The fourth-generation Renault Laguna sedan and Megane hatchback have been spied testing in Argentina by Autoblog.com.ar. Argentina has a variety of climates and different road conditions, which makes it an ideal country to test vehicles which are to be sold in both Europe and Latin America.
As per the report, the 2016 Renault Laguna will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2015) in mid-September and even the 2016 Renault Megane could debut at the same event. Both vehicles although fully camouflaged, appear to be featuring Renault’s latest design language on the grille, headlamps and tail lamps, seen on the Kadjar and the fifth-generation Espace.
Both vehicles have been previously reported to be based on an iteration of the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C. As per a recent report, with the use of this platform, the next-generation Megane’s development costs and weight will reduce by up to 30% and around 100 kg respectively. The Laguna will be available in hatchback and wagon body styles. The Megane range will include a plug-in hybrid model also, that will compete with the Volkswagen Golf GTE, while European sales of the vehicles are likely to start soon after their unveiling.
2016 Renault Laguna and Megane – Image Gallery (spyshots)