Pricing and specs revealed for new Renault Mégane Sport Tourer
Renault’s new Mégane Sport Tourer will be priced from £18,550 when it goes on sale on 1 December, and will bring emissions starting from 96g/km plus new technologies including 4Control four-wheel-steering.
Built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s new Common Module Family (CMF) architecture also used on the Mégane, Kadjar and Espace, the all-new model offers boot space of 521-litres (VDA) rising to 1,504-litres with the rear seats down.
Six trim levels will be offered, covering Renault’s familiar Expression+, Dynamique, Dynamique S and Signature designations, as well as GT Line and GT.
Standard safety kit across the range includes six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front and side impact protection bars and while active safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, AEBS and lane departure warning are available on certain trim levels.
Entry-level equipment includes LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, all-round electric windows, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio with fingertip controls, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat and Bluetooth connectivity.
Dynamique adds in automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Renault’s 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, automatic dual zone climate control, Arkamys 3D Sound 4x35W DAB radio, and seven-inch touchscreen R-Link2 multimedia system including sat nav.
Moving up to Dynamique S brings a 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate.
The top-of-the-range Signature features 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, full LED headlights, black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel and electrochrome rearview mirror.
The sporty GT-Line is based on the Dynamique specification and adds bespoke styling elements including dark metal 17-inch alloy wheels, GT-Line interior features and a bespoke steering wheel offering a firmer grip.
The GT, developed and engineered by Renault Sport, builds on this with 4Control four-wheel steering, Launch Control and Multi-Change Down. It will also be the only model to offer the TCe 205 engine fitted with the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) seven-speed automatic transmission, which is capable of 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 145mph.
Engine choices cover four units from launch, including two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options in 1.2-litre/128bhp (manual and EDC) and 1.6-litre/202bhp (GT only – EDC) variants.
Diesels comprise a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit, with manual or EDC transmission, or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine. Emissions start from 96g/km with official fuel economy of up to 76.4mpg (NEDC Combined). Hybrid Assist and dCi 165 versions will follow in 2017.
UK ordering opens 1 December, with customer deliveries expected later that month.