Safe, well-equipped, light and airy cabin, decent roof-up refinement
Not fun to drive, pricey, TCe 130 petrol struggles with weight
Coupe-Cabriolets are ideal for those unwilling to trade roof-up refinement and security for topless thrills. The Megane is the firm’s second attempt at perfecting the folding hardtop. Like before, it has teamed up with legendary convertible specialist Karmann who were responsible for the original Beetle. This time around it has created a huge two-piece glass panoramic roof. Not only does this provide for a light and airy cabin, its construction helps the firm set new standards for suppressing wind and road noise with the roof up. Roof down, it’s even more impressive. Close attention has been paid to reduce unpleasant wind buffeting by the addition of a new fixed glass wind deflector. Boosting practicality further over the old car is the Megane’s more generous proportions that allow a couple of adults to squeeze into the rear with the roof up for short distances. Three petrols and three diesels are available; with the new 128bhp 1.4-litre petrol turbo (TCe 130) expected to attract the majority of all the sales.
From March 2014 the Coupe Cabriolet was given a facelift to bring it into line with the rest of the Megane family that was refreshed in January the same year.
Find out why we think the Megane CC needs more power.