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autoviva2015-09-09 16:13:46

New Renault Megane is arriving

Unveiling of the new generation o fthe model will take place in Frankfurt

 
 
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Renault felt the need to bring the Megane upmarket in order to compete directly with models such as the Volkswagen Golf
The long-awaited new generation Renault MeganeMegane Gen.4 [IV]Renault Megane Gen.4 [IV]France, 2016 > present34 versions
45 photos
is almost here. The French brandRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
6114 photos
17 videos
's best-seller will be officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week and hits the market in early 2016. The first official images confirm the similarities of the new model with the newly unveiled EspaceEspace Gen.5Renault Espace Gen.5France, 2014 > present5 versions
7 photos
and TalismanTalisman (modern) Gen.2Renault Talisman (modern) Gen.2France, 2016 > present25 versions
31 photos
.
 
Compared with the previous generation, the new Megane is 25mm lower, has a wheelbase 28mm longer and has wider front and rear axles. The length should be around 4.4m (value was not disclosed by Renault) and the adopted design is softer and more premium style than models further down the range, such as ClioClio Gen.4Renault Clio Gen.4France, 2012 > present97 versions
164 photos
, TwingoTwingo Gen.3 [III]Renault Twingo Gen.3 [III]France, 2014 > present15 versions
130 photos
1 video
or CapturCaptur Gen.1Renault Captur Gen.1France, 2013 > present40 versions
107 photos
, characterized by a bolder and more stylized design.
 
While developing the new generation Renault felt the need to bring the Megane upmarket in order to compete directly with models such as the Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Germany, 2012 > present446 versions
504 photos
or Peugeot 308308 Gen.2Peugeot 308 Gen.2France, 2013 > present109 versions
121 photos
. The new Megane shares the same Renault-Nissan CMF platform used in the Nissan QashqaiQashqai 2Nissan Qashqai 2Japan, 2014 > present90 versions
138 photos
and Renault Kadjar.
 
Given the new market strategy for the Megane, Renault will invest in a more sophisticated interior, using superior quality plastics and a more careful design, with many vehicle functions to be transferred to a large central touch screen.
 
The new Megane will be marketed in five-doorMéganeRenault MéganeFrance, 2016 > present2 photos
and estate variants, however  it is not yet confirmed whether the range will include a three-door coupe model. However, Renault intends to give the model sporting credentials with the introduction of the Megane GTMégane GTRenault Mégane GTFrance, 2016 > present2 photos
which features redesigned bumpers with larger air intakes and a rear spoiler. It is equipped with 18-inch wheels and receives Renaultsport badging.
 
Data is yet to be disclosed on the engines that will be part of the new Megane range. This information should be known during the presentation of the new generation at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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