If the festive season has drained you of most of your savings, but you’re still hopeful of kicking off 2005 in style with a brand new, stylish set of wheels to replace your ageing family car, then Renault might just have the answer to your prayers with the launch of a revised range of Mégane and Scenic ‘Rush’ models, with prices starting at just £9,995, including a special customer saving offer.
Renault has long been synonymous with good value for money, and the launch of the first Megane and Scenic Rush special editions back in autumn of last year certainly continued that tradition. Since the order book opened in July, over 2,600 have been sold, so to build on this overwhelming success, Renault have added two new engine options, plus, for the first time, seven-seater Grand Scénic is available as a Rush model for buyers seeking even more versatility for their money.
There will be eight Rush versions in all, with the main change being the introduction of the 1.4 16V 98 petrol and 1.5 dCi 80 engine for the Scénic range, leaving the 1.6 VVT 115 petrol and 1.5 dCi 100 as the sole reserve of the Grand Scenic.
Based on the Authentique models, the revised Rush range still offers a high level of equipment as before, including ABS with brake assist, at least six airbags and electric front windows. The Rush versions adds extras like air conditioning, automatic wipers, body-coloured door handles and mirrors and 60W RDS radio/single CD player, worth
£700 as options, yet costs only £300 more than the equivalent five-door Mégane Hatch Authentique.
As if making the purchase decision wasn’t easy enough already, there are customer savings available, up to £1,035 on Megane and £1,375 on Scenic and Grand Scenic, giving price entry points of just £9,995 for the Mégane Sport Hatch and £12,495 for Scénic (£500 less then before).
The latest versions can be ordered now, until the end of March, in a choice of four colours: Flame Red, Pacific Blue (non-metallic), Ottoman Blue, and the new Mercury Silver. In keeping with Rush’s value for money package, up to 4 years 0% finance with a 35% deposit is available, plus a competitively low rate on Renault Selections (personal contract purchase).
While the unique styling of both the Mégane and the Scénic offer something you can’t put a price on, Rush’s affordability, safety and an innate sense of cool doesn’t just come with the price tag, either.Published 21 January 2005