Ergonomically advanced: driving position, comfort and useful technology
Simplified ergonomics and interfaces mean that New Mégane and New Mégane Coupé customers will have absolutely no trouble familiarizing themselves with their new vehicle.
The two cabins share the same innovative dashboard which features an analogue rev-counter alongside a digital speedometer which is clear and easy to take in, ensuring greater visual control over the vehicle's speed. The centrally-positioned speedometer also incorporates the cruise control/speed limiter display, fuel and water temperature gauges, and 'door open' and tyre pressure warning lights.
One particular Renault innovation is the cruise control/speed limiter which comes with a new interface. When this function is activated, the speed selected by the driver is displayed at the top of the speedometer which is itself ringed by a sequence of lights that take the form of an arc around the central display. In speed limiter mode, the red segment lights up as the speed increases, while the selected speed begins to flash if exceeded. The use of colors is not only intuitive and functional; it also represents a gain in terms of response time.
The form of the seats and the materials chosen for them enable long distances to be covered in total comfort. New Mégane Coupé's particularly enveloping seats have been designed to hold occupants firmly in place. In addition to the height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel featured on both versions, it takes no time at all for drivers to modify the seatback angle and headrest, adjust the lumbar support and even raise or lower the seat height through 70 mm of travel.
The sensation of traveling comfort is heightened by the carefully engineered acoustic comfort of the exceptionally roomy cabin which boasts best-in-class front elbowroom in the case of the hatchback. The Coupé comes with the same rear benchseat as the hatchback and, thanks to headroom of 83 cm, comfortably sits three adults, making it ideal for daily use, solitary jaunts or journeys with friends.
New Renault Mégane and New Renault Mégane Coupé also boast a wide range of interior features. They both carry over the practical under-floor stowage first featured on previous generation Méganes. The front door bins can hold a 1.5 liter bottle. The stowage in the center console incorporates space under the armrests and gives rear passengers an open, practical and easily accessible cubby.
Both models also stand out by the amount of luggage they can hold. The hatchback's boot volume of 405 dm³ VDA figures amongst the best in the segment, while the coupé tops its segment with a score of 377 dm³ VDA. The 60/40-split rear seat enables the load capacity to be adapted in an instant by means of practical, easy-to-reach levers.