New Megane Coupe-Cabriolet revealed

Having been spied a few times before, the new Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet has now been officially detailed ahead of its international public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in less than a month. Being the latest addition to the current five-model lineup means the Coupé-Cabriolet benefits from manufacturing experience gained from the other models.

Its main attraction is of course the glazed folding glass roof covering an area of 0.47 square metres (5 square ft). Accessing the fully-automatic, electro-hydraulic opening mechanism, passengers will be able to enjoy open-top motoring through the touch of a button which lowers the two-piece roof in about 21 seconds.

A fixed glass wind deflector ensures minimal cabin wind intrusion and works for speeds up to 90km/h (56mph). For greater velocities a removable mesh deflector can be added.

Among the exterior features are directional bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering dipped beams and dark red taillights with LED brake lights. The interior boasts bigger-car goodies like a Carminat Tomtom satellite navigation system, USB connection, 3D sound and an electronic parking brake.

Six engine choices, three petrol and three diesel, are to be offered. These include a TCe 130 with a 6-speed manual gearbox, a 2.0 16V 140 PS (138 bhp / 103kW) mated to a CVT transmission and a dCi 110 DPF paired with Renault’s new double clutch gearbox. Source: Worldcarfans

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