Renault Malaysia will showcase the new Megane GT at the upcoming Malaysia Autoshow, from 9-12 November. The new Renault Megane GT crafted by the folks at Renault Sport seeks to open up a whole new world of driving thrills and sportiness. It represents an intermediate performance road car offering to the all-out high performance credentials of Megane R.S..
Renault Sport people have fine-tuned the suspension of the new Megane GT to deliver a genuinely spirited ride that is still perfectly suited to everyday motoring. The technologies they have adopted, including the 4CONTROL system (four-wheel steering), have been chosen to ensure a perfect balance of driving enjoyment. Workng in tandem, the fine-tuned suspension and 4Control works in tandem at speeds of 80 km/h (50mph) in Sport mode and 59 km/h (37mph) in other modes. At higher speeds, the front and rear wheels steer in the same direction, turning by up to 1 degree at the back, for greater stability. 4Control calculates the angle of the rear wheels 100 times a second and adjusts them as necessary.
Exterior and interior enhancements give the GT a more sporty and dynamic appearance. At the front, a wider lower air intake with a honeycomb-pattern mesh is flanked by lateral scoops. Dark metal, diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels and door mirror housings match the finish on the front air scoops and rear diffuser. Iron Blue metallic body color is exclusive to the GT & GT Line range at £645.
Inside, the GT’s sports front seats feature additional lateral support to the base and backrest and integral headrests, blue top-stitching and a chequered logo. The upholstery options, in fabric or Alcantara, provide hints of blue, whilst the steering wheel is leather. The GT features an auto-dimming rearview mirror and chrome door sill plates with the Renaultsport logo.
Other amenities included in the newest GT are a hands-free keycard, automatic Dual Zone climate control, full LED headlights, a rear parking camera with front & rear parking sensors. adjustable seats and steering, an R-Link 2 multimedia system with an 8.7-inch portrait display, and the Multi-Sense system. Multi-Sense can be used to modify the throttle pedal and engine response, engine sound, steering weight, the speed of the Auto EDC gear changes, TFT instrument display design and interior lighting ambience through a choice of five colors.
The use of the Alliance CMF platform to manufacture the All-New Renault Mégane means a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are available to improve safety. Standard equipment for the GT Nav includes the Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction and understeer control, ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), speed limiter, and automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.
As flagship variant of the line-up, the Megane GT is offered in both hatchback and Sport Tourer bodystyles for global markets. It is fitted with the most powerful 1.6-liter diesel available on the market today with power and torque output of 165hp and 380Nm respectively. The engine is paired to a six-speed Efficient Dual-Clutch (EDC) gearbox.
Ride comfort and handling has been enhanced thanks to specific springs, dampers and anti-roll bar settings by Renault Sport.
Renault’s family of modern, stylish and dynamic mainstream vehicles will also be on display during the autoshow. The line-up includes the Koleos premium SUV, the Captur urban crossover, Clio GT Line hatchback and Fluence. The Renault exhibit is located at Hall A, MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang).