Renault updates the Megane GC
The biggest changes to the engine line-up is the additon, for the first time, of a petrol option - the new 140hp TCe 1.3-litre four-cylinder unit. It comes with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and has a healthy 240Nm of torque, delivered at a low-down 1,600rpm, to ease the transition back to petrol for those who've become used to diesel's low-down lugging.
There is a diesel option too, of course - the 1.5-litre dCi engine, which has been updated with a new AdBlue system to cut the emission of toxic NOx gases, and which Renault says has a big enough reservoir that you won't have to top up the system too often.
The car's equipment levels have also been revised, into what Renault calls 'Easy-Life' trims. Those are Play, Icon and Signature.
Play, which replaces both the old Expression and Dynamique Nav trims, comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its seven-inch touch screen, climate control and parking sensors.
Icon replaces the old Dynamique S Nav trim, and comes with built-in navigation with a seven-inch screen, the Multi-sense system - which allows you to alter the engine mode, the cabin lighting and more - and the Visio Active safety system, which includes autonomous emergency braking.
Top-spec Signature comes with all of that, and includes a leather upholstered interior, 18-inch diamond cut wheels, 8.7-inch navigation screen and full LED lights.
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