Renault Megane Sedan Unveiled, Will Replace The Fluence

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French carmaker Renault has unveiled the sedan version of its popular Megane hatchback.

The Megane sedan will replace the Fluence in Renault's lineup and the new car is the third body style available wearing the Megane badge, the other being the hatchback and estate.

The new sedan version of the Megane is available with five engine options — two petrol and three diesel. The petrol engines produce 115hp and 130hp respectively while the diesel engines have power ratings of 90hp. 110hp, and 130hp respectively.

The less powerful petrol engine is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox while the more powerful variant is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The diesel variants are paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual clutch automatic.

With regards to design, the new sedan does follow in the footsteps of its hatchback sibling. The C-shaped headlamps flank the grille where the large Renault badge resides. At the rear, the stunning wraparound LED tail lamps converge onto the Renault badge.

The roof of the car is made of glass and connects the windshield to the rear window which gives the interiors a very roomy feel. Inside, the car is loaded with the latest tech including a 7-inch TFT display that acts as the instrument cluster. There is also an 8-inch display that plays host to the R-Link 2 infotainment system. The boot of the car can gobble up 508-litres as well.

Renault has also stuffed the Megane with all the safety features possible including six airbags, ABS with EBD, park assist, emergency braking and lane departure warning as standard.

The Megane sedan will be produced at Renault's manufacturing facility in Bursa, Turkey. 

The Megane sedan's chances of coming to India though remain slim as the country's shift towards SUVs is proving to be the way to go for manufacturers here.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 14:51 [IST]
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