The new car can, Renault say, take five passengers – with loads of rear-seat space – and has spec and tech levels on a par with cars from a segment above.
The boot extends to 508 litres and there is a hands-free ‘Easy Boot Access’ system.
While there is no indication of price and trim levels for here, there is likely to be a 7ins colour TFT panel, 8.7ins multimedia tablet, R-Link 2, Multi-Sense, Easy Park Assist etc on the menu. Among the safety elements are Advanced Emergency Braking System.
Diesel options include the dCi 90, dCi 110 and dCi 130 units. All are available with a six-speed manual, while the 110 also offers a six-speed dual-clutch auto.
Production will take place in Turkey, and the 2017 Renault Megane sedan is expected to arrive in Australia during the first half of next year. Pricing and specifications, including engines, are yet to be determined – stay tuned to TMR for more.
The new Renault Megane sedan will be built in Turkey and sold in 20 countries around the world, including Australia. Renault Australia has informed CarAdvice that the sedan will make its local debut in the first half of 2017.
In other markets it will replace the existing Fluence sedan that comes with a pure-electric powertrain. It’s likely then, Renault will soon offer a zero-emission Grand Coupe to replace the old pure-electric sedan, but highly unlikely Renault will export that to Australia.