Renault Megane Estate (2017)

Renault Megane Estate

The 2016 Geneva Motor Show seen Renault present the new Renault Megane Sport Tourer and the new Megane Sport Tourer GT, just two months after the launch of the model's hatchback, GT and GT Line versions.

The dynamic, elegant new Renault Megane Sport Tourer combines an intuitive, modular interior, including a choice of boot arrangements, with the segment's longest maximum load length. The new Megane Sport Tourer GT features a large carrying capacity, 4CONTROL technology with four-wheel steering and Renault Sport signature styling.

A dynamic, elegant design

The design of the new Renault Megane Sport Tourer blends dynamism with elegance. The lowest vehicle in its class, it also has the widest track to increase its feeling of solidity on the road.

The car projects a feeling of the very highest quality, notably in terms of fit and finish as well as the chrome trim that runs from the car's waistline up to the rear quarter panel on all models. Integrated, matt-finish anodised aluminium roof bars will be standard from the second equipment level upwards.

The new Renault Megane Sport Tourer features a distinctive lighting signature. At the front, C-shaped headlights can be equipped (according to equipment level) with LED PURE VISION technology. At the rear, Edge Light technology creates an elegant 3D effect.

A carefully designed, ergonomic cabin

The new Renault Megane Sport Tourer has a fresh cabin ambiance, tailored to the driver. Compared with the previous model, the driving position has been improved ergonomically. All the high-tech features (colour head-up display, dashboard with colour-adjustable seven-inch TFT data screen, R-Link 2 8.7-inch portrait-format multimedia tablet) are designed to facilitate everyday use. Controls are positioned in an L configuration, within easy reach of the driver.

Careful finishing touches, fine chrome detailing and high-quality materials further enhance traveling comfort.

New Megane Sport Tourer GT: a design ripe with Renault Sport's DNA

On the outside, the front bumper has been designed to underline the car's sporting credentials and Renault Sport pedigree, while the honeycomb mesh of the upper and lower radiator grilles is specific to this model. The wide lower air inlet is flanked by two scoops. Renault Sport-designed GT-badged 18-inchdiamond-cut wheels are available as an option. At the rear, the new Megane Sport Tourer GT is fitted with a chromed exhaust tailpipe, on the nearside, along with a sculpted diffuser to reinforce the car's dynamic stance. The new Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT has Renault Sport signatures to the left of the tailgate and on both front wings.

Inside, you'll discover the full Renault Sport experience. The bucket seats, with integral headrests, blue stitching and a chequered sport logo, are very comfortable and provide excellent lateral support. There are three upholstery options: fabric, and Alcantara® with either blue or black stripes. The new Megane Sport Tourer GT's identity is further emphasised by blue flourishes within the instrument binnacle, plus blue trim strips and seat stitching that complement the Iron Blue bodywork. The innovative sports steering wheel, in perforated full-grain leather, has optimised ergonomics, while the aluminium pedals and bespoke gear lever are designed to suit sporting drivers - as are the steering wheel gearshift paddles.

An easy-to-use modular boot

The new Renault Megane Sport Tourer has 521dm3 VDA of luggage space (equivalent to 580 litres, the same as its forebear).

The modular boot is extremely straightforward to use. The boot floor has two positions. Selecting the high position creates a flat floor when the rear seat is folded to facilitate the loading of bulky items. In this configuration, further storage space of 50dm3 VDA is available beneath the floor. Alternatively, setting the floor in its lower position creates maximum load volume in a single area.

The new Megane Sport Tourer has lateral storage bins on each side of the boot, next to the wheel arches. In addition, there is a hook on both sides from which bags can be hung. Such carefully considered details make everyday life simpler. As an option, a luggage safety net that can be used vertically is available.

It is also possible to separate the boot into two compartments, front and rear, to prevent items from sliding around.

The soft luggage cover can easily be rolled up to facilitate loading. Beneath the floor, it has a dedicated storage area that does not detract from carrying capacity.

The longest load area in its segment, at almost 2.8m

Thanks to handles located within the boot area, Renault's Easy Folding system enables simple unlocking and automatic folding of the 60/40-split rear seat. In addition, the front passenger seat folds flat to accommodate items up to 2.77m in length, a figure no segment rival can match.

