The French automaker is now making room for the third member of the compact family, the Megane Sedan appearing in lieu of a new generation Fluence, the moniker being retired after just one stint.
Following last month’s leak through an owner’s manual, the Fluence replacing Megane Sedan has become official, with the new car slated for production in Turkey. It appears the Fluence didn’t prove its worth so Renault has turned back to the moniker that was very successful during the course of the first two generations of the Megane. Stylistic choices are crystal clear here – the front fascia is already well known from the Megane hatchback and Estate, with C-shaped headlights and a huge Renault logo on the radiator grille. According to the company the three-box body enables “top-level rear-seat spaciousness” and a big trunk of 508 dm3 VDA with “easier access thanks to the hands-free Easy Trunk Access system.”
Similar to the hatch and Estate, the Megane Sedan packs just two gasoline engines 115 horsepower (85 kilowatts) and 130 (96 kW), with a larger choice for diesel fans: 90 hp (66 kW), 110 hp (81 kW), and 130 hp (96 kW). Corresponding to the engine selection, the owner can have the transmission as a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic will become available later on. According to the trim level, the Sedan can have all the interior goodies of the hatch and Estate – seven-inch color TFT digital instrument cluster, 8.7-inch I-surface multimedia tablet, R-LINK 2, MULTI-SENSE, color head up display and more. Production will be handled at Renault’s Bursa factory in Turkey and exports should cover more than 20 markets including Algeria, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.