We have received a more revealing batch of spy shots with Renault's entirely new Megane five-door compact hatchback.

We have received a more revealing batch of spy shots with Renault’s entirely new Megane five-door compact hatchback.

Renault is finally ready to replace the aging third generation Megane with an all-new model which as you can see from the attached images has virtually nothing in common in terms of design with its predecessor. This is great news taking into account the outgoing model always looked bland whereas the new one is substantially sharper and will obviously take cues from the latest products with the diamond logo.

The interior cabin is also a major departure and adopts that tablet-styled vertical display seen in the Espace people carrier, Kadjar compact crossover and the more recent Talisman mid-size sedan. The dashboard has a modern look and is a welcomed change when compared to the dated layout of the Megane III and hopefully the quality of the materials has been improved as well.

As far as the underpinnings are concerned, the new Megane will ride on the CMF platform co-developed with Nissan, so expect a considerable weight loss even though the body is expected to grow in size a little bit. The engine lineup will probably include the familiar 1.2- and 1.6-liter TCe turbocharged gasoline units along with Renault’s well-known 1.5- and 1.6-liter dCi turbodiesels which corroborated with the diet should grant the Megane IV with some impressive fuel economy numbers.

We will have all the details in a couple of weeks as the all-new Renault Megane will show up at IAA in Frankfurt. The five-door hatchback will be the first to see the light of production day and will be shortly followed by the wagon and a new coupe.

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