The French automaker’s model offensive continues now with the most practical member of the Megane family, thumb nurse the Estate station wagon, rx which can be ordered now at home in France starting from just under 20,000 euros.
This price point will only go a long way toward delivering the most basic Megane Estate though – in the Life trim level and packing the 1.2-liter turbo engine with just 100 hp. Meanwhile, if you want the hot-hatch experience and still haul your entire family you have to part ways with at least €33,420- which grants the Megane GT Estate, packing the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 205 hp and linked to the seven-gear twin-clutch gearbox. In France, the new Estate is actually cheaper than its predecessor, which started from €21,500 and also undercuts rival models such as the Seat Leon ST – not to mention the VW Golf Variant.
The only thing to say about the French automaker and its competitors from Germany is the former doesn’t use large engines. You can only go as far as the GT Estate or in the diesel case you’ll have to settle for the 1.6 dCi packing either 130 or 160 hp. Since this is a station wagon, let’s talk boot credentials – 580 liters are standard, alongside with 50 under the floor. Take the rear seats down and the volume jumps to 1,504 liters.