The Renault Fluence, the successor to the second generation Renault Megane Saloon, was first unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (2009 IAA). Six years later, the four-door compact saloon remains in its first generation and is due for a complete redesign.
Following the 2016 Renault Megane’s unveiling at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA), Renault has started testing its four-door saloon version. This would be none but the second generation Fluence, or 2016 Renault Megane Sedan in case the company decides to bring the three-box back to the Megane family.
A test mule of the 2016 Renault Fluence has been spied for the first time, by Auto Moto reader Sébastien Cheveau in France. The spy shots don’t say much because of the heavy camouflage but reveals that the grille and hood design are similar to the 2016 Megane hatchback. A daytime running LED light strip is also apparent in one of the spy shots.
Likely to be positioned as the more practical alternative of the Megane hatchback, the 2016 Renault Megane sedan is very likely to based on the CMF-C/d version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform. But if the plan is to offer a low-cost saloon rivaling the Fiat Egea/Fiat Tipo and mainly target only developing markets of those in Eastern Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific and Africa, the Fluence’ platform could be retained. More information should emerge in the coming months.
2016 Renault Fluence/Renault Megane Sedan – Image Gallery (Spy Shots)
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