Renault has announced some details of its new Mégane range, which has undergone a number of styling changes for 2013. Up front, the Mégane now features led daytime running lights and revised bumpers, along with a selection of new wheels. The Mégane features two new Stop & Start engines, complete with deceleration and braking energy recovery.
The TCe 115 petrol engine produces 115hp as the name suggests and will return 53.3mpg on a combined run. With Co2 emissions of 199g/km it’s seated in tax band A. The new diesel engine is the dCi 110, this 1.5-litre diesel has 110hp and 260Nm of torque, which enable it to return an impressive 80.7mpg on a combined run.
As well as these two new engines the Mégane features practical technology, including Bluetooth connectivity and audio-streaming, usb/jack sockets and a multi-function steering wheel. The new Renault Mégane is available across three variants, Hatch, Coupe and Grand Mégane, with prices commencing from €18,990. Commenting on the new Mégane, Julien Lelorrain, Marketing Director, Renault Ireland said, “New Mégane is amongst the newest cars introduced in this segment on the Irish market. New Mégane is even more refined with its stylish front and economical engines and is now even more affordable thanks to our ReFlex offer from €189 per month. We are delighted to bring further peace of mind to our customers in protecting the prices of our range of cars against any eventual tax increase in the budget when you place your order before the 31st December. This means our customers know exactly what they will have to pay when they collect their car 2013; we are the first manufacturer to offer such a scheme”.