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Renault Mégane II

 

Renaults Mégane provides
the best value for money in it's class

In December 2001, Renault will launch a new Mégane range in all body designs except Scénic. An extended list of features characterizes this new range, as well as the arrival of new technologies such as the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and changes to appearance. Where engines are concerned, the dynamic 2.0 16V (F4R) appears in the Coupé and Cabriolet versions as a replacement for the 2.0 16V idE (F5R). With a wider range and the introduction of special versions providing strong customer advantages, Mégane is positioned as offering the best value for money in its class.

   

The widest range in the segment

The Mégane family (apart from Scénic), with its five body styles (hatchback, Classic, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet) represents the most complete range in the compact family car segment, in France and in Europe. Within the context of an extremely competitive market, and with the aim of responding even better to customer needs, the month of December 2001 will see Mégane increase its attractiveness by offering, among other things, the most competitive value for money.

Features to improve safety and travelling comfort

Safety, active as well as passive, has been the foundation of the Mégane project since its inception. Nominated as the safest car in its segment by the independent Euro-NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) consortium, the Renault Mégane range offers even in its entry-level versions ABS braking including electronic proportioning (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, close-contact head restraints, programmed-restraint safety belts, and safety belts with pretensioners and load limiters for the outboard rear seats.

With this new range, Mégane will also include as standard in certain versions the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) first introduced in Laguna II.

ESP dynamic driving control, together with ASR traction control, is also available as an option with all body types.

For better travelling comfort, two different GPS satellite navigation systems are now available for Mégane (except the Cabriolet).

Offered for the Mégane range since June 2001, the first, Carminat Real Time Navigation, amounts to an electronic co-pilot. It indicates to the driver, in real time, the position of the car on a road map complete with other information such as street names, distance and time of journey, one-way streets, railway stations, airports, hospitals, etc displayed on a wide colour screen built into the dashboard. This apart, it is the only system which at the same time offers Info Trafic. As its name indicates, this system informs the driver regarding road traffic conditions (hold-ups, accidents, road works, alternative routes, etc ).

Unveiled in Twingo at the end of 2000, the new Carminat Guidance navigation system is now also available for Mégane.

In both systems, a voice synthesizer function makes for easier use and safety.

 

A complete range of engines 

In addition to its wide range of body designs, Mégane also offers a huge choice of petrol and diesel engines. In all, there are four multivalve petrol engines (95bhp 1.4 16V, 110bhp 1.6 16V, 118bhp 1.8 16V and 140bhp 2.0 16V) and two direct-injection turbodiesels (80bhp 1.9 dTi and 105bhp common-rail 1.9 dCi).

In the Coupé and Cabriolet versions, the 2.0 16V (F4R) engine will make its appearance in January 2002, replacing the 2.0 16V idE, which is now fitted to the Laguna range. By introducing the 2.0 16V (F4R) engine in the image versions of the Mégane range, the Coupé and Cabriolet, Renault provides an attractive product at an extremely competitive price (lower by EUR1,300 for the Coupé and by EUR1,200 for the Cabriolet). This high-performance engine, with variable valve timing by means of a camshaft variator, combines torque at low speeds with power at high speeds. It benefits from the latest technologies of combustion and the reduction of friction losses, resulting in a significant reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Combined with a close-ratio gearbox (JC5), for a more dynamic response (0-100 kph in 8.6sec), it enables these two versions to offer more sporting driving, fully in keeping with their positioning.

Thus the new Mégane range consists of 18 petrol versions and 7 diesel versions.

 

 

Hatchback

Classic

Estate

Coupé

Cabriolet

1.4 16V 95bhp

X

X

X

X

X

1.6 16V 110bhp

X

X

X

X

X

1.6 16V 110bhp Proactive

X

X

 

X

X

1.6 16V 110bhp LPG

X

 

X

 

 

1.8 16V 118bhp

X

 

X

 

 

2.0 16V 140bhp

 

 

 

X

X

1.9 dTi 80bhp

X

X

X

 

 

1.9 dCi 105bhp

X

X

X

X

 

Styling changes

  • Méganes external appearance has gently evolved. New wheel trims and new alloy wheels have made their appearance.

