The brand new Megane at length
Renault’s new Megane leaked to the web a week ago, however the firm has revealed detailed information on its new Focus challenger in front of its Paris motor show debut the following month.In France They manufacturer is making big claims concerning the new model’s interior refinement, package list and safety equipment – potentially a sensible move, thinking about that it is chassis set-up (MacPherson struts in front, beam in the rear) is simply a modified form of the outgoing vehicle.The inside toys (see gallery here) incorporate a digital speedometer, a ‘speed limiter mode’ that illuminates a dashboard display in red if your predetermined speed is exceeded, hands-free entry and ignition, a seem system that may adjust to different figures of passengers, standard heating and cooling and 2 specifications of sitting-nav.The security equipment includes visual seatbelt reminders, a steering wheel pressure monitoring system, ABS, emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, understeer control, twin thorax/pelvis airbags and headrests that reduce mind movement within an accident.Underneath the bonnet, gas engine options includes 1.6-litre units producing 99bhp and 108bhp, a couple.-litre motor with 138bhp and (in spring 2009) Renault’s 1.4-litre TCe unit, that is claimed to create 128bhp but lower CO2 emissions than the usual 1.6. Diesel options will ultimately comprise dCi 85, 90, 105 and 110 engines (which emit under 120g/km of CO2), together with more effective 130, 150 and 160 variants.The 5-door Megane’s looks are pretty tame in comparison with the unconventional rear finish from the outgoing model. But Renault plans several more variants from the new vehicle, together with a more rakish three-door, a small-MPV along with a convertible, by 2010.No details happen to be released on which Renaultsport might use the brand new Megane to follow-up the awesome R26. But insiders state that the brand new three-door Megane may have ample looks to create the foundation of the performance model.The brand new Megane can’t come rapidly enough for Renault, that is presently facing industrial action over redundancies in France. Poor sales of their new Laguna and also the economic slowdown have forced it to axe 1000 jobs at its Sandouville plant alone.