2015 Renault Megane | new car review

Posted on May 28, 2015 by
2015 Renault Megane
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  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 50,900 - 120,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The is a C - segment offering from the French manufacturer that is available as a five door or a two door cabriolet in the UAE. In addition to its looks, the fact that BMW is the only other manufacturer to offer a and cabriolet body style for the same model, makes the Megane pretty special in the range.

Pros

Whether it's the hatchback or the cabriolet, they're both absolute stunners.

Cons

The price tag on the cabriolet is simply ridiculous.

Looks

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!

2014 Renault Megane Cabriolet front

Feels

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.

2014 Renault Megane Cabriolet interior

Engineering

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.

2014 Renault Megane Hatchback front

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.

2014 Renault Megane Hatchback rear

Summing it…

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!

2014 Renault Megane Cabriolet rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Renault Megane2015 Renault Megane 2.0L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4-cyl2.0 litre / 4 -cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
115 hp @ 6,000 RPM138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
155 Nm @ 4,000 RPM190 Nm @ 3,700 RPM
TranmissionCVTCVT
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.9 secs10.1 secs
Top speed175 km/h195 km/h
PriceAED 50,900 - 62,000AED 58,900 - 120,900

One Response to 2015 Renault Megane | new car review

  1. thozama williams Reply

    March 6, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I want new Megane Convertible, red in colour, and how much is it

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