Renault reveals Corolla rival

Renault reveals Corolla rival

The newcomer looks set to take over from the Fluence, which was basically just a Megane sedan anyway, and as with the hatch that it now shares a name with again, the four-door is based on the Renault Nissan Alliance’s cost-saving CMF C/D platform.

It shares its front and rear design cues with its hatch sibling, including distinctive C-shaped headlights and elongated taillights that appear as if they’re trying to kiss each other over the central Renault badge. The sedan is expectedly practical, with 508 litres of luggage space inside that curvy tail end.

Meet another Renault denied to UK buyers: it’s the four-door Megane Grand Coupe, with a striking glass roof unique among compact saloons.

Despite the name, this essentially replaces the Megane saloon and Renault’s number-crunching suggests it won’t sell strongly over here, so it’s not being imported for British sale.

The sculpted silhouette and taut body proportions are said to represent Renault’s renewal of the family face, with its C-shaped front lights – the panoramic glass roof creates the effect of linking the front windscreen and rear window. Trunk space is impressive with 508-litres of boot space.

On the inside, Renault offers the Megane Sedan with a 7-inch colour TFT digital counter, an 8.7-inch I-surface multimedia tablet modulated by the R-Link 2 infotainment system. The Megane sedan has also been adapted to include driving aids such as Easy Park Assist, Advanced Emergency Braking System and Lane Departure Warning.

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