A test mule of what appears to be the next generation Renault Megane or Laguna has been spied undergoing preliminary testing.

A test mule of what appears to be the next generation Renault Megane or Laguna has been spied undergoing preliminary testing.

The car was wearing the body of the facelifted Renault Samsung SM3, basically a variant of the Fluence (essentially a Megane sedan) built by Samsung at home in South Korea. For this reason, this could turn out to be a mule of the next generation Megane but judging by the much wider wheel cases and different wheelbase we could be dealing with the new Laguna.

Details about the next-gen Megane and Laguna are scarce at this moment but so far we know the Megane will be out in 2016 riding on the CMF platform with a sportier design and a higher quality interior featuring a less cluttered design as many of the knobs & buttons will be built into the infotainment system.

The first to come out will actually be the larger Laguna, yet another reason to believe underneath the skin of this test vehicle is Renault's more expensive model which is far from being a success in its current third generation. It could be officially revealed as early as this year or sometime in 2015 and will have "character without being strange", according to Renault's chief operating officer Carlos Tavares. Chances are the Laguna will be launched next year since the French marque is currently busy preparing the all-new Espace set to debut in October at home during the Paris Motor Show.

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