Renault Megane (2016–)
- September 2015: Renault Megane launched
- June 2016: Megane prices announced
- June 2017
- February 2018: Renault reduces warranty from four years to three years
- May 2018
- December 2019: Five year 100,000 mile factory warranty announced
Renault Megane launched
Six highly-efficient engines available at launch have power outputs ranging from 90PS to 205PS, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as low as 85.6mpg and 86g/km for the ENERGY dCi 110.
4,359mm long x 1,814mm wide (2,058mm inc mirrors) x 1,447mm high on a 2,669mm wheelbase.
The 2016 Mégane is 64mm longer and 25mm lower than the third-generation Mégane, and has a 28mm longer wheelbase, which is greater than that of rival models. The front and rear track widths have been widened by 47mm and 39mm respectively to 1,591mm and 1,586mm, while the rear overhang has been shortened compared. Wheel sizes of up to 18 inches will be available.
The rear light units, also all-LED, feature tail lights that are permanently illuminated. This novel horizontal signature helps to accentuate the car’s width. Thanks to new Edge Light technology, it provides a slender 3D brush stroke effect that emits a purple-hued red light.
There are five upholstery grades, all in shades of black. High-end versions are available with plush velour developed with Alcantara, giving a powerful lustre and an intense black 3D effect. High-end versions come with heated seats and electric lumbar adjustment. The driver seat incorporates a massage function.
The new Mégane’s boot capacity of 434 litres is the second largest in the compact car sector and is complemented by interior stowage space totalling 25 litres. Rear knee room of 175mm is a 20mm improvement over that of the third generation Mégane, while shoulder width (1,441mm at the front, 1,390mm in the rear) is amongst the segment’s best. The new Mégane consequently delivers the best of both worlds when it comes to rear passenger space and boot capacity.
BOSE audio systems ensure high quality sound. Engineers from BOSE worked in close co-operation with their counterparts at Renault to optimise the integration of the nine speakers, subwoofer and digital amplifier so that the sound is precise, balanced, tailor-engineered and crystal clear.
The system offers a choice of five different driving modes – Sport, Normal, Comfort, Perso and Eco. On the GT version, Eco is replaced by an R.S. Drive mode.
15” Steel with 195/65 R15 91H tyres
16” Steel, Flex or Alloy with 205/55 R16 91H/V tyres
17” Alloy with 205/50 R17 93V tyres
17” Alloy with 225/45 R17 91W tyres
18” Alloy with 225/40 R18 92V tyres (GT)
18” Alloy with 225/40 R18 92V (XL) tyres
15” Steel spare with 195/65 R15 91H tyre
16” Steel spare with 205/55 R16 91H/V tyre
17” Steel space saver with 145/70 R17 103M tyre
17” Steel space saver with 145/80 R17 103M tyre
Megane prices announced
Starting at £16,600 on-the-road, the Mégane is being offered in a 25-version line-up based on six trim levels – Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, Signature Nav, GT-Line Nav and GT Nav.
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.
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.
An Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) six-speed automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 and TCe 130 engines. The EDC automatic gearbox is standard with the TCe 205 engine for GT Nav. The dCi 110 Automatic EDC provides emissions as low as 98 g/km of CO2, compared to 96 g/km for the manual version. The TCe 130 Automatic EDC offers 122 g/km – just 2 grams more than its manual counterpart, while the TCe 205 engine for the GT Nav’s emissions are 134 g/km.
The four engines and two transmissions offer fuel economy of up to 76.4mpg (NEDC Combined), with emissions as low as 96g/km. This is with thanks to the sleek shape and low weight of the car, weighing from 1,340kg (TCe 130 versions); the engine’s Stop&Start system, which is standard on all manual models; the availability of a double-clutch EDC transmission; an ECO driving mode which optimises the engine’s performance when cruising; the Renault Driving eco 2 feature to help owners adopt a more economical driving style and standard brake energy recovery.
In 2017, two further engine options will be available. The Hybrid Assist is a 1.5-litre dCi unit with electric assistance. The GT Nav offering will be enhanced with the arrival of a dCi 165 1.6-litre twin-turbo unit.
