The 2012 Megane gets mild cosmetic tweaks, including new gloss black bumper inserts, chrome headlight surrounds and LED daytime running lights. There's also a revised range of alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin gets new trim, including a two-tone leather pack that's available in two finishes. GT-Line models get a sports steering wheel and Renaultsport-badged sill guards and dashboard trim.
The Megane's current range of paint schemes has been extended with two new colours: Azzurro Blue and Arctic White.
Three new efficient engines one petrol and two diesels are available, all with stop-start and brake-energy-recovery systems:
TCe 115 Stop & Start This 1.2-litre petrol unit replaces the current 1.6 16V, yet produces 113bhp up by 5bhp. Average economy is improved by 25% to 53.3mpg, while emissions are cut to 119g/km.
dCi 110 Stop & Start The 1.5-litre diesel has been tweaked to improve fuel consumption by 15% to an average of 80.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.
dCi 130 Stop & Start This 1.6-litre diesel engine delivers 128bhp, while average economy is improved by 20% to 70.6mpg compared with the 1.9 diesel engine it replaces. CO2 emissions are 104g/km.
The 2012 Megane can be ordered with Renaults Visio system, which comprises a camera fixed to the windscreen behind the rear-view mirror. The system automatically switches from main- to dipped-beam headlights at night and also provides a lane-assist system.
Renault's 2012 Megane range goes on sale in March. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but aren't expected to change significantly compared with the current model's.