It started with a good platform, a good engine choice, and a decent price.
Renault managed to offer estate versions for almost all of its lineup. The French can be trusted when they are building cars for families. The Megane Estate is a good example. A nice design, with lots of curved surfaces, a nice interior and enough technology to satisfy the driver.
The R-Link 2 unit featured a portrait-type touchscreens TFT display in the central console. It had various features and a rotating-knob controller placed between the front seats. Other features available for the car were the automatic climate control system with a pollution analyzer. It could get a touch of luxury with leather seats. It also has great scores in safety tests.
The engine choice is extensive, ranging from 90 hp up to 205 hp, with good offers regarding both gasoline or diesel units. A choice of manual and dual-clutch transmission was available too. Moreover, it had an optional four-wheel-steering, which was unusual for the compact-car segment.
Inside, the room was large enough for five people and a big, 580 liters (20.5 cu-ft) trunk space, with the rear seats up. With the seats down, the total loading length was 2.7 meters (8.8 ft).