The new Renault Mégane is very much upon us but there is one member of the family that is yet to join the party – the Mégane Sport Tourer. It’s now available to buy with prices starting at £18,550 and deliveries coming next month. But what can buyers expect from the new model?
Plenty of choice
One thing that potential buyers cannot complain about is lack of choice – 24 different versions are available across with six trims and four different engines with two more coming next year. The base model Expression+ starts from £18,550 and comes with a decent level of kit including LED running lights, 16″ alloy wheels, tinted windows, all-round electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, leather steering wheel and six airbags. All models come with a large boot too – 521 litres is on offer with the seats up with 1,504 litres on offer if you fold the rear seats down.
Stepping up the trims will add features such as parking sensors and rear facing camera, more safety systems, keyless entry, bigger alloys and bigger infotainment systems to name but a few. Signature Nav marks the top of the range model which is priced at £22,550 and comes with 18″ alloy wheels, full LED headlights, black leather seats, a Nappa leather steering wheel and an auto dim rear view mirror.
Fancy something sportier?
If sporty is what you’re after then look not further than the GT-Line and GT models. The GT-Line is based on the Dynamique trim, this means you’ll enjoy features such as keyless entry, dual zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers and seven inch touchscreen. What the GT-Line does though is add a sportier styling including a wider, lower air intake plus dark 17″ alloy wheels, sports seats and a rear diffusor.
For more performance you can have the GT Nav model, starting at £27,450. This comes with a 1.6 litre TCe petrol engine which is coupled with a seven speed automatic to produce 205hp. This means a top speed of 145mph and a 0-62 time of 7.4 seconds. Not bad. The GT also benefits from four-wheel steering to make the car more responsive and agile in the bends.
What about the other engines/gearboxes?
I’ve already covered the 1.6 litre petrol exclusive to the GT so let’s focus on the other engines shall we? There is another petrol to choose from – a 1.2 litre TCe which produces 130hp and can be mated to either a manual or automatic gearbox. There are also two diesels to choose from including a 1.5 litre dCi 110 unit and a 1.6 litre dCi 130, both of which can also be mated to either manual or automatic gearboxes.
For those looking for economy, the smaller diesel unit is the best bet as that is able offer up to 76.4mpg and 96g/km of CO2 emissions, making it a good fit for a company car. There will also be a hybrid option coming next year though which will combine the 1.5 litre diesel unit with an electric motor. Plus there will be another diesel engine coming in the form of a 1.6 litre dCi 165 twin turbo unit.