The wagon version of the latest Renault Megane enters the market and the company released full details on it.
The new Renault Megane Estate claims to offer the longest load-carrying capacity in its segment, accommodating items up to 2.7 meters in length while the company also threw a sportier GT version in the mix too.
The luggage space with the rear seats in position is rated at 580lt, featuring an adjustable boot floor and a system that divides the boot into two compartments. Renault also claims its new estate having one of the most spacious cabins in the segment.
Customers will get to choose between four diesel (dCi 90, dCi 110, dCi 110 Hybrid Assist and dCi 130) and two petrol engines (TCe 100 and TCe 130). A six-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard in all versions, with a six-speed dual-clutch unit offered as an option in the dCi 110 and a seven-speed dual-clutch unit in the TCe 130.
Sitting on top of the range is the Megane Estate GT which follows the same footsteps as the regular Megane GT. The exterior look is enhanced by sportier-looking bumpers with wider air intakes and 18in alloy wheels while the cabin features specific seats with blue stitching and a sports steering wheel.
The chassis features the same 4Control system with the hatchback model, making the Megane Estate GT the only model in its class with four-wheel steering. The system was configured by Renault Sport’s engineers for a sharp and reassuring handling character.
Renault offers two engine options for the Megane Estate GT: a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol with 202hp (205PS) and 206lb ft (280Nm) of torque mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission and a twin-turbo dCi 165 diesel unit with 280lb ft (380Nm) of torque on offer mated to a six-speed dual-clutch unit.
Four driving modes are available: Sport, Neutral, Comfort and Perso. The latter can be configured by the driver to his/hers personal taste while both the petrol and diesel models offer a launch control function because why not.