2015 Renault Megane | new car review
Whether it's the hatchback or the cabriolet, they're both absolute stunners.
The price tag on the cabriolet is simply ridiculous.
Though similar for the most part, minor styling differences such as the exclusion of LED’s under the headlamps, a revised bumper and a prominent crease along the sides, differentiate the 2015 Renault Megane Cabriolet from the Hatchback. In addition to the nameplate, both models also share one more very important characteristic: they’re ravishing!
Identical to the interior of the Renault Fluence, the cabin features a dual layer dashboard that is divided in the centre by a strip of silver plastic and an instrument cluster that is home to a digital speed-o-meter. How would a Renault Megane Cabriolet owner feel knowing their interior is sourced from a car that is exactly half the price? Not very happy, I reckon.
For a hatchback that falls in the sub AED 60,000 price range, the 2015 Renault Megane is more than adequately kitted out. Features such as push button ignition, dual zone climate control, a sunroof and cruise control are all available on different rungs of the spec ladder.
What’s on offer?
Two engine choices are available across the Megane range, a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder engine and a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine. Horsepower figures start out at 115 in the 1.6 litre and top out at 138 in the 2.0 litre variant. Both engines direct their grunt through a CVT transmission to the front wheels.
The Megane Hatchback is economical and good looking, and with a price tag that is significantly less than the Volkswagen Golf, it is well priced as well. The Megane Cabriolet on the other hand, doesn’t seem worth the money with a price that goes North of AED 120,000!
|Specifications||2015 Renault Megane||2015 Renault Megane 2.0L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.6 litre / 4-cyl||2.0 litre / 4 -cyl|
|Max Power |
|115 hp @ 6,000 RPM||138 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|155 Nm @ 4,000 RPM||190 Nm @ 3,700 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.9 secs||10.1 secs|
|Top speed||175 km/h||195 km/h|
|Price||AED 50,900 - 62,000||AED 58,900 - 120,900|