Back in September, Renault unveiled the facelifted versions of the Megane Hatchback, Megane Coupe and Megane Estate. Today, the lineup is completed as Renault unveiled the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Facelift. Just like on the other models, the biggest change on the new Megane CC is the introduction of the Renault R-Link multimedia system, as an option or as standard equipment on certain versions.
The R-Link comes with a chrome-trimmed seven-inch (18cm) display which functions in association with a centre console-mounted joystick. Moreover, the Megane Coupe Cabriolet continues to feature the coupe segment’s biggest panoramic glass roof.
Regarding the design, the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet Facelift comes with redesigned headlights with gloss black background, a new front bumper and a new hood. According to Renault, the Megane Coupe-Cabriolet will be built at company’s plant in France, alongside Renault Scenic, Grand Scenic and Scenic Xmod.
The new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet – depending on the version -- comes with the integrated Renault R-Link multimedia tablet as standard equipment or an option. Renault R-Link combines all multimedia functions into one system -- navigation, telephone with Bluetooth, audio streaming, radio and connectivity. It allows users to access the Renault R-Link Store, from which customers could download any of the over 50 available applications, depending on the country.
Renault R-Link comes with an intuitive and simple-to-use seven-inch (18-cm) touchscreen from which the functions could be controlled. Interestingly, some of these functions could be voice activated in nine languages. Likewise, Renault R-Link features Text To Speech (TTS) function that could automatically read aloud the texts and RSS feeds of certain apps, which means that drivers don’t have to read them while driving. Drivers could also control the system through a joystick located in the center console.
The new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet still features a forward-positioned windshield as well as the largest panoramic glass roof in the segment. However, it also offers the joy of driving in open air when in cabriolet mode. Interestingly, its glass windbreak isn’t found in other coupe-cabriolets in this segment. This windbreak help reduces airflow disturbance at speeds up to 90 km/h, thereby making sure that occupants enjoy optimal comfort on board.
Renault is offering as an option a removable net that can be fitted when the rear cabin has no occupants, providing greater wind protection when the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is moving at speeds above 90 km/h. The massive panoramic glass roof, meanwhile, serves as protection when the weather is unfavorable, while letting plenty of light into the cabin.
Powering the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet is any of three available engines: one petrol and two diesel mills. These new-generation Energy engines have been downsized to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions while still providing dynamic power and refined acoustics.