Geneva motor Show LIVE: Renault Megane Estate image

The French automaker has had two world premieres during the Geneva Motor Show this year – both sharing the DNA of the core compact Megane family.

We’re talking about the Scenic MPV and the new Megane Estate, which has been launched officially in front of the worldwide audience during the Swiss event and will reach the market to replace the previous generation Megane Sport Tourer. The regular Megane hatchback is already in dealerships across Europe and those waiting for the more practical version can take a look at it in the metal during the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. We can tell you first hand it’s just as trendy and good looking as the past iteration – which actually managed to trump the rather dull hatch version back in the day. Now it’s a more balanced affair but one thing is for sure, the Megane Estate remains a model that can be used both when taking the kids to swimming lessons or to the Opera house.

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The Swiss auto show also featured the introduction of the flagship Megane Estate GT version, which is the first compact segment station wagon to have the 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system for “precise, dynamic handling on twisty roads” and a healthy dose of “genuine driving pleasure.” The model will be differentiated from the rest of the family through custom bumpers with bigger air intakes at the front, a bespoke honeycomb mesh on the radiator grille, chromed exhaust tail pipes, and a more aggressive diffuser at the back. Expect the Megane Estate to reach dealerships in September 2016 with the same range of powertrains as seen in the Megane hatchback.