It looks like the popular Volkswagen Golf compact car and the Ford Focus would soon be facing stiff competition from one more compact car that would sometimes be heading to North America in 2016. The all new Renault Megane is currently being showcased the ongoing 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The four door hatchback from the French auto giant looks really cool and will be power driven by the fuel efficient gasoline and diesel engines. Renault would be looking to boost the sales of the car mostly in Europe, but it has its sights on the American soil as well.
This Renault Megane will be the fourth generation model and Renault has plans to add a station wagon version and a low slung two door coupe to the launched four door hatchback version of Megane. The new chassis has helped the car manufacturers to enjoy a wider track and to add new models in the Megane category. The car will be lower than its predecessor due to the new platform.
The front face of the Renault Megane bears a resemblance to the recently revealed Renault Talisman with C shaped LED daytime running lights. The badge at the front looks oversized and it has a rising waistline that gives it a slimmer look at the rear window. There are two bold stretched tail lights at the rear that was not seen in the previous model.
The 2016 Renault Megane is 25 mm lower than the previous version, but is 47 mm wider in the front and 39 mm wider at the rear end. The car has got a sportier look than before and with increased wheelbase of 28mm it will be quite spacious and comfortable for front and rear passengers.
Apart from the Expression and Dynamique models, Renault has said that it will be coming out with a sportier GT version. This car would be offered with a better fuel efficient diesel and petrol engines than the current 2.0 liter turbo, 271 bhp engine. The new sports version of Renault Megane could offer a power of 300 HP for a turbocharged petrol engine.
The Megane competes with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra and Peugeot 308 in the global markets. There is just a remote chance for the Renault Megane to show up on the U.S. soil. But, if it does come to the U.S, then it would give Volkswagen and Ford sleepless nights.