The new Mégane Hatch takes Renault directly into the heart of the fiercely competitive premium European mainstream in Australia, and this time the Mégane is well equipped on all fronts for a successful fight with its well-established rivals.
The new Renault Mégane Hatch will contest the biggest and most competitive segment of the market, alongside the successful Renault Koleos compact SUV, and will be backed up by the all-new Renault Fluence sedan.
The modern, visually striking and appealing exterior design of the new Mégane Hatch changes the perception of the Mégane range after the previous generation with its bustle back and sharp edges.
The new Mégane Hatch fully meets customer expectations: It is attractive, made from high quality materials, well equipped and finished to a premium standard, yet it remains eminently affordable. It will provide a very characterful alternative to a market that at times appears somewhat monochromatic.
Priced from $25,990 drive away, the new generation Mégane Hatch launches right into the heart of the Japanese mainstream, but delivers European styling and finesse in addition to its long list of standard safety and convenience features.
Two models will be offered in Australia.
The manual transmission Dynamique model uses a Euro 5-compliant 102kW 2.0-litre, 16-valve four-cylinder engine.
The Dynamique and top-of-the-range Privilege grade models equipped with a new Continuously Variable Transmission are Euro 4-compliant and are rated at 103kW (due to a rounding anomaly).
Both Euro 4 and Euro 5 engines deliver identical torque of 195Nm at 3,750 rpm, and both achieve peak power at 6,000rpm.
The frugal engine consumes only 7.9-litres per 100km on the combined test cycle, when teamed with the CVT.
The new Renault Mégane Hatch will also offer exceptionally good driving dynamics, safe handling with reduced body roll, and direct, responsive steering. These changes improve on the already effective ride and handling of the previous model. In particular, engineers concentrated on improving still further, steering precision and feedback.
A further area of focus was reducing body roll during corning while maintaining a compliant and comfortable ride.
Compared with some rivals the new Renault Mégane Hatch will be perceived as top-of-the-class in terms of interior presentation, quality of materials and the excellence of the fit and finish.
Manufacturer’s Retail Pricing for the New Renault Mégane Hatch*
Renault Mégane Dynamique (Manual) $22,990
Renault Mégane Dynamique CVT (Auto) $24,990
Renault Mégane Privilege CVT (Auto) $29,990
The Dynamique manual is offered at $25,990 drive away by Renault dealers in Australia from launch.
* Manufacturer’s Retail Price does not include on road charges such as dealer delivery and statutory costs.