Car video reviews:

2016 Renault Megane UK Pricing Revealed, Only Four Engines Available

Renault UK has decided its customers won't want several versions of the all-new Megane hatchback and has also changed some of the trim levels. However, we think it's going to be a very popular car, based purely on the styling and the £16,600 entry price.
Megane GT 1 photo
We can't say we disagree with their decision, but just so you know, there will only be two petrol and two diesel engines available, at least for now.

The cheapest unit is the TCE 130, a turbocharged 1.2-liter making... you guessed it 130 horsepower (metric, it's 128 bhp). In France, the Megane also has a 100 hp version, buy you don't want that. With a 0 to 62 mph time of 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 122 mph, you won't win any races, buy at least it's on par with a regular Civic, Golf or Mazda3.

The other basic engine on the Megane is the 1.5 dCi 110. It's a little less slow, but we think 76.5 mpg and 96 grams per kilometer compensate for that very well. Prices for the diesel start at £17,900. Your only other oil-burning option is the 1.6 dCi 130 that gets to 62 in 1.6 seconds. However, it costs anywhere from £20,600, so it's not for everybody.

And finally, we arrive at the model we know you want, the Megane GT. It's got a 205 PS version of the 1.6-liter found in the Clio RS. Not only that, but torque has been increased to 280 Nm. With a 0 to 62 time of 7.1 seconds, it's not as fast as a GTI, but the standard 7-speed EDC gearbox and the 4Control all-wheel steering system add character. Prices start at £25,500, and for that, you also get Navigation.

A part of the All-New Renault Megane’s sports range, the GT-Line Nav provides a more sporty and dynamic appearance with exterior and interior enhancements. It looks like the 205 hp hot model, buy you can have it with a normal engine. To the front, a wider lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh is flanked by lateral scoops. Dark metal 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser.


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories