Renault’s new Mégane Coupé Cabriolet will offer a novel two-piece, full-length folding glass roof when it goes on sale in June. It has been revealed at today's Geneva motor show.
The new unit will be the largest glazed roof in the Mégane’s class. The dark glazing is framed by black metal spars; these give the impression of an all-glass structure, helping to make the roof structure look much lighter and less bulky than is traditional with this kind of convertible.
The Mégane CC will also be the first Renault to get the firm’s new dual-clutch transmission. The new six-speed unit is said to cut CO2 emissions by up to 17 per cent compared with a regular auto; that’s about 30g/km. It will be available with Renault’s 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine.
The rest of the range includes 128bhp and 158bhp diesels, and 138bhp and 128bhp petrol four-pots. The 138bhp unit is available with a new CVT transmission.
Boot capacity is 417 litres with the roof up, the smallest in the class. With the roof folded that’s reduced to 211 litres, but Renault claims that the boot aperture, which is often small on folding hard-top cars, is the largest in the class.
Prices have not been announced, but the car will cost from around £20,000, equal to Peugeot’s 308CC, its main rival.