Renault Megane wagon and sedan

Renault Australia has added a sedan and wagon to its new Megane range.

The duo joins its hatch sibling, which launched last September 2017.

The wagon broadly echoes the specification levels of the hatch and is available in Zen, GT-Line and GT trim levels. The sedan is based on Renault’s Common Module Family C/D architecture and comes in Zen and Intens variants.

The Zen, GT-Line and Intens are powered by the same turbo charged, 1.2-litre 97kW/205Nm four-cylinder petrol engine as the hatch, along with the seven-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automated transmission for the first time. The GT hatch and wagon, in keeping with their Renault Sport enhancements and persona, have a more powerful, 1.6-litre, 151kW/280Nm four-cylinder petrol engine.

Standard features include six airbags, stability control, Hill Start Assist, electronic park brake, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, R-LINK 2 multimedia system with satellite navigation and a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen, Arkamys audio with eight speakers, automatic dusk-sensing headlights and auto rain-sensing windscreen wipers.

The Zen wagon and sedan can be optioned with a $700 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Pack (consisting of Advanced Emergency Braking Inter-urban, Lane Departure Warning and automatic high/low beam function), as well as a $1990 Sunroof Pack (includes electric sunroof, automatic dimming rear view mirror and sun visor with illuminated mirror).

The GT-Line wagon and Intens sedan adds ADAS as standard with the addition of Blind Spot Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Distance Warning, side parking sensors, MULTI-SENSE system, rear privacy glass and electric panoramic sunroof.

But there are some differences. The GT-Line wagon gets Alcantara upholstery on the seats, 17-inch Decaro alloy wheels and GT-Line signature badging, while the Intens sedan scores 18-inch Grand Tour alloys, front LED daytime running lights with 3D Edge effect and Pure Vision LED headlights.

The GT-Line wagon can be optioned with a $1490 Premium Pack (Bose audio system and Pure Vision LED headlights) and 18-inch Grand Tour alloy wheels ($990).

The GT wagon features Launch Control and Multi Downshift, as well as 4CONTROL all-wheel steering, combined with Renault Sport-tuned suspension, features such as black and blue Alcantara upholstery, gloss black honeycomb front upper and lower grille, Renault Sport GT front bumper and 18-inch Magny Cours alloy wheels.

Options include the Premium and Sunroof packs.

According to Renault Australia, the sedan has record-breaking roominess for its class, generous space for occupants and a boot capacity of 503 litres. This compares with 580 litres for the wagon.

Unfortunately, cold set-in rain prevented any meaningful performance test of the sedan and wagon during the pair’s launch drive from Albury to the Victorian Alps and return. What we can report is both vehicles are comfortable, roomy and well-equipped. We look forward to bringing you an in-depth drive appreciation on our favourite local roads in the coming weeks.

For information on pricing contact your local manufacturer.