Renault has completed the renewal of its revised family car offering with the announcement of the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer arriving in Ireland in December. Based on the fourth generation Mégane that launched in Ireland in June, the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer is available to order from today, priced from €20,490.
Displaying Renault’s striking new design, the All-New Mégane Sport Tourer provides features and technologies from the segment above, not usually seen on a family car.
The arrival of the Mégane Sport Tourer is part of the renewal of Renault’s family car line-up and joins the Kadjar crossover, All-New Mégane, All-New Mégane Grand Coupe, All-New Scenic and Grand Scénic in Renault’s newest and youngest car range.
Providing a wealth of space for occupants and their belongings, the Mégane Sport Tourer boasts boot space of 521-litres (VDA) with seats in place and 1,504-litres (VDA) with rear seats down.
All-New Mégane Sport Tourer range
The All-New Mégane Sport Tourer has five trim levels - Expression, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, as well as GT Line and GT and all provide a comprehensive specification as standard, offering customers the choice between luxurious or sporty at the top of the range.
Expression trim level offers a broad specification including front and rear LED daytime running lights; 16-inch wheels, tinted windows, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio with fingertip controls, an AUX input, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, accessory power point, a 12-volt front socket and ample storage throughout the cabin.
Renault’s passive safety systems, such as six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats have been applied to every version in the range. Active safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, AEBS and lane departure warning are available on certain trim levels.
Dynamique Nav adds to this with 16 inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Renault’s Visio active safety system providing lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high/low beam headlamps; electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, handsfree keycard, rear parking sensors, automatic dual zone climate control, Arkamys 3D Sound 4x35W DAB radio, and seven-inch touchscreen R-Link2 multimedia system including satellite navigation with live traffic updates and Western European mapping. R-Link2 is the hub for controlling Renault’s unique Multi-Sense convenience system enables drivers to fully personalise the driving style of the car.
The Multi-Sense system has five modes to alter the driving set up and interior ambiance – Neutral, Comfort, Eco, Perso and Sport. Multi-Sense can be used to modify the response of the accelerator pedal and engine, engine sound, steering weight and interior lighting ambience through a choice of five colours. The system is accessed via the R-LINK 2 system or through a button on the centre console.
The specification is further enhanced on Dynamique S Nav with the unique-in-class 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate.
The GT-Line Nav provides a more sporty and dynamic appearance with exterior and interior enhancements. Based on the Dynamique specification it adds a wider, lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh, flanked by lateral scoops to the front. Dark metal 17-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.
To the interior, the sports front seats feature additional lateral support and integral headrests, blue top-stitching and a chequered Renault Sport logo. The upholstery options, in fabric or Alcantara, provide hints of blue throughout to reflect the exclusive-to-GT-versions Iron Blue optional metallic paint. A full range of body colours is available. The GT-Line also has a bespoke steering wheel offering a firmer grip and GT badging on the dashboard.
Carrying across the look of the GT-Line, the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT Nav 205, developed and engineered by Renault Sport, offers a number of unique-in-class technologies such as 4Control four-wheel steering, Launch Control and Multi-Change Down, both inspired by Renault Sport’s expertise in motorsport.
Making the car more responsive and precise to drive, the 4Control four-wheel steering system gives the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT the manoeuvrability of a shorter wheelbase vehicle. At speeds of less than 80kmph in Sport mode, and 60kmph in other modes, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, by up to 2.7 degrees at the back for greater manoeuvrability on particularly twisty sections of road. In excess of these speeds, the rear wheels turn in the same direction providing reassuring stability when cornering.
When Launch Control is selected the car's electronics fully manage getaways to ensure the fastest starts in complete control. This contributes to the GT's 0-100kmph time of just 7.4 seconds. With the driver's left foot on the brake pedal, Launch Control is activated when the two gearshift paddles are simultaneously pulled and held, with activation confirmed by a 'Launch Control On' message in the instrument panel. With the driver's right foot pressed down on the accelerator, Launch Control activates as soon as the brake pedal is released.
Multi-Change Down allows the EDC transmission to downshift several gears in quick succession while braking, through one pull of the left gearshift paddle whilst in manual mode. The car will therefore be in the best gear for rapid acceleration out of corners.
The TCe 205 engine fitted with the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) seven-speed automatic transmission – only available on the All-New Renault Mégane Sport Tourer GT – is capable of 0-100kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 230kmph.
The Multi-Sense system in the Mégane Sport Tourer GT differs to the other versions. It offers four settings – Comfort, Sport, Neutral and Perso. Sport offers the most dynamic style and, unlike other versions in the range, is accessed directly via the R.S. Drive button on the centre console. Sport mode reduces the steering’s power assistance by 40% and adjusts the accelerator, engine and transmission mapping accordingly.
The All-New Mégane Sport Tourer range is available with an advanced range of safety and convenience features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, Safe Distance Warning, Handsfree Parking and 360-degree parking sensors.
At launch there is a choice of four engines on offer – two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2-litre/130hp and 1.6-litre/205hp (GT only). The turbodiesel alternatives are a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit or a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine.
A six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 engine. The seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox is standard with the TCe 205 engine for GT. The dCi 110 EDC automatic provides emissions as low as 98 g/km of CO2, compared to 96 g/km of CO2 for the manual version. The TCe 205 engine for the GT’s CO2 emissions are 134 g/km.
The Mégane Sport Tourer is available with fuel consumption as low as 3.7 l/100km (NEDC Combined), with CO2 emissions as low as 96g/km. This is thanks to the sleek shape and low weight of the car, weighing from 1,340kg (TCe 130 versions); the engine’s Stop&Start system, which is standard on all manual models; the availability of a dual-clutch EDC transmission; an economical driving mode which optimises the engine’s performance when cruising; the Renault Driving eco2 feature to help owners adopt a more economical driving style and standard brake energy recovery.
All-new Mégane Sport Tourer is available to order for 171 registrations in the 28 Renault dealerships around the country now. Renault’s 171 offer includes 3 % APR Finance, 3 Years Servicing Included and 5 Years Warranty & Roadside Assistance