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Spec for the new Renault Megane revealed

28th July 2020 | Steve Lumley

The 2020 Renault Megane has been facelifted and will open for orders soon.

The Renault Megane has been refreshed for 2020 and will be available to order from August.

The specification and prices for the range will see the entry level model costing from £20,740.

Prices then rise up to the flagship Megane, the RS Trophy 300, which will cost buyers £36,495.

For the money, Renault has boosted the hatchback’s standard equipment levels, though there are just two trims to choose from.

The entry level model has automatic LED headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear parking camera, rear and front parking sensors along with cruise control and electrically adjustable door mirrors.

Interior of the Renault Megane

The interior of the Renault Megane has also been tweaked with automatic dual zone climate control, electric windows, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone connectivity.

Safety kit includes the lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and a speed limiter.

There's no longer a GT Line model to choose from, as this has been replaced by the Megane RS Line.

This model features larger diamond cut alloy wheels, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, a sporty body kit and a 9.3-inch infotainment system. There's also new upholstery and a leather sport steering wheel.

Renault will also offer the Megane in two body styles - the hatchback will be the standard option with a boot size of 434 litres.

There's also an estate being offered which has a maximum boot size of 1,695 litres.

New plug-in hybrid - the E-Tech

However, the biggest change to the Renault Megane line-up is their new plug-in hybrid, the E-Tech.

Initially, the hybrid will only be available with the Megane Sport Tourer estate and prices start at £30,685.

Renault promises that there will be a plug-in hybrid variant for the hatchback soon after the order books open in August.

The hybrid utilises the same powertrain that is in the Renault Captur crossover with a 9.8 kWh battery pack, a four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine as well as two electric motors.

The hybrid will offer a combined output of 158 bhp with torque of 340Nm. Its economy will be 217 mpg and the electric range is 30 miles.

There are also two engine choices for the revamped Megane, a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit producing 138 bhp and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. Both have the choice of a seven-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.

And whether owners buy or lease the Renault Megane, it is sure to continue its popularity with UK buyers.

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