What is it?
Renault Megane CC is the latest model in the Megane family. Canvas roofs may have made a comeback at the premium end of the convertible market, but here Renault has opted a for folding glass hard-top made by Karmann that has the benefits of looking good and allowing plenty of light into the cabin when closed, but carries a significant 110kg weight penalty.
In all, after chassis modifications, the CC is 160kg heavier than the equivalent Megane hatchback. Standard spec includes a built-in Carminat TomTom sat-nav.
What's it like?
If you accept the compromise you're always going to make by taking the top off a car (Porsche Boxster, excepted) then the new Renault Coupe-Cabriolet is a remarkably comfortable and competent machine. To say rear space is at a premium would be understating the lack of accommodation behind the driver, but up front you're treated very well.
With the lid up, the glass roof and big rear window let in plenty of sunlight and what you see, in design terms, looks very pleasant, with the exception of the TomTom sat-nav which sits at the top of the centre console in a housing that bears no resemblance to the rest of the interior design. It worked well, albeit with out-of-date maps, though you could argue that the benefits of a TomTom are lost if it's hardwired and you can't remove/replace it.