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Renault Megane wagon confirmed for Australia

A wagon version of the Renault Megane will be the latest model to continue the French brand's revival in Australia.
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Renault Australia confirmed the Megane Estate, as its known in Europe, will join the small-car range in mid 2013, joining the five-door Megane hatch and related Fluence sedan.

The more practical Megane will be offered with a choice of petrol or diesel power.

Renault Australia says final pricing has yet to be signed off but that the Megane wagon will start somewhere in the high-$20,000 bracket.

“[The pricing will] make it one of the best-value wagons on the market,” said Renault Australia spokeswoman Emily Ambrosy.

“The Megane wagon represents an opportunity for us to further expand and grow our range in a relatively uncrowded but solid segment of the market.”

“The wagon is a very practical and stylish choice for customers and we are confident that the introduction of this new vehicle will attract new customers to the Renault brand.”

Renault’s five-year unlimited kilometre warranty will be included.

The Renault Megane wagon, at 4.56m, is longer than the hatch, with its 62mm-longer wheelbase helping to create an extra 61mm of rear-seat legroom. There's more boot space and a longer load length with the rear seats folded.

There's 25 litres of storage space in the rest of the cabin, says Renault, including a 9L glovebox.