2016 Renault Megane to Debut in Frankfurt, Will Be More Comfortable and Efficient

Renault Megane 1 photo
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Renault's PR voice announced today the French carmaker will bring the new Megane on stage at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled to open its gates next month.
The fourth generation of Renault's C-segment family car will be unveiled at a press conference held by Renault's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, on September 15. Now that we mentioned that, let's turn our focus towards what we know so far about the new Renault Megane, which you can see rendered in the pic above.

If you're a daily reader of autoevolution, you might have noticed that we published a series of spyshots with the Megane when the model was still a test mule waiting for engineers to fine-tune it before receiving the good-to-go-into-production stamp.

Some of those test prototypes looked to have LED taillights, and we guess Renault wanted to take forward the trend started by Megane's arch rival, Peugeot's 308 hatchback. What is this telling us? The compact segment is becoming a very competitive arena, and carmakers have to give their best to stay on top.

In any case, the prototypes also came with a more mature front grille dominated by the oversized Renault badge, like we've seen on the Talisman sedan and Kadjar SUV. Speaking of which, these two will pass on the CMF modular architecture they're underpinned by to the new Megane.


This is the most important area for Megane customers who are interested in fuel efficiency. Therefore, the new Megane will be fitted with the brand's 1.2-liter TCe 130 petrol mill, good for 130 horsepower, as its name suggests.

In the diesel department, we expect two units, namely the 1.5-liter dCi 110 and the 1.6-liter dCi 130, with 110 and 130 horsepower, respectively.

Regardless of the engine choice, customers will be able to manage the units through standard 5- or 6-speed manual gearboxes. Those looking for increased comfort can specify the 6-speed EDC twin clutch unit.

The new Megane will be presented in Frankfurt along with the recently-released Renault Talisman Estate and their bigger brothers, the Kadjar crossover and the Espace MPV.
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