2018 Renault Megane
The name of Renault is getting popular lately because their great work for the successful debut of fourth-generation Megane in 2016. It was released with five-door hatchback design, four-door sedan and estate model. Not long after that, many reliable sources claimed that they received some pictures that they believe to be the prototype of 2018 Renault Megane. Based on the pictures, the car is still under their work on public roads. The car uses all gear from Megane GT but likely it sounds reasonable as prototype since it has center-mounted exhaust outlets for the rear bumper just like a new look.
We assume that it will be available as five-door hatchback because Renault seems has no plan to develop any coupe variant for this 2018 Renault Megane. Renault also develops the Focus RS which is quite promising for them to produce Megane RS. because this car can inherit the all-wheel drive system to create true rival. One thing we note is that the prototype is entering the first stage of testing. From the pictures, we can see that the hood pins have different look. The wheel arches are hacked away to support larger wheels than before. There are also center-mounted dual exhaust outlets that are placed between the holes in rear fascia to accommodate exhaust outlets. What is more is that it has big Brembo brake calipers behind the larger wheels to offer more powerful performance. We expect that they will be very kind to add enhanced air flow for the engine compartment and radiator core. Larger air intakes should complete the front fascia which can be in the corners to improve the airflow. It would be good if Renault will support it with sportier side skirts, chrome trim for the window and door or the privacy glass.
The cabin has not been captured but it can be a bit similar to Megane GT. Real racing seats will be used to complete the flat-bottom steering wheel and the more intricate materials like leather upholstery. Tablet-looking infotainment system will be carried over on the center stake and there is digital instrument cluster for a more premium feel than the previous Renault Megane.
Renault also has big chance to develop Focus RS with the engine output for more than 300 hp. Likely Renault will carry over the all-wheel drive system and we expect that it is completed with six-speed manual transmission while the optional is dual-clutch automatic. The updated suspension and chassis must be presented for the performance of 2018 Renault Megane.
2018 Renault Megane is speculated with the base price about 25,500 Euros while RS variant can be available from 31,000 Euros.
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