Renault has unveiled their newest car, the Megane Grand Coupe, and it is as stunning as every new Renault that rolls out. While we all know that the Fluence was ideally based on the Megane platform, this will be the next generation of the Fluence. Built on the CMF platform, the fourth-gen Megane was unveiled last year followed by the Megane Estate earlier this year.
The Fluence is a D-segment car and with this kind of looks, Renault will certainly target the Octavias and the Jettas along with the Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze. The Megane sedan continues to sport the futuristic fascia of the new breed of Renaults. The headlamps along with the horizontally four-slatted grille make up for the quirky front. While the side profile is not as dramatic, the tail is certainly one of the prettiest to look at. It gets a panoramic glass sunroof extending between the windscreens giving the car a distinct two-tone look.
There are likely chances that it will be powered by the TCe 130 petrol engine and the dCi 130 diesel engine. The TCe 130 is a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine that develops close to 130bhp of power and 205Nm of torque and may be offered with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic option along with the six-speed manual. The dCi 130 is a 1.6-litre turbo-diese which develops similar power but has 320Nm of torque and comes with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The interior is futuristic especially with a giant tablet in the centre console that controls everything from climate control, vehicle settings and infotainment. The instrument cluster is also a TFT colour display that reads out vehicle speed, engine revs and all the required information with a toggle of a switch. The Megane sedan seems to be longer than the current Fluence, which means better cabin space and gets 508 litres of boot space.