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2008-06-11 07:20
Renault Megane

While it won't be as radical as the gull-winged Megane Coupe Concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the production Megane Coupe will still be rather exciting.

Although heavily disguised, these images taken at the manufacturer's French headquarters confirm the car's short front and rear overhangs, raked windscreen and elegantly sloped roofline.

And while the concept was powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine, very little remains known about equipment on the production version of the Megane Coupe.

Whether it will be a worthy rival to the upcoming Volkswagen Scirocco remains to be seen, but if you're looking for something more sober, the next generation Megane hatchback could do it.

Megane III 

Scheduled for a Paris Motor Show debut later this year, we have the pictures to prove this new car is on the way.

Inspired by the Altica concept car, the new car is expected to be more than just an evolution of the current car.

However, fans of the current Le Quement design may be somewhat disappointed since the next-generation Megane will likely lose several of the features that made the current car's design so different yet controversial.

However, since it rides on the Renault-Nissan alliance's new platform already found on the Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, ride quality and comfort should be top-notch.

New Megane will be offered in both three- and five-door hatchback forms, while sedan, coupe, convertible, station wagon and possibly crossover body styles are expected too.


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