New Renault Megane Hatch and Coupe Now Mass-Produced

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The new Megane Hatch and Megane Coupe first unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in spring of 2008 will reach dealerships on November 13, French manufacturer Renault announced. Both the Megane Hatch and Megane Coupe are manufactured at Renault's Palencia plant in Spain which is said to produce approximately 310,000 units annually with a total staff of 2,720 workers.

Proceeding to technical features, the new Megane had a wide range of new functions, starting with a completely new design and ending with a more powerful engine than its predecessors. In addition, the new engines are more eco-friendly than the ones installed on Megane II, providing biofuel compatibility and lowered fuel consumption.

The safety features are enhanced with latest generation technologies, such as ABS, EBD and Emergency Brake Assist. Moreover, the new Megane's body was especially designed to absorb impact energy and protect both the driver and the passengers. “The materials employed – including high, very high and very, very high elastic limit steels – have been selected to absorb and dissipate as much kinetic energy as possible. Controlled deformation ensures that occupants are subjected to lower deceleration forces and this, coupled with the third-generation Renault System for Restraint and Protection (SRP3), guarantees an extremely high level of protection,” Renault explained.

The exterior styling include grille trims, a rear diffuser with twin exhaust tailpipes, a rear lip spoiler, a front lip spoiler and extended sills while the Sport Kit comes with front spoiler extended sills and rear spoiler with central tailpipe.

There are several engine configurations available, including the classic 1.6 16V and the new TCe (Turbo Control efficiency) 130 and 180 versions. The TCe engine produces a maximum power of 132 kW and a torque of 300 Nm at 2,250 rpm, complying with the Euro 5 emission standards.

If you want to find out more information about the newly-released Megane Hatch and Megane Coupe, check out the attached PDF file (note that Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader is required).
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