Renault Megane sedan debuts in the Kingdom

Renault Megane sedan debuts in the Kingdom

‘Coupe-like silhouette’

THE all-new Renault Megane, the latest from the French renowned automaker, was unveiled in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a ceremony held in honor of company senior officials from Renault, Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA) and esteemed members of the press. Marwan Haidamous, Managing Director of Renault Middle East, said: “The Megane family is expanding with the introduction of a four-door version - the new Renault Megane Sedan. This model completes Renault’s offering in the C-segment and strengthens the brand’s position in markets where compact saloons remain the preferred choice amongst motorists looking for a comfortable and spacious vehicle that reflects their social status.” Haidamous also commented on the new sedan launch stating: “Courtesy of its dynamic styling and its range of features from the next segment up, the new Renault Megane Sedan represents a genuine upmarket shift, which enables the brand’s latest model to position itself as the new benchmark in the compact saloon category.” The new Megane Sedan contributes to the brand’s global growth and the extension of its product range. Based upon Renault’s CMF C/D architecture, the new Renault Megane Sedan was conceived, designed and developed in tandem with the new Megane, launched at the beginning of 2016. This means it benefits from the same features, technology and engine variants as its five-door sibling, while adding record-breaking roominess for its class with generous space for its occupants and a boot volume of 550dm3 VDA. Measuring 4,632 mm long and 1,814 mm wide, with a very long wheelbase of 2,711 mm, this is one very handsome C-segment sedan with nice proportions. Contributing factors are the car’s low height (1,443 mm), low ground clearance (136 mm) and the widest tracks in the class. Renault is also proud of the car’s large 550-litre boot and “coupe-like silhouette”. Chrome detailing on the grille, side moldings, door window strips, door handles and exhaust tailpipes adorn high spec variants. Wheel sizes go up to 18 inches in diameter. Its panoramic sliding glass roof is a class first and improves aesthetics. The car’s front and rear light signatures will not be mistaken for anything else out there. The dashboard is as per the Megane hatch, dominated by the same optional portrait-format 8.7 inch capacitive touchscreen (with pinch-to-zoom functionality) for the R-Link 2 infotainment system. Also offered is a 7.0-inch TFT LCD instrument display, a colour head-up display and a Multi-Sense system with five driving modes. The engine range starts from the SCe 115, a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated unit with 115 hp and 156 Nm, paired to either a five-speed manual or Nissan’s Xtronic CVT automatic. Moving up, there’s the Energy TCe 130 EDC. This combo is made up of a 1.2 litre turbo engine with 130 hp and 205 Nm, mated to a 6MT or seven-speed EDC dual clutch automatic. The new four-door sedan is part of the renewal of the Renault range. Its dynamic and prestigious styling is reflected in sculpted surfaces, well-balanced proportions, a Renault-family front end, and a distinctive C-shaped front light signature. The glass roof linking the windscreen to the rear window lends an elegant and esthetic two-tone look. For further information regarding the Megane Sedan and all Renault cars, visit any Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA) showrooms across the Kingdom - Riyadh, Jeddah, Qassim, Abha,  Dammam & Madinah or call 920006196. — SG