If you have a yen to drive a small car that’s not only classy but not what everyone else is driving then the 2013 Renault Megane range is definitely worth looking at.
It’s even more attractive now that Renault have completed the Megane range with their entry level model that features a 1.2-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged, fuel injected petrol engine that comes a drive-away price tag of just $19,990.
For that price you get some impressive technology and a fuel consumption of just 5.6L/100km on the combined cycle.
Of course great fuel consumption and a small motor are not going to translate into sparkling performance but 0 to 100km/h in 10.9 seconds is not too shabby and the engine produces 97kW of power at 5,500rpm and 205Nm or torque that comes in at 2,000rpm.
The Renault Megane gets that power to the road via a six-speed manual transmission and manages to produce just 132g/km of CO2.
Unfortunately Renault is not going to hold the entry level Megane at that $19,990 drive-away low price for long. At the moment Renault has indicated that that introductory price will only last till November 15.