Romanian budget brand only entered the UK market 10 years ago. …

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Milestone as Dacia makes 10 millionth vehicle

Dacia celebrates 10 million vehicles

Dacia is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth vehicle since the value-for-money brand was born in 1968. The Dacia Duster Extreme SE in Urban Grey was produced at the company’s plant in Romania. Dacia assembled its first vehicle, the Dacia 1100, in August 1968. The following year, the popular …

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Renault Arkana E-Tech Hybrid review

Renault Arkana E-Tech Hybrid review

The Renault Arkana E-Tech Hybrid is an intriguing car. Its sleek ‘coupe SUV’ styling gives it serious kerb appeal, there’s plenty of room for all the family and it’s a full hybrid, so there’s no need to plug it in. Add Renault’s solid five-year warranty, plus all the latest safety …

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Why Dacia owners have reasons to be cheerful

Dacia Sandero Stepway and Dacia Sandero

Dacia models have been praised for their value, comfort and reliability in a major new satisfaction study. Renault’s Romanian budget brand scored exceptionally well in four satisfaction indexes conducted by readers of consumer motoring website Honest John. Manufacturers and vehicles were assessed on reliability, build quality, fuel economy, repair costs …

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Renault’s drive for clean school air

Renault's drive for clean school air

More than half of drivers would be willing to take a different route on their regular commute, if it meant avoiding and reducing congestion outside schools, claims new data. This congestion, which leads to vehicles sitting with their engines running (also known as idling), is a key contributor to poor …

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Dacia Sandero review

Dacia Sandero review

Brace yourselves badge snobs, you’re in for a shock. You see, we’ve just driven the all-new second-generation Dacia Sandero and it’s something of a revelation. Priced from just £7,995, the Sandero is still the UK’s most affordable new car, yet the latest version sports fresh new looks, a jump in …

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New Dacia makes a ‘big’ statement

Dacia Bigster Concept

Renault’s Romanian budget brand Dacia is going places. Just look at the newly-revealed Dacia Bigster Concept. When it finally goes on sale in 2025, the chunky SUV will top the range, slotting in above the best-selling Duster. Dacia says the boldy styled 4.6-metre-long 4×4 will deliver “a larger, more capable …

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Alpine A110 review

Alpine A110

To say that the Alpine A110 has been one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of recent times would be an understatement. It’s not just the return of a legendary French brand after more than 20 years, but it’s proof positive that there’s plenty of mileage left in the …

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