We’ve had quite a few successful entries from Renault. With the highly demanded Kwid doing so well on the market and the newly released Kwid climber which is an upgraded twist to the model. Renault seems to want to keep us on our toes with the introduction of the newly revamped Renault Megane.

Renault has decided to give the Megane a bit of a facelift and technological reboot in order to be able to compete with the likes of the upcoming Golf 8. In terms of its design, not a lot has been changed just a few nips and tucks here and there.

Renault has added a fresh new bumper as well as exciting new LED headlights and taillights. This new feature now comes standard across the board. And to add to this exciting new package, Renault has added three new exterior colors.

This is all in effort to replace the GT Line trim grade with the sportier more provocative RS Line package. This package gives a larger variety of design enhancements both exterior and interior. Some of these enhancements include 17- and 18-inch wheels, a honeycomb lower grille, supportive sports seats and alloy foot pedals.

As mentioned, the Megane comes with a few impressive interior designs too. The new Renault Megane will boast a stunning 26-centimeter digital infotainment system with a redesigned climate interface. This is an improvement compared to the previous 17.8-centimeter touchscreen.  When it comes to safety and offering pleasurable driving experience the new Megane comes equipped with level 2 autonomous driving in the form of its Highway and Traffic Jam system. This system combines adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist and auto Stop and Go.

Now on to the exciting bit, the engine. The new Renault Megane will be upgraded to the RS model’s, 1.8 turbo engine which now offers a staggering 220kW in standard guise. Got a need for speed? The EDC version also gets an extra 30 Nm, for 420Nm in total. In addition to all of that, the performance hatch will come with a new RS Monitor, which will display a multitude of vehicle parameters in real time.

I personally cannot wait for the launch of the new Renault Megane, sounds like it will be giving most of its competitors in the hatch segment a run for their money.

By Noni Nchwe