The Renault Megane is a compact class model of French carmaker Renault. In 1995, Typically, the Renault Megane is a large number of body styles. Developed on the basis of the 1st-generation Renault Megane was the first compact MPV of its kind and was a model for later introduced competitors. Since 2008 the third generation of the Megane in the showroom.
The first Renault Megane was introduced in 1995 as the successor to the Renault 19. Technically the car leveraged its predecessor, though the wheelbase has increased by several centimeters. Mégane had initially three body styles: a hatchback, sedan, and a coupe. In 1996 there was a Midi-MPV, the Mégane Scénic, at. In 1998, based on the coupe came convertible with the fabric roof, the bodywork and roof mechanism came from the German Karmann. For the first time offered a Renault in this segment wagon, which called the Break brand. However, this was only introduced when the Megane was given a facelift in 1999. The Scénic has since not sold under the name Megane but became a separate model.
In 1999 Renault introduced a facelifted Renault Megane. Renault Megane was mentioned by Renault Phase 2 and especially liked was that the front of the shovel. The on the Renault 16 inspired nose was replaced by a front with separate grille and bright headlights. The back also received clear tail lights and the interior was changed slightly. As the Megane received a new steering wheel and instruments and was renewed by the chairs lining. New alloy wheels were part of the facelift. Finally, Renault took the motors.
Renault Megane Features
In 2003 successor introduced Renault Megane II. Initially, only the hatchback released. In September 2003 also followed the sedan, station wagon and Coupe Cabriolet. Before Renault brought the second generation in the market, the French brand revealed a number of concept cars to accustom the public to the new design direction that would go on the mark, including the Avantime, Vel Satis and Initially. Nevertheless, the public had to get used to the look, which is also shown by the final sales figures, which are lower than those of its predecessor. The most striking part of the appearance is the outwardly projecting “butt” and the upright rear window.
Inside, Renault Megane, the interior has been compared to the exterior a much more traditional in design. Yet it has a number of striking details and options, such as the default start button, called ‘Renault Card’ in the form of a thick debit card that replaces the traditional ignition key. There could be elected for a panoramic slide / tilt sunroof, rain / light, and tire pressure sensors and automatic dimming mirror. Many of these options are from the one-year launched earlier, higher positioned in the market, Laguna. The many electronics were the Megane burden of electronic ailments. At the introduction of the facelift in 2006, a large part of the ailments corrected. All diesel were the second generation Mégane available to common rail technology (1.5 and 1.9, called DCI).
The highlight of the series was the Renault Megane RS (Renault Sport) version. This was a 2.0 turbo petrol engine with 225 hp at its disposal. In 6.5-second sprint RS to 100 km/h. This version can be recognized by the dual exhausts, flared wheel arches, and special bumpers. The end of 2015 the new Renault Megane was unveiled and stood in March 2016 at the dealership. From the launch was only the 5-door available, later the estate version follows. Due to moderate sales in the third generation Megane get the 3-deus Coupe and the CC (coupe-cabriolet) no successors.
The new Renault Megane has grown a bit compared to its predecessor. This is 25mm lower and wider track for increased by 47mm and rear 39mm, this is the handling better. The shorter overhang at the back and the longer wheelbase, the rear passengers more legroom. These changes along with the new look Megane give a sportier appearance. Just like its bigger brother the talisman is to recognize the Megane to the LED lights in the shape of a hook below the headlights. Also, the designs are changed. The Megane is available in the Life, Zen, Bose, GT Line and GT version. Following the Laguna, Espace and Talisman are 4Control four-wheel steering also available now on the new Megane GT.
In addition to the 1.2 Tce 130 which was available in the previous Megane is a new entry-level engine, the 1.2 Tce 100 (hp). Also new is the 1.6 Tce engine with 205pk. There are two diesel engines, a 1.5 dCi with 110HP which is also available with EDC automatic transmission and a 1.6 dCi with 130 hp. In 2017 it is expected the fast RS based on the five-door hatchback. Also, a 4-door sedan variant, although Renault Megane model does not come to the Netherlands.