New Megane Coupe-Cabriolet - The World's First Folding Glass Roof As Standard

New Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet

 

World’s First Folding Glass Roof As Standard

The first car to be equipped as standard with a folding glass roof, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is aimed at aspiring owners both of cabriolets and coupés. With four seats, luggage space worthy of a saloon, high levels of acoustic and thermal comfort and good rearward visibility, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet has more to offer than conventional cabriolets. Elegant and dynamic, it is powered by the highest-performing petrol and diesel engines from the New Mégane range. As well as anti-submarining airbags for the front seats, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet can be equipped with the choice of fixed or automatic roll-over hoops which provide optimum protection. New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet combines travelling pleasure with peace of mind.

Elegance Its Signature

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is dynamic and balanced in both coupé and cabriolet configuration. Its modern, harmonious style features proportions worthy of a higher-segment model, with an overall length of 4.35 metres. Only the front grille, the headlamps and the bonnet are carried over from its New Mégane Hatch. The specially shaped front wings extend the body sides and emphasise the car’s slenderness. The absence of door pillars or side trim strips contributes to its elegant and flowing lines. The model benefits from all the quality features of New Mégane, and the shut lines – critical in a cabriolet – have been the object of special care.

The light and airy interior created by the folding glass roof is completely new to the market and enhances the driving pleasure in coupé configuration.

A Folding Glass Roof As Standard

Apart from its purely aesthetic value, the glass roof, developed by Karmann, confers many advantages on New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet. The feeling of enclosure inherent in conventional coupés and cabriolets is a thing of the past as the glass roof ensures permanent contact with the world outside and makes for ample rearward visibility. In addition, it guarantees both acoustic and thermal comfort through the use of 4mm-thick Venus 35 glass.

The heated rear window and the elimination of any risk of ageing or deterioration of the hood offset some of the common drawbacks of fabric roofed cabriolets.

Operation of the roof is simple and quick. Opening and closing, performed entirely by an electro-hydraulic mechanism, are entirely automatic and require no additional latching.

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Published 17 March 2003 Melanie Carter

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