The French car giant has confirmed pricing for the all-new Renault Mégane Sport Tourer will start from £18,550 on-the-road.
That’s for the Expression+ TCe 130 trim with features such as LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, all-round electric windows, a leather steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity.
From launch there is a choice of four engines on offer – two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2-litre/130hp (manual and EDC) and 1.6-litre/205hp (GT only – EDC). The turbodiesel alternatives are a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit, with manual or EDC transmission, or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine.
A six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 engine while a seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox is available with the TCe 130 engine. The seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox is standard with the TCe 205 engine for GT. The dCi 110 EDC automatic provides emissions as low as 98 g/km of CO2, compared to 96 g/km of CO2 for the manual version. The TCe 130 EDC automatic offers 122 g/km of CO2 – two grams more than its manual counterpart, while the TCe 205 engine for the GT’s CO2 emissions are 134 g/km.
The Mégane Sport Tourer is available with fuel economy of up to 76.4mpg (NEDC Combined), with CO2 emissions as low as 96g/km. This is thanks to the ‘sleek shape and low weight’ of the car, says Renault - weighing from 1,340kg (TCe 130 versions) combined with the Stop&Start system, which is standard on all manual models as well as dual-clutch EDC transmission.
Moving up the six trim levels, £20,050 OTR gets you a Dynamique Nav TCe 130 with extra features such as automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, the Visio active safety system providing lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high/low beam headlamps; electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, handsfree keycard and automatic dual zone climate control. The spec is further enhanced on the Dynamique S trim (from £21,050 OTR) with an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate.
The Signature Nav TCe 130 trim costs from £22,550 to £25,050 OTR and features 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, full LED headlights, black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel and electrochrome rearview mirror.
The range topping GT Line Nav starts at £21,550 to £27,450 OTR for the GT Line Nav 205 Auto EDC. The GT-Line provides a more sporty and dynamic appearance with exterior and interior enhancements. Based on the Dynamique specification it adds a wider, lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh, flanked by lateral scoops to the front. Dark metal 17-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.
To the interior, the sports front seats feature additional lateral support and integral headrests, blue top-stitching and a chequered Renault Sport logo. The upholstery options, in fabric or Alcantara, provide hints of blue throughout to reflect the 'exclusive-to-GT-versions' Iron Blue optional metallic paint. A full range of body colours is available. The GT-Line also has a bespoke steering wheel offering a firmer grip and GT badging on the dashboard.
The Mégane Sport Tourer GT, developed and engineered by Renault Sport, offers a number of unique-in-class technologies, according to the French brand, such as 4Control four-wheel steering, Launch Control and Multi-Change Down, both inspired by Renault Sport’s expertise in motorsport.
Providing plenty of space for occupants and their belongings, the Mégane Sport Tourer includes boot space of 521-litres (VDA) with the seats in place and 1,504-litres (VDA) with the rear seats down. Available to order in UK from 1st December with customer deliveries taking place later that month, in 2017 two further engine options will be available - a 1.5-litre dCi Hybrid Assist while the GT offering will be enhanced with the arrival of a dCi 165 1.6-litre twin-turbo unit.