Renault previewed the Megane Sport Tourer at Geneva this year, and issued details back in June. But the Sport Tourer (or Renault Megane Estate, to be more prosaic) actually launches today in the UK, with orders being taken for delivery in November.
To our eyes the Megane Sport tourer is a pretty good looking car. It follows the fashion for swoopy estates and does a convincing job of turning the Megane in to a load carrier without making it look as of Renault have just bolted a pile of sheet metal at the back.
The Sport Tourer comes in a bewildering array of 21 different models across four trim levels – Expression, Dynamique, TomTom Edition and Privilège. But the good news is that the cheapest comes in at just £15,485 which, for a stylish estate car with 1600 cubic feet of load space is not bad value at all. even the all-singing Privilège tops out at £22,874 and offers dual zone climate control, electric folding mirrors, electrochrome rear view mirror and rear armrest with storage.
But even the entry-level Expression 1.6 comes equipped with air conditioning, front and rear airbags, ESP, front and rear electric windows, keyless entry and chrome roof bars. Also included across the range are four new engines – as in the new Renault Scenic – which are the 1.4 TCe (Turbo Control Efficiency) 130, the 2.0 CVT 140, the 2.0 dCi 160 FAP and the 2.0 TCe 180.
Just to prove that Renault can make more Megane Sport Tourer editions than you can shake a stick at, Renault tell is that there will be yet another Estate trim level later in the year – The Renault Megane Sport Tourer Extreme.
It’s getting as hard to decide which Megane to buy as it is with 911s.