The Renault Mégane has been eclipsed by newer competitors but the company is hoping to shake things up when they introduce the redesigned model in 2016.

The Renault Mégane has been eclipsed by newer competitors but the company is hoping to shake things up when they introduce the redesigned model in 2016.

According to Autocar, the 2016 Mégane will have sportier styling that draws cues from the Clio and Captur. The magazine goes on to say we can expect the "new corporate face" with a slender grille and a large Renault logo.

Renault UK product manager Yann Le Graet declined to go into specifics but confirmed "We won’t be going back to the shape of the Mégane II." He went on to say "The low roof gives us something different from the [Volkswagen] Golf. It makes the Mégane more sporting, more appealing."

Besides being more stylish, we can expect a higher quality interior with a large touchscreen display that could be as large as 9-inches on higher end variants. The company could also eliminate a lot of switchgear by incorporating their functions into the infotainment system. This would create a cleaner cabin but it could come at a price if the system isn't intuitive and easy to operate.

There's no word on specifications but the company has already confirmed the model will ride on the CMF C-D platform which will also underpin the new Scenic and Espace.

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