2016 Renault Megane revealed – brand new pictures
Source : 2016 Renault Megane revealed – brand new pictures
Pictures of Renault’s crucial next-gen hatch revealed ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Frankfurt show
brand new official pictures of the 2016 Renault Mégane have been revealed ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the Frankfurt motor show later today. in which will go on sale inside UK early in 2016.
The shots confirm in which the brand new car takes its styling inspiration via the brand new Renault Espace as well as Talisman designs – neither of which are coming to the UK.
Previous spy pictures showed undisguised tail-lights for the very first time in which look similar to the tail-lights on the Renault Clio, as well as less camouflage around the front bumper. Renault has confirmed the brand new Megane will be 25mm lower than the vehicle in which replaces, features a 28mm longer wheelbase as well as has wider tracks at the front as well as rear.
This particular more mature as well as more premium look has been revealed inside French media as well as has also been evident in recent spy pictures of the Mégane. This particular suggests in which 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 Captur will retain a more heavily stylised design.
The upmarket move will be driven by the need for the Mégane, which will be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF platform in which also underpins the Qashqai as well as 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 Inside of the brand new Mégane will be required to feature higher-quality plastics as well as a sharper design than before, with many control functions on top designs transferred to a large central touchscreen, as available on the brand new Espace. Depending on spec, cars are required to get either a 7.0in or 9.0in touchscreen, while the Inside will be said to have been designed which has a greater focus on driver ergonomics.
a few-door as well as estate designs will be sold, with Renault required to make more of the Mégane’s sporty credentials on these designs. in which will be not known if a three-door coupé type will be part of the line-up. A brand new Megane GT variant will be available via launch. in which features a redesigned front bumper with wider air intakes, as well as a spoiler at the rear. in which sits on 18-inch alloy wheels as well as features Renaultsport badging.
Spy pictures have shown the vehicle testing which has a roof-mounted lip spoiler, while the roofline will be notably more raked than in which of the Golf. in which will be not required to get the Talisman’s four-wheel steer facility, however, as the technology will be seen as too expensive to be justified by buyers inside sector.
The brand new Mégane will be required to be unveiled at the Frankfurt show in September as well as go on sale inside UK early next year. in which will be seen as key to Renault’s continuing sales growth – nearly 1.45 million Meganes have been sold since the current type 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 via the Golf. in which 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 going on to become the best-selling hatch in its class just after launch.
“We think the [current] facelifted type will be competitive on cost, equipment as well as styling,” said Le Graet. “The all-brand new type will win us back more retail customers.
“We will have to concentrate on retail customers as well as This particular will also help our user-chooser sales.”
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