End of financial year deals may have come and gone, but Renault is hoping to start the second half of this year on a strong note, rolling out driveaway deals across its recently expanded Megane range.
Last month Renault expanded the Megane family beyond the existing five-door hatch lineup, announcing a wagon and sedan would join the range in the hope of an incremental sales increase through the new variants.
The driveaway deals coincide with specification changes that see an 8.7-inch touchscreen media system, lane departure warning, auto high beam, and autonomous emergency braking added to GT-Line and GT models, with the safety kit also optional as part of a $700 pack on Life and Zen variants.
“This new drive-away pricing combined with Renault’s excellent reassurance package of a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty and our Capped Price Servicing programme demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the very best value for money for our customers,” Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar said.
Megane Life, Zen, Intens, and GT-Line models are powered by a 97kW/205Nm 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, with the more powerful GT running a 151kW/280Nm 1.6-litre turbo. A six-speed manual is available on the Life hatch, with all other models paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
All Megane models come standard with push-button start, auto headlights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, heated exterior mirrors, touchscreen infotainment and Bluetooth connectivity.
In the first half of 2017, the Megane has tallied only 636 sales, putting it a long way behind the class leading Toyota Corolla on 19,454 sales, with cars like the sedan-only Hyundai Elantra and high-performance Subaru WRX outselling it so far this year,
The Megane safely outnumbers French rivals, the Peugeot 308 with 415 sales for the year so far, and the Citroen C4 which hasn’t sold a single unit in 2017 despite still officially being available in Australia. All three French small cars are down compared to 2016 results.
Driveaway pricing for the 2017 Megane range is available now, and runs alongside Renault’s previous driveaway offer for remaining 2016-plated stock.
Megane Life hatch manual - $22,990
Megane Life hatch auto - $25,990
Megane Zen hatch - $28,990
Megane Zen sedan - $29,990
Megane Zen wagon - $30,490
Megane GT-Line hatch - $34,990
Megane Intens sedan - $35,990
Megane GT-Line wagon - $36,490
Megane GT hatch - $40,990
Megane GT wagon - $42,990
Driveaway pricing including on-road costs.
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