Renault simplifies model line-ups
Renault has simplified its Clio, Captur and Mégane line-ups with a new three-trim format to make vehicle choice easier and offer better value.
The new scheme – dubbed EasyLife – distils the trim line-ups for the three models down to Play, Iconic and GT Line versions; the Clio and Captur having previously offered five choices while Mégane and Mégane Sport Tourer had six. It also simplifies the price walks between the trim levels while also reducing the number of engines available and offering extra equipment.
For the Clio, the changes bring entry-level pricing down to £13,500 OTR – £445 less than the previous trim – and give two engine options covering the TCe 75 petrol with five-speed manual transmission or the dCi 90 diesel with either five-speed manual transmission or six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic.
The Captur gets either the TCe 90 petrol with a five-speed manual transmission or the dCi 90 diesel with a five-speed manual or six-speed EDC automatic transmission. The Captur is now priced from £15,300 OTR, an entry price reduction of £315.
The Mégane and Mégane Sport Tourer range are available with a choice of either TCe 130 with six-speed manual or seven-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic or dCi 110 with six-speed manual or six-speed EDC automatic. The Mégane is now priced from £17,315 OTR and Mégane Sport Tourer is now priced from £18,515 OTR, £475 and £335 less than the previous entry versions respectively.
Models also get extra equipment; Renault says spec-for-spec reductions are up to £1,755.