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Renault launches new Megane range

The new Megane range is a sophisticated evolution of the highly successfully award winning Megane range launched in 2002.

Its new refined style and safety features reflect Renault's commitment to providing its customers with the most stylish and safest cars you can drive. Designed to build on the success of the previous range, the facelifted line-up offers a revised look, greater refinement and an ever-wider choice of engines and options. It is available in three- or five-door models or as a saloon.

For those who like open-air motoring whatever the weather, the Coupé-Cabriolet comes with an electrically folding glass roof as standard. The sports enthusiast can enjoy the Renaultsport 225 versions, including the special edition by the Renault F1 Team.

The new Megane's facelift coincides with a revised range of engines, all of which are Euro 4-compliant. The diesel range includes an 86bhp and 106bhp version of the 1.5dCI engine with the 106bhp version, combined with a six-speed manual transmission, boasting the best power/fuel consumption/CO2 Emissions ratio of its class.

The petrol engines have also been improved on, starting with the 1.4l 16V (100bhp) and moving to the 1.6 16V (110 bhp) a series of tweaks and adjustments have been made, improving on the output of both engines.

Megane comes with a range of new technologies aimed at enhancing travelling comfort and driving pleasure. Its innovative and attractive lines have evolved to feature an even more eye-catching frontal styling and a more modern design for the rear. With new even more refined exterior colours, a choice of new upholstery trim and also a new range of alloy wheels for all Megane models.

Meanwhile, the new Megane maintains its status as the market benchmark for handling, driving pleasure and active and passive safety, a fact that is confirmed by its retention of the Euro NCAP 5 Star rating. Its driver aids ensure perfect control of the vehicle and help correct the vehicle's trajectory in emergency situations.

All versions come with next generation 8.0 Bosch ABS, complete with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist which ensure that maximum use of the car's braking power is made.

According to equipment level, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with under steer control is also available as an option. This feature is complemented by ASR traction control and an engine torque overrun regulation function (MSR). According to body type, the new Megane is equipped with up to eight airbags (according to equipment level), double pretensioners and load limiters.

New Megane is designed to ensure maximum protection in all the situations recorded by Renault's accident research programme and the car features the third-generation Renault System for Restraint and Protection (SRP III) which guarantees optimal protection for all passengers wherever they are seated.

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