2016 Renault Megane Possibly Shows the Sexiest Compact Hatchback

We just finished detailing all the engines that come with the new Renault Megane, but we thought it would be interesting to make a separate story about the design. And why wouldn’t we, when there are over one hundred photos available, plus a new video.

Just like the VW Golf looks a little bit like the Passat, so too does the Megane resemble the Talisman sedan. But considering the compact proportions of this five-door hatchback, the amount of details they’ve squeezed into the car is amazing.

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 The GT model is the most striking, thanks to its 19-inch silver wheels and sculpted bumpers. We also like the dual exhaust system with an integrated diffuser and the Silver door mirrors a la Audi S4.

The Megane GT is powered by the same engine as the Clio RS. However, it has 40 extra Nm of torque, a 7-speed twin-clutch gearbox and its own line of paint finishes.

Inside, you’ll notice the seats have a dark suede leather finish, the ambient lighting is red, and the steering wheel has bolsters. The dashboard is digital, something the Golf won’t have for another year. Speaking of things the Germans don’t offer, we have to mention a head-up display and 4Control. Basically, the rear wheels steer a little bit, but that makes a world of a difference in the handling aspect.

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We don’t want to geek out over a French car before driving it, but the Megane GT could be the best warm hatch ever made, at least concerning the compact segment.

The regular Megane is also detailed in this mega gallery that reveals purple interior lighting and a special seat design with leather bolsters. Highlights also include an 8.8-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera and parking assist.

The fourth-generation Megane is underpinned by the CMF platform, just like its sister car, the Nissan Pulsar. For full technical details, check out our car database. By: autoevolution

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