The fourth generation Renault Megane has been spied for the first time carrying the production body.

The fourth generation Renault Megane has been spied for the first time carrying the production body as up until now we only saw chassis testing mules.

On sale since 2008, the current Megane is one of the oldest models in the highly competitive C segment but it seems we won't have to wait much longer for a new generation as our spies caught a prototype with the production body while undergoing north of the Arctic Circle. Despite the comprehensive camouflage, it's easy to notice the Megane IV will look considerably sleeker than the model is set to replace and will obviously take styling influences from newer models such as the Clio and Espace.

It will have a lot in common with the Pulsar as the new Megane will likely ride on the same Common Modular Family (CMF) platform co-developed with Nissan. It will get the usual Renault-Nissan engines such as a 1.2-liter TCe 130 rated in the current Megane at 130 HP & 205 Nm while a possible more potent version could get the Espace's TCe 200 1.6-liter turbo where it churns 200 HP & 260 Nm. On the diesel side, expect a dCi 130 with 130 HP & 320 Nm and a dCi 160 with 160 HP & 380 Nm.

The new Renault Megane will likely be out in the second half of this year so a public debut will probably occur in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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