Thursday 22 June 2017

Plenty of room for all as Renault roll out new Megane Grand Coupé

The new Megane Grand Coupe.
The new Megane Grand Coupe.
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Renault has just globally unveiled the new Megane Grand Coupe.

The five-seater 4dr is coming down the line - as the new Megane hatchback version has just recently gone on sale here.

The new car can, Renault say, take five passengers - with loads of rear-seat space - and has spec and tech levels on a par with cars from a segment above.

The boot extends to 508 litres and there is a hands-free 'Easy Boot Access' system.

While there is no indication of price and trim levels for here, there is likely to be a 7ins colour TFT panel, 8.7ins multimedia tablet, R-Link 2, Multi-Sense, Easy Park Assist etc on the menu. Among the safety elements are Advanced Emergency Braking System.

There will be two diesels for the Irish market:

* a dCi 110 with a 6spd manual gearbox or the EDC 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

* And a dCi 130 with 6spd manual transmission.

Pricing for the existing Megane hatchback starts at €19,490 for the petrol version with diesels beginning at €21,490 (dCi 110bhp). There is 3pc APR, road side assist and 5-year warranty.

The new Coupé will be made at the company's Bursa plant in Turkey.

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