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Renault’s Megane Estate Wagon set to roll to dealerships this June

Renault revealed some more details about the Estate Wagon which expands the range of their Megane lineup. The Estate Wagon was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show last March and is set to hit dealerships this June.

The Estate Wagon has a bigger carrying capacity compared to the standard hatch unit of Megane. The wagon also has an extended wheelbase and rear overhang.

The Estate’s front end is identical to the face of the hatchback variant. The designers modified the tail end and side of the wagon so it will look more proportional. The trunk offers a big space of 524L that can be made bigger by as much as 119L when the rear sits are folded down.

Consumers will have a full range of choices when it comes to the engine of the Estate. The wagon is offered both in diesel and petrol variants.

The new TCe 130 powerplant is a very economical choice offered by Renault to Estate buyers. The 1.4L engine has lower emissions compared to the bigger 1.6L but boasts of power comparable to a 1.8 with a torque of a 2.0. Awesome fuel efficiency in a great car, I love it!

The Megane Estate can also be acquired as a 2.0L run vehicle coupled with automatic transmission. A lower 1.6L petrol engine is also available that can output about 100 to 110 horsepower.

The diesel engine Megane comes in a number of choices including three variants for the 1.5L dCi. The diesel line up features low emissions ranging from 118 to 120g/km for the dCi 86 and 106, respectively. The diesel engine brood is headed by the 2.0dCi which can be acquired in ranging power outputs. Consumers can opt for 140 to 160 horsepower.

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