The 2016 Renault Megane presents a pleasant mixture of French styling with ultra-efficient drivetrains that should see this small-car offering become a more serious contender in Australia.
The new Renault Megane hopes to take on the likes of the Golf and other European contenders in the segment (like the Peugeot 308), and win on merit alone.
From the outside, the new Megane is arguably the best-looking French car currently in production. The sophisticated but not over-styled front end houses large daytime running lights with a new signature look, while a flowing side profile meets a stunning rear that has undoubtedly seen some inspiration from Alfa Romeo. Though looks are entirely subjective, we think the new Megane sets a new benchmark in design for its segment.
The interior is a little more conservative, although the 8.7-inch iPad-like screen mounted vertically is a nice addition. We found the new R-link 2 infotainment system to be quick and easy to use, with plenty of customisation features.