The highest standards of cabin space and comfort

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer was designed with consideration for rear passengers and a revised seating position provides greater comfort. The available legroom is among the best in the segment (at 216mm) and the rear seat back has slightly more rake than that of the Megane 3 Sport Tourer (27° rather than 25°), providing passengers with a better posture and consequently greater comfort.

High standards of equipment echo the new Megane hatchback

The new Renault Megane Sport Tourer benefits from CMF (Common Module Family) C/D platform and thus has numerous features inherited from the new Espace and Talisman that are usually found only in higher segments. As a result, the Megane Sport Tourer is equipped with a range of technologies unique to its market sector:

  • A personalisable, connected control centre: the R-LINK 2 multimedia tablet is available in two formats, 7-inch landscape or 8.7-inch portrait
  • Driving enjoyment: GT versions are fitted with 4CONTROL
  • Individuality: the dashboard features a configurable colour seven-inch TFT data screen, plus MULTI- SENSE technology
  • Safety: colour head-up display, driver aids

4CONTROL for the new Megane Sport Tourer GT

The new Megane Sport Tourer GT is the first C-segment Sport Tourer to benefit from 4CONTROL technology. A Renault innovation, the 4CONTROL chassis permits a degree of rear-wheel steering.

Specifically tailored to the new Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT by Renault Sport's engineers, 4CONTROL adds dynamism and precision on twisty roads. Driving is more accurate, more reassuring and genuinely enjoyable in all circumstances. In the event of an emergency situation, the four steered wheels provide extra peace of mind thanks to their instant response.

The system combines high-speed stability with low-speed manoeuvrability and, for a Sport Tourer, the new Megane Sport Tourer GT is remarkably agile in built-up areas. To guarantee optimal stability, 4CONTROL monitors and adjusts the rear steering angle 100 times every second.

A comprehensive choice of engines, from 90 to 205hp, including hybrid assist

Engine options are the same as those available for the new Megane.

Petrol engines

  • For the new Megane Sport Tourer and Megane Sport Tourer GT-Line (options might vary according to the market): the Energy TCe 100 with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Energy TCe 130 with a 6-speed manual gearbox and the Energy TCe 130 with EDC dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission.
  • For the new Megane Sport Tourer GT only: the Energy TCe 205 driving through EDC dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission.
  • At the request of certain markets, the naturally aspirated SCe 115 engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox is also available.

Diesel engines

  • For the new Megane Sport Tourer and Megane Sport Tourer GT-Line (according to the market): the Energy dCi 90 with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Energy dCi 110 with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Energy dCi 110 with EDC dual-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission and the Energy dCi 130 with a 6-speed manual gearbox
  • For the new Megane Sport Tourer GT only: the Energy dCi 165 driving through EDC dual-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission

Diesel-electric engine: Hybrid Assist with the Energy dCi 110 engine (with manual gearbox) will be available from 2017.

4CONTROL & MULTI-SENSE take personalised driving enjoyment to a new level

Renault is the first volume manufacturer to combine personalisable driving enjoyment with four-wheel steering technology.

The MULTI-SENSE system coordinates the different parameters that contribute to driving pleasure and travelling comfort in order to match the driver's/passengers' mood of the moment. Combined with Renault's 4CONTROL technology, it ensures peerless low-speed manoeuvrability and impeccable handling at higher speeds.

Hybrid assist power for fuel consumption amongst the segment's lowest

The imminent launch in 2016 of an electrified Hybrid Assist diesel powertrain sees Renault target the C-segment's lowest fuel consumption by recovering otherwise wasted energy under deceleration or braking. This technology dispenses with the need for a high-voltage battery, a consideration that fits perfectly with Renault's philosophy of delivering technology to the widest possible audience at the lowest possible price.

R-link 2: the big-format, connected control centre

More than simply embellishing the interior design of Renault models, R-LINK 2 plays a fundamental role in the driving experience and the travelling comfort occupants enjoy by controlling key functions such as the multimedia, navigation, audio, hands-free telephone and MULTI-SENSE systems, as well as the different driving aids, the 4CONTROL chassis, etc.

The 7-inch landscape- or 8.7-inch portrait-format display is particularly clear and carefully designed for in-car use. It is capable of storing up to six different driver profiles which means that preferred comfort- and driving- related settings are just a click away.

Meanwhile, through its R-LINK Store, Renault proposes an extensive catalogue of applications developed specifically for automotive use.