Renault’s third-gen Megane has benefited from a number of key updates over its eight years, but its time on the global stage will soon come to an end.
The recently facelifted and upgraded Megane range hit Australia in June last year, so we should expect the current local range to soldier on for another year.
These new photos, however, offer a first look at the next-generation Megane, which should make its debut later this year and hit European showrooms early in 2016.
As expected, the new model will introduce a more organic design that takes its cues from the still-fresh Clio range.
Renault’s new grille and wing-like garnish design stretch across the broad face of the new Megane, connecting new headlights that reach back into the front quarter panels.
A curvey yet muscular theme dominates the profile, matched to a low tapered roofline and a tall belt-line.
The rear window of this spied prototype, likely the high-spec ‘GT-Line’ model, is tucked in high between a top-mounted wing and a neatly curved tailgate panel and rear bumper.
The new model will be built on the Renault Nissan Alliance’s new CMF platform, which also underpins the new Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, along with Renault’s small new Kadjar SUV and the European-market Nissan Pulsar.
Watch for more details on the new Megane to surface in the coming months, ahead of what will likely be a Frankfurt Motor Show debut in September.