2016 Renault Megane Release Date, Specs, Review, Price – The Megane is a compact family car that has been able to withstand a ‘harsh’ environment for more than fifteen years and still counting and this is despite the fact that the car started life in a harder way than most in its range, it has quickly risen to be one of the best selling cars in its class.

2016 Renault Megane
2016 Renault Megane

In spite of this, the current model has remained virtually unchanged since 2008, so this means that the previous Renault Megane is actually the oldest C-segment in its class. This is set to change in the new future, with the anticipated debit of the new 2016 Renault Megane.

The new Megane sedan is set be launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in a few months to come. Unfortunately, little has been said about the upcoming new car, but judging from the spy photos we have been able to get hold of we should anticipate something spectacular from the auto company.

2016 Renault Megane specs

The new car will come with a redesigned concept which was agreed upon by the company engineers. This decision came as a result of the strong competition the new 2016 Renault Megane is going to face from the Toyota Corolla II, Peugeot 308, Mazda3 and VW Golf VII.

We honestly know little concerning the upcoming new 2016 Renault Megane, but what we do know is the fact that the new 2016 Renault Megane will be based on typical members of the Renault Nissan module family.

According to the automobile company, the supposed architecture will result in the car being able to shed unnecessary 30% of weight and 40% of the msrp. If this would be the case, then the new 2016 Renault Megane will be a thorn in the flesh of its competitors thanks to the reduced entry costs.

2016 Renault Megane interior and exterior design

The upcoming new 2016 Renault Megane will be made of high quality materials thanks to the use of a new concept which will address the anticipated rivalry in its class. The car will come donned in a feature known as Carminat TomTom, which will allow the user of the car to make a live satellite navigation which will be processed in real time.

2016 Renault Megane front
2016 Renault Megane front

The aforesaid technology will be beyond the already GPS system which has become a cliché in the technology segment. The feature will come with even more functionalities as we will examine them below.

The features that will be inherent to the Carminat technology will include real time off road safety alert assistance, HD traffic monitoring system which will also include the best route options, climate and weather assistance, Mapshare application and others.

2016 Renault Megane back
2016 Renault Megane back

Moreover, the feature will be made available as a premium package and will not be available on the base version. Also, the R-Link evolution will be present on the entertainment system of the entire Megane series.

The R-Link incorporates a lot of function which will include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, emails, USB and other device management system that are user friendly. The R-Link will however, come as a premium package.

2016 Renault Megane interior
2016 Renault Megane interior

The exterior of the car will also receive various facelifts which will include standard LED lights which will be used for both the headlights and taillights. On the sides of the car, potential buyers should expect a few curved lines that will define the aerodynamic design of the vehicle.

2016 Renault Megane engine

Under the hood of the new 2016 Renault Megane, there will be several engine variants that will be aimed for different people. First, the older 1.6L 16v engine is set to be discontinued and will be replaced by a 1.2L turbocharged inline 4 which will be provided with two outputs, either a 135 hp or a 110 hp.

The top of the range 2016 Renault Megane RS is scheduled for a later release date and will be offered with a newly developed 2L turbocharged inline 4 which will provide up to 300 hp, and which Renault has pegged hopes upon to edge out Focus RS and Type R competition.

Another high output engine is already in the works and will be a 1.6L turbocharged inline 4 and will provide up to 200 hp, and the engine will enable them tap into the GTI space.

2016 Renault Megane price and release date

The new 2016 Renault Megane will most probably be in the market by the end of next year, but the detail is just speculative since the automaker has not announced anything as yet. Furthermore, the price details are still oblique for now, and we will be updating the post with new information.