The 2018 Renault Megane has been launched in the UAE and the French automaker has made quite a few improvements in the sedan. The new model of the Mègane is all-set to make waves in the automobile market of the UAE with its aerodynamic new look and comfortable ride.
Thanks to its new design, the sedan now looks a better fit for the UAE car market and the UAE’s sedan enthusiasts. Here is a review of the new 2018 Renault Megane with a closer look at its upgrades, performance and other stand out features.
New Exterior of 2018 Renault Megane
The all-new Renault Mègane has a brand new exterior that speaks of the design ideology of the brand a little better. The 2018 model is designed to be more spacious and looks very familiar to the design philosophy of Talisman and Kolios vehicles.
The new design is very aerodynamic and looks really good, thanks to the sculpted shoulders and tight curves along the body. The front grille has been changed as well and now looks very imposing. The distinctive full-LED headlights and C-shaped daytime running lights add to the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle with its dynamic new look.
The look of the front fascia is appealing because of the chrome accents added to the top grille. The lower grille is now large so that it can enhance the performance of the vehicle. At the sides of the sedan, we can find new fog lights are accompanied by side indicators.
The wheels on the different trims range from 16-inch, 17-inch or 18-inch diamond cut dual-tone aluminium alloys that add to the imposing impression of the car. To the top is an electronic sun roof that has three opening positions to let as much sun and air inside as the occupant desire.
The interior of the Mègane is surprisingly comfortable and convenient. The main highlight is the huge horizontal 7-inch touchscreen that is fully customisable. You will also have the option of an 8.7-inch vertical touchscreen for an enhanced experience. The centre console has Renault’s R-Link 2 system that has a navigation system installed and allows the driver to control all the car’s functions.
It is also fully customisable and has the capability to save 6 user profiles with personalised settings. The buttons on the screen are large, easy to use, and can be rearranged according to the user’s preference. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on this infotainment system.
Behind the steering wheel is also a 7-inch TFT LCD digital dashboard that features five unique driving modes that are identified by their unique colours. These modes are:
- Neutral Mode: In this mode the AC is in full power and the atmosphere is relaxed with standard engine response
- Eco Mode: Here, the steering wheel effort is reduced as is the engine response, EDC capacity and air conditioning
- Comfort Mode: Features low steering wheel effort, better engine response, full AC capacity, and enhanced engine sound
- Sport Mode: Full engine capacity, with reduced EDC gearbox ratios heavier steering wheel for precision
- Perso Mode: This is fully customisable and the driver can choose each option as per requirement and need
The steering wheel is covered with Nappa leather for a better gripe while the sculpted seats offer better support and comfort. The driver’s seat also has a massaging feature so that he can drive in relative luxury.
Convenience is definitely not lost in the design with ample leg and elbow room for all occupants and cup holders in the front as well as the rear.
Performance of the Renault Mègane
The 2018 Renault Mègane comes in 4 trim levels, all of which are powered by a 1.6-litre engine that is paired with an X-Tronic CVT gearbox to produce 115 horsepower and 156Nm of torque for a more streamlined performance that makes this sedan a very well-fitted part of its segment.
The 2018 Mègane has impressive driver assist features that not only enhance the drive of the vehicle, but make it a fun vehicle o drive as well. These driver assist features include Easy Park Assist, Front, Rear and Side Parking sensors, Blind Spot Warning, Rear View camera, and Unstable Trajectory Alert.
The Renault Mègane sedan offers surprisingly low CO2 emission of 153 g/km combined cycle and offers an impressive combined fuel efficiency of 6.6 litres/100km and offers a fuel tank capacity of 49.7-litre With these statistics, 2018 Renault Mègane provide a stress-free and eco-friendly ride.
The 2018 Renault Mègane offers some really impressive safety features that are designed to make this sedan efficient. The driver will get a confidence boost and the passengers can feel safe when they are driving this sedan around town.
Some of the most standout safety features include:
- Up to six front, side, and curtain adaptive airbags
- ABS – Anti-lock Braking System
- ESP/ASR with hill start assist (HSA)
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- LED indicators integrated into the door mirrors with highway function (3-flash)
- ISOFIX child seat system on rear side seats
- Daytime running lights with LED light guides and 3D effect
2018 Renault Mègane offers some amazing optional features for the Mègane that include a tow-bar mounted bike rack that can easily carry up to four bicycles. The rack can be folded into the trunk, depending on the model. Buyers can get a trunk liner that helps keep the car’s trunk clean regardless of what is stored in it, preserving the carpet and protecting the sides from scratches and damage. Optional textile floor mats are custom designed to fit the interior perfectly and protect the original carpet.
The Renault Mègane 2018 is available in the UAE from Renault’s exclusive dealer, Arabian Automobiles Company, in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. The price of the sedan ranges between AED 52,900 for the stock version and AED 72,500 for the fully equipped trim level.
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