We review the Renault Megane at Renault The Glen. This classy vehicle has a daring, expressive design and assertive styling, and quite literally suits any mood or occasion.

Exterior

The striking Renault Megane is instantly recognisable. Its daytime running lights with LED technology give it a sharp look. The rear lights, also LED but with 3D effect, highlight its unique personality, day and night.

Interior

Inside, the key words are quality and harmony, with its generous cockpit and premium finishes. You choose and the Megane adapts: “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Neutral”, “Sport”, “Personal”, the MULTI-SENSE* system configures your vehicle to meet your current mood. It controls both technical configurations (engine response, gear changes, variation in steering wheel effort, engine sound, responsiveness) and on-board environment (tone of interior lighting, information displayed, colour of instruments).

Technology

There is a 7-inch portrait touchscreen where you can control the Megane’s multimedia system at your fingertips. It is responsive, ergonomic and luminous – just as easy to use as a tablet.

You can access your contacts, favourite playlists and the on-board navigation. You can also use voice recognition to easily make calls, dictate an address or display an application. Acting as a real control centre, it also allows you to manage the MULTI-SENSE system, the driving assist systems and your preferences – you can create up to six different profiles.

A digital dash display, climate control, cruise control, auto lights and wipers and steering wheel controls also keep you informed, comfortable and safe while driving.

Performance, comfort & safety

The New Megane is available in two petrol engine derivatives. With 97kW at 5500rpm and 205Nm from 2000rpm, the 97kW turbo engine offers you the same performance as a 2.0 litre atmospheric engine. Its direct injection and integrated turbocharger give it exceptional flexibility and responsiveness. Its ability to operate at high speed without running out of energy provides you with comfortable driving pleasure that is second-to-none. It is very quiet and can be recognised by its soft-edged sound.

Renault has capitalised on Formula 1 technology to further improve their engines. With lively responses, sharp acceleration, and flexibility, this range of engines combine awesome driving pleasure with great fuel economy.

The Megane comes equipped with Airbags (driver and front passenger), cruise control and speed limiter, hill start assist, plus much more.

Contact Renault The Glen on 011 210 7600 for more information about the Renault Megane or to book a test drive.

Pricing starts at R377 191.

Source: Renault South Africa

By Wanita Wallace