Launched last year, during Frankfurt Motor Show, the fourth generation Renault Megane finally reaches US shores. The All-New Renault Megane will be priced from £16,600 and 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.
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.
In terms of comfort, the new Megane comes standard with a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, accessory power point, a 12-volt front socket and ample storage throughout the cabin. These all feature on the Expression+ trim level, which also includes an automatic electronic parking brake, LED daytime running lamps, tinted windows, 7-inch TFT instrument panel with digital speedometer, all-round electric windows, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls and an AUX input.
The Climate Pack for Expression+ delivers automatic dual-zone climate control and automatic headlights and wipers. The Parking Pack on Dynamique Nav adds front and rear parking sensors and rear parking camera; for Dynamique S Nav and above, the Parking Pack Premium includes handsfree parking, rear parking camera and blind spot warning.
The Safety Pack for Dynamique Nav adds distance warning and automatic emergency braking; the Safety Pack Premium on Dynamique S Nav adds to the Safety Pack equipment and provides adaptive cruise control.
The Horizon Pack adds a sunroof and electrochrome rearview mirror and is available on Dynamique Nav and Dynamique S Nav models. Black leather upholstery is available on Dynamique S Nav as an option.
Look Packs are also available on Expression+ and Dynamique Nav, adding extra tinted windows and upgrading the wheels to 17-inch alloys and 17-inch diamond-cut alloys respectively.
Built at the Palencia plant in Spain alongside Kadjar, the Megane will have 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.
As with most of current Renaults, the new Megane Servicing is required once a year or every 18,000 miles. UK ordering opens on 3 May, arriving in UK showrooms from July.