2016 Renault Megane spy shot

2016 Renault Megane design will be strongly influenced by the Espace

July 11, 2015

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says, that the 2016 Renault Megane will be “strongly influenced” by features of the fifth generation Renault Espace that was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October and the Renault Talisman that was unveiled in the saloon form earlier this week at the Chateau de Chantilly near Paris.

The fourth generation Renault Megane will have its world premiere at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, along with the Talisman Estate.

Take a look at this test mule, in the video embedded below, of the 2016 Renault Megane which was spied in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Car Journalism. It clearly indicates that like the Talisman, it will also have have proportions like a German car of its segment.

The front-end has the new Renault signature grille which features the brand’s upright diamond logo. The rear-end reveals that the taillights will be similar to the Talisman. The test mule also appears to have two individual chrome strips on either side of the lozenge.

The 2016 Renault Megane will be based on an iteration of the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C. The modular platform should allow up to 30% reduction in development costs and around 100 kg reduction in weight.

It was reported in March that the next-gen Megane’s lineup will also list a plug-in hybrid variant in 2018 to rival with the VW Golf GTE. This report also said that the standard variant’s sales will commence in January 2016.

[News Source: Italpress]

[Media Source: Car Journalism via Instagram]

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