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Eco Facts

Model/Engine size: Hatch GT Line TomTom 1.5 dCi 110 Start

Fuel: Diesel


economy combined: 80.7mpg

rating: 7/10

Introduction

The Megane Hatch 1.5 dCi 110 has a best-in-class combined fuel economy of 80.7mpg, along with low of just 90g/km CO2, and good to drive.

Summary

• in class official combined figure of 80.7mpg, with low of 90g/km CO2

Background

Renault may to see itself as a pioneer of electric and it has recently cut back its conventional UK range considerably, but until EVs to sell in decent quantities, the will have to keep traditionally-powered family cars. The is a likeable family hatch, and in 1.5 dCi 110 it has an amazing combined fuel figure of 80.7mpg.

Design Engineering

Compared to ‘green cars’ with or electric powertrains, the Megane is a conventional affair. It’s a family hatch with a diesel engine. It comes Stop Start, and this to result in the official figure of

Externally, it’s also conventional than the previous-generation which had that infamously rear end. The GT Line pack adds some flair to the design. On the outside it a decent set of 17-inch alloy and on the inside there’s a carbon-fibre and a red stripe which helps to up the otherwise fairly dull dashboard, which is in danger of rather cheap-looking.

The TomTom is easy to programme with its controller, which is certainly than the strange idea of a remote control that with the Megane Coupe we tested a couple of years The systems’ speed camera is useful, but the satnav’s graphics great, and it’s not particularly to stop the verbal instructions.

There are a few minor issues in the The cupholder that comes out of the console doesn’t seem to be to hold a cup, and it gets hit by the lever when selecting or fifth. If you disengage the traction you get a brief message on screen there’s no further indication, so never quite sure if on or off.

The dials are tilted on a strange angle, and both the button and the stereo controls are all away low down on the dash are also stereo controls behind the steering wheel).

But the annoying thing was a message time the car was started warning unread messages in the car’s yet there were no obvious or ways to stop the message.

Renault Megane Driving

The Megane’s driving experience is quite enjoyable, and we can’t but think that this is by its relative light weight of Kg. It feels light and easy to with a fluidity and agility is very rare in diesel It certainly doesn’t feel an 80mpg diesel car; models typically have in their driving experience, this Megane has sufficient and feels quite normal.

It has steering, decent handling, and a ride.

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You can see why the hot hatch version of the is so well received; the basic seems to share some in its chassis. The GT Line TomTom as tested, benefits from input from specialists at Technologies in the area of its specially chassis with lowered along with steering and as well as a Renaultsport-style leather wheel.

Renault Megane Economy and

The Megane’s official economy of 80.7mpg is quite amazing, perhaps predictably, we found it to match this in real-life we could only achieve which is a long way short of the figure. Of course the very low emissions figure means the Megane has just a 13% benefit in tax rate, making it appealing for car drivers – as well as anyone into the London Congestion zone, which would be of charge.

Price, Equipment and Range

The Megane Hatch GT TomTom 1.5 dCi 110 Stop Start 21,300, but our test car also had a of options: emergency spare ( 75); Visio system departure warning and automatic beam ( 250); Xenon Bi-Xenon headlights with ( 680) taking it to a total of 22,305.

Other available options metallic paint ( 520); panoramic sunroof with ( 620); Carminat TomTom mapping for Western Europe ( Carminat TomTom Live 3 subscription ( 125); Leather Carbon leather upholstery heated front seats (

There are also other in the Megane line-up, with and diesel engines: 1.6 16V; 1.2 TCe 115 and Start; 1.5 dCi 90; 1.5 dCi 110; 1.5 dCi 110 Auto 1.6 dCi 130 Stop and Start; and the 2.0 dCi 160 FAP.

levels are Expression+, Dynamique and GT Line TomTom; with ranging from 16,280 to

Conclusion

The Megane is a family that’s enjoyable to drive and offers the potential of 80mpg. In driving we struggled to come to the official figure, but if you’re for a good all-round family car should give you high efficiency if you’re prepared to in a very careful way, the Megane could be the one for you. most importantly, it doesn t like an 80mpg ‘green’ car; it feels like a car.

It gets a Green-Car-Guide rating of 7 out of 10.

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