  • Body-coloured door handles and protective side mouldings are available as standard or as an option according to version.

  • The interior design has also noticeably evolved to make travelling in this new range even more of a pleasure.

  • New upholsteries advantageously exploit mixtures of richer materials (cloth/velour, cloth/leather) and thereby create different interior impressions evoking warmth, refinement, and sportiness.

  • Several trim items have also evolved, for better perceived quality: notably the interior door handles, which have been given a satin aluminium finish, and a new appearance for the dashboard, now in very dark grey.

  • Finally, where the Coupé and Cabriolet are concerned, the Privilège version matches the colour of the leather upholstery to the body colour. On the Cabriolet, the colour of the hood is also matched to the body colour.

  

A restructured range

To mark these changes, the Mégane range has been restructured to provide 17 possible variations.

According to body type, three special and highly equipped versions, Air, Fairway and Sport Way, make their appearance in order to provide a better response to customer needs.

 

Hatchback

Classic

Estate

Coupé

Cabriolet

Authentique

X

X

X

 

 

Air

X

X

X

 

 

Expression

X

X

X

X

X

Sport Way

 

 

 

X

 

Dynamique

 

 

 

X

X

Fairway

X

 

 

 

 

Privilège

 

 

 

X

X

Product specifications have been made without concession and apply from the first equipment level. Thus all Méganes are equipped with ABS and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) as well as four airbags (front and side, driver and front passenger).

 Mégane Hatchback

 Authentique

The new entry-level version of the range receives, among other features, the following equipment. New features are in bold.

  •         ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and EBD

  •        Front and side airbags for driver and front passenger

  •        Five 3-point safety belts

  •        Five headrests

  •        Centralized locking with radio-frequency remote control

  •        RAID (Renault Anti-Intrusion Device)

  •        Power assisted steering

  •        Front electric windows

  •        Air recycling provision and pollen filter

  •        Satinized aluminium interior door handles

  •        New cloth/velour upholstery

  •        Drivers seat with height and lumbar adjustment

  •        1/3-2/3 splitfold back seat

  •        Double-unit headlamps

  •        Front foglamps

  •        Body coloured door mirror housings

  •        New Pixis and Misti wheel trims 

 

Air

Compared with the Authentique, la Air version also provides the following features:

 

  •        Manually adjusted air conditioning

  •        RDS Radio-cassette 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

  •        Special Nesty wheel trims

Expression

Compared with the Air, the Expression version adds the following features:

  •        Front head restraints with comfort adjustment

  •        Trip computer

  •        External air temperature gauge

  •        Intelligent variable-speed windscreen wipers

  •        Map pockets

  •        New velour upholstery

  •        Body colour door handles

  •        Ursa and Pragma wheel trims

 

Fairway

Finally, the new top-range version of the Mégane Hatchback adds the following features:

  •        TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

  •        Electric rear windows

  •        Illuminated driver and passenger courtesy mirrors

  •        Front centre armrest

  •        Rear centre armrest

  •        Leather-covered steering wheel and gear lever knob

  •        Front carpet covers

  •        New leather/cloth upholstery

  •        New Equation alloy wheels

  •        RDS Radio-CD 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

Mégane Classic

 Authentique

The entry-level version of the Mégane Classic range is provided with the same features as in the Authentique version of the Mégane Hatchback, including the newly introduced equipment.

