The next-gen Renault Megane Sport Tourer (Grandtour) has been spied while undergoing preliminary testing.

The next-gen Renault Megane Sport Tourer (Grandtour) has been spied while undergoing preliminary testing.

Unfortunately this is only a chassis testing mule wearing the body of the current model so we don't get to see any of the sportier styling Renault is promising for the all-new Megane set to go on sale early 2016. This isn't the first time we are seeing the new Megane as back in late July another chassis testing mule was spotted disguised as the Renault Samsung SM3.

In these latest spy shots you will notice one of the test mules has a peculiar exhaust system and another car features hood clips. Details about the engine lineup are not available at this point, but the 1.2-liter TCe 130 will probably be carried over while the dCi 160 from the Espace will likely be the range-topping diesel. The people-carrier also has a beefy TCe 200 EDC which could prove to be a spicy solution for a warm Megane.

The new Megane lineup is expected to ride on the Common Module Family (CMF) platform develop din collaboration with Nissan. Inside the cabin it will reportedly feature a less cluttered layout as Renault will install an infotainment system replacing many of the conventional buttons and knobs to create a cleaner look.

An official reveal is expected in the second half of next year, possibly in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Next generation Renault Megane wagon spied as a chassis testing mule