2016 Renault Megane revealed
Source : 2016 Renault Megane revealed
Pictures of Renault’s crucial next-gen hatch revealed ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Frankfurt show
The first official pictures of the 2016 Renault Mégane have been revealed ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. the item will go on sale inside the UK early in 2016.
The shots confirm of which the brand new car takes its styling inspiration coming from the brand new Renault Espace and also also also Talisman designs – neither of which are coming to the UK. These official pictures follow a series of leaked images which appeared online prior to the vehicle’s unveiling.
Previous spy pictures showed undisguised tail-lights for once of which look similar to the tail-lights on the Renault Clio, and also also also less camouflage around the front bumper.
This particular more mature and also also also more premium look has been revealed inside the French media and also also also has also been evident in recent spy pictures of the Mégane. This particular suggests of which all brand new Renaults upwards of the Mégane’s expected 4.4m length will adopt This particular look, while the smaller Twingo, Clio and also also also 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 of which also underpins the Qashqai and also also 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 will be required to feature higher-quality plastics and also also also 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 Inner surface will be said to have been designed that has a greater focus on driver ergonomics.
a few-door and also also also estate designs will be sold, with Renault required to make more of the Mégane’s sporty credentials on these designs. the item will be not known if a three-door coupé design will be part of the line-up.
Spy pictures have shown the vehicle testing that has a roof-mounted lip spoiler, while the roofline will be notably more raked than of which of the Golf. the item 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 the sector.
The brand new Mégane will be required to be unveiled at the Frankfurt show in September and also also also go on sale inside the UK early next year. the item will be seen as key to Renault’s continuing sales growth – nearly 1.45 million Meganes have been sold since the current design 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 coming from the Golf. the item makes the Mégane more sporting, more appealing.”
The Mégane II was a huge success, winning the European Car of the Year award in 2003 and also also also going on to become the best-selling hatch in its class just after launch.
“We think the [current] facelifted design will be competitive on cost, equipment and also also also styling,” said Le Graet. “The all-brand new design will win us back more retail customers.
“We will have to concentrate on retail customers and also also also This particular will also help our user-chooser sales.”
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