Renault rejuvenates Megane for 2012

Renault rejuvenates Megane for 2012

The Indian market has received in the last couple of months a budget supermini from Renault which revamped the Scenic/Grand mid-size MPVs and Laguna Coupe, while also adding special editions to the line-up of the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet. Thus, it would turn out to be somehow strange if the Megane were left the way as it was and this is the reason why "La Regie" presented the "Megane Collection 2012", also known as the facelifted version of the C-segment model. A revised front bumper that gets gloss black and chrome details is an important trait of the 2012 Megane and LED daytime running lights appear to be the new black in the world of automotive designers. Two fresh color options named "Pearlescent White" and "Majorelle Blue" are available together with a new selection of wheels. The newly-designed 18-inch alloys are available in satin or matt black finish and the interior has red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever knob and dashboard. While the formerly limited Bose edition is an equipment level, new trim is also available for the cabin with an optional two-tone leather-Alcantara combination in three finishes. Furthermore, Renault-Sport-badged doorsill guards, a dashboard trim strip, a sports steering wheel, red upholstery stitching and "boomerang" LED lights, are features available for the GT and GT-line versions. So far, the changes have been very subtle, but the most significant change applies to the engine, which boasts to be Renault's first ever gasoline engine series comprising both turbocharging and direct injection technologies. The previous model's 1.6-liter naturally aspirated unit is now replaced by the 1.2-liter TCe 115 Energy which delivers more power and more torque, 5 HP and 40 Nm, respectively, resulting in a total of 115 HP and 190 Nm of peak torque. Even more important, the average fuel consumption is 25 percent lower, of 5.3 lt/100 km, thus providing a range in excess of 1,000 km and 119 g/km of CO2 emissions. The Energy dCi 100 diesel is an updated version of the existing 1.5-liter unit that integrates technology from the 1.6-liter dCi 130 and it is also available for the 2012 Megane. The fuel consumption of this new engine is of less than 3.8 lt/100 km, emitting only 95 g/km of CO2 although the maximum torque was increased by 20 Nm. When the driver selects the Sport mode in the Dynamic Management system, the range-topping Renault Sport model in the Trophy limited edition trim gains an extra 15 HP and 20 NM, obtaining a maximum output of 265 HP and 360 Nm, also gaining what Renault calls an "F1-style" front blade featuring two rows of six LEDs and black headlight surrounds in order to get a sportier look. According to Renault, the Megane Collection 2012 is scheduled to go on sale beginning with March in Europe, with the other markets around the globe (Turkey, Monaco, Israel, Tunisia, Algeria, Africa, Russia, South Africa and Argentina) to follow in the course of the year.


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