Renault Megane GT review
You might think Australia’s love for an SUV is a passing passion, and like a teenager obsessed with Bieber, the passion will eventually cool down.
But like the believers who were still waiting for their manly-sold idol, Calvin Klein, to knock on the door, kneel down and proclaim his love for them, we continued to roll up the SUVs along. how fascinated Justin was to lash out cash.
However, our collective dream of fun focused on lifestyle, including that audacious Top End adventure, we are certain that one day we’ll make it – conquer the sand Changes of the Simpson Desert in a high horseback family truck – just like The Biebs walk on the road ahead.
So the more practical types choose a regular horse-drawn carriage, and Europeans are experts in producing really good ones, like Renault’s new Megane, which is driven here in every GT decoration. head.
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Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
Fully published. I love a good wagon, and Megane GT manages to combine the right level of sporty aggression with sleek flair.
An oversized version of Renault’s diamond logo, dominated at the nose and powerful sweeping headlights (optional LED lights on our cars) combined with special Dali-esque hooks that are melted from the outer edge. , balanced by running lights and lower vents.
The front and rear guards bulge on 18-inch alloy wheels’ Magny-Cours, and the gently sloped turret makes the greenhouse tapered backwards. Chrome inserts around the protection badge on the front and along the top of the door adding a subtle beam of light.
At the rear, Megane’s signature taillights, stretching near the point of touch through the back door, with the spoiler mounted above and mini diffuser underneath. The extra chrome hints above the license plate and on top of the exhaust keep things interesting, without going above them.
The interior is smooth and modern, with a 8.7-inch vertical color touch screen, dominating the center console.
Touch strategically applied blue exterior colors for wheels, dash, door trim and Alcantara trimmed sport seats, with 7.0-inch LCD instrument cluster headed by an engineering team number in an analog tachometer. Racy alloy accents adorn the gear lever, wheels and pedals.
The overall feel is cool and functional, with consistent standards and an impressive finish for a $ 40k wagon.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
At 4.6m long, 1.8m wide and 1.4m high, the Megane sits upright in the size window occupied by its main rivals from Peugeot (308 Touring), Skoda (Octavia) and Volkswagen ( Golf).
Importantly, it only provides space for Peugeot in terms of wheelbase and interior space.
Front-seat passengers are equipped with ample head and legroom, along with plenty of storage, including two mugs, a door crate large enough to hold bottles, a medium-sized glove box and plenty of trays around the dashboard. Central control to store coins, keys or phones. The power and connection points run to a 12-volt outlet, two USB jacks and an SD card input.
Sitting behind the driver’s seat, set for my 183cm height, there is plenty of rear leg room, and very good space. Key points for the adjustable rear air vents, as well as two cups in the center armrest that folds down, a front-seat map pocket and a small (bottle) door barrel.
Younddd expects a wagon to work well in the load section, and even with the 60/40 foldable rear seats placed upright, capable of carrying 580 liters. Fold the back seat forward, and you look at 1505 liters. Despite having a lot of space, it’s less than the competition, the Peugeot 306 Touring coughs an extra 236 liters, for example, (with the seats folded up). Clearly, the packaging compromise is more rear leg room.
What safety devices are equipped? What is a safety assessment? 8/10
This vehicle is a safe and passive technology, with collision avoidance features including AEB, lane departure warning, distance warning, blind spot warning, ESC, ABS, EBA, EBD and Tire pressure – monitoring system.
Passively on the ledger, the GT is equipped with front (adaptive) and side airbags (pelvis and chest) for the driver and front passenger, and curtain airbags that cover the front and second row seats. two.
The Renault Megane has been rated by ANCAP, but earned up to five stars from Euro NCAP (although it’s worth noting that the vehicle tested may not match Australian specifications).
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? 8/10
Renault supports its Australian passenger range with a five-year / unlimited km warranty, with 24/7 Roadside Assistance provided throughout the time.
The service is recommended every 12 months or 30,000km (whichever comes first), with the price limit program guaranteeing a maximum price of $ 299 for the first three scheduled services.
Before you buy a compact SUV, think about a regular car like the Renault Megane GT. It looks great, well equipped, and closely matched. It also has a very high price, boasts a solid set of safety technologies and, for the most part, is loads of fun to drive. A variety of multimedia and dynamic jokes lower the average, but like some pop prince in Canada, fans will find plus points that are superior to minus points.