  •        ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and EBD

  •        Front and side airbags for driver and front passenger

  •        Five 3-point safety belts

  •        Five headrests

  •        Centralized locking with radio-frequency remote control

  •        RAID (Renault Anti-Intrusion Device)

  •        Power assisted steering

  •        Front electric windows

  •        Air recycling provision and pollen filter

  •        Satinized aluminium interior door handles

  •        New cloth/velour upholstery

  •        Drivers seat with height and lumbar adjustment

  •        1/3-2/3 splitfold back seat

  •        Double-unit headlamps

  •        Front foglamps

  •        Body coloured door mirror housings

  •        Pixis and Misti wheel trims

 Air

Compared with the Authentique, the Air version also provides the following features:

  •        Manually adjusted air conditioning

  •        RDS Radio-cassette 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

  •        Special Nesty wheel trims

 

Expression

The top-range version of the Mégane Classic, the Expression adds the following features:

  •        Front head restraints with comfort adjustment

  •        Trip computer

  •        External air temperature gauge

  •        Intelligent variable speed windscreen wipers

  •        Map pockets

  •        New velour upholstery

  •        Body coloured door handles

  •        New Alcyone alloy wheels

  •        RDS Radio-CD 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

  Mégane Estate

Authentique

The entry-level version of the Mégane Estate is equipped as the Mégane Hatchback and Classic :

  •        ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and EBD

  •        Front and side airbags for driver and front passenger

  •        Five 3-point safety belts

  •        Five headrests

  •        Centralized locking with radio-frequency remote control

  •        RAID (Renault Anti-Intrusion Device)

  •        Power assisted steering

  •        Front electric windows

  •        Air recycling provision and pollen filter

  •        Satinized aluminium interior door handles

  •        New cloth/velour upholstery

  •        Drivers seat with height and lumbar adjustment

  •        1/3-2/3 splitfold back seat

  •        Double-unit headlamps

  •        Baggage cover

  •        Front foglamps

  •        Body coloured door mirror housings

  •        Pixis and Misti wheel trims

 

Air

Compared with the Authentique, the Air version also provides the following features:

  •        Manually adjusted air conditioning

  •        RDS radio-cassette 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

  •        Special Nesty wheel trims

 

Expression

The following features are added to those of the Air version.

  •        Front head restraints with comfort adjustment

  •        Trip computer

  •        External air temperature gauge

  •        Electric rear windows

  •        Intelligent variable speed windscreen wipers

  •        New velour upholstery

  •        Map pockets

  •        Body colour door handles

  •        Power operated and demisted door mirrors in body-coloured housings

  •        Saros alloy wheels

  •        RDS radio-CD 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

Mégane Coupé

Expression

Even the entry-level version of the range provides the following features:

  •        ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and EBD

  •        Front and side airbags for driver and front passenger

  •        Air recycling provision and pollen filter

  •        Centralized locking with radio-frequency remote control

  •        RAID (Renault Anti-Intrusion Device)

  •        Power assisted steering

  •        Electric front windows

  •        Electric rear quarter windows

  •        Intelligent variable speed windscreen wipers

  •        Power operated and demisted door mirrors in body-coloured housings

  •        External air temperature gauge

  •        Drivers seat with height and lumbar adjustment

  •        1/3-2/3 splitfold back seat (backrest only)

  •        New cloth/velour upholstery

  •        Satinized aluminium interior door handles

  •        Body colour door handles

  •        Double-unit headlamps

  •        Front foglamps

  •        Rear wing

  •        Ostra alloy wheels

Sport Way

  •        Manually adjusted air conditioning

  •        Saros alloy wheels

  •        RDS radio-cassette 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel

Dynamique

  •        Front head restraints with comfort adjustment

  •        Illuminated driver and passenger courtesy mirrors

  •        Trip computer

  •        Sport seats

  •        Mixed cloth/leather upholstery

  •        Map pockets

  •        Front carpet covers

  •        Ostra and Lyra (on 2.0 16V) alloy wheels

 

Privilège

Finally, the Privilège version completes the previously listed features with leather upholstery and a radio-CD 4x15W with control satellite beneath steering wheel.

Mégane Van

With its direct injection turbodiesel engine, as economical to buy as it is to operate, the light van version of the new Mégane range provides excellent value for money, particularly in its Air version.

 

As a result of this range renewal, the Mégane Van becomes the only vehicle in its class to offer the option of a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), first introduced in Laguna at the beginning of the year and followed by Scénic in spring 2001.

CONTACT

 

Renault press office: Beatrice Dupeuble, press officer, + 33 1 41 04 63 36

Web site: www.renault.com

 

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