2003 Renault Megane Ii Saloon
Renault Megane II Saloon
The Renault Mégane is a minor sept car produced by the French carmaker Renault since 1995. It is offered in 3- and 5-door hatchback, saloon, putsché, transmutable and waggon bodystyles. The Renault Scénic is the commencement innovative constrict MPV, and is based on the Mégane.
Mégane I (1995-2002)
The Mégane I was unveiled in the fall of 1995, as a replacing of the Renault 19. The car was fundamentally a reskin of its herald, and carried complete the 19’s floorpan, engines, transmissions and figure conception, albeit with practically limiting. 1997 saw the debut of the Mégane Scénic covenant MPV. Winning its epithet from a Renault construct car shown in 1988, the Mégane farther highly-developed the new incarnate styling root introduced by Patrick Le Quément on the Lagoon, near notably the “bird-beak” figurehead wicket – a styling cue borrowed from the fabled Renault 16 of the Sixties. As with the 19 and the 11 ahead it, the Mégane was produced in Renault’s Douai imbed in northerly France, and in the spanish embed of Palencia.
Powerfulness came from the Renault E-type (“Zip”) locomotive in 1.4 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L, and the F-type whole in both 1.9 L diesel and 2.0 L gasoline shape, although this clip some thither was a wider multifariousness of 16-valve derivatives. A 1.9 L diesel in both unremarkably aspirated and turbocharged forms was besides usable.
A meek rhytidectomy in 1999 gave the Mégane I a limited grill, more innovative guard features and upgraded equipment, and the 16-valve engines were victimised crosswise the ambit.
Mégane II (2002)
The Mégane II was launched in 2002, and pronounced a all wise starting. The two cars gestate identical picayune resemblance, the new fomite having been elysian by the maker’s new dash outset seen in the Avantime. The tremendous winner of the Mégane crossways Europe proven that Renault’s new boldface styling was a victorious rule and the subsequent loser of the Avantime to betray in large numbers can be attributed to its strange commercialize position preferably than its styling. The new Mégane was voted European Car Of The Twelvemonth in 2003, and achieved a 5-star rubber paygrade in the EuroNCAP wreck tests, the beginning car in its form to do so.
Mégane II and the Lagoon were both showcases for lots of forward-looking technologies Renault launched roughly 2001-2002; the Renault Menu keyless ignition, banner on the Mégane II, was a outset therein family and has since been wide adoptive. Likewise, the alternative of a bird’s-eye chalk sunshine-roof is another ar in which Renault led where others followed.
RenaultSport (RS) versions of the 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks were introduced, equipt with a turbocharged gasoline 2.0 L 16v locomotive producing 225 hp. On with the locomotive, changes were made to the battlefront and bum respite geometry to better manipulation, and the simulation features a deeper, wider figurehead bumper. The Mégane Renault Mutation competes in the hot hatching section of the mart.
As with the former Mégane, the scope of models is exceedingly blanket; thither is a iii and fin threshold hatchback uncommitted, named “Athletics Crosshatch” and “Cover” severally, thither is a 4-door bar/saloon (Fun Bar), a five-door land (Sportsman Holidaymaker / Grandtour), and to substitute both the Mégane Coupe and Translatable, a new retractable hardtop Mégane Coupe-Convertible (shown supra). In billet of the old Mégane Scenic arrives a new Scénic uncommitted in short- and long-wheelbase models, the latter oblation seven-spot seating for duplicate versatility.
The takeoveré-convertible features an modern fold spyglass ceiling mechanics reinforced by Karmann.
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