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Renault Megane diesel hatch ticks even more boxes than its underrated petrol sibling
4 Oct 2011
WHEN Renault released its new-shape Megane five-door hatch in late 2010, the lack of a diesel-powered option seemed like a strange omission. The previous model was available here with not one but two oil-burning options, and the French brand has long been considered one of the best in the business at diesels.
Well never fear because the company has now unveiled the new Megane diesel, using a modest 1.5-litre unit producing 82kW and 240Nm at 1750Nm, matched exclusively to a slick new Efficient Dual-Clutch (EDC) transmission instead of its petrol sibling’s CVT.
Add to this a lengthy list of standard features, a great warranty, excellent build quality and stylish Euro looks and you have a car that more than holds its own in the small car segment (Australia’s biggest).
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