Renault simplifies Clio, Captur, Megane range for 2018

Configuring a Renault hasn’t been this easy in years

Renault Megane 2018Renault has made things even easier for customers configuring a new Clio, Captur or Megane online, by simplifying its model names down to three variants: Play, Iconic, and GT Line.

The idea is to clarify things for befuddled customers by offering a straightforward ‘walk’ through each model range. The step up in price is clearer, and it’s much more obvious what you’re actually getting for your money.

Renault even has a name for it: EasyLife.

For Clio and Captur (the latter now being Renault’s UK best-seller), it means a five-variant model range has been reduced to three; the Megane has been cut right in half, from six to three.

It’s not only trim lines either: engine choices have also been significantly reduced, with just a single petrol or diesel engine offered on each variant – yes, really: choose from a 1.2 TCe 75 petrol or 1.5 dCi 90 diesel on the Clio, the 1.2 TCe 90 petrol or 1.5 dCi 90 diesel on the Captur, and the 1.2 TCe 130 petrol or 1.5 dCi 110 diesel on the Megane.

Here, we run through each new line-up, outlining prices for each model, and what you get as standard.

2018 Renault Clio line-up

Renault Clio 2018

Clio Play: from £13,500, a £445 reduction. Standard kit highlights include 16-inch black alloy wheels, air con, Bluetooth with hands free, R&GO smartphone connectivity (so you can use the sat nav on your device), electric heated door mirrors, hands free Keycard and front fog lights.

Clio Iconic: from £14,700, a £254 saving over the Dynamique Nav it replaces. Highlights include 17-inch black alloys, 7.0-inch touchscreen sat nav, rear parking sensors and dark rear glass. Chrome window surrounds are also a giveaway.

Clio GT Line: from £16,250, a £525 reduction over Dynamique S. It has full LED headlights, climate control, 17-inch GT alloys, chrome rear diffuser, side skirts and dark metal door mirrors.

2018 Renault Clio Play TCe 75 4-year PCP offer

  • Monthly payments: £179
  • Deposit: £179
  • Dealer deposit contribution: £1,893
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Final payment: £4,404

2018 Renault Captur line-up

Renault Captur 2018

Captur Play: from £15,300, a £315 reduction. It now offers two-tone exterior paint, plus 16-inch alloys, R&GO connectivity, air con, front and rear electric windows and cruise control.

Captur Iconic: from £16,500, £405 less than the old Dynamique Nav. It adds climate control, 7.0-inch touchscreen sat nav, 17-inch alloys, auto lights and wipers, more interior chrome, leather steering wheel, ivory upholstery and, new for 2018, extra-tint rear glass and rear parking sensors.

Captur GT Line: from £18,300, a hefty £1,755 less than the old Signature X Nav. It has a more rugged look than other Captur, includes EU-wide TomTom Live ‘connected’ sat nav, auto-fold door mirrors, hand-free parking, blind sport warning, reverse-park camera, Android Auto functionality (but not Apple CarPlay), LED headlights and part-leather heated seats.

2018 Renault Captur Play TCe 90 PCP offer

  • Monthly payments: £199
  • Deposit: £199
  • Dealer deposit contribution: £1,864
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Final payment: £5,543

2018 Renault Megane (and Megane Sport Tourer) line-up

Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2018

Megane Play: from £17,315, £475 less than Expression+. It includes 16-inch alloys, 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED daytime running lights, dual-cone climate control and cruise control.

Megane Iconic: from £18,415, £875 less than outgoing Dynamic Nav. Iconic adds 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, R-LINK2 infotainment with TomTom Live sat nav, auto lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster, Arkamys 3D sound system.

Megane GT Line: from £20,215, £575 less than the old GT-Line Nav. Adds sports front and rear bumpers, dark chrome door mirrors, sports seats, extra-tint rear glass and a bigger Volvo-style 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen.

2018 Renault Megane Play TCe 130 PCP offer

  • Monthly payments: £219
  • Deposit: £3,027
  • Dealer deposit contribution: £1,000
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Final payment: £6,904

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Richard Aucock
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.


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