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Renault reveals price and specification for new Megane (gallery)

8 Renault Megane 2016

Renault has revealed the pricing and specification of its fourth generation Mégane hatchback range ahead of July deliveries.

Six trim levels will span a 25-strong version line-up which offers CO2 emissions from 96g/km and 76.4mpg fuel economy, with prices starting from £16,660 and a four year warranty and Renauklt Assistance package included in every purchase.

Order books have opened for the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf rival which was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be followed by a Sport Tourer version later this year and hybrid derivative in 2017.

Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, Signature Nav, GT-Line Nav and GT Nav specifications have been confirmed as part of the launch line-up built at the Palencia plant, Spain.

Renault’s active and passive safety systems, such as adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking and lane departure warning appear throughout the range, with connectivity provided by the brand’s seven-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen infotainment system, which is fitted to all models above Expression+.

Among the standard safety features are 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. 

Dynamique Nav (from £18,100) adds automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Visio active safety system providing lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam headlamps.

Renault’s Multisense system, meanwhile, provides selective driving modes and ambient lighting.

Dynamique S Nav (from £19,100) adds 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, a rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors, extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate, and the unique-in-class 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen R-Link multimedia system.

At the top of the range, the Signature Nav (from £20,600) features 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, full LED headlights, black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel.

The sporty GT-Line Nav (from £19,600) delivers more performance focus with a wider lower air intake flanked by lateral scoops.

Dark metal 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.

Inside, sports seats, blue top-stitching and a chequered logo can be accompanied by optional Alcantara trim.

Developed and engineered by Renault Sport, the GT also offers 4Control four-wheel steering, Launch Control and Multi-Change Down, an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) six-speed gearbox making possible a 7.2 second dash to 62mph and 145mph top speed.

At launch there is a choice of four engines on offer.

A pair of Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options come in 128bhp 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre 202bhp guise.

The turbodiesel alternatives offer a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine.

Renault credits its new creation’s sleek shape and light weight of 1,340kg (TCe 130 versions) for its range-best fuel economy and CO2 emission scores.

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