Renault’s fourth-generation Mégane is available to order now and will arrive in UK showrooms from July. Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the All-New Mégane hatchback displays Renault’s design language, as well as features and technologies from the executive segment above, into the family car C-segment for the first time. The All-New Renault Mégane will be priced from £16,600 on-the-road.
The Mégane is being offered in a 25-version line-up based on six trim levels familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles – Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, Signature Nav, GT-Line Nav and GT Nav. All provide a comprehensive standard specification, rising to the truly luxurious or sporty at the top-of-the-range.
Renault’s active and passive safety systems, such as adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking and lane departure warning have been applied throughout the range, while connectivity via the easy-to-use R-Link 2 system is fitted to all models above Expression+.
Standard safety features include ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with traction and understeer control, cruise control, speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats.
Built at the Palencia plant in Spain alongside Kadjar, the Mégane uses the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s versatile new Common Module Family (CMF) architecture, which is used, to date, on the Espace, Talisman and Kadjar. The platform allows a wide range of cars of different sizes to be created using a variety of modules consisting of out-of-view parts, and is based around five available modules: cockpit, engine bay, front underbody, rear underbody and electronic architecture.
At launch there is a choice of four engines on offer – two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2-litres/130hp (manual and EDC) and 1.6-litres/205hp (GT only – EDC). The turbodiesel alternatives offer a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit, with manual or EDC transmission, or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine.
All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault’s 4+ warranty and assistance package. The car is protected by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). In the event of a breakdown, Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or towing to the nearest dealer 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years’ European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion.