Cars Renault Megane review – Family hatchback is future-proofed

19:55  21 april  2017
19:55  21 april  2017 Source:   MSN

Is this the future of F1?

  Is this the future of F1? LED lights, transparent cockpits and a 'more spectacular show'. Renault have revealed their vision for F1 2027Is this what Formula 1 could look like in 2027?

Read the definitive Renault Megane 2017 review from the expert What Car? team. Previous versions had plenty of style, and Gallic charm, but they were often overlooked in favour of the more mainstream family hatchbacks .

For additional details please contact us.

  Renault Megane review – Family hatchback is future-proofed © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited

YOU have to hand it to the French – when it comes to style, they always seem to be one step ahead of everyone else. And that applies just as much to their automotive creations as to the garments created for the catwalks of Paris.

Take the latest generation Renault Megane, now a racy little number with enough curves to earn it a place on the cover of Vogue.

The fourth generation of the popular family hatchback is not a car you will miss in the daylight or at night thanks to the dramatic wave of red LEDs lighting its rear and vivid white ones outlining its “face”.

Renault progress surprises Force India

  Renault progress surprises Force India Force India’s deputy team principal Bob Fernley has expressed his surprise at the progress made by Formula 1 rivals Renault over the winter. Renault endured a difficult return as a fully-fledged manufacturer in 2016, amassing only eight points en route to ninth in the championship. After capturing the signature of Nico Hulkenberg, however, the team has leaped up the pecking order and looks set to be a major protagonist in an intense midfield battle. Fernley believes that Renault, which scored its first points of the season in Bahrain, has filled the void left by the struggling McLaren. When asked by Autosport if he was surprised by Renault’s efforts, Fernley replied: “Yes I am. Renault have done a fantastic job over the winter, much better than I thought they would do, but we had identified that as a key issue. “Going into testing, I felt we would be in a four-car battle with Williams, Toro Rosso and McLaren. “Clearly McLaren didn’t make it but Renault have stepped into where McLaren would be and I think it’s going to be like that for the whole season.” Force India is looking to retain the fourth place it impressively claimed last year and is on target after the opening three rounds. However, Williams is only a point adrift, with Toro Rosso, Haas and indeed Renault also posing a threat in an increasingly tight midfield squabble. Fernley expects the fight, which is proving increasingly unpredictable, to continue throughout the season. “From what you can see at the moment it looks quite exciting,” he added. “You’ve got two teams fighting at the front and four that are going to be battling for fourth place – obviously Red Bull are in the middle somewhere.

For additional details please contact us.

Renault Megane hatchback review . Last Updated: 30/03/2016. The Renault Megane hatchback is a family car with a stylish presentation and some low cost engine options.

Longer and lower than its predecessor, the new incarnation retains the same width so there is still plenty of elbow room for passengers.

Step inside and you will find an interior that is just as stylish as the outside, with a nice quality feel to the seats – part leather and part cloth in the case of this Dynamique S Nav grade car – and a futuristic dashboard design.

The dash is dominated by an 8.7in portrait touchscreen that operates virtually everything except the temperature control so you have a clutter-free surface.

Via the screen you can also set the car up for whatever style of driving you prefer, including eco, comfort and sport and each mode changes the ambient lighting colour as well as the look of the dials.

Opt for sport, for example, and you get red lighting on the dash and car interior as well as a dominant rev counter wrapped around a digital speedometer. Other choice settings allow for a conventional analogue speedo if that’s your preferred option.

Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction

  Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight. Lawyer Aamer Anwar confirmed files will be handed to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).The SCCRC will decide whether there are grounds to refer the case to the appeal court.Megrahi's widow Aisha and son Ali met recently with Mr Anwar.It is believed they will present concerns over the evidence which convicted the Libyan, including that given by Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, who died last year.Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 atrocity which killed 270 people.

The latest Renault Megane doesn’t trouble the very best cars in the family hatchback class, because it falls a little short on quality, practicality and driving manners. That said, it’s still a reasonably compelling proposition.

Read the definitive used Renault Megane 2002-2009 review from What Car?. We tell you what you need to know before you buy. Used Renault Megane Hatchback 02-09. View all years. More Family used car reviews .

The large screen also features TomTom Live satellite navigation services, as well as showing you what’s behind you when reversing, via the rear view camera.

The 110hp model I tried is expected to be the best seller of the range and it doesn’t take long behind the wheel to find out why.

  Renault Megane review – Family hatchback is future-proofed © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited

Not only is the cabin very quiet but there is a very impressive blend of real punchy performance and economy that makes the car rewarding to drive yet is easy on the pocket.

With a little bit of care, I managed to easily achieve a real-world figure of 65 miles per gallon even when driving in Sport mode. And, with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km, this Megane will be popular with business users trying to keep their tax bills down.

When you need to move quickly, the Megane doesn’t disappoint, with a surprisingly sharp response to the accelerator and good road holding.

Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction

  Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight. Lawyer Aamer Anwar confirmed files will be handed to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).The SCCRC will decide whether there are grounds to refer the case to the appeal court.Megrahi's widow Aisha and son Ali met recently with Mr Anwar.It is believed they will present concerns over the evidence which convicted the Libyan, including that given by Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, who died last year.Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 atrocity which killed 270 people.

Renault Scenic long-term test review . Renault 's latest family SUV is big on style and technology, but can it be practical too? Tall drivers can often be left feeling cramped in small cars, so what should you choose if you want a cheap, city-friendly hatchback that's spacious e …

Available in South Africa as a hatchback or a Coupé, the Mégane is right up there with its German and Japanese counterparts with regards to handling Typically of the French manufacturers, it’s quite family -orientated too. Average sales price for a Renault Megane . Latest Renault news & reviews .

On a practical level, the Megane has a sensibly sized boot, with 384 litres of space that can be increased to 1247 litres with the split/folding rear seatbacks lowered. And useful on-board features include automatic low/high beam headlights, traffic sign recognition and a lane departure warning system.

The Megane has been around for 20 years in different guises and notched up more than 6.5million sales but the latest one – as you would expect – has been taken to a completely different level and should ensure it’s around for many more years to come.

Factfile:

  • Model: Renault Megane Dynamique S Nav dCi 110
  • Engine: 1.5-litre diesel
  • Power: 110hp
  • Top speed: 116mph
  • 0-62mph: 11.3 seconds
  • Average mpg: 76.3
  • CO2 emissions: 96g/km
  • Warranty: Four years/100,000 miles
  • Price: £21,340

What is the new Nintendo 2DS XL and why should I want it? .
Nintendo has announced a new member to its mobile gaming family in the Nintendo 2DS XL handheld console. As you probably already know we’ve currently got the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS XL available as options, but this 2DS XL is new. As the name suggests it will sit between the other two consoles. But what does that mean? You still get the same clamshell design of the current DS consoles but this comes in cool new black and turquoise or white and orange colour options. It will also offer the larger screen size of the 3DS XL, except this version will be 2D only. So the best of both worlds then. Despite being lighter than the 3DS XL the new 2DS XL will still offer NFC for amiibo cards and figures plus compatibility for all 3DS and DS games in 2D. Nintendo has announced it will released the 2DS XL on sale with three new games. Hey! PIMKIN is a new Pimkin game with touch screen controls and side scrolling fun. Miitopia lets you cast Mii characters into a world to stop the Dark Lord who has stolen the faces of the townsfolk of Mitopia. Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training takes the mind concentrating gaming to the next level with challenging exercises. The new Nintendo 2DS XL will be available to buy on 28 July. Pricing has yet to be announced.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!