Interior and tech
There’s clearly been an attempt by Renault to make the Mégane’s interior feel more high-end than previous versions. And, to an extent, it’s succeeded. The minimal design with its big central portrait touchscreen makes it look luxurious. There’s also an array of soft, padded materials that feel upmarket, too. However, the finish lets the interior down slightly. Being able to feel the rough edges, sharp cuts and moulding marks of some of the plastics and the occasional wobble of a button undermines the sophisticated design and plush-feeling materials.
Although the lack of buttons makes for an appealing-looking interior, it does mean that changing the air con temperature, radio volume or satnav zoom is not simply a quick twist or prod of a button or knob. Instead you have to go through a laborious sequence of repeatedly trying to slide panels on the screen up and out to reveal the controls to finally achieve what you want.