Renault debuts Megane Sedan – Successor to Fluence?Auto News
Renault announced today the introduction of its all-new C-Segment model - Renault Megane sedan. The model will be produced at the Bursa plant in Turkey later this year. The Bursa plant was previously responsible for the production of the Renault Fluence, which dates back to 2008 and is due for replacement, lending credence that the Megane Sedan will be the replacement for the Fluence.
The new car will be based on the Common Module Family (CMF) C/D modular platform architecture jointly developed through the Renault-Nissan partnership. Renault claims the employment of the CMF platform equips the Megane sedan with features and comfort levels akin to larger D-segment cars.
This Megane sedan follows the introduction of the Megane hatch and Estate variants which were first introduced in 2015 and early 2016 respectively.
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.
Two petrol and three diesel powerplants have been announced at the outset. The petrol engines are:
- SCe 115, available with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- TCe 130, available with a 7-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox
The diesel engines are:
- dCi 90, available with a 6-speed manual gearbox
- dCi 110, available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the EDC6 dual-clutch automatic gearbox
- dCi 130, available with a 6-speed manual gearbox
Engine and transmission options may vary from market to market.