After the magazine Auto Plus revealed pictures of the new Renault Mégane III, little was left for the imagination, but these renderings allow us to discover more about the future hatchback, expected to be presented at the 2008 Paris Motors Show.
After the French magazine Auto Plus revealed exclusive pictures of the new Renault Mégane III, little was left for the imagination of this car fans, but the pictures were not very clear. In order to compensate this deficiency, our colleagues at Infomotori.com have worked on the renderings they kindly authorized us to reproduce here. And, besides praising the nice work our Italian friends have done to uncover the new French car, expected to be presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, we can confirm many of its new features.
The main one is the choice for a more conservative design, something fundamental for a company with very ambitious growing targets. Bets can be done in less competitive car market segments, if they can be done at all. Therefore, the design of the new Mégane resembles the one already used in Laguna and Twingo, first presented by Mégane Coupé Concept. Future vehicles are likely to adopt the same styling cues, such as the headlights and the front fascia.
There is still doubt about the size of the new hatchback, but it will come in three and five door versions, as well as a sedan and a station wagon. Engines will probably remain the same, or else, 1.4-litre, 1.6-litre and 2-litre petrol engines and 1.5-litre and 2-litre diesel engines, all four cylindres. The flagship, according to Infomotori.com, will probably feature a 2-litre turbo able to deliver 225 bhp. Prices will range from less than € 15,000 up to about € 30,000. Sales will take place soon after the presentation.