The 2016 Renault Megane has been spied testing in Germany by our reader Thorsten ahead of its world premiere that has been confirmed to happen at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) next month. The show will host world motorshow debut of the Talisman saloon and the world premiere of the estate version.
The fourth generation Renault Megane would have a design inspired by the Talisman and will be based on the same version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform as the flagship model – CMF-C/D. The modular platform has the benefit of significant cost and weight reductions, bringing more affordability and efficiency to the car.
Renault introduced the current, third generation Megane, in four body styles: 5-door hatchback, 5-door estate, 3-door coupe and 2-door coupe cabriolet. However, the next generation model won’t likely come in coupe and cabriolet versions owing to the poor demand in the segment.
The estate version can be expected, but it’s not likely to be unveiled alongside the hatchback version next month. The French automaker dumped the sedan version for the third generation but reports say that it will be back with the fourth generation.