Renault teams with Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Renault Ireland and The Restaurant Association of Ireland have announced Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017, writes Trish Whelan . The Irish Restaurant Awards (RAI) will travel around the country driving new Renault models for a series of regional events this March to announce county and regional award winners across 15 different categories. County winners will be announced at four regional events with over 600 guests expected to attend each. This year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. This year over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11-25 January. Pictured above are Ciara Doyle (Business Development & Sponsorship Manager, Restaurant Association of Ireland), and Liz O’Gorman (Marketing Manager Renault Ireland) with two chefs from The Radisson Blue St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland

New Megane Sports Tourer in December

Renault's new Megane Sports Tourer arrives in December, based on the fourth generation of the Megane that launched here last June, writes Trish Whelan.

The Sports Tourer version is available to order now, priced from €20,490-€31,690.

Renault says it provides features and technologies from the segment above, not usually seen on a family car. With a wealth of space for occupants and their belongings, the Megane Sport Tourer offers boot space of 521 litres with seats in place, and 1,504 litres with them rear ones down.

Five trim levels are offered, all with a comprehensive specification as standard offering buyers the choice between luxurious or sporty at the top of the range.

The entry level gets front and rear LED daytime running lights; six airbags, 16-inch wheels, tinted windows, electric windows, Bluetooth, DAB radio with fingertip controls, two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable front seats, a 12-volt front socket and plenty of storage throughout the cabin.

Four engines are offered at launch - two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2 130hp, and 1.6 205hp (GT only). The turbodiesel options are a 1.5, 110 unit or a 1.6, 130 engine. Automatic options are available.

A claimed fuel consumption of 3.7 L/100kms (76mpg combined cycle) will tempt buyers with C02 emissions of 96g/km.

The Megane Sport Tourer has been awarded a maximum 5-star safety Euro NCAP rating.

Renault's 171 offer includes 3.0pc APR Finance, three-years servicing, and five years' warranty and roadside assistance.


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