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The Top Gear car review:Renault Megane

Overall verdict
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.


Newfound styling sophistication, practical cabin, classy to drive


Keen drivers will prefer a Focus


What is it?

The all-new, fourth-generation Renault Megane. And what a classy looking thing it is, too. Based on the same platform as the larger Espace and Talisman – big cars we don’t get in the UK – it benefits from all of their tech and much of their style. It’s certainly a great leap on from the current car.

There’ll only be five-door hatch and estate versions, with the coupes and cabrios of old dropped, as their target buyers have all moved to crossovers (such as the Renault Kadjar).


Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.3 TCE GT Line 5dr Auto
9.2s 130g/km 140 £22,470
The cheapest
1.6 VVT Dynamique Nav 5dr
10.5s 159g/km 40.9 110 £17,515
The greenest
1.5 dCi 115 Play 5dr
11.1s 101g/km 65.7 115 £19,570