Renault Megane was overshadowed by newer competitors, but the French company plans to launch a new Renault Megane 2016 will have a more sporty style that some design clues pulled from model Captur and Clio.
The key specifics from the Clio and Captur will certainly be the bent door form, with its “waisted-in” body side, in addition to the new company face and its famous Renault company logo and dark plastic, full-width, narrow grille.
“We won’t be going back to the form of the Megane II, the reduced roofing provides us something different from the Golf. It makes the Megane much more sporting, more appealing,” shares UK product manager Yann Le Graet.
The Meggane II was a significant success, succeeded Euro COTY in 2003 and was best-selling hatch in its class following launch.
Due for launch at Geneva in 2016 with UK sales following in the summertime, the brand-new Renault Megane 2016 will utilize this new sporty flavor to attempt to clawback sales from arch-rivals such as the Ford Focus and VW Golf, but also premium hatches like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-class.
Last year the Megane handled simply 8640 UK registrations– a comparable number is expected in 2014– a substantial decrease from a current high of around 12k systems.”We think the current facelifted model is competitive on devices, designing and price,” says product manager Yann Le Graet, “and the all-new design will succeed us back a lot more retail consumers.”.
The new Renault Megane 2016 ought to assist Renault move far from its current fleet-dominated mix of around 65 per cent versus 35 per cent retail.
One of the difficulties the Megane will encounter in 2016 is to be competitive with a lot more expensive premium-badged rivals, which are presently readily available on finance at a comparable 200/month payment, many thanks to too much more powerful recurring values.
“We will certainly have to focus on retail clients and this will certainly also aid our user-chooser sales,” included Le Graet.
The interior of Renault Megane 2016 is suggestioned to feature better plastics and sharper design, with many control functions transferred to a kindly sized main touchscreen. Top-spec designs are expected to be outfitted with a nine-inch display, reduced specification designs seven-inch.
The touchscreen will clean-up the interior by lowering the number of slight buttons. A similar touchscreen-oriented control panel has actually just been launched inside the new Peugeot 308, the MÃ©gane’s major home-market competitor.”We won’t go fairly as far as Peugeot, however, in lowering the switchgear,” added Le Graet.
Renault has especially targeted fleet customers of the most recent facelifted version by going down the price of the very popular Dynamique 1.5 DCi 110 version by 1200.
This alternative all alone produces around 55 per cent of all UK Megane sales, an abnormally high proportion for a solitary trim level/engine combination.
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