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Renault’s all-new Megane range will cost from £16,600 when it arrives in showrooms in July 2016.

Order books have opened for the new model, which is being pitched heavily on an array of new technology, including 4Control four-wheel-steering and an 8.7-inch portrait-format touchscreen infotainment system.

The car will be offered in 25 different versions across six trim levels, encompassing two dCi diesel and two TCe petrol engines, manual and EDC auto transmissions.

More powertrains will join the line-up later on, notably dCi 165 and Hybrid Assist variants, both due in 2017. Before they arrive the range will be extended by a Sport Tourer model, on sale before the end of 2016.

Equipment on all versions will include cruise control with a speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Bluetooth connectivity, LED daytime running lamps, tinted windows, a seven-inch TFT instrument panel with digital speedometer, all-round electric windows, leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls and an AUX input.

Renault unveiled the fourth-generation Megane at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, with the Sport Tourer debuting at the 2016 Geneva show in March. Both are built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance ‘CMF’ platform and European versions will be built in Palencia, Spain.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.