“The new Mégane plays an integral part in Renault’s design renewal strategy,” says Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design. “Its dynamic lines project both sensuality and status, while its assertive proportions provide it with a well-planted stance on the road and its sculpted forms and strong shoulders hint at the brand’s Latin roots. It features a distinctive lighting signature both front and rear, by day as well as by night, and its elegant interior exudes an unmistakable cockpit feel.”
The new Mégane (the fourth generation model to bear that name) was created in close collaboration with Renault Sport, using class-leading technologies and meticulous craftsmanship to recreate the thrill and performance of a motorsport drive in a passenger car. The GT model employs technologies specially developed by Renault Sport, including Multi Change Down, which enables rapid downshifting, and Launch Control for super-swift getaways from a standing start.
“At Renault Sport we poured all our know-how into ensuring the new Mégane GT would be both comfortable and a joy to drive,” says Patrice RATTI, Managing Director, Renault Sport Technologies. “The 4Control four-wheel steering system combines with a suspension specially tuned by Renault Sport engineers to deliver a unique experience on all types of road. With its 205hp engine, seven-speed EDC gearbox operated via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, unique exterior styling and its sports-focused interior, the new Mégane GT is the perfect solution for buyers looking for performance, excitement and enjoyment at the wheel!”
The rich, detailed interior of the Mégane GT is unmistakably motorsport – from the soft-touch dashboard and sculpted seats through to the L-shaped cockpit, which provides the driver with a suite of high-tech features, special focus has been given to the quality, finish and harmony of the cabin.
The collaborative design process and Renault’s Common Module Family (CMF) architecture make possible several features which are normally only available in cars from higher segments. Many of these inclusions are class firsts – the full colour head-up display, a 7-inch colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrument display, a portrait-format 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen and 4Control four-wheel steering for the GT.
The dynamic, distinctive, All-New Mégane was an undeniable star at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt. The new Mégane and Mégane GT will be available from late 2016. Follow us on Facebook for the latest on all-new Mégane.