At the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault is set to debut the 4th-generation Mégane, replacing the outgoing model that’s been around since 2008. In anticipation of its official launch, the French automaker is giving us a rather revealing first look at the hatchback.
“On the highly competitive market of compact saloons, it was vital that new Mégane should stand out right from the first glance”, says exterior designer Franck Le Gall.
Just like the Renault Talisman, the new Mégane boasts a specific lighting signature at the front with, C-shaped headlamps whose surround continues into the bumper. At the rear, the new lighting signature, visible by both day and night, goes right across the car to increase the perceived width of the vehicle.
At 25mm lower in front with track 47mm wider in front and 39mm wider at the rear compared to the previous generation Mégane, the new Mégane sits squarely on the road. Its proportions are those of a sporty silhouette with a wheelbase 28mm longer and a shorter overhang.
Franck goes on, “The precise, taut lines, which draw the whole design towards the front, are part of the side surfaces. In combination with the sculpted shoulders, these lines give New Mégane dynamism and character.”
Chromed elements emphasise the top of the belt line and enhance the grille, the side badges and door handles. The slim creases on the bonnet, combined with the chrome beading and side air scoops, strengthen the character of the front face.
Renault has to yet to reveal information about the interior design, the technologies added, as well as the range of engines available for the new Mégane but a sport version called the GT is expected to debut alongside the hot-hatch. The Mégane GT has a redesigned front bumper, a broader air intake and a new grill with honeycomb design.
At the rear, the design of Mégane GT is underscored by two chromed tailpipes that echo the air scoops further to the front and frame a spoiler inspired by the world of F1. The Mégane GT also has a “Renault Sport” badge at the rear, on the wings and in front.
This sports version will be available with new “Iron Blue” paintwork, combined with “Dark Metal” touches at the front and on the body-coloured door mirrors to emphasise its affinity with the world of GT motoring. 18-inch aluminium wheels developed especially for the model by Renault Sport completes the brand new look.
PS: Don’t forget to watch the teaser video below!