8.1. Features of a design

The body of the Megane cars the bearing four-door, consists of a framework and hinged elements. The framework of a body includes the basis, sidewalls, a roof and details of a framework connected with each other by electric welding (dot, sutural and arc), and represents the non-demountable design having sufficient rigidity and capable to bear on itself all units of the car, hinged knots of a body, knots and details of an interior.
The body consists of several parts connected among themselves forming the whole elements of a forward and back frame. Separate parts of a body promote achievement of its extreme durability therefore control welding in the course of performance of repair work.
If when carrying out repair work factory consolidation or an anticorrosive covering collapses or damaged, apply an anticorrosive covering and consolidation on details of its lower part. When drawing an anticorrosive covering on a detail of the lower part of a body apply anticorrosive chromium plating or something similar. Use of the combined means is not recommended.
The lower casing – the uniform steel element serving for protection of the lower part of the transmission against hit of small stones, gravel or other objects in the transmission in the conditions of normal driving.

Heavy body repair, and also replacement of the pasted wind and back glasses have to be carried out, as a rule, in the conditions of service station of the official dealer of Renault where for this purpose there is all necessary equipment and devices.

Side doors, cowl, back door, forward wings, buffers and facing of a radiator belong to hinged knots. Doors, a cowl and a trunk lid fasten on a body by means of loops, forward wings – bolts.
Forward and back buffers also fasten bolts. Facing of a radiator fastens by means of plastic clamps and screws.
Windshield – three-layer the Triplex type. Glasses of doors, side and back flew down tempered. Wind, back and side glasses are pasted in window openings of a body.
Front seats separate, with mechanisms of adjustment of an inclination of backs and movements in the longitudinal direction, with the easily removable head restraints regulated on height. A back seat with the integral pillow and a back divided by a folding armrest into two parts.
Lobbies and back side seat belts inertial, and a back belt of the average passenger – zone not inertial.
In interior of the car the lighter, forward and back ashtrays, antisolar peaks, a heater, rear-view mirrors, hand-rail are installed. Under a seat of the driver fastening for the fire extinguisher is provided.
The car is equipped with forward and back eyes for towage.
Management of ventilation and heating of salon is carried out in the automatic mode by the controller. If the car is equipped with climatic installation, the controller also operates a microclimate in salon in the automatic mode.