Available in Iconic and RS Line trim levels, the New Mégane Hatch and Sport Tourer range has been updated with a suite of exterior enhancements that include the use of LEDs within their updated lighting signature.
The new Mégane’s interior hasn't been missed as well with a large digital driver’s information display coupled with the 9.3-inch EasyLink infotainment system set into the dashboard.
This update brings a suite of upgrades to the technological offering of the Mégane via the large touchscreen, with access to all multimedia functions, MultiSense driving modes and vehicle settings.
The engine line-up has also been revised, with new E-TECH technology delivering the latest Plug-in Hybrid powertrain.
The Mégane RS also benefits from the same suite of enhancements, with a choice of RS 300 and RS Trophy available to order from August 2020.
Subtle tweaks to the styling see it getting fitted with new LED lighting signatures to bear French carmaker's latest family resemblance, but with typical R.S. references to its hot hatchback billing.
Inside, it features the same technological benefits the rest of the upgraded New Mégane range enjoys.
Both Mégane Hatch and Mégane Sport Tourer variants now come with new front and rear bumpers, front grille and new front and rear LED lighting as standard.
At the front, there's a C-shaped light signature that incorporates the turn indicators and is complemented by a new LED light strip reaching across the rear of the car towards the Renault badge.
The rear turn signals now feature dynamic indicators as well as door handle lighting.
For colour option, buyers have a choice of Copper, Baltique Grey and for the first time - Highland Grey.
Not to mention, it also has new alloy wheel designs for both Iconic and RS Line models of 16 and 17-inch wheel sizes.
As for the RS Line, it gets shod with new 17-inch Monthlery diamond-cut alloy wheels instead as well as a new fog light design and F1-style front splitter.
An RS Line bumper at the rear with a chrome exhaust pipe completes the exterior look across both Hatch and Sport Tourer models.
Inside, the Mégane’s welcoming interior has evolved with a suite of connected technologies which enhance the driver experience, courtesy of two new displays.
There is a 10.0-inch TFT Driver Information Display and a new 9.3-inch EasyLink touchscreen infotainment display in the centre of the dashboard.
The upholstery can be upgraded to full leather and is available for the Mégane Sport Tourer Iconic models, while both Hatch and Sport Tourers finished in RS Line grade can be upgraded to Alcantara on selected items.
On RS Line specification it is further enhanced with a perforated leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals, sports seats with additional lateral support with carbon-look inserts and black headlining.
Also, red and grey stitching can be found on the seats and gear lever.
Regarding the new Mégane Sport Tourer Plug-in Hybrid, it still manages to retain the regular load area as well as the space located beneath the boot floor to keep charging cables stowed tidily.
This still leaves a square, accessible load bay for other items.
The latest infotainment and driver display systems are used here and are standard across all Renault models.
The 10-inch TFT Driver Information Display offers drivers the ability to fully customise the display based on personal preferences.
For instance, a full map display can be chosen for better navigation instructions right in front of the driver.
Alternatively, drivers can prioritise driver assistance and safety information, or vital trip information.
Backed up by what’s on display on the configurable main EasyLink display, the Mégane provides multiple options to suit a range of driver needs.
Also standard on R.S. Line models, the new 9.3-inch EasyLink features an intuitive display with faster responses via the new, glossy touchscreen that's touted to be more user-friendly when controlling the main functions.
Full smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, as well as in-car direct voice recognition to control the radio, music, navigation and Renault apps via simple commands.
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are controlled via a new menu with an improved look and feel, while the satellite navigation system also features 3D buildings displayed on the screen, alongside connected features that include up-to-date traffic and weather information, fuel prices, door-to-door navigation and online search via Google.
Alternatively, a 7.0-inch version of the updated EasyLink system is available on Mégane Iconic models, incorporating smartphone connections and enhanced graphics and usability.
For added convenience, the Megane models are equipped with front and rear parking sensors, TFT instrument panel, full LED headlights, reverse camera and driver assistance systems that include lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high and low beam.
R.S. Line models benefit from Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) as standard.
A new Plug-in Hybrid powertrain utilises F1-inspired E-TECH technology which combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 9.3kWh battery, plus a multi-mode clutchless gearbox for optimised gearshifts.
Combined, the powertrain delivers 160hp worth of performance, with the engine providing 144Nm of torque and the electric motor capable of 205Nm.
This allows the Megane Plug-in Hybrid to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 9.8 seconds and can travel up to about 50km on electric power alone.
The driving experience can be tweaked and personalised via the MultiSense driving modes, with three available to choose from in the Mégane Plug-in Hybrid models - Pure, MySense and Sport.
The new record-breaking Mégane R.S. models have also received an update with key specification changes across both New Mégane R.S. 300 and New Mégane R.S. Trophy variants.
The Mégane R.S. 300’s standard specification has been bolstered with a range of key equipment, adding the following to the existing generous equipment list:
- 10-inch full TFT Driver Information Display with Renault Sport custom display
- Premium BOSE 9-Speaker audio system with a 9.3-inch EasyLink navigation system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Rear-view camera with flank guard protection
- Shark fin antenna in black
That’s on top of the New Mégane R.S. 300’s existing suite of features incorporating full R.S. exterior body kit, 4Control 4-wheel steering system, R.S. Drive, Sport chassis, 18-inch R.S. alloy wheels, R.S. Vision LED headlights with integrated C-shape turn signal, dual-zone climate control, handsfree Renault keycard, lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and active emergency braking system.
For the ultimate New Mégane R.S., buyers can upgrade to the Trophy specification.
Bi-material brakes, 19-inch R.S. Trophy alloy wheels, R.S. Nappa perforated leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, heated seats, R.S. Monitor and the Cup chassis are all part of the package.
Renaultsport Alcantara upholstery with red stitching is standard, while optional Recaro bucket seats are also available.