Sunday 25 June 2017

New Megane to go on sale by end of June

New Megane
New Megane
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Renault's new Megane will be in showrooms here by the end of June - just in time for the anticipated 162-reg buying spree.

While they are remaining tight-lipped on price at this stage, it is fair to speculate that there will be a 'modest' increase on current levels - if only to reflect the technology and equipment on board the new model.

Prices for the current hatchback start at €19,490 (TCe 115bhp) according to Renault Ireland website.

The new car is 25mm lower but with a 28mm longer wheelbase it has more cabin space.

It also has front and rear tracks that are considerably wider - they claim them to be the widest in this small-family class.

It is expected the 1.6-litre dCi (110bhp) version with 6spd manual transmission will be the model most people will be interested in - but you never know.

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