The 2016 Renault Megane has made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) in Germany. The all-new Megane is set to go on sale in Europe in early 2016 and will become available in the UK in Summer 2016.
The fourth generation 2016 Renault Megane adds a top of the line GT variant which has been developed with Renaultsport, while a ‘Hybrid Assist’ diesel-electric hybrid variant is set to arrive in 2017. The new generation model boasts segment-first features like a 7-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrument display, full colour head-up display, portrait-format 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen and 4Control four-wheel steering for the GT trim level.
The all-new Megane improves its dynamic stance featuring an increase in dimensions; it is now 64 mm longer and 25 mm lower, and has a 28 mm longer wheelbase. The front and rear tracks have also been increased by 47 mm and 39 mm respectively for better handling.
The front fascia features a large grille with the brand’s diamond logo in the middle, C-shaped LED daytime running lights that extend down to the bumper and full-LED headlamps with Pure Vision LED technology. The GT variant shows-off its uniqueness with black upper and lower grille and also a GT badge on the upper grille, Dark Metal bumper guards, and sportier air scoops.
The side profile features sleek door mirrors with integrated turn indicators, chrome embellishments on the beltline and fender, blacked-out B-pillar, and sporty alloy wheels. GT variant, of course, gets some tweaks, including Dark Metal touch on the body-coloured door mirrors and sportier 18-inch aluminum wheels developed specially for the model by Renault Sport.
Moving on to the rear, the all-new model features LED taillamps which are permanently illuminated and incorporates the new Edge Light technology for a 3D brush stroke effect. There are also deflectors with motorised flaps that close automatically to reduce drag.
The interior of the Megane has been designed with the focus on quality of materials and offers a soft touch dashboard. The dashboard gets chrome detailing on the air vents, switch surrounds, instruments and centre console. The seats can be upholstered in five different materials all in a black colour scheme. Heated seats with lumbar adjustment along with plush velour with Alcantara upholstery are also offered.
Comfort and convenience features include a landscape format 7-inch infotainment system or R-Link 2 infotainment system with an 8.7-inch portrait format display with pinch and zoom functionality. The R-Link 2 system features voice recognition, satellite navigation, apps, radio and telephone along with a 12 month subscription to TomTom LIVE services. The infotainment systems are coupled with a BOSE audio system.
The 2016 Megane will be offered with six engine options, three ENERGY dCi diesel engines with outputs of 90 hp (91 PS), 110 hp (111 PS) and 130 hp (131 PS), along with three TCe petrol engines with outputs of 100 hp (101 PS), 130 hp (131 PS) and 205 hp (207 PS). Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed EDC dual clutch transmission and 7-speed EDC dual clutch transmission.
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) offers features like automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure, speed limit warnings, traffic sign recognition, safe distance and blind spot monitoring. Additional equipment include reversing camera, automatic head lamps, front, rear and side parking aids and hands-free parking.
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