The class benchmark in active and passive safety
New Mégane stands out as a further example of Renault's expertise in vehicle safety. Its driver aids ensure perfect control of the vehicle and help correct the vehicle's trajectory in emergency situations. The level of passive safety is also remarkable, with both the Hatch and Coupé-Cabriolet versions obtaining a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
New Mégane comes with a long list of driver aids which contribute to ensuring that the driver stays in control of his or her vehicle in an emergency. All versions come with the latest-generation 8.0 Bosch ABS, complete with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist which ensure that maximum use is made of the car's braking power.
According to equipment level, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with understeer control is also available. This feature is complemented by ASR traction control and an engine torque overrun regulation function (MSR). Meanwhile, New Mégane can be ordered with a tyre pressure monitoring system which is designed to detect slow punctures or incompatible tyre pressures.
The Mégane Hatch was the first car of its category to be awarded a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating, while the Coupé-Cabriolet version continues to stand out as the only vehicle in its class to have obtained the same result.
New Mégane is designed to ensure maximum protection in all the situations recorded by Renault's accident research programme and the car features the third-generation Renault System for Restraint and Protection (SRP III) which guarantees optimal protection for all passengers wherever they are seated. In addition, according to body type, New Mégane is equipped with up to 10 airbags (according to equipment level), double pretensioners and load limiters.
Further details on the New Mégane 2006 range, including insurance groups, pricing and specification will be available closer to launch, however, please note that the launch of New Mégane 2006 does not affect the current Scénic and Grand Scénic models.Published 29 December 2005