• Aug 23, 2009
2010 Renault Mégane Sport Tourer -- Click above for high-res image gallery

Renault has introduced its new Mégane Sport Tourer, which might rightfully called "Blackjack," because there are twenty-one different versions in the range. That's one car available with four different engines in five different trim levels. It's the antidote to the kind of economic rationalization we've been seeing, but hey, it means you win -- if you're in a country where you can buy one.

The Mégane Sport Tourer starts from £15,485 ($25,553 U.S.) for the Expression 1.6 -- which appears to have a 1.4-liter engine -- to £22,785 ($37,599 U.S.) for a kitted out Privilège model. There's even a TomTom edition if that's how you roll, and you can get all the info on them after the jump.



[Source: Renault]

PRESS RELEASE

NEW RENAULT MEGANE SPORT TOURER LAUNCHES

* Stylish New Mégane Sport Tourer launches in showrooms today, with customer deliveries starting in November
* 21-model range, priced from £15,485 to £22,785 on-the-road, with comprehensive equipment levels and 1,600 litre boot capacity

Following a deluge of new products in recent months, the latest model to appear in Renault showrooms from today is the latest incarnation of the Mégane Sport Tourer, with prices from £15,485.

Premiered earlier in the year at the Geneva motor show alongside six other new models, the stylish debutant has been priced aggressively from the outset, and in addition to its impressive value-for-money, boasts a winning combination of low-emission 'Renault eco²' engines and impressive equipment levels.

Similar to the recently launched New Scénic range, several new engines and transmissions appear in the range for the first time. With four in total, they are the 1.4 TCe (Turbo Control Efficiency) 130, 2.0 CVT 140 (Continuously Variable Transmission), 2.0 dCi 160 FAP and 2.0 TCe 180.

New Mégane Sport Tourer - range structure

At UK launch, the range includes 21 models, spread across four trim levels: Expression, Dynamique, TomTom Edition and Privilège.

Starting at £15,485 with Expression 1.6 100, key features on this entry-level version include 4x15W RDS radio CD, air conditioning, front and rear curtain airbags, ESP, folding front passenger seat, front and rear electric windows, keyless car with Renault card and longitudinal chrome roof bars.

The core model, Dynamique adds 16" alloys wheels, automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth and MP3 connection, Hands free Renault card and leather steering wheel. As its name suggests, TomTom Edition, adds the affordable, fully-integrated Carminat TomTom, to Dynamique trim, but for an additional £360, instead of the usual £450 option price.

Completing the launch range, Privilège provides luxurious family motoring, adding dual zone climate control, electric folding mirrors, electrochrome rear view mirror and rear armrest with storage.

An ample range of comfort and status-enhancing options are also available to tailor specific models to individual tastes. Among them, are 17" alloy wheels, automatic parking brake, electric panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery.

Just like the New Clio and Scénic ranges, the load-carrying version of the New Mégane range also benefits from the new Carminat TomTom® satellite navigation system, at £450.

Priced £15,485 to £22,785 on-the-road, with a further trim level, Extreme, to follow in the autumn, for more information on the New Mégane Sport Tourer, see www.renault.co.uk, or book a test drive at your nearest Renault showroom from today.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait, so 4 x 5 = 21 now?
        • 5 Years Ago
        + TomTom addition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a nice-looking compact wagon!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sport tourer? Don't you mean estate?

      At least it's less annoying thatn "SUV". What's sporty about that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i like it it looks very nice maybe a little tortured in the back but compared to other Renault products of the past and present it looks like something people will buy
      • 5 Years Ago
      wrong size. A wagon variant of the altima would be based on the laguna wagon. The megane is a smaller car.
      By the way the article makes it sound like this many engines and trims are extraordinary, it is not, it's pretty standard around here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Actually the Megane break is larger than the Laguna break."

        No it is not. The Megane is a C-segment machine, the Laguna a larger D-segment car which competes with the Mondeo, Insignia, Passat, et al.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually the Megane break is larger than the Laguna break. The Laguna is just more high-end and and better finished. And has optional 4 wheel steering. I like this break, better looking then the 5 door variant. Just dont compare the prices directly, it does not work.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There are some weird lines, but nothing that wouldn't be fixed if Renault-Nissan were to make this as a wagon variant of the Altima in North America -- Altima's nice looking front end would vastly improve this machine. Not that it'll ever happen but one can dream...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good looking wagon. Please bring it over as a Saturn right away. We need more funky cool yet affordable Euro cars that aren't from Germany...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's called the Megane Sport Tourer so would that make a sport version the Renault Sport Tourer Sport? Or maybe if they decide to go hardcore it might be the Renault Sport Tourer RenaultSport. Possibly they could go all-out with a Renault Megane Sport Tourer RelnaultSport Sport?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fuel prices are one reason Europeans drive smaller cars than Americans. These list prices are another. I realize that the taxation is different, but still... ouch!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Those USD prices are for Americans who take their greenbacks with them, convert them to Sterling, and then buy one. That's called Forex rate terms and in all honesty, Autoblog writers should know better - but they don't.

        If you want the conversion in real terms, use purchasing power parity instead. A top line model would likely top out around $28K, and the same as the Jetta Sportwagon in the States.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the styling, and I can understand the 4 engines – but 5 trim levels? It seems to complicated. What are the chances that you'd actually get the trim you want in the color you want? For a car like this these days, 3 trims seems adequate – loaded, fully loaded, and somewhere in between. Unless you're a sub-compact, you're getting the loaded trim by default.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At the extremes you find the Vauxhall Astra which has 12 trim levels.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, shows what I know. I wish we North Americans could custom order our cars instead of just picking from what's available. If that were the case I'd probably be driving a completely different car right now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        *too

        bah!
        • 5 Years Ago
        In Europe almost all cars are purchased to order from the factory- not impulsively purchased off a dealer lot. Usually a dealership has a showroom with one car each from their model range, and not much else. That's why manufacturers there can offer multiple different engines and trim levels rather than the one or two that we get in NA.
        • 5 Years Ago
        having seen a crap load of meganes in europe i'll have to disagree on the styling, lots of citroens cars flow very well, im not sure why renault has such issues, it just looks odd in person.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you buy a MINI or a Volvo you can buy your car in a similar fashion even in NA.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a French translation of the new Mazda 3...smirk inclusive.
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