Based on the fourth-gen Megane, the sedan derivative of the hatchback is all set to replace the aging Fluence.
This is the Renault Megane Sedan – an all-new three box car that will be replacing the the aging Fluence sedan from markets worldwide. The Megane Sedan is the third model of the fourth-gen Megane range, joining the hatchback and estate models. In the initial phase, Renault will sell the new sedan in 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. Reportedly, the new sedan will also be brought to the Indian shores by 2017.
Underpinned by the Renault-Nissan alliance’s jointly developed CMF platform (CMF-CD), the new Megane Sedan looks remarkably stylish and more modern than the outgoing Fluence. Renault in fact claims that it’s a sedan that looks and drives like a car from a segment above! On the looks front, the sedan derivative takes design cues from the hatchback, which means it has an identical front-end – where the distinctive C-shaped headlamps clearly stand out. The silhouette of the new sedan is also completely different- in comparison to the svelte Fluene, the Megane Sedan looks quite muscular.
Depending on the market, Renault will offer two petrol and three diesel engines with the sedan. Petrol range will comprise SCe 115 engine, paired to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic, and a TCe 130 motor with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Three diesel engines will offered, namely - dCi 90, dCi 110 and dCi 130 - the former two are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic while the dCi 130 engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
As per some reports, Renault will be launching six new products over next three years in India. While the manufacturer will mainly be concentrating on bringing new SUVs to our market, the replacement of the Fluence is very much on the cards as well. Which means, the new Megane Sedan should be here soon.
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