STARS AND THEIR CARS: Darren Kennedy and his Renault Mégane GT Line
TV presenter and style icon Darren Kennedy has an affinity to all things French after living and working in France for two years. He adores the language, the culture, the food and now the cars. He drives a Renault Mégane GT Line which is a “sporty number with plenty of attitude and style” – just like the man himself!
RENAULT MEGANE GT LINE
What are you currently driving?
The Renault Mégane GT Line – it’s a sporty number with plenty of attitude and style.
What attracted you to the brand?
I learned to drive in a Renault and having lived and worked in France for two years I’ve an affinity with all things French – the language, the culture, the food and the cars.
What do you love about the car?
Well, for starters, it has a hands-free keycard so the car automatically opens as I approach (especially handy if I’m laden down with bags). The multimedia system is brilliant, there’s a large touchscreen display with built-in TomTom(r) LIVE mapping which is very handy when zipping around the city, and I like that I can play music from my iPhone library with zero hassle. The ambient in-car lighting is perhaps the most unique feature and the one that everyone comments on. I can change the colour and ramp up the intensity depending on my mood. It’s a very attractive looking car and the signature front and back lights are awesome.
Who would you recommend this car to?
Busy, young professionals who work in the city but also enjoy hitting the road on day/weekend trips out to the countryside.
Best features of the car?
I think I answered this already, but if I had to narrow it down to one thing, it would be the signature lighting.
Where would you go on your ideal road trip and who would you bring?
I’m really keen to do the Wild Atlantic Way. I travel so much abroad with work that I’ve rediscovered what amazing scenery we have under our noses here in Ireland. So I love nothing better than jumping in the car and hitting the road. Also the drive from West Cork to Kerry is incredible, but I haven’t done it in a number of years now so perhaps I’d tack that on. My companion will of course be Harry, my mini-Yorkie. He’s the best company and never complains!
Darren Kennedy is an All-New Renault Mégane driver. The eagerly anticipated All-New Renault Mégane is available to test drive in the 28 Renault dealerships nationwide with prices starting from as little as €179 per month with Renault Bank. The Mégane range has five trim levels to choose from and Darren drives the Mégane Hatch GT Line Nav version.
Renault’s 171 offer includes 3.9 % APR Finance, 3 Years Servicing and 5 Years Warranty & Roadside Assistance with Renault Bank.
For more information visit www.renault.ie
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