It appears that the third generation Megane compact car from the French automaker has ran its course and the successor will come mid-September in front of the worldwide audience during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show.
The French automaker, which counts on the Megane as its high volume, high gross model, will present the all new fourth generation of the compact model during the show next month, with the company giving official confirmation of the premiere recently. The French were German-style concise and issued a very short press release that stated the “fourth generation of Renault’s C-segment family car will be unveiled during a press conference by Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault, on Tuesday 15 September” at the brand’s stand.
The Megane has been around since 1995 when it was introduced as the successor of the Renault 19 and has had 3- and 5-door hatchback, saloon, coupé, convertible and estate bodystyles throughout the lifespan. Most notably, the second generation that premiered back in 2002 was awarded the top place as European Car of the Year for 2003, while also being the first car in the compact class to earn the coveted 5-star EuroNCAP rating.
In other related news, the brand also announced the rest of its lineup on display at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show, with the new and notable introductions being the recently unveiled Kadjar or Espace as well as the Talisman Estate, which will also make its first public appearance at the show – following the release of the sedan as the company’s new D-segment model.