Following the example of other body versions of this compact, the Mégane GrandCoupé has been modernized. We find fundamental changes mainly in the bowels.
Renault Mégane is already at the beginning of the year in a modernized form, which in the meantime it also arrived on the Czech market. However, the innovated compact has so far only been presented in the form of a hatchback and station wagon, until speculation has begun as to whether the derived sedan will also continue. It will continue, only its facelift is introduced until now.
The modernized Mégane GrandCoupé thus takes over the stylistic elements of previously innovated body variants. Changes can be found mainly in the front part, where, in addition to the redesigned bumper and modified mask, diode headlights are the new standard. Wind deflectors in front of the front wheels then improve aerodynamics, while door handles can be newly lit for style. New are also wheels, up to 18 inches in size.
The cab of the car underwent a more significant transformation. There’s a new digital instrument panel that has a 7 or 10.2-inch diagonal, depending on the version, complemented by the new screen of the new Easy Link multimedia system. It was inspired by smartphone graphics, and also allows them to be paired using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. In addition, the center panel has been modified by other ventilation controls with chrome trim.
The modernization did not forget about the engines, which complied with the latest Euro 6D-full emission rules. The basis is therefore the new 1.0 TCe three-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 85 kW, which replaces the equally powerful 1.3 TCe four-cylinder. However, the 13-speed with a particulate filter remains in the 103 kW version, which can be combined with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The same option is still offered by the 1.5 Blue dCi turbodiesel (85 kW).
Unlike the hatchback and station wagon, therefore, at least for the time being, a plug-in hybrid will not be available for the sedan. This is related to the targeting of the sedan primarily for the eastern markets.
In the spirit of the time, work was also done on assistance systems. Adaptive cruise control has been given a stop & go function, there is also blind-spot monitoring when reversing or an automatic braking function with pedestrian recognition.
The Renault Mégane sedan, sold in our country with the nickname GrandCoupé, will continue to be sold primarily in Eastern Europe and North Africa. We will still find it in the Czech or Slovak offer. In contrast, in Germany or home France, the Mégane GrandCoupé produced in Turkey is not offered.