The brand new fourth generation Renault Megane compact five-door hatchback has been spied undergoing final testing in Spain.

The brand new fourth generation Renault Megane compact five-door hatchback has been spied undergoing final testing in Spain.

The current Megane is long overdue but thankfully it will be replaced by an all-new model which as you can see will feature an entirely different design. The prototype spotted here still has a full camo suit, but nevertheless you can already tell it looks significantly more dynamic than the outgoing Megane III which has been criticized for looking bland.

The final design will probably mix up cues from the Clio supermini and Espace MPV/crossover while underneath the new skin will be the CMF platform co-developed with Nissan. This will bring a considerable weight loss and there might be some updates to Renault's familiar 1.2- and 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engines as well as a revised 1.5 dCi.

In a previous set of spy shots we saw some of the interior cabin bits and pieces which will have many in common with the aforementioned Espace so the layout will be very different than on the aging third generation that has been on sale since way back 2008.

Taking into account a public debut is scheduled for September at Frankfurt Motor Show, we should expect an online reveal by the end of August. Until then, Renault will kill both the Laguna and Latitude and replace them with a brand new model due to be unveiled on July 6.