Power of the new engine is up from 95bhp at 4,250rpm to 100bhp at 4,000rpm, with fuel economy on the combined cycle up from 44.8mpg to 54.3mpg. However, on-the-road prices remain unchanged. The new engine is not available in entry-level RN Megane models and only becomes available in RT Sport models in the hatchback, RXE models in the Classic and RT versions of the Scenic.
Prices (on-the-road): Megane hatchback - RT Sport 1.9dTi £14,190, RXE 1.9dTi £15,070. Classic - RXE 1.9dTi £15,070. Scenic - RT 1.9dTi £15,050. Renault prices now include the £25 first registration fee introduced on April 1.