Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The sedan and wagon’s arrival coincides with Renault’s introduction of ongoing drive-away pricing across the Megane line-up, which is a big plus for buyers trying to identify just how much their new car is going to cost.
Most other brands stick to the less concrete MSRP or list pricing though, so we’ll cover both for each Megane variant to help with cross-shopping. The sedan is available in Zen or Intens trim levels, while the wagon spans Zen, GT-Line and GT badges.
Australians tend to prefer the upper-class Renault variants, so sedan and wagon eschew the hatch’s base Life trim level to kick off with the mid-spec Zen.
The Zen sedan and wagon are identically specified and carry respective list prices of $27,490 and $28,490, with drive-away pricing of $29,990 and $30,490. This puts them just $1000 and $1500 above the hatch (drive-away).
The Zen’ s impressive list of standard features includes a 7.0-inch 'R-LINK 2' multimedia screen with sat nav, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, dual zone climate control, a reversing camera plus front and rear parking sensors, hands-free boot opening, auto wipers and headlights, a full size (but temporary) spare wheel and 16-inch alloys.
The Zen options list extends to the $1990 'Sunroof Pack' which includes an electric sunroof, auto dimming rear view mirror and illuminated sun visor mirror. Also available is the $700 'ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) Pack', which brings city AEB, lane departure warning and auto high beam.
The upper-spec sedan is the only Intens in the Megane range and carries a list price of $31,990 or $35,990 drive-away.
Key additions on top of the Zen’s generally impressive list of standard features include a bigger 8.7-inch 'R-LINK' multimedia screen (with portrait orientation), leather trim, active cruise control, auto high beam, city AEB, blind-spot monitoring, collision alerts, lane departure warning, auto high beam, auto parking function, side parking sensors, a rear seat armrest with cupholders, LED headlights, tinted rear windows, an electric panoramic sunroof and 18-inch alloys.
The sports-flavoured GT-Line is the middle ground of the wagon line-up, and wears a list price of $33,490 or $36,490 drive-away. This represents a $1500 premium over the GT-Line hatch.
GT-Line extra features over the Zen wagon include a Renault Sport body styling pack, an 8.7-inch 'R-LINK 2' multimedia system (with portrait-oriented display), front sport seats with seat heaters, Alcantara seat trim, nappa leather steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, active cruise control, city AEB, collision alerts, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, auto high beam, side parking sensors, auto parking function, a rear seat armrest with cupholders, tinted rear windows and 17-inch alloy wheels.
GT-Line options include the $1490 'Premium Pack' that brings Bose audio and LED headlights, but the Bose subwoofer replaces the spare tyre with an inflation kit. You can also specify 18-inch 'Grand Tour' alloy wheels for an extra $990.
Sitting at the top of the Megane wagon tree is the warmed-over GT, which wears a list price of $39,490 ($42,490 drive-away), or $1500 more than the GT hatch.
Standard features beyond the GT-Line include upgraded brakes, aluminium pedals, black and blue Alcantara seat trim and GT-specific 18-inch alloy wheels.
Optional GT extras include the $1490 'Premium Pack' which brings Bose audio and LED headlights, but the Bose subwoofer replaces the spare tyre with an inflation kit. There’s also the $1990 'Sunroof Pack' which includes an electric sunroof, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and illuminated sun visor mirror.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are notable omissions from all variants though, and metallic paint will cost an extra $600 across the board.