Renault Australia launch 1% finance offer on Megane R.S. 280

 

 

The Renault Megane R.S. continues to set the benchmark in the world of high-performance road cars and now the French hot hatch has done it again with Renault Australia announcing a 1% comparison finance rate on Megane R.S. 280^ vehicles*.

Sophisticated, sporty and motivated above all by outright performance since its first generation every new Megane R.S. has been progressively sportier, more radical and more aggressively designed than the one before.

Bright colours, like the signature Tonic Orange and Liquid Yellow have been specifically developed for a vibrant finish and unique reflective effects which further highlight the powerful, muscular and sporting stance of the car.

Backed by the performance heritage of the Renault brand, priced from only $45,990 and coming with a five year/unlimited km warranty, three-years capped price servicing and the longest service intervals in the class^^ the Megane R.S. is Australia’s standout hot hatch.

“The Renault Sport range is the breeding ground for our most devoted and passionate supporters and this 1% finance offer is designed to make the Megane R.S. 280 range even more accessible to Australians who want to join this exclusive club,” Renault Australia Managing Director Anouk Poelmann said.

“Once more Renault is bringing to the roads the technologies and know-how Renault Sport has developed on the racetrack, designed for the everyday driver who likes to stand out from the crowd, and have a great time doing it,” Poelmann said.

“We already know we have one of the finest, best value road cars available in the segment and now we can also say we have of the most accessible hot hatches on the market” Poelmann continued.

MOTORSPORT SYNERGIES

Since launching the Megane R.S. Renault’s mission has been unchanged: to create a clear link between motorsport, the brand’s commitment to Formula 1 and its standard production cars – “from the racetrack to the road”.

Combining efficiency, agility, stability and comfort the French hot hatch offers a wealth of choice to customers with a whole host of Renault Sport technology included as standard. Innovative 4CONTROL four-wheel steer to enhance the driving experience, R.S. Monitor to visualise data, and R.S. Drive Race Mode. 

Rooted in Renault’s immense history in motorsport over the last 15 years, the Megane-based Renault Sport versions have written some of the finest pages in the history of modern hot hatches, with the most “radical” versions securing four successive records in the production car category on the Nurburgring (Nordschleife).

Locally, loyal members of the Renault Sport community and motorsport enthusiasts have been able to watch the Megane R.S. on the track with the launch of the TCR Australia series. Backed by Renault Australia, Garry Rogers Motorsport are showcasing the racing potential of the Megane R.S. securing Renault’s first global pole position in the category and three podiums so far this year.

The Megane R.S. 280’s powerful design is boosted by a number of features taken from the world of motorsport, which immediately place the French hot hatch in the high-performance category.

  • A wide air intake in the front bumper that incorporates the F1-style front blade, a hallmark of Renault Sport styling that reflects the brand's involvement in Formula 1. The blade's gun metal grey satin-finish colour contrasts with the brilliant shine of the bodywork;
  • A 3D honeycomb-pattern grill mesh reinterpreted by Renault Sport;
  • Sculpted, sensual body sides inherited from the design of Renault Megane are accentuated by the wider front and rear tracks.
  • Wing-mounted air extractors, which optimise air flow through the wheel arches;
  • A side sill establishes a link between the front and the rear, the black blade of which evokes the undertray of a Formula 1 car;
  • A redesigned, narrower rear spoiler to improve aerodynamic performance. Whilst emphasising the width of the car, the vertical vents contribute to aerodynamic efficiency by providing improved lateral air flow;
  • A rear bumper with a built-in diffuser and the iconic central exhaust that has come to epitomise Megane R.S., enhanced by a decorative trim;
  • Improved efficiency of the diffuser compared with the previous generation. Whilst boosting the sporty feel of the design, this aerodynamic component helps to increase downforce;
  • The Brembo® brake callipers, painted red on the Cup Chassis Pack so that they are instantly recognisable to enthusiasts.

 

CLASS LEADING AFTERSALES

The Megane R.S. 280 range is supported by three years capped price servicing, up to four years road side assistance and a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty.

However, setting the Megane R.S. apart from its competitors Renault Australia offers customers a class leading service interval of 20,000km or 12 months (whichever comes first) providing customers with an extremely competitive cost of ownership benefit when compared to competitors who offer intervals ranging between 10,000km to 15,000km.

“We all know that the cost of servicing can be an inconvenience, both from a finance and personal time perspective and this is where Renault Australia truly stands apart from its competitors,” said Matthew Wright, Renault Australia Aftersales & Quality Director.

“Offering three-years capped price servicing and a five-year factory warranty provides peace of mind to customers, especially considering the average Australian driver travels 13,400km^^^ each year and some competitors require more frequent servicing. When you add our class leading 20,000km (or 12 month) service intervals into the mix, we see this as a strong statement not just for cost of ownership, but an affirmation of the quality of our global engineering and this real-world reliability for enthusiasts,” Wright continued.

RANGE AND PRICING

The Megane R.S. 280 MY18 range includes the Megane R.S Turbo Sport (Manual and EDC) and the Megane R.S. Turbo Cup (Manual only as the Cup EDC was only released in May 2019).

High specification equipment, both for high performance and passenger comfort comes as standard across the range.

Model

RRP

Megane R.S. 1.8L Turbo Sport Manual

$45,990

Megane R.S. 1.8L Turbo Sport EDC

$50,490

Megane R.S. 1.8L Turbo Cup Manual

$48,990

Options

Option

RRP

Metallic Paint

$800

Signature Metallic Paint

Liquid Yellow or Tonic Orange

$1000

Electric panoramic sunroof – Front opening, tilting, and sliding

$1,990 – N/A Not available on Sport Manual

Please note that these prices do not include dealer delivery or statutory costs. Please consult a dealer for drive away pricing relevant to your state.

 

^MY18 models only

^^ 20,000km or 12 months (whichever comes first)

^^^Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018 Survey of Motor Vehicle Use http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9208.0

*Offer running from now until the end of the year (or until sold out). 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Alison van den Dungen

Corporate Communications Manager
Renault Australia
Phone: 03 8561 4822
Mobile: 0438 852 350
Email: alison_vandendungen@renault.com.au

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