|Expression+ TCe 130||52.3||120||14E||£16,600|
|Expression+ TCe 130 Auto EDC||52.3||122||14E||£17,800|
|Expression+ dCi 110||76.4||96||21E||£17,900|
|Expression+ dCi 110 Auto EDC||74.3||98||21E||£19,100|
|Dynamique Nav TCe 130||52.3||120||14E||£18,100|
|Dynamique Nav TCe 130 Auto EDC||52.3||122||14E||£19,300|
|Dynamique Nav dCi 110||76.4||96||21E||£19,400|
|Dynamique Nav dCi 110 Auto EDC||74.3||98||21E||£20,600|
|Dynamique Nav dCi 130||70.6||104||TBC||£20,600|
|Dynamique S Nav TCe 130||52.3||120||14E||£19,100|
|Dynamique S Nav TCe 130 Auto EDC||52.3||122||14E||£20,300|
|Dynamique S Nav dCi 110||76.4||96||21E||£20,400|
|Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 Auto EDC||74.3||98||21E||£21,600|
|Dynamique S Nav dCi 130||70.6||104||26E||£21,600|
|Signature Nav TCe 130||51.4||124||15E||£20,600|
|Signature Nav TCe 130 Auto EDC||50.4||125||15E||£21,800|
|Signature Nav dCi 110||72.4||101||22E||£21,900|
|Signature Nav dCi 110 Auto EDC||74.3||99||22E||£23,100|
|Signature Nav dCi 130||68.9||106||26E||£23,100|
|GT Line Nav TCe 130||52.3||120||14E||£19,600|
|GT Line Nav TCe 130 Auto EDC||52.3||122||14E||£20,800|
|GT Line Nav dCi 110||76.4||96||22E||£20,900|
|GT Line Nav dCi 110 Auto EDC||74.3||98||22E||£22,100|
|GT Line Nav dCi 130||70.6||104||26E||£22,100|
|GT Nav 205 Auto EDC||47.1||134||27E||£25,500|
Renault Megane GT dCi 165 Auto EDC launched Twin-turbo engine is the most powerful 1.6-litre diesel available with power and torque output of 165hp and 380Nm respectively. Developed and engineered by Renault Sport. 4 Control chassis with unique-in-class four-wheel steering.
The GT dCi 165 Auto EDC is capable of 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds with a top speed of 133mph, yet still returns NEDC combined-cycle fuel consumption of 61.4mpg and CO 2 of 120g/km. The figures for the Sport Tourer are 8.9sec, 133mph, 61.4mpg and 124g/km respectively.
The GT dCi 165 Auto EDC’s performance enables drivers to make the most of its Renault Sport-developed suspension and 4Control chassis with four-wheel steering for a safe, yet dynamic experience on twisty roads.
At speeds of less than 50mph in Sport mode and 37mph in other modes the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, by up to 2.7 degrees at the back, giving the GT the manoeuvrability of a shorter-wheelbase vehicle. At higher speeds the front and rear wheels steer in the same direction, turning by up to 1 degree at the back, for greater stability. 4Control calculates the angle of the rear wheels 100 times a second and adjusts them as necessary..
Exterior and interior enhancements give the GT a more sporty and dynamic appearance. At the front, a wider lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh is flanked by lateral scoops. Dark metal, diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser. Iron Blue metallic body colour is exclusive to the GT & GT Line range at £645.
Renault reduces warranty from four years to three years
Renault models ordered and registered from 1 February 2018 are covered by a warranty package for up to three years from date of first registration. The first two years unlimited mileage, followed by a further one year limited to a total mileage of 60,000 (100,000 miles for Koleos, Zoe and LCV vehicles).
Models registered up to and including 31 January 2018 are still covered by a four-year warranty package. The first two years unlimited mileage and the third and fourth years are limited to 100,000 miles.
Enhancements announced for Renault Megane and Megane Sport Tourer:
The Mégane and Mégane Sport Tourer range come with a choice of either TCe 130 with six-speed manual or seven-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic or dCi 110 with six-speed manual or six-speed EDC automatic. The Mégane is priced from £17,315 OTR and Mégane Sport Tourer is priced from £18,515 OTR, £475 and £335 less than the previous entry versions respectively.
Mégane Play versions have a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and USB and AUX ports, 16-inch ‘Dakota’ alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, Hands Free keycard, height and lumbar adjustable driver and passenger seats, Bluetooth audio streaming and Hands Free calls, Auto-adaptive airbags for driver and front passenger, cruise control, ESP, front fog lights, heated rear screen, Hill Start Assist, LED daytime running lights, central rear armrest with cupholder, front centre armrest with storage, 60:40 split folding rear seats, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist. The Mégane Play is available from £17,315 OTR, the Mégane Sport Tourer Play is available from £18,515 OTR, £475 and £335 less respectively than the Expression+ versions they replace. The Mégane Play is £219 a month for 36 months with £3,027 deposit on Renault Selections PCP 3 .
Mégane Iconic have in addition to Play trim level: 17-inch ‘Florida’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, Multi-Sense system providing driving mode selector and ambient lighting choices, R-LINK2 multimedia system with seven-inch touchscreen with TomTom LIVE sat-nav and Western European mapping, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam, electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, seven-inch TFT screen in place of traditional speedometer and Arkamys 3D sound with 4x35W speakers. The Mégane Iconic is available from £18,415 OTR, the Mégane Sport Tourer Iconic is available from £19,615 OTR, £875 and £735 less respectively than the Dynamique Nav versions that were the previous equivalent.
Mégane GT Line versions have dark chrome door mirrors, more muscular front and rear bumpers with silver rear diffuser, sport seats, exclusive GT Line cloth upholstery, chrome door sills, sport seats with integrated head rest, extra tinted rear and tailgate windows and 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen with R-LINK2 Navigation. The Mégane GT Line is available from £20,215 OTR, the Mégane Sport Tourer GT Line is available from £21,415 OTR, £575 and £435 less respectively than the previous GT-Line Nav.
Five year 100,000 mile factory warranty announced
The warranty applies to all new Renault cars registered from 18th December 2019 both retail and fleet cars and features an unlimited mileage limit during the first two years and up to 100,000 miles up to 5 years old.