Prices aren't too different from the previous model, so expect a span in the £19,500 to £25,500 bracket for the combustion models. You'll need from around £24,500 for the E-Tech Hybrid 160 HEV variant; and from just over £30,000 for the E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid 160 auto versions. Across the mainstream part of the line-up, there are five trim levels, 'Play', 'Iconic', SE Limited', 'S Edition' and 'R.S. Line'. Standard kit across the range includes what Renault calls its 'Smart Cockpit', a key component of which is the standard 7-inch multimedia screen, the biggest ever on a Renault model. This vertical and subtly curved tablet visually enlarges the dashboard and lends the cabin a more contemporary feel. Turned towards the driver, this screen, with its EASY LINK connected system, comprises all the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features as well as the car's MULTI-SENSE driving settings. Pay extra for GPS navigation and you get a 9.3-inch centre screen.
Renault is offering 11 exterior colours and four contrasting roof finishes, which mean there are 90 different configurations for buyers to choose from. The alloy wheel sizes range from 16 to 18 inches. Standard kit across the range includes things like alloy wheels, daytime running lights, cruise control with a speed limiter, a trip computer, a height-adjustable driver's seat, power front windows and mirrors, Bluetooth 'phone compatibility, a decent quality USB and AUX-in-compatible stereo with fingertip control, plus Hill Start Assist to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions.