New Megane Coupe-Cabriolet - Comfort And Ease Of Use | Part Two

New Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet

Comfort And Ease Of Use In All Four Seats

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is generously equipped. The electric door mirrors, the four electric windows with one-touch opening, the anti-draught nets and the safety hoops, covered with soft foam, contribute to operating comfort.

There are several stowage spaces including a cooled 17-litre glove box which is automatically locked whenever the doors are locked, to protect its contents from theft.

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet provides four seats and interior space which is considerable for the class. In the front, the lowered position of the seats ensures comfortable headroom in coupé configuration. The slope of the windscreen has been designed to provide the front seat passengers with maximum space and forward visibility. In the back, headroom, knee clearance and width are among the best in the class. In addition, access to the back seats is made easier by the position-memory of the front seats. Finally, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet provides the largest luggage space in its class with a volume of 490 litres (VDA) with the roof up (compared to 330 litres in the Megane Hatch) and 190 litres (VDA) with the roof stowed, making this a practical car even if there are children in the family.

Permanent Driving And Travelling Pleasure

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet provides optimum driving position and visibility. The seat height has been reduced by 24mm compared with New Mégane, to achieve an even more sporting position. The pillarless door design, the glass roof and the optional retractable safety hoops improve visibility for ease of manoeuvring in urban situations.

Designed on the New Mégane platform, the upper body structure and the overall stiffness, which is among the best in the market, meet the need for both strength and safety. The variable-assist electric steering, and the stability and accuracy of suspension movement also ensure genuine driving pleasure.

When it goes on sale, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet will be available with three powertrains from the New Mégane family, all with plenty of torque. ABS, Emergency Brake Assist, ESP with understeer control and a tyre pressure monitoring system are just some of active safety features available.

Optimum Safety In All Circumstances

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet confirms the progress made by Renault in the area of passive safety. The stiffness of the body has been designed to keep the cabin space intact in the event of a rollover with the aid of strengthened windscreen pillars, body sides and sills, and by two fixed roll-hoops installed as standard. The third-generation Renault System for Restraint and Protection and the six airbags, including the two anti-submarining airbags beneath the cushions of the front seats, provide occupants with optimum protection.

In addition, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet can be optionally equipped with two automatic roll-hoops which deploy whenever an imminent rollover is detected.

The New Mégane Programme - Act II

New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is the first car of this type to be equipped as standard with a folding glass roof, which was designed and developed with Karmann. The roof module is delivered to the Douai factory where it is installed directly into the car on the production line. Thanks to the flexibility of the production tooling at Douai, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet will be built on the same line as New Mégane Hatch and New Scénic.

The New Renault Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet will go on sale in the UK in Autumn 2003.

Published : 17/03/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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