Renault has introduced new Megane and Scenic ‘Rush’ special editions, positioned between the entry-level Authentique and Expression trim levels.

Six models will be available: Megane Hatch and Sport Hatch 1.4 16V 98 and 1.5 dCi 80, plus Scenic 1.6 VVT 115 and 1.5 dCi 100.

The new ‘Rush’ models come with air conditioning, 4x15W RDS radio/single CD with 6 speakers and fingertip remote control, six airbags (eight on Sport Hatch), driver’s seat lumbar adjustment and fully adjustable front headrests.

This is in addition to Megane standard specification of ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, “See me home” double optic headlights, electric front windows, immobiliser, Keyless Car with Renault Card, remote central locking and Renault Anti-Intruder Device (R.A.I.D.).

Insurance group ratings are between 3E and 5E depending on engine size, and all come with a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty, standard service intervals of 18,000 miles or once every two years, and three years free Renault Roadside Assistance.

Available in a choice of four body colours – one non-metallic Pacific Blue, and three optional metallics: Platinum, Flame Red and Ottoman Blue – prices for the ‘Rush’ limited editions start at £9,995 for the three-door Sport Hatch, up to £10,495 for the five-door Hatch and £12,995 for Scenic.