Renault has decided to use the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show to debut the new Megane family.

Previewed online last week, the model is lower and wider and has a longer wheelbase, which results mainly in improved legroom for rear passengers. The design is heavily influenced by the bigger Talisman – also making its world premiere in Frankfurt, and features muscular side profile, prominent grille and sweptback headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. At the back there’s a set of all-LED lamps with 3D graphics.

Renault is proud to announce several class-firsts, including a full color head-up display, a 7-inch color TFT instrument display and a portrait-format 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen as an alternative to the landscape 7-inch screen.

At launch the model will be offered with a range of six engines. These include dCi units with 90 PS (66 kW), 110 PS (81 kW) and 130 PS (96 kW) and three TCe petrol motors with outputs of 100 PS (74 kW), 130 PS (96 kW) and 205 PS (151 kW). The EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission will be offered with the dCi 110 (six-speed) and the TCe 130 and TCe 2015 (seven-speed) engines.

The range-topping model in the first years will be the Renaultsport-inspired GT version featuring several exterior options and interior embellishments, a 205 PS TCe engine mated to a seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, 4Control four-wheel steering and sports chassis settings. Visual changes include a new design for the lower and upper grilles, optional 18-inch diamond-effect wheels, twin exhaust pipes and a new diffuser at the back and more.

European sales of the model are scheduled to kick off in early 2016, while UK customers will get the vehicle a couple of months later.

Additional details are available at the press release section below.

Gallery: Renault Megane debuts in Frankfurt with GT range-topping version

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