The fact that three versions of the Mégane are available shows how popular the model is among UK motorists. The Sport Tourer is the estate shape which makes it practical, spacious and stylish as Renault has followed the same design theme with each shape.
A slim upper grille links the two narrow headlamps together on the front and it sits above a larger second grille with fog lights and integrated LED daytime running lights. Chrome roof bars are a functional addition, as are the standard 16-inch alloy wheels which look good too. A choice of attractive paint finishes across the range allows you to add a personal touch to the bodywork of this modern estate.
Space isn't the only strength of the Sport Tourer's interior, although it does offer masses of head and legroom plus a maximum boot volume of 1,600 litres. Dark carbon upholstery is found in the entry-level Expression+ version while two-tone Renaultsport seats are fitted to the GT Line Nav model. Satin chrome accents and a soft-touch dashboard uphold the feeling of luxury.
The car's technology supports its status as a highly practical option as it assists you during even the shortest journeys. All models include an accessory power socket to charge electrical devices plus audio controls mounted to the steering wheel. The infotainment system features a Bluetooth interface for hands-free telephone access alongside USB input so you can play music directly from an MP3 player. Integrated satellite navigation is standard-fit in all but the Expression+ variant but you can add it as an optional extra as part of the advanced R-Link system.
Leading technology influences the vehicle's engines too. The 110hp dCi diesel unit is the most refined of all and can return fuel economy as high as 78.5mpg combined when you drive the estate attentively. The same engine emits only 93g/km of CO2 so you won't pay any road tax, and if extra pace is desired you can choose the 220hp TCe petrol with 430Nm of torque instead. It accelerates the Sport Tourer confidently with the help of a six-speed manual gearbox that puts you in complete control of power delivery.
Driving is made safer as well as more satisfying by the Mégane Sport Tourer as it brings together a host of active technology and passive features. Preventing a skid when you need to brake heavily is the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Meanwhile, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) avoids a loss of control by correcting oversteer or understeer. Traction control, Hill Start Assist, six airbags and ISOFIX anchor points are just some of the other standard safety features.
Sample all of the above by taking the Mégane Sport Tourer for a test drive from Wessex Renault. Contact our Newport dealership to arrange your time on the road and to discuss the car with an adviser on 01633 745 043.