New Renault Megane; on sale now from £16,600

Renault’s all-new family hatch is available to order now with UK dealer deliveries this summer

Renault has finally revealed UK prices and specs of its new Megane five-door hatch. The Vauxhall Astra rival is available to order now from £16,600, with deliveries in July.
We drove the new Megane late last year, but Renault has waited until now to reveal market-specific pricing details. That £16,600 pricetag is slightly more than the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, but it nets you a more powerful 128bhp 1.2-litre TCe turbo petrol. That manages a 0-62mph time of 10.6 seconds and 52.3mpg combined.
Renault has also confirmed a ‘Hybrid Assist’ petrol-electric powertrain, as well as a more powerful ‘dCi 165’ diesel, will arrive in 2017. The Sport Tourer estate will go on sale later this year. 

Standard kit on base Expression models includes air-con, cruise control, Bluetooth, electric windows front and rear, LED daytime running lights, active city braking and alloy wheels. The 1.5 dCi 110 diesel costs £1,300 more than the petrol, but manages a a claimed 76.4mpg and emits 96g/km of CO2.
Step up to Dynamique Nav for an extra £1,500 (as most are expected to) and you get a seven-inch portrait touchscreen with sat-nav and an uprated sound system, rear parking sensors, climate control, auto lights and wipers, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.
Dynamique S Nav, starting from £19,100, adds 17-inch alloys and tinted glass, while Signature Nav brings 18-inch alloys, leather and full LED headlights. Both also receive a larger 8.7-inch touchscreen. GT-Line Nav builds on the same kit levels but adds styling details from GT spec.

The flagship GT Nav trim is £25,500, with a sportier exterior look and most of the options boxes ticked. Further engines include a 1.6-litre diesel engine with 128bhp (from £20,600) and a 1.6-litre THP turbo petrol with 202bhp. 
That’s not set to be the fastest Megane for long, though – Renaultsport is reading a storming 300bhp, 4WD answer to the Honda Civic Type R for launch by 2018.