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Extra active safety kit takes the brakes off Renault Megane GT appeal
10 Nov 2017
IN AT least one way the Renault Megane GT has been an unstoppable force in the market since its introduction in late 2016. The warm-to-hot hatchback did not flatten sub-$40,000 rivals in sales volumes, mind, but it did lack the ability to automatically stop itself before an accident occurred.
Thankfully in mid-2017 the French brand updated its flagship hatchback – until the Sriracha-hot Megane RS arrives – with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) plus adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and automatic up/down high-beam, all of which have been made standard.
The Megane GT finally has the active safety kit to match its sporty swagger, which is an especially good move for this ‘all-rounder’ model grade. Renault promises the GT can be comfortable yet fun, affordable but feature-packed, quick while being economical – and now, both secure and stylish.
So, has this become the Megane to tempt buyers away from other sporty small cars?
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Model release date: 1 October 2016
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