Sexy new Renault Megane is unveiled at Frankfurt motor show

CarsBy Robbie Farrell
The new Renault Megane is a real looker
The new Renault Megane is a real looker

Renault today unveiled its new dynamically-styled new Megane at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The dynamic-looking, high-quality, All-New Mégane – loaded with technology features from higher-segment cars – is Renault’s star attraction at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt.

Alongside a range of highly-efficient petrol and diesel engines, it will be available from launch as a GT created in association with Renaultsport.

A ‘Hybrid Assist’ diesel will be added in 2017. The new Mégane goes on sale in mainland Europe early next year with Ireland deliveries anticipated in the summer.

“The new Mégane plays an integral part in Renault’s design renewal strategy,” says Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design.

“Its dynamic lines project both sensuality and status, while its assertive proportions provide it with a well-planted stance on the road and its sculpted forms and strong shoulders hint at the brand’s Latin roots.

It features a distinctive lighting signature both front and rear, by day as well as by night, and its elegant interior exudes an unmistakeable cockpit feel.”

The new Mégane is based on Renault’s Common Module Family (CMF) vehicle architecture, which makes it possible to offer high-tech features normally available only in cars from higher segments.

A number are segment firsts, including a full colour head-up display, a 7-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrument display, a portrait-format 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen and 4Control four-wheel steering for the GT.

The six highly-efficient engines that will be available at launch have power outputs ranging from 90 to 205hp, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as low as 85.6mpg and 86g/km for the ENERGY dCi 110.    

Dynamic styling with a distinctive lighting signature the new Mégane’s dynamic stance is founded on well-balanced proportions. 

It is 64mm longer (4,359mm) and 25mm lower (1,447mm) than the third- generation Mégane, and has a 28mm longer wheelbase (2,669mm), which is greater than that of rival models.  

The front and rear track widths have been widened by 47mm and 39mm respectively to 1,591mm and 1,586mm, while the rear overhang has been shortened compared.

Wheel sizes of up to 18 inches will be available.