Renault has disclosed plans to introduce a second world premiere in Geneva next month which will share the spotlight with the already confirmed 2016 Scenic.
The company with the diamond logo says that it has two all-new compact models for Geneva and since we already know the Scenic will be there, chances are the other one is the Megane Sport Tourer. Numerous spy photos have shown the model is ready to show its production face as a more practical brother of the Megane hatchback.
The five-door hatch looks miles better than its predecessor and one can assume it will be the same story with the wagon. It’s all about cargo capacity with this body style and we expect the Megane Sport Tourer to offer around 19.4 cubic feet (550 liters) since the hatchback has 15.3 cu. ft. (434 liters) with the rear seats in place. The 25-liter interior stowage space should be carried over along with the 20-mm increased rear knee room compared to the Megane III.
The engine lineup will remain the same and will include an assortment of turbodiesels (dCi 90, 110, 130) and turbocharged gasoline units (TCe 100, 130, 205). Depending on engine choice, the Megane Sport Tourer will be available with a six-speed manual, a six-speed dual-clutch, and a seven-speed dual-clutch that will be standard on the 205-hp GT model. The range will grow in early 2017 when Renault will add a “Hybrid Assist” diesel, but we will have to wait a bit for details.
The Scenic and Megane Sport Tourer will be showcased in Geneva alongside a ZOE Swiss Edition described as being a more upscale variant of the pure electric city car. Renault’s budget brand Dacia will bring an undisclosed limited-run model and will also exhibit the Easy-R automated manual transmission.