October 19, 2016 @ 06:24 PM

​Enter the all new Megane Sedan

If you’ve always wanted a Megane but can’t give up on boot space, here’s your answer

Renault is expanding its Megane family with the addition of the new Megane sedan which is a four door version of its five/ three door sister. Now the new Megane sedan will roll out from Renault’s Turkey plant in Bursa and is set to hit the market early next year in almost 30 countries. 

The four door sedan shares many of the same styling features as its sibling, including its lighting signature which sees the front C shaped lighting signature featuring LED 3D effect light guides while the Edge Light technology is evident in the car’s permanently lit rear LED lights.

Heads up potential buyers, the dimensions of the Megane sedan are 4.63m long and 1.81m wide and the car has a record wheelbase in its class of 2.71m giving more room for the occupants. Speaking of room, the knee room in the rear is 216mm which is 37mm more than the five door Megane. 

If multimedia tablets are your thing then rejoice because the Megane sedan comes equipped with the R-LINK 2 tablet which has two formats (7 inch in landscape and 8.7 inch in portrait) plus a configurable 7 inch color screen instrument display which gives the driver driving data including speed and RPM fuel consumption. If you’re an audiophile then feast your ears on this, the car comes with digital signaling processing software and 8 speakers for your listening pleasure.

Let’s talk safety shall we? The Megane sedan has a total of six airbags (two front, two lateral/thorax airbags for front passengers and two curtain airbags). Other safety features include, anti-whiplash front and rear headrests and anti-submarining system for both front and rear seats. Meanwhile the car’s driving aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Safe Distance Warning, Blind Spot Warning, a rearview camera and many more.

The entry level petrol version of the car is powered by the SCe 115: 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine providing 115bhp and 156Nm of torque from 4000rpm and the engine is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission which uses 6.3-litres/ 100km or the X-Tronic automatic transmission which uses 6.6-litres/100km. The Energy TCe 130 engine with seven-speed EDC automatic transmission and the Energy TCe 130 with six-speed manual transmission (available early 2017) are the other options for the petrol version of the car.

The diesel variant boasts the Energy dCi 90 engine, that produces 90bhp and 220Nm of torque from 1750rpm and it is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, consuming just 3.7-litres of fuel per 100km. Potential buyers also have the option of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission version with an Energy dCi 110 engine and the fuel consumption is 3.7-litres per 100km. The last engine option is the Energy dCi 130 engine with a six-speed manual transmission.

Renault’s Bursa manufacturing plant in Turkey is currently the only assembly facility for the new Megane Sedan.

Yeap Ming Liong

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