Renault Megane 2012 prices confirmed
* Face-lifted Renault Megane to cost from 16,275 * Follows face-lift to Twingo and Scenic * Focus in 2012 on seven models, plus new electric Fluence and Zoe...
The 2012 Renault Megane will cost from 16,275, and is available to order now.
The face-lifted Megane has cosmetic tweaks and new engines. The 16,275 entry-level price gets you a five-door hatchback with a 110bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine in Expression+ trim; it's a rise of 585 compared with the pre-face-lift basic model.
Standard equipment for Expression+ trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a leather steering wheel and cruise control.
The other two trim levels in the range include Dynamique TomTom and GT Line TomTom. Renault will now offer a maximum of three trim levels for every model in a bid to simplify its range.
The face-lift applies to the three- and five-door hatchbacks, and the estate, but not the convertible. The range goes up to 23,325 for the Sport Tourer dCi 160 GT Line TomTom.
The Renault range will be joined by the new Twizy electric car from February, which will come in Urban, Colour and Technic guises, and will cost from 6690 plus 45 a month to hire the battery. Options include half scissor doors for 545 and a clear roof for 195. It has a range of 62 miles and the range-topping Technic will cost 7400.
The Fluence is available in Expression+ and Dynamique trim, and will cost from 17,495 when the Governments low-carbon grant is taken into account. Customers will also have to pay between 70 and 135 a month to rent the battery, depending on use. The Fluence goes on sale in early March.
The third Renault electric vehicle to arrive in 2012 is the Zoe. It goes on sale in October and will cost the same as the equivalent Clio dCi after the Government grant at around 13,500.