Renault Megane hatchback gets upgrade

Renault Megane Hatchback

The Renault Megane hatchback range has received an upgrade for 2012. The Mégane Hatchback range includes the 1.6 Expression, 1.6 Dynamique, 1.6 dCi Energy Dynamique and the 1.4 Turbo Control Efficiency GT Line.

Renault Megane Hatchback range improved

?Engine Capability

The 1.6 Expression base model replaces the outgoing ‘Shake It’ model and is fitted with a 1.6-litre, 16-valve four cylinder petrol engine that produces 81kW at 6 000rpm with 151Nm of torque available at 4 250rpm. The 1.6 Expression will achieve 0-100km/h in 10.5 seconds with a top speed of 190km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.9-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 159g/km.

The 1.6 Dynamique is also fitted with a 1.6-litre petrol unit as seen in the 1.6 Expression. However, the 1.6 dCi Energy Dynamique is powered by a 1.6-litre Energy dCi turbodiesel engine that produces 96kW with a torque figure of 320Nm available at only 1 750rpm. This power translates into a top speed of 200km/h and will reach 100km/h in 9.8 seconds. Fuel consumption is rated at 4-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions rating of only 104g/km.

The top-end GT Line is powered by a 1.4 Turbo Control Efficiency engine that produces 96kW at 5 500rpm with 190Nm of torque at 2 250rpm. 100km/h is achieved in 9.7 seconds with a top speed of 200km/h. Fuel consumption is at 6.3-litres/100km while CO2 emissions is rated at 145g/km.

Styling Features?

The 1.6 Expression boasts 16-inch ‘Kaleido’ alloy wheels and integrated fog lamps and colour coded side mirrors. The interior features a chrome finish for the gear lever and door handles with dark carbon panels on the dashboard and ventilation surrounds.

The 1.6 Dynamique adds LED daytime running lights, five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured bumpers and side mirrors. The interior gets a leather steering wheel as well as chrome detailing on the instrument cluster, dashboard and steering wheel. The 1.6 Dynamique also benefits from a Carminat TomTom Live integrated navigation system. ??The 1.6 dCi Energy Dynamique shares the same features as the 1.6 Dynamique.

The top-end GT Line features an aggressive front bumper which incorporates boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and rides on 17-inch ‘Celsium’ Dark Metal alloy wheels. ‘Malta Blue’ is a new colour exclusive to the GT Line. The interior comes with leather and fabric upholstery with RS stitching on the steering wheel rim and gear lever gaiter. Red-pin striping can be seen on the dashboard, analogue instruments, aluminium pedals and GT decals.

Standard Features

The 1.6 Expression’s standard equipment includes a MP3/CD player with Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, manual air-conditioning, multi-function trip computer, electric windows, height adjustable driver’s seat, remote central locking with auto-locking function and cruise control. The 1.6 Dynamique adds Renault’s fingertip audio controls, Air Quality Sensor, as well as automatic light and rain sensors. The 1.6 dCi Energy Dynamique enjoys the same luxuries as its petrol sibling.

The GT Line further adds to the features list with dual-zone climate control with Air Quality Sensor and an 8-speaker Arkamys 3D Sound system. Renault’s Visio system, reverse camera and camera-based lane departure warning system is available as an option.

Renault Megane Hatchback Range – Price

Renault Mégane 1.6 Expression R209 900
Renault Mégane 1.6 Dynamique R219 900
Renault Mégane 1.6 dCi Dynamique R269 900
Renault Mégane 1.4 Turbo GT Line R249 900