Renault has chosen to launch initially only two body versions of Mégane’s new generation. A 4-door saloon, 5 and 7-seat versions of compact MPV Scenic, a wagon and even a Cabrio-Coupe waiting in the wings should complete the wide range that has become a Mégane trade mark. Bold looks were a major plus in the trophy-winning car for 2003. But new Renault was also praised for a number of bright aspects: active and passive safety equipment, materials and fit in the cabin, good ride, handling, brakes and the lively 1.9 dCi engine and its 6-speed gearbox. Competitive prices were also in its favour. The unusual feeling of the electric power steering and a certain space restriction in the rear seat and boot —conditioned by the styling— were quoted as weak points for this potential top-seller.