2016 Renault Megane – leaked pictures
Source : 2016 Renault Megane – leaked pictures
Pictures of Renault’s crucial next-gen hatch have leaked onto the internet ahead of the auto’s debut at the Frankfurt show
TheThe first pictures of the next generation Renault Mégane have leaked onto the internet ahead of the auto’s official debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. that will will go on sale inside UK early in 2016.
The shots seem to confirm that will the brand new car takes its styling inspiration through the brand new Renault Espace as well as also Talisman types – neither of which are coming to the UK.
Previous spy pictures showed undisguised tail-lights for the very first time that will look similar to the tail-lights on the Renault Clio, as well as also less camouflage around the front bumper.
This particular more mature as well as also more premium look has been revealed inside French media as well as also has also been evident in recent spy pictures of the Mégane. This particular suggests that will all brand new Renaults upwards of the Mégane’s expected 4.4m length will adopt This particular look, while the smaller Twingo, Clio as well as also Captur will retain a more heavily stylised design.
The upmarket move is actually driven by the need for the Mégane, which is actually based on the Renault-Nissan CMF platform that will also underpins the Qashqai as well as also Kadjar, to compete for sales with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf. The European sales success of the Peugeot 308 has also added further impetus to Renault’s ambitions.
The Inner surface of the brand new Mégane is actually supposed to feature higher-quality plastics as well as also a sharper design than before, with many control functions on top types transferred to a large central touchscreen, as available on the brand new Espace. Depending on spec, cars are supposed to get either a 7.0in or 9.0in touchscreen, while the Inner surface is actually said to have been designed which has a greater focus on driver ergonomics.
several-door as well as also estate types will be sold, with Renault supposed to make more of the Mégane’s sporty credentials on these types. that will is actually not known if a three-door coupé style will be part of the line-up.
Spy pictures have shown the auto testing which has a roof-mounted lip spoiler, while the roofline is actually notably more raked than that will of the Golf. that will is actually not supposed to get the Talisman’s four-wheel steer facility, however, as the technology is actually seen as too expensive to be justified by buyers inside sector.
The brand new Mégane is actually supposed to be unveiled at the Frankfurt show in September as well as also go on sale inside UK early next year. that will is actually seen as key to Renault’s continuing sales growth – nearly 1.45 million Meganes have been sold since the current style went on sale in 2008.
“We won’t be going back to the shape of the Mégane II,” UK product manager Yann Le Graet told Autocar last year. “The low roof gives us something different through the Golf. that will makes the Mégane more sporting, more appealing.”
The Mégane II was a huge success, winning the European Car of the Year award in 2003 as well as also going on to become the best-selling hatch in its class just after launch.
“We think the [current] facelifted style is actually competitive on cost, equipment as well as also styling,” said Le Graet. “The all-brand new style will win us back more retail customers.
“We will have to concentrate on retail customers as well as also This particular will also help our user-chooser sales